What is a MUN ?

A MUN, Model United Nations, is a simulation in which students can learn more about diplomacy and international relations in the United Nations. It is meant to allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the current world issues. Doing a Mun is provide solutions that every nation, every human being can endeavor and use to resolve crises, maintain international peace and security for the well being of mankind. Documents aiming to address the issue of the committee are known as resolutions and are voted for ratification. Resolutions are the basis of all debate. They are considered the final results of conversations, writings, and negotiations. Resolutions must go through a draft. To be approved, there are debates and the draft is modified if necessary.

Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic that their committee will discuss. In order to maintain decorum, most Model UN committees use parliamentary procedure derived from Robert's Rules of Order. Each committee usually has a chair (also known as moderator).

Academic aspects

Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic that their committee will discuss. In order to maintain decorum, most Model UN committees use parliamentary procedure derived from Robert's Rules of Order. Each committee usually has a chair (also known as moderator).

The specifities of ECLYMUN

ECLYMUN is a young association but with a lot of ambitions. We are a start-up with several ideas of development. So, each year, we have new ideas to animate our 2-days MUN. This year the ECLYMUN will take place from April 6th to April 8th 2018. The debates will start on April 7th in the morning after a conference animated by a specialist. The theme this year is “Water concerns around the world”. Then, for the first time, we will organize a visit of Lyon after the end of the negotiations of the day. Then, on the following day(April 8th ), we will continue the negotiations until the second conference of the MUN in the afternoon with a second specialist of the international water issues. Finally, you will assist to the closing ceremony where the best negotiators will be rewarded.

During the proceeding of the debates, we will form 5 committees each days to discuss about 5 different problematics on the theme of water. The form of the MUN is presented in the first part.