Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Today, more than 400,000 middle school, high school and college/university students worldwide participate in Model United Nations. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model U.N. during their academic careers, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former World Court Justice Stephen M. Schwebel, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Model U.N. exercises take place at school, regional, national, and international levels. Conferences may be attended by participants from all over the United States and the world. Today there are more than 400 conferences that take place in 35 countries
Model U.N. delegates are students who assume the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model U.N. event. Delegates of any level and ability may participate if they have the ambition to learn something new and work with people to try and make a difference in the world. Model U.N. students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education and even medicine.
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At El Toro High School, MUN students compete at high school and university conferences around the state. The club also hosts an inter-school conference every year. MUN began as an extracurricular club at ETHS in 1999, but has since expanded into an academic program that extends into the classroom. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors participate in honors-level history courses as part of the MUN program as well as participating in club affairs. Over 200 students at El Toro currently participate in the program, and the number grows every year.