ReadiMUN has been running for six consecutive years now. It is a young conference and yet, we are proud to have received delegates from as far as Belgium, Russia, and Pakistan. At ReadiMUN, we aim to create a space where experienced delegates are challenged, but also where beginners are encouraged to participate, and to learn from their peers. Our goal is to provide an open and welcoming environment in which every delegate can develop themselves, no matter their initial level of experience.
For those who are not familiar with Model United Nations as a concept, it is an academic simulation of the United Nations, that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Students represent different countries, acting as diplomats negotiating in simulated debates as they could be found in different bodies of the United Nations. Participants must research their country's policies and opinions on the matters to be discussed, in order to debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. MUN is a formidable platform for delegates to sharpen their skills in public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiation, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing.
Many conferences also run Crisis simulations in which hypothetical real world factors are brought into the debate. In these situations, delegates generally represent not diplomats but leaders of their respective assigned countries, and can therefore make executive decisions that can have an impact on the course of events. These simulations run at a quick pace, requiring delegates to think on their feet, and to use all their skills to gather support and possibly reshuffle the cards of global power.
At MUN conferences, several Committees or Crisis simulations are proposed, so that delegates can chose whichever topic they want to participate in. In general, the most popular committees found at conferences are the Security Council, NATO, and the Human Rights Council. However, there are many more options available and the choice will depend on the conference.