Model United Nations
The MUN is a simulation of work done within the United Nations. During a conference, students from different backgrounds gather to discuss issues the world faces on a daily basis; delegates are challenged to research assigned topics relating to human rights, security, economics and education. The entire conference is student-led, making the event exclusive to teenagers. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities.
From 2015-16, selected Park Lane pupils aged 12+ have begun to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. We have had great successes over the last three years and have accumulated significant experience and this has given us the confidence to take it a step further.
PLISMUN'21 has had to adapt to the new climate present in this day and age. With the COVID-19 pandemic, PLISMUN'21 is Park Lane's first ever online conference. Using a combination of online mediums, PLISMUN aims to engage delegates online as much as past conferences have in person. Delegates from around the world have signed up for the three day experience, where experts as well as novices will work together to solve some of the world's most pressing issues.
The theme of PLISMUN'21 is Achieving Equality, and what a year for that. In total there are 6 committees (SC, HSC, HRC, Legal, UN Women and WHO), each of which will be looking at one of a range of topics. From "Solving the Middle Eastern Proxy Conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia" to "Combating Discrimination in South Africa Following the End of The Apartheid Regime". Of course the WHO has had lots of interest, with very relevant discussions, such as "Ensuring the Wide Availability of Medical Supplies to Successfully Prevent and Contain Disease Outbreaks".
Park Lane’s dedication and involvement in MUN further, reinforces our aim to produce resourceful and responsible global citizens. The knowledge and skills developed over many years and many conferences will put our students on the right path towards lifelong success.