The Model United
Nations is an important component of the South Asia Inter-School
Association (SAISA) and encourages students to be active participants
in the real world.
Model United Nations,
also known as Model UN or MUN, is an academic simulation of
the United Nations that aims to educate participants about
civics, current events, effective communication, globalization
and multilateral diplomacy.
In standard Model
UN, students take on the roles of diplomats and participate
in a simulated session of an authentic intergovernmental organization
(IGO). Participants research
a country, take on the roles played by diplomats, investigate
international issues, engage in debate, deliberate, consult
and develop positive solutions to world problems.
During a conference, students
must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking
skills in order to represent the policies of their country.
These skills include public speaking, positive and effective
group communication, viable research, policy analysis, active
listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking and
The LAS MUN team attended
the Acmun in November, 2010. We were well represented with
approximately twenty students attending the three day conference.
On the cultural evening LAS represented India, Canada and
France. Our students worked hard to prepare themselves for
the conference and they represented the school well during
the second semester of the school year.
We will be preparing for
another local MUN conference, this time at one of the Lahore
School branches. We intend to take twenty students to the
event to be held at the end of January, 2011. Additionally,
we will take ten delegates to Colombo, Sri Lanka for COMUN,
the Colombo MUN in March, 2011. At that MUN we will represent
Monetegro, Belgium and Haiti.
To view images of our recent MUN conference, please click
on the thumbnails below.
our LAS MUN team
in the auditorium
joining the debate
enjoying a break
and some reflective time
our team relax
our Indian contingent
the crowd mingles
our French contingent