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Welcome to Dauphine Model United Nations!
Dauphine Model United Nations (Dau MUN) is the Model United Nations association of the University of Paris-Dauphine.
What are Model United Nations?
A MUN, short for "Model United Nations", is an academic and educational simulation of the work of the United Nations. Officially recognised by the United Nations Organisation (UNO), Model United Nations allow participants to become ambassadors for a few days.
Taking on the role of "delegates" with the mission of representing one of the different member countries of the United Nations, participants come together to discuss and debate contemporary international issues: military conflicts, human rights, the environment and sustainable development, global health, etc. Delegates seek to defend the positions of their assigned country and negotiate resolutions that address the issues under discussion.
MUNs often take place over several days and include plenary sessions, specialised committees and working groups, where delegates work together to develop solutions to global problems. MUN conferences offer practical experience of international diplomacy and promote intercultural understanding and cooperation between participants.
"We the peoples of the United Nations determined".
So begins the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945 by 50 future Member States, whose number has grown steadily since then to reach 193 today.
Terrorism, humanitarian crises, political instability, famines, wars, natural disasters, economic and financial crises and, more recently, a global pandemic... In an ever-changing world, the challenges facing the UN continue to proliferate. On their own, it would have been improbable to see these challenges resolved, but united, the Nations are each making an effort to overcome these difficulties and make the once idyllic vision of peace a reality.
At the heart of the UN is the idea that every nation, every individual, can help shape a more just and harmonious future. Through our Model UN and our events, we encourage our members to promote a culture of open-mindedness, to explore diverse perspectives, to engage in constructive and meaningful dialogue, and to cultivate their sense of empathy. We believe that every student, through their commitment, has the power to create meaningful change.
To quote Mahatma Gandhi, "We must be the change we want to see in the world". So it's up to us to continue to blaze the trail that past and present instigators of the UN have courageously blazed. Together, let us shape the fair, peaceful and serene world in which we wish to live. Let us shape the world we will leave to future generations
By Dauphine Model United Nations