Model United Nations

Model United Nations

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2010-2011 Festus MUN

Welcome to the Festus Model UN webpage!


Who are we?

FHS Model United Nations (FMUN) is a student-led organization that studies current issues from a global perspective and participates in simulation exercises to solve problems.  Modeled on the United Nations, its focus is on international cooperation in problem solving and peace keeping.

What do we do?

Our group participates in two conferences each school year.  In November, we travel to the Southeast Missouri Model United Nations (SEMOMUN) at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.  In March we attend the Central Illinois High School Model United Nations (CIHSMUN) on the campus of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois.

How do I join?

Joining FMUN is easy!  Simply stop by a meeting in Room 223 and pay your $5.00 dues.  At your first meeting you will get to know other members and choose a country to study and immerse yourself in.  At later meetings, you will be asked to choose particular issues to focus on and to write resolutions to present at conferences.  You, in short, will become our expert on that issue!

Thinking Globally - Acting Locally:

We are a group that prides itself on its diversity, flexibility, and initiative.  We promote authentic and genuine debate and value differences of opinion.  We work together as a team of open-minded individuals who make an honest attempt to understand and solve the issues presented to us.  Starting this year we will participate in a community service project with a global/local focus. More details to come! We welcome any student to take up our challenge and become a participating member of the global community!

Current Activities:

Our countries for the 2016 SEMO Conference in November are: *United Kingdom, *Japan, *Senegal, Cuba and Hungary. 

* = Security Council country 

Next Meeting: 

Monday, September 12 at 2:45 p.m. in Ms. Cooper's Room (Room 223)

Remember your Dues!  $5.00 per semester to cover delegate registration for conferences. 

If you're on Facebook, join our group!  Our group page is used as a "real-time" communication tool for group members.  Keep up to date on all the latest info, share your research, update resolutions and other documents, and post helpful links. 

Festus MUN now has an e-mail account to use to submit resolutions. The address See Ms. Cooper for the password.

Conference Information:

Mark your Calendars!! Southeast Missouri Model UN Conference is November 10, 2016!  This conference is held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Important Deadlines:

Resolutions Due: October 28 at 5:00 p.m. 

Essay Submissions Due: November 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

This conference sponsors awards for Best Essay, Best National Costume and Best Flag competitions. If you'd like to participate, see the SEMO MUN website for details! 

Country Assignments:

 Committee Assignments:


Related Files

Related Links

Website with all information for the SEMO MUN Conference in November

Model UN Prep Site

An organization specifically for Model UNers!  This has all the info you need to be a Best Delegate!

United Nations
The website for the United Nations. From this site you can access previous UN resolutions, follow current debates, and learn the history of the international organization.

CIA World Factbook
There is no more valuable resource for country research than this site!! It has information on every country in the world, basic facts about that country from religion to major food stuffs, and major issues between the US and other countries. A site you MUST visit! Another recommendation would be to Google and visit the embassy websites for the country you are representing. Don't worry, they're in English. 

Heifer International
Website for an international non-governmental organization dedicated to eradicating hunger throughout the world. Provides valuable insight into on-going efforts to fight starvation, provide clean water and other resources for millions of people. If your topic deals with hunger or water rights, this is worth a look.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
This is a great site for international stories not typically on the news in the US.

US Department of State
Website for the US State Department

Resolution Clauses
Link to MUN webpage with sample pre-ambulatory and operative clauses for resolution writing.

Southeast Missourian Article on MUN
This article features a pic of a former Festus MUNer!

MUN Made Easy

Learn to be the Best Delegate you can be!