Overview

Canterbury Model UN is back for another year! This is the flagship event for the Canterbury region, and an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in civics and develop leadership skills.

In 2020, our theme is UN+Certain. This theme intends to help students understand the rules that govern international organisations and relations. Ever since the end of the Second World War, the international arena has been dominated by what has been dubbed the International Rules Based Order (IRBO). This refers to an international environment where states cannot do whatever they want. Instead, human rights are to be respected, diplomacy is to be conducted multilaterally to avoid great power domination, free trade is good and the UN is an important authority and arbiter.

Through exploring many of the issues that are at the forefront of this discussion; the authority of the UN, immigration, free trade and the future of international cooperation, CMUN seeks to familiarise delegates with the concepts that are currently dominating the international arena and will continue to dominate it for the foreseeable future. Through selecting these issues,  this event hopes to foster a multifaceted and engaging conference for our delegates by sculpting our educational materials in a way that allows us to make these issues relatable and interesting.

For more information or general inquiries, please contact our Registrations Manager, Julia Welsh at julia.welsh@unyouth.org.nz.