Model United Nations
Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational platform designed to immerse Canadian youth in the complexities of international diplomacy and the United Nations (UN), with a special focus on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Our goal is to foster a deep understanding and appreciation among youth for UNDRIP's global impact and its relevance in Canada, aligning with the objectives of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
Through engaging MUN simulations, participants will assume the roles of UN delegates, delving into negotiations and debates on Indigenous rights and global policies. This interactive approach not only offers insights into the UN's structure and operations but also highlights Canada's significant contributions to the UN. It's an opportunity for young Canadians to experience firsthand the nuances of international relations and policy-making.
The forum is committed to empowering participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and critically thinking global citizens. They will develop essential skills such as public speaking, negotiation, and leadership, while gaining a perspective that values diversity and promotes understanding.
Model UN Forum Toronto 2024
It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the upcoming Model UN Forum, scheduled for February 2024 in Toronto. This difficult decision was made due to a lack of resources.
We truly appreciate everyone who has shown interest and support for this event. Your dedication to understanding international diplomacy and Indigenous rights is inspiring. While we are unable to host the event this time, we remain dedicated to our mission of fostering understanding and appreciation of international relations among Canadian youth.
We invite you to check out Our Work for the latest updates and information on our other programmes. We are optimistic about offering more enriching and educational experiences in the future. Your understanding and ongoing support are invaluable to us.
Eligibility and Support
To apply, applicants must be:
Between the ages of 15-25
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees
Transportation costs to Toronto will be covered for delegates age 15-25 from Yukon, Nunavut, NWT, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI. Limited support for accommodation may be available for qualified Indigenous and low-income delegates.
Be a Delegate!
While we regret to inform you that our scheduled event is currently on hold, the journey is far from over. We encourage you to stay connected and keep an eye on our updates for future opportunities.
Model UN Forum Vancouver 2023
The Model UN simulation in Vancouver, held from October 13th-15th was a resounding success, aimed to foster diplomatic skills, communication, and critical thinking among young delegates while celebrating diversity, promoting a collective understanding, and cultivating diplomats with strong character.
Highlights from the forum
Focus on Indigenous Rights: Centered discussions around the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, encompassing land rights, education, health, and language.
Dynamic Committee Sessions: Delegates represented various UN entities, fostering deep understanding and practical resolutions.
Critical Issues Addressed: Key topics included Indigenous land stewardship, education, identity verification, and government representation.
Cultural Insights: Keynote speeches and special sessions enriched understanding of Indigenous culture and language preservation.
Collaborative Environment: Fostered dialogue and solution-building, emphasizing youth engagement in global diplomacy.
Foundation for Future Growth: Set a precedent for ongoing development in advocacy and awareness of Indigenous rights at Model UN forums.