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 highlights for November!

The Mira Costa Model United Nations students have had an active start to the season.  Over the past few weeks, students have been working tirelessly to prepare for local conferences by collecting information, writing research papers, and preparing speeches. The first Advanced conference was at Edison High School on October…
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Model UN updates!

For the past few weeks, Mira Costa Model UN students have been hard at work. Across all three of the advanced MUN periods, students successfully debated and ratified resolutions for two in-class debates. Some topics focused on direct crises such as the current instability throughout Venezuela, while others centered around…
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Costa MUN has successful conference in Washington D.C.!

On February 12th, a delegation of 20 students from Mira Costa Model United Nations traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend NAIMUN at Georgetown University. The trip began with a team building exercise around D.C. and Georgetown, taking the students to sights including the White House, the Washington Monument, and the…
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