Naples Council
World Affairs
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The Model UN Process

After high schools register for the program, they are presented with a list of countries available from which to make their preference selections. Security Council countries, because of their limited number and vital role, may be represented only by schools that have previously participated in the program. Schools are encouraged to involve their students in this selection process to develop early “ownership" by the students. The Model United Nations (MUN) country assignments are based on a variety of considerations, including school preference, previous participation, geographic balance and issue support.

After country assignment is accomplished, student delegates choose the committee, and, therefore, the issues they want to research. During this period, coaches assist students in their research efforts. 
Issues to be addressed by the respective committees are selected by the FGCU MUN Club under the supervision of its faculty advisor, Dr. Richard Coughlin, and are based upon current global concerns. The issues set the agenda for the conference.

At each of the council/committee meetings, judges evaluate the student delegates’ performances. Awards are presented at the end of the conference to the students judged to be the best performing delegates. Read what a previous winner has to say about MUN.

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 MODEL United Nations Video 

An Example of Model UN’s impact
on Four Southwest Florida Students


Noah Shively (Cypress Lake High School),
Sophia Prendiville (Bishop Verot High School),
Stephanie Bruno (Bishop Verot High School), and
Zachary Kashman (Cape Coral High School)

Model United Nations is a program which allows high school students like us to expand our world views and debate issues of global significance.

One of the great aspects of Model United Nations is creating a collaborative and comprehensive resolution. This is done to address aspects of an issue that our assigned member states feel passionate about. Early March of 2019, SWFLMUN, a competition hosted by the esteemed Naples Council on World Affairs, premiered the first ever UN Committee on Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment. In this committee we discussed a wide range of issues and solutions to the issue of "Prominence of Sexual Violence in War-Torn Areas." The resolution paper available through the link below is an adaptation of the work we did in committee over the duration of the conference.  Also attached in the below link is our referential background guide, which may serve as a resource for further reading, information, and in-depth definitions. To read more click here.

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