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.

LSD in UNSC?

By Arameh Vartomian

On Thursday October 21 st , the United Nations (UN) authorities discovered LSD in the Security Council!!! The illegal substance was being carried by the USSR’s delegate to the UN Security Council. The USSR delegate in his defense accused the United States for developing the substance in their country. The delegate from the People’s Republic of China wanted to follow up the matter by motioning for a debate on “the character of the USSR delegation.” This motion was defeated on the floor.

The UN authorities did not take any decisive action against the delegation but vowed to send the information to the country, if a similar illegal action is taken by any other delegation in the future.

The delegates moved from the topic to nuclear weapon proliferation. The United States delegation condemned the USSR for providing nuclear technology to its Warsaw Pact Allies. French delegation echoed the sentiment. USSR in defense argued that this technology is not being provided for proliferating weapons of mass destruction but for civilian energy use purposes. The delegation took the opportunity to brag about its commitment to its allies.

On a similar development France urged the Security Council members to accept its solution for helping the countries’ by solar energy -- which France would provide -- arguing that “if you don’t take it, you’re either not very smart or you have devious intentions.”

These developments are all taking place in a time that the Arab-Israeli conflict has dragged into a brutal bloodshed and the Chilean front has evolved into a brutal stand-off against militias opposing and supporting the regime, according to the senior official who did not want to be identified. It is worth noting that this committee’s prime goal was to find a solution for the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Chilean coup d’etat.

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