Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational
simulation in which students learn about
diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations (UN) organisation. During the
conference, students act as delegates of the UN and use research,
public speaking, debating, writing, critical
thinking, teamwork and leadership skills.
The MUN phenomenon started in the United States where simulations
were being held even before the birth of the United Nations.
The aim of MUN differs from conference to conference, but generally it is to educate participants about how an international organisation, such as the UN, is run in order to enhance participants' negotiating and speaking skills, and to broaden the participants view and knowledge of the world.
To preserve world peace, after the Second World War, Franklin Roosevelt established the United Nations. Taking the concept of the ‘United Nations’ as a model, BHMUN aims to maintain international peace and security by promoting human rights. Contrary to other MUN conferences, BHMUN focuses on the Harvard a wider variety of world issues that have been promoted by non-governmental oraganisations and the media for both the long and short term. For the 5th Annual Session of BHMUN, Delegates and Chairs will come from all over Turkey representing diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and cultures. We fully believe that individuals who have experienced, or are experiencing conflict, will have more to say; and BHMUN is willing to give this opportunity. BHMUN, being the first fully historical conference in Turkey, aims to develop the understanding of historical events and focuses on the controversial discussions of the era in question.