Press Corps

MMUN Press Corps

The Press Corps of Montessori Model United Nations is an important component of simulating the work of the United Nations. As an intergovernmental organization, the UN itself serves as a platform for discussion between the nations of the world and their respective societies. As such, MMUN offers middle school students the possibility to become reporters, each of whom represents a news agency, rather than representing countries as delegates do. Reporters take on the unique task of summarizing and disseminating news of the happenings of the conference. The articles will be posted on the MMUN website in the resources tab which was created for this committee in particular.

The press is a key component of accountability. Delegates at the UN represent the opinions and interests of their countries and its citizens, and the reporting of the press corps allows the general public to check on their representatives and exercise influence on them as necessary. Additionally, media organizations can magnify the voice of underrepresented or oppressed groups, such as minorities, by providing them with a platform to speak. Through investigative journalism, media organizations can spotlight issues that might otherwise be overlooked.

This year 2021 the topics to choose from are. All news agencies must prepare and report on two topics; one topic from the topic 1 list and one topic from the topic 2 list.

Topic 1 

DISEC Cybersecurity 

UNODC Election Legitimacy

ECOSOC Increasing Access to Information   

Topic 2 

UN WOMEN Economic Gender Equality 

SOCHUM Substance Abuse

ECOFIN Disaster Risk Reduction

Please click on the following links to download the Infographics:

What is Press Corps?- PDF UPDATED Sept. 2020 

Why Press Corps? – PDF UPDATED Sept. 2020

Please click here for an overview of the preparation process. 

Background Guides will be available online immediately following your registration for an MMUN conference.

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