What is Midwest Model United Nations?
Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) is a collegiate-level, immersive, and educational experience. We simulate the United Nations governing process over the course of four days in St. Louis, Missouri.
MMUN offers students and faculty a unique, challenging, and life-changing experience. Our simulation is designed to help students gain a practical understanding of pressing international issues from a perspective outside of the classroom, and thus broaden their awareness of international politics. In representing another nation’s delegation to the United Nations, students further realize the difficulties and complexities of international relations and policy negotiations.
Our Conference has three goals:
- to promote interest and understanding of the nations of the world;
- to help students gain a broader perspective of global issues and the role of the United Nations in world politics; and
- to encourage investigation into the field of international studies.
We are proud to offer an affordable Model UN conference that provides thoroughly researched background materials, well-trained and welcoming staff prepared to facilitate the will of our delegates, and a unique simulation involving committee sessions, plenary sessions, and yearly events for each simulated organ of the UN. We prioritize providing simulations that will challenge both new and experienced delegates year after year.
The Midwest Model United Nations Conference has been in existence since the 1960s. It is governed by MMUN, Inc. – an educational, non-profit corporation which has an official relationship with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.
We have come a long way since our first conference: we have witnessed advancements in technology and information accessibility and have become familiar with the need for hands-on learning that our delegates have shown us over the years. Whether our evolution comes through streamlining our online registration process, becoming more sustainable in our practices, uploading our resolutions in real-time for delegates to see online before voting procedure, or adding new “event simulations” to our plenary sessions, our conference will continue to grow. We welcome you to attend and grow with us.