By simulating the United Nations, we encourage knowledge of international affairs, research,understanding of parliamentary procedures, analytical reasoning, problem solving, professionalism in negotiation, oral and written presentation of ideas, etc. By working together as a team, drawing from the past and present, we are preparing youth for the future and we empower them to be a part of decision making at all levels.
Model United Nations transcends from a mere simulation to an actual youth decision-making process. It goes beyond a simple conference and ensure that the outcomes of your discussions and debates are presented, edited and transmitted in a clear and concise manner to the regional and international decision-making bodies (such the UN ) and the world at large.
Through this novel and innovative approach, Sub Saharan International Model United Nations brings a new vision to the MUN Network and to the other conferences of this type.
Our mission is to promote and encourage awareness, understanding, tolerance and acceptance of different people, cultures, beliefs and attitudes by organizing, sponsoring and promoting Model United Nations conferences and other international events. We believe that people’s involvement at all levels of decision making (local, national and global) is essential in order to achieve the goals of the United Nations.
Together we are building an international Youth Decision Making Body where the voice of youth is heard worldwide.
- Sub Saharan International MUN revolves around a specific theme which is developed on the most compelling international issues (global warming and climate change, water scarcity and sanitation, peace and security, human rights, world hunger and poverty, social and economic development, globalization, etc.). A different theme is chosen every year and it constitutes the main topic of the whole conference, which is one of the features that makes SAIMUN unique of its kind!
- Accurately reproducing the actual working procedures of the major UN multilateral bodies, SAIMUN gives participants the opportunity to take on the role of ambassadors to the UN, representing the viewpoint of a single Member State or a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) within several different committees. During the conference, students from different countries cooperate with each other to build concrete proposals, negotiate to reach consensus,and eventually pass resolutions that represent the results of an intercultural creative process addressed to face our world’s most pressing troubles.