Model United Nations at UCLA

Since 1950

Model United Nations at UCLA provides a forum for discussion of international relations and events through dynamic and academically stimulating simulation of the United Nations. We host two major Model UN conferences annually, and provide opportunities for members to travel nationally and internationally to compete in collegiate MUN conferences. MUN at UCLA holds weekly general meetings and frequent social events featuring guest speakers, conference and travel training, discussion of international events, and more.

Participation in Model UN activities promotes desirable and marketable traits such as public and impromptu speaking, networking, international engagement, and creative problem solving.

BruinMUN, our fall quarter high school conference, brings approximately 1000 high school students to UCLA for a weekend of debate, healthy competition, and fun. The conference, entering its 21st year, exposes high school students to UCLA and provides leadership experience for our staffers.

LAMUN, our spring quarter college conference, has an eight year history. Several hundred participants from dozens of domestic and international colleges and universities converge in Los Angeles annually to simulate UN style debate in a variety of unique, “crisis based” committees.

Our travel team is open to all and sends delegations to several conferences annually. Unlike many other MUN programs, members can try out for each conference.

Our primary goal is to continue growing and improving our conferences, travel team, and events. We strive to provide a consistently high quality experience at no cost to our members.

Celebrating Diversity at BruinMUN 2015

by Hilda Loury

The opening ceremony is special for many reasons. One of these reasons is that each person participating in BruinMUN 2015, i.e. advisors, delegates, and staff, are all present in the same room. This year drew the highest ever attendance at BruinMUN, approximately 1500 people, whereas last year only drew around 900. Schools from all over California, i.e. Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, were in attendance. BruinMUN 2015 also hosted two international schools from Canada and India. Model United Nations is gaining momentum.

Looking out into the audience, it was pleasing to see a crowd rich with diversity; there were people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We all came together to learn, discuss solutions, and sharpen our critical thinking skills. Our greatest hope is that, even after this event is over, we all continue to do this work. 

In an era of a heavy political climate, here are some photos celebrating diversity at BruinMUN 2015. 

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