Present and Voting

Present and Voting

Ahh, roll call! It’s almost certainly the first order of business in a Model UN session after the chair gavels the committee to order. It might take just a few seconds in smaller committees, or interminable minutes in large General Assembly bodies, but it’s the first...
Meet WSIS+10

Meet WSIS+10

In addition to a core set of United Nations bodies we simulate, American Model United Nations also provides representatives an opportunity to explore the working of meetings and summits outside of the six major organs of the UN. In 2017, AMUN is simulating the 2015...
The UN Charter

The UN Charter

Today the United Nations employs more than 40,000 people, has a biennial budget of more than 5 billion USD, and works with 15 specialized agencies, 11 Funds and Programmes and 16 active peacekeeping missions. But whether it is helping to improve gender equality,...
The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping

The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping

by Nili Sarit Yossinger With so much focus on Islamic State and the conflict in Syria and Iraq, it is easy to forget the more than 100,000 peacekeepers serving in sixteen active United Nations peacekeeping operations. They play a vital role in stabilizing protracted...
Meet the Trusteeship Council

Meet the Trusteeship Council

After a long journey meeting the United Nations Secretariat, General Assembly, Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the International Court of Justice, it’s finally time to introduce the sixth and final primary organ of the United Nations: the...

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