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Welcome to Model UN.
The UConn Travel Model UN team competes as delegates at a variety of conferences around the nation.
Delegates are assigned a position or country unique to their selected committee, and will represent the interests of that individual/country for the duration of the conference.
In a General Assembly: You may be representing a national delegation in a United Nations committee. These positions are usually an ambassador or a country; for example, Japan in UNESCO on the topic of Climate Change.
In a Crisis Committee: You may represent an important figure or a position with individual interests, such as Alexander Hamilton in a committee on Early America.
Experiencing political power is very different than reading about it.
Refine Your Diplomacy.
Diplomacy is a simple concept, but a complex process. We run workshops and create an environment to develop the following skills:
Collegiate Model UN is likely one of the most effective methods to develop public speaking skills. Typical committee procedure sets speaking times around one minute per moderated caucus, and delegates will often respond with pointed questions that demand heavy improvisation. After a year of practicing your delegate skills, you will be leagues ahead of your colleagues in confidence and articulation.
Impressive rhetoric is only one element of a successful delegate. In Model UN it is key to be able to communicate with other participants and further your interests while establishing alliances or joint directives. Negotiation is critical to diplomacy.
Conferences require twenty percent of the room to sign off on a resolution before it can be formally debated. Having an established alliance provides you with a voting block, so you can make sure your interests are placed first above others in the committee. This is why we will show you how to network.
Model UN meets every Monday at 6:30pm in Monteith 225. Meetings during the Fall 2019 semester will begin on the first Monday.
**The University of Connecticut Travel Model United Nations team was ranked by Best Delegate among the Top 50 teams in North America for 2017-2018, and 2018-2019**