What is Model United Nations (MUN)? Model United Nations, or MUN, is an academic simulation of the United Nations that includes discussion, negotiation, public speaking and international affairs. At MUN conferences, participants, who are referred to as delegates, are given the opportunity to represent different countries on different committees. Delegates participate in discussions on international issues ranging from world conflict and international security to human rights and education. Through these exchanges, delegates are able to develop and refine skills such as collaboration, decision making, critical thinking and verbal communication. During a conference, delegates work together to cooperate and compromise to create practical and innovative action plans to the issues they are discussing. These solutions are then incorporated into a plan called a working paper and then introduced to the delegates in the form of a draft resolution. The draft resolutions are then amended with the hope of passing and becoming a resolution. While most MUN conferences only last a few days, delegates leave more interested in the United Nations, international affairs, and become more aware of their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Why should I participate in JUEMUN? JUEMUN serves as a platform for domestic and international students to study together within Japanese universities fostering global citizenship. JUEMUN’s goal is to have 40% international students and 60% domestic students.
Who can participate in JUEMUN? JUEMUN accepts domestic and international university students living in Japan and abroad as country delegates. Our priority is to have a diverse number of international students who are currently studying at Japanese universities.
What is the language of the conference? Delegates at JUEMUN are expected to use only English at the conference.
What is the English level requirement of the students at the conference? Students must be able to discuss and negotiate on UN issues after they have studied about their country and its policies on the issues.
Can students apply as individuals? Yes university students can apply individually but are encouraged to apply as a university delegation with one person designated as the leader or “head delegate”.
Does JUEMUN provide financial or visa support? There is no financial or visa support for JUEMUN. Letters of invitation can be sent on request.
Are there awards at JUEMUN? There are no awards at JUEMUN. We encourage collaboration and cooperation over competition and for delegates to remain in character. Individual participation certificates will be given only at the end of the conference.
When will the countries for JUEMUN be assigned? For students who do not have a faculty advisor, once applications have been received and fees have been paid, countries will be assigned and materials will be sent. For delegations with a faculty advisor, countries will be assigned after an application has been received and materials will be sent.
When will JUEMUN preparation materials be available? JUEMUN Preparation Materials will be emailed TBA. Preparation Materials will include: Meeting Background Guides; Rules of Procedure; Position Paper Writing Guide; Working Paper Preparation Guide; Draft Resolution Template; Amendment Template
Is there delegate training support for new faculty advisors? Yes, we can provide support for faculty advisors upon request.
Can faculty or students attend as observers? Faculty or students can attend as observers with the permission, please contact the organizers for more details.
Does everyone have to stay at the same conference hotel? Yes, everyone must stay at the same conference hotel to be able to work on working papers and network as a MUN community of learning.
What is the dress code? For delegates, faculty and guests, clothing must be western business dress. For men: a dress shirt with a tie, business jacket, slacks and dress shoes. For women: a business jacket, dress shirt and skirt or dress or slacks, and dress shoes. Clothes that are revealing or expose bare skin excessively are inappropriate. Denim or jeans or other casual wear are inappropriate.
Why do delegates have to agree to the JUEMUN code of conduct? Delegates have to agree to the JUEMUN code of conduct to maintain the highest level of professionalism and diplomacy. They must treat everyone with the highest level of respect and courtesy and respect the property of the conference site and hotel.
Is there a sexual harassment and discrimination policy? JUEMUN does not tolerate discrimination based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin or color. Any instances of discrimination must be brought to the attention of the organizers and they will be investigated and action will be taken.