Model United Nations

Mira Costa Model United Nations in one of the top programs in the world. For the past 20+ years, Mira Costa has traveled, competed, and won internationally in simulations of the United Nations such as NHSMUN in New York, NAIMUN in Washington DC, and PAMUN in Paris. We also host our own conference at Mira Costa, LAIMUN, in which students become experts on a topic and chair committees where other schools debate.

But what is the MUN? MUN aims to be an authentic simulation of the United Nations – complete with Security Council, General Assembly, an ECOSOC committee as well as a wide range of other sub-committees, a Secretariat headed by the Secretary General, a Press Corp and of course the delegates.

During a conference, there are committees dealing with issues such as health, politics, disarmament and the environment. Delegates representing the same state together form a ‘delegation’. The ultimate objective of every delegate is to produce, lobby support for, debate and ultimately pass a resolution on one of the topic areas within their committee. A resolution is the proposed solution to a problem and forms the main focus of the debate. Students who are a part of Mira Costa Model UN graduate with skills in public speaking, debate, research, and writing. Most importantly, students gain an understanding of the world as it is today.

MUN Updates

This past month, MUN participated in  NHSMUN in New York, and USC MUN. We were very successful in these debates. Five people got first place at USC MUN, and we got the best small delegation! We also had a fantastic This is Costa Night with a packed MUN room for…
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Model UN has had an eventful start to 2023.

We started the year at Yale University for YMUN XLVIII, where we won Best Large Delegation. We just returned from University of Chicago for MUNUC, where we won 7 Gavels, or Best Delegate Awards. Locally, we attended the Surf City Conference at Huntington Beach High School, where we also won…
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First international conference and more!

Model UN had a successful trip to Berlin in November, marking the first international conference that Costa MUN has participated in. They also had a successful conference at William & Mary, where 7 Costa delegates gaveled. Costa also hosted our largest annual event, LAIMUN, on December 3 and 4. The…
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This month, Model UN participated in 4 conferences.

2 local conferences at Edison and UCLA, plus one in Williamsburg, Virginia/DC, and our first international conference in 4 years, in Berlin, Germany. We also hosted our annual poinsettia fundraiser this month, and are preparing for the LAIMUN conference December 3&4, which is our biggest event of the year. Happy…
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MUN Sept 2022 Updates

September saw us successfully participate in our first conference, SOCOMUN, at Santa Margarita High School. Several MCHS MUN students achieved award status while there. This past weekend, we participated in our second local conference in Cerritos, which was also a big success for our delegates. Next month, we will participate…
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Model UN Update

This year, Mira Costa Model UN more than doubled the number of students participating in Advanced Model UN, and has resumed it’s busy local conference schedule, with SOCOMUN coming up at the end of this month, followed by conferences at Cerritos, Edison and UCLA in October and November. Our first…
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