About JC Model UN
The Juniata College Model United Nations (JCMUN) club was established in 1997. Since then the club has attended collegiate conferences and won awards at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins and McGill in Canada. The club is open to all students, regardless of field of study or international experience.
Juniata offers a one-credit class for students wishing to learn more about Model United Nations and participate in the JCMUN high school conference.
What does Model UN do?
Model UN requires students to develop skills and knowledge related to diplomacy and a wide array of international issues. Using their skills and intensive research, students compete in an elaborate simulation of United Nations proceedings. For Juniata students this means attending and competing in the national MUN conference in the fall. Upon their return, JCMUN students hold a conference for area high schools, facilitating a simulation and issuing awards, allowing students to gain the experience even earlier in their educational careers.
Please see more information regarding the Juniata Model UN Conference for high schools here.
Model UN has Three Objectives
1. To give students an understanding of how the United Nations functions and what issues it is currently tackling, e.g. issues of war and peace, and the economics of globalization.
2. To prepare students, through simulation, in the art and mechanics of debate, diplomacy, and decision making as it occurs in the United Nations.
3. To prepare the Juniata collegiate team to manage and mentor the high school conference.