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.

UNODC

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UNODC

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Chair: Tyler Vo

 

USG: Aishwarya Natarajan

Email: usg.ga@bruinmun.org

 

Topic A: Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

Topic B: Illicit Manufacturing and Trafficking of Fraudulent Medicines

Committee Type: Dual Delegation

Dear Delegates,

I would like to pre-emptively welcome you to BruinMUN 2017! My name is Tyler Vo and I have the distinct honor of serving as chair of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. As many of you know, UNODC has jurisdiction over a vast range of world issues and I hope you all enjoy researching and preparing for the selected topics.

Born and raised in the beautiful city of Huntington Beach, I have lived my entire life in southern California and traveled an exhausting 40 miles north to pursue a double major in Electrical Engineering and Economics here at UCLA. Now a 3r d year student at UCLA, this will be my seventh year doing MUN dating way back to my glory days in high school. Aside from MUN, I enjoy writing poetry, starting but not necessarily finishing writing books, staying active, exploring music, and striving to be a decent human being.

The topics chosen for this year’s committee are what I believe to be more unique than what is typically debated in UNODC. Debating the topics of money laundering and terrorism financing, as well as the illicit manufacturing and trafficking of fraudulent medicines will encourage delegates to seek innovative and modern solutions for extremely prevalent, yet sometimes overlooked issues facing the international community.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the background guide, this committee, or the conference in general, please feel free to contact me at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to meeting and working with you all at BruinMUN this year!

Best wishes,
Tyler Vo | Chair unodc@bruinmun.org

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