Middle School MUN • New York

New York

25th – 31st March 2019

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Middle School Model United Nations (MSMUN•New York) is the biggest and most prestigious United Nations simulation reserved for middle school students. Organized by United Nations Assocications of the United States of America (UNA-USA) and the Lebanese American University (LAU), the conference is held every year in New York with the participation of more than 2000 students from all over the world. The conference gives students the chance of taking part in a unique international experience in a crucial moment of their education.

Project timeline

Why participate in Middle School MUN • New York

  • Closing ceremony held at the General Assembly hall at the UN’s headquarters *
  • Educational workshops held by international experts
  • More than 2000 participants from all over the world
  • Meetings with permanent missions of the represented UN countries *
  • Cultural activities in New York
* Activity subject to the availability if the institutions involved

Training course

To benefit the most from a MUN, participants are required to possess specific knowledge and operational skills. Consules has therefore created a specific training program divided in several modules. The modules may be held in-class and/or through a designated learning platform. The platform will also be used to upload research material and to monitor the students’ academic performance.
Training program
The training program is divided into several 3-hour long modules and it’s held entirely in English.
Diplomacy and Research Methods

This class is an introduction to the methods and main features of international diplomacy. Participants learn how to conduct their research activity on the topics of the simulation and how to write complex documents like position papers.

Negotiation techniques

This module introduces the participants to the art of negotiation. The focus is on the main strategies that negotiators use to reach a compromise with counterparts. Students will learn how to gain the support of other actors on their proposals, how to create alliances and how to deal with the opposition.

UN Resolutions

Core objective of this module is the development of legal drafting skills through a deep analysis of UN documents and acts. This activity will allow students to understand structure, content, typical lexicon and vocabulary of UN Resolutions.

Intro to the United Nations

The module is an introduction to international law, its focus is the UN and how it operates. The principles that regulate the United Nations’ activity are analyzed, with particular reference to peacekeeping, sustainable development and protection of human rights.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking class focuses on how to create a powerful speech and on the communication tools necessary to speak in public. Students learn how to interact with others in an international professional context.

UN Rules of procedure

The aim of Rules of Procedure is to explain to the delegates how a complex organization like the United Nations works. Through the understanding of the rules, students learn how to reach a political goal while respecting formal regulations.


Individual work
Each module of the training course requires each student to work independently on the Cloud platform. Following the learning by doing teaching method, participants are required to put into practice what they have learned in the single modules by doing exercises and writing complex documents.

Total certified hours
Training course: 15
Individual study on Cloud platform: 15
MSMUN • New York conference: 30
Total hours:60

Certifications
At the end of the project Consules will grant a certificate valid for the recognition of school credits, indicating the training followed by the student. UNA-USA and LAU will also provide a certificate of participation in the MSMUN•New York conference.

How to apply

In order to participate in the project, students are required to fill in the application form that can be found on this page.

Language proficiency
Candidates are admitted to the MUN program after their knowledge of the English language is verified.
The English language level will be established through an online interview with an expert in the field.

The following candidates are exempt from the language interview:
Candidates who send Consules an email at info@consules.org, with a valid English language certificate.
Candidates who submit an application and are indicated as being suitable by their teachers or by competent staff.
Candidates who have taken part in a Model United Nations project organized by Consules in the last five years.

Applications for delegations submitted directly by the school:
By submitting applications for delegations of students, the school declares the students have an adequate level of English to participate in the project.

The applications will be examined on a weekly basis until all positions are filled, i.e. as the positions available are limited, once the limit number has been reached, further applications will no longer be considered.

Further information regarding the participation process can be found in the Call for participants available in this section. Download the call for participants

Participation Fee

The participation fee for the MSMUN • NEW YORK 2019 project is €2490* and it includes:

*For students enrolled within 15th October. The participation fee amounts to €2590 for students enrolled within 15th November and to €2690 for students enrolled after 15th November.

  • Training course
  • Educational material
  • Delegate Kit
  • Tutoring during the training course
  • Tutoring during the conference in New York
  • Support during the conference in New York
  • MSMUN • NEW YORK registration fee to be paid to the American organizing authority
  • Organization of a meeting with the permanent mission of Italy to the UN (Activity subject to the availability of the Mission)
  • Organization of a meeting with the permanent Mission of the country represented in New York (Activity subject to the availability of the Mission)


Services provided by the partner Tour Operator:

  • Round-trip airfare to New York*
  • Overnight stay in a 4 star partner hotel in New York for 7 days and 6 nights
  • Full board during the stay in New York
  • Round-trip airport – hotel transfers in the USA
  • Transportation while in New York
  • Entry tickets for programmed tourist attractions
  • Health insurance while in the USA

* The fee does not include airport taxes and fuel surcharges

*In order to facilitate families financially as much as possible, the participation fee will be divided in 4 installments which will have to be paid in a 6 months time span, i.e. in the period between the publication of the present call for participants and 40 days before departure for New York, following the indications that will be provided to each participant via email.

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