WHO IS IT FOR
All Countries & Cultures
Students have the opportunity to interact with peers from many different countries and cultures of the world as they discover new places of interest.
We aim at keeping costs low to make this experience accessible to as many students as possible. We work with schools to offer scholarships for our teacher training courses.
Not just for academic achievers, MMUN is a place for all students interested in international collaboration to problem-solve real global issues.
We assemble best fundraising practices from partner schools, documenting their activities and developing useful guides for all schools that want to support student participation.
How to integrate
Enhance your curriculum with MMUN lessons and activities that support your regular studies in geography, social studies, language arts and much more
Create an after school club that focuses on understanding world issues and creating impact in response to global needs
Students can independently join our 16-week Delegate Prep Program and we’ll guide them every step of the way if their school doesn’t offer MMUN
to a Conference
Students and teachers select a country. Each country participates in committees based on the current UN agenda.
Students study the scope, mandates & history of the UN, including what it can and cannot do.
Students research their representative country and prepare country display materials to share during the conference.
Students investigate the committee objectives and assigned topics including past positions and proposed solutions, regional alliances, and more.
Meet peers from other geographic locales in working sessions and social meet-ups during the months before a conference event
Share your creativity by producing a handmade flag of your country, demonstrating a language or giving cultural performance, producing visual designs that depict an SDG, or writing song lyrics to encourage youth awareness and activism
Hang-out with new friends between and after your committee sessions during the conference in a variety of relaxed, social and celebratory events
Student delegates pair up with a partner to develop positions and solutions that they will propose to their committee.
Student delegates formulate their ideas in a written position paper for each topic and summarize their points in a speech to present orally to the committee.
Students learn the UN Rules of Procedure and how real Ambassadors negotiate to build consensus.
Students practice drafting resolutions, learning the differences between operative and pre-ambulatory phrases and adhering to UN resolution protocol.
Students practice decorum, comportment and diplomatic language.
Anatomy of a
Feel the excitement as each conference is launched! This formal ceremony opens the simulation where students publicly represent their country delegations.
Celebration of Nations
The Opening Ceremony begins with a Celebration of Nations, where each country delegation’s flag is represented. School groups also prepare Country Presentations so that all delegations can learn more about the other nations represented.
Students learn how to work in teams online or in-person, interact with other cultures, and follow rules of procedure like those at the UN.
Consistent with Maria Montessori’s vision of having children collaborate to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, participating students submit a design that illustrates one particular SDG highlighting the theme for the conference.
Selected delegates work with Emmy nominated talent during each conference to compose an original song and lyrics surrounding world issues, and then to perform it live.
Closing & Celebration
At the end of the conference, elected Closing Bureaus from all committees present summaries of their work and hear from inspiring speakers, then they celebrate together with good music and fun activities!
After taking part in at least one conference, student delegates are invited to attend a Leadership Course to become Bureau Members who act as facilitators for Delegates.
Our Bureau is made up of both teachers and students from Middle Schools, High Schools and Universities.