Sharing the Values of UN and UNIS

UNIS MUN gets active and engaged in all three divisions.

We’re starting the year off strong with more than 120 students taking part in ES/MS MUN activities in Elementary School, Middle School, and High School! 

Our UNIS ES/MS MUN programme is built around helping students develop skills such as leadership, communication, research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective collaborative skills. 

Last week, UNIS MUN launched our first-ever service club “UNIS MUN Community Outreach” with the aim of promoting the vision and mission of the United Nations both here at UNIS Hanoi as well as at other schools that want to develop their own MUN activities.

We meet each week and plan lessons and activities on a number of ATL-related topics ranging from social justice and climate change to classic MUN skills like professional public speaking and negotiation techniques as well as practical life skills like time management and organisational management. 

Our club supports the development of these skills in Elementary School and we hope to be able to provide sustainable and reliable support for the ES PYPX mentorship programme soon. The goal of the ES mentoring programme is to support all interested students at UNIS Hanoi, especially those who navigate through the PYPX exhibition. The development team will enlist experienced students to develop fundamental ATL skills like research, communication, self-management, thinking, and social skills. They will be working with Ms Kay, the PYPX coordinator, to organise and take all essential steps in order to launch this programme as quickly as possible.

We are not only working with elementary school students to build these fundamental ATL skills and engaging in deep discussions about global issues from different perspectives at a young age but we are also working in middle school as well.

The ES/MS Development Team has been working hard since the start of school to kickstart the preparation for the first upcoming conference in November. Currently, the main aim is to train these students to become impactful delegates and to make everyone familiar with the standard MUN procedures. Along with training the delegates, the Development Team is also arranging particular coaching sessions for the MS chairs, and handling all of the necessary preparations for the MS November conference. 

Perry Baek, Head of the ES/MS Development Team shares,“ We are expecting to see significant improvement of MS delegates as almost all of them are very proactive and engaged during the delegate meetings”. MS students will be able to further widen their knowledge of global issues around them, while also contributing to the active learning environment, and helping the community grow.

This year’s edition of MS chairs is definitely something to look forward to. The November ES/MS conference is intended to closely resemble the HS conference while featuring harder and more advanced topics. Furthermore, we believe that the ES mentoring programme will lay a good foundation and be beneficial to participants, and we hope that it will do so in the years to come.