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.

Sweet speeches: BruinMUN sells candy grams

Published by Samantha Wolf

What’s a MUN conference without some candy breaks?

Each year, BruinMUN sells “candy grams” to raise money for charity. They cost $3 each, and consist typically of three pieces of candy.

Who can you send candy grams to? Think of your friends, an ally, or a cute delegate that you’ve been dying to talk to but your unmoderated caucus motions keep failing. You can send candy grams to any delegate in BruinMUN, not just in your committee. Just make sure you have the country name and committee title of the delegate you would like to send it to.

This year, our charity for candy grams is the Ronald McDonald house charity. It can be difficult for families when their children must receive specialized hospital treatments far from home. To accommodate, RMHC offers several services to family members, among them housing, care mobiles, and family rooms. RMHC programs can be found in more than 63 countries worldwide, with specialized programs to fit each community. They even offer grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students.

If you would like to purchase one, talk to your committee chairs or stop by the BruinMUN merch table in the Humanities building, level A at the end of the hall.

Don’t be shy - it’s always a good time for a candy caucus.

 

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