16 Things Only Model UN Kids Will Understand

Ah, Model UN, shaping intellectuals and the broad-minded to share their views on the world. From drafting up mock proposals and collaborating with other delegates from countries, Model UN-ers are exposed to everything from joy to depression in a whirlwind that lasts up to three days. This, this is for you brave and hardy souls.

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1. There were always people who joined Model UN because it was going to get them out of school.

2. Major conferences were always going to have someone smuggling in alcohol and drugs into hotels.

3. The close proximity to other people made it easy to catch a cold — or say, the flu. Thanks, delegate from Austria.

image - Flickr / itupictures
image – Flickr / itupictures

4. “Decorum delegates!”

5. You passed notes. Constantly.

6. A majority of the delegates were trying to one-up each other in how eloquent and verbose their resolution was. (Most were contradictory, vague, and unimpressive. Totally vetoed most of them.)

7. People sent out notes asking you to be their Facebook friend.

8. You played pranks on unsuspecting countries, like volunteering random nations when the Chair asked to send up notes for anyone wanting to speak.

9. You’ve said some really lame pickup lines:

  • “I hope that gavel’s not the only thing you’re banging.”
  • “Djibouti is banging!”
  • “Can I moderate your caucus?”

10. Roll call was your worst nightmare.

11. Your name at MUN will be the country you are representing. You will have no other name.


12. You have witnessed Israel and Palestine shake hands on an agreement.

13. You prefaced everything with “Point of…”

YouTube / ConnectMUN
YouTube / ConnectMUN

14. Terrible handwriting got you out of drafting up a resolution.

15. “Western Attire” is limited to suits for boys, but a variety of revealing dresses for girls.

16. You actually enjoyed the delegates award, because in the end, it’s all about meeting new people, developing friendships, and destroying countries. Right?

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