MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Model United Nations consists in simulation exercises in which delegates from different universities represent the foreign policy of any United Nations’ Member State regarding topics related with the international agenda. In these exercises, students are expected to recognize problems and develop proposals under realistic frameworks considering treaties, resolutions and mechanisms used within the different United Nations bodies.
Model United Nations for Latin America and the Caribbean (MONULAC) aims to be a regional forum that promotes and fosters social inclusion, global citizenship, and active academic participation addressing current global issues. Therefore, it is necessary for Latin American youth to have access to this event in the region, giving them the chance to actually participate through the integration of other continental latitudes, such as Latin American nations, throughout the use of their language.
This will be achieved through a participative preparation that allows the developing of communication and leadership skills, teamwork, empathy, respect and valuing diversity. This strengthens specific learning and communicational skills, which will be useful for the training processes of their respective universities and in their future jobs performance, promoting a proactive, dynamic and cooperative attitude sustained in mutual respect. This will ensure long-term work and MONULAC as a forum for discussion and academic development for the Latin American region.
MONULAC Second Edition
The United Nations Model for Latin America and the Caribbean (MONULAC) was created by a group of academics and students from diverse Universities across the region with the objective of generating a forum to discuss and debate about the topics of the international agenda but from a Latin American perspective, encouraging an integrated and included regional view. In the same way, it is especially emphasized the principle of cooperation, not just in an academic and theoretical level, but as a principle to carry out throughout the whole Conference.
Moreover, this instance allows the development of multilateral debates in Spanish, which decreases language barriers, encouraging people to participate. MONULAC is born from the ideas of academics and students of Universidad de Santiago, Universidad Alberto Hurtado and Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala during a National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference taken place in New York City. They envisioned the development of a forum with the same character as NMUN but with a Latin American perspective, which was attached to our political and social reality, as well as broaden the levels of participation by knocking down language, geographical and economical barriers.
MONULAC 2018 is established by the arduous and continuous work realized in August 2017 by Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (organizing institution) alongside with Universidad de Santiago de Chile (co-organizing institution), being the first university in hosting this Conference.
We are pleased to announce the 8 committees that form MONULAC 2018:
General Assembly (GA)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Security Council (SC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Human Rights Council (HRC)
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
250 USD per Delegation
25 USD per Delegate
25 USD per Faculty
Payments must be made to a bank account soon to be published.