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.

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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Congratulations to our students who ended the travel season in NYC on a high note! Costa MUN garnered its best results of the year competing against other teams from across the nation and abroad. Costa was one of only two teams to win BOTH of the top awards – Distinguished (aka Best Delegation)…
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Model United Nations Competes at Georgetown and Berkeley!

For the first time in two years, Costa MUN resumed national competition! A delegation of 25 students travelled to Washington DC for the North American Invitational Model UN conference hosted by Georgetown University from February 17th-20th. Our students faced tough competition from well over 1000 delegates from high schools across…
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