Model United Nations (MUN) is UNA-Tampa Bay’s signature education program, bringing hundreds of middle and high schools students together for a mock-United Nations conference. Students are set into teams and assigned a country.
Established in 2002 as part of the Global Classrooms Program, students from more than 80 public schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco participate each year.Students must research a variety of topics ranging from security concerns, environmental issues, trade considerations, as well as their country’s position on these issues. Teams are judged based on their response to these mock scenarios and how well they best represent that country’s unique political, economic, and social interests.
The program allows students to learn about other cultures, develop an interest in international events and relations, better understand the nuances of foreign policy and decision-making, while honing their debate and research skills.
This year’s MUN conference will be held at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center.In 2015, the Model Arab League was established and modeled after the Model United Nations program.Fundraising efforts and community partners help UNA-Tampa Bay to host programs such as the MUN. The MUN could not occur without the help, countless volunteer hours, and support of our University of South Florida and University of Tampa student chapters and organizations, as well as students from Eckerd College, University of Central Florida, and Stetson university that have volunteered as conference staff.