Model United Nations is a student run simulation of the real United Nations. Students represent particular countries and research these countries. They travel to national and international conferences, where they compete with students from other schools.
Students not only learn about the countries they represent; they explore pressing issues and possible solutions to these issues. Students cultivate valuable skills such as research, public speaking, and, most of all, positive cooperative discourse. The goal of Model UN is to create well rounded individuals with a broader understanding of the world and some useful preparation for careers in diplomacy, international relations, and political science.
In April 2012, Model UN was profiled in the Daily Nebraskan.
In April 2014, they won an honorable mention for best delegation at the National Model UN Competition in New York, where they were representing the Central African Republic.
In March 2016, the UNL Model UN team won an honorable mention for best delegation and outstanding delegate for G4 at the same National Model UN Competition in New York.
In March 2018, the team earned a Distinguished Delegation award at the National Model UN Competition in New York. They were one of 33 delegations to earn the distinction.
For more information about UNL's Model UN Club, contact Professor Rupal Mehta in the Political Science Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or keep up with them on Facebook or Twitter. You can learn more about Model UN in general here.