Model United Nations
Model United Nations
What is MUN?
Welcome to MUN at the Beach! Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulated experience in which students can model what it means to represent a county on the international stage of the United Nations, working collaboratively with other countries to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. Students at CSULB can participate in MUN through the club, or through POSC 378 – Politics and Practices of the UN, or both!
Being part of MUN means students will register and participate in MUN conferences throughout the U.S. and the world! Historically, MUN at the Beach has traveled to local conferences in southern California, regional conferences in San Francisco, CA, national conferences in New York, NY and international conferences in Bonn, Germany, Salamanca, Spain, and Almaty, Kazakhstan.
While this is an exercise in diplomacy and negotiation, conferences recognize outstanding delegates in each committee. These delegates receive an award and/or certificate, and the student recognized as the best delegate of the committee receives a gavel.
Want to check out some more resources on the UN and MUN? Here’s a great resource library for new and returning MUNers!
- What is MUN/Resources for Conferences – Best Delegate: Home – Best Delegate Model United Nations
- Official Guide to MUN from the United Nations – United Nations: MODEL UN GUIDE | United Nations
- What is MUN/Glossary of Terms for Conferences and Resolutions – MUN at the University of Chicago –Introduction to MUN – MUNUC
- Researching Country Statistics/Profiles for Conferences – CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook – The World Factbook (cia.gov)
How to Become Involved
Students at CSULB can participate in MUN through the club, or through POSC 378 – Politics and Practices of the UN, or both!
- To learn more about POSC 378, please view the course description in the CSULB course catalog: Courses – California State University, Long Beach – Acalog ACMS™ (csulb.edu)
- Learn more about our club faculty advisor our Professor of POSC 378, Dr. Ezgi Yildiz – Ezgi Yildiz – Political Science (csulb.edu)
- Our CSULB MUN club is off to a great start! See below for information about our club officers (in progress). In Spring 2023, the club will be working with POSC 378 to coordinate our first club conference to Model United Nations of the Far West!
Beach MUN Alumni
Participating in MUN at the Beach is not only fun, but rewarding and a great resume builder/tool for professional development.