MUN : Mini MUN, What is it?


MUN is coming up very soon. It is an exciting time not only for older students, but the younger ones too. At the same time as our MUN, 6th and 7th graders will take part in a mini MUN. It’s a fun experience for younger kids to learn about debating and introduce them to the idea of MUN. To find out more about this year’s edition we talked to Felix B. who is in charge of organising the event.

When asked about the purpose of organising mini MUN, Felix said that their goal is to introduce MUN to the young kids in enjoyable way. They want to “teach them the general procedure and aims of an MUN conference.” Mini MUN is different from the regular one, it “is a bit less formal. It’s supposed to be more of a fun day than an educational one.” The main idea is that kids have fun and learn from it.

The mini MUN is very similar to actual MUN. It follows the same format, the students simulate a United Nations conference and represent their country in foreign affairs. When asked if the concept of mini MUN is unique to SIS Felix said,  “I haven’t personally seen a mini-MUN anywhere else, as most MUN conferences are aimed towards high schoolers.”  The MUN team started organising mini MUN conferences two years ago, making the upcoming one the third.

“For the mini-MUN, we have chosen to do the preparation during the day, so no prior preparation is required,” Felix B. noted.  Kids always have a lot of fun during the conferences and at the same time they get the chance to learn how to debate. If they enjoy their mini MUN experience they might later decide to join MUN, which is what it’s all about.

We are looking forward to mini MUN this year and we’re sure that it’s going to be great fun for everyone!

The Quirky Quibbler will be reporting on SIS MUN all week.