Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Q: What is MUN?
A: Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and other bodies.
Q: What is FIMUN?
A: Final Schools International Model United Nations is a model UN conference taking place at Adana Final schools with around 200 delegates participating in debates.
Q: What is a Model United Nations conference?
A: Some Model U.N. exercises take place in the classroom and others are school wide. Still others are regional, national, or even international. These are called conferences, and the events are much larger, with participants from all over the world. More than 1,000,000 people have participated in MUN conferences around the world since the conferences became popular over 50 years ago. Today there are more than 400 conferences that take place in 35 countries. Depending on the location, the average conference can have as few as 30 students or as many as 2,000.
Q: What is a Model UN Delegate?
A Model U.N. delegate is a student who assumes the role of a diplomat to the United Nations at a Model U.N. event. A Model U.N. delegate does not have to have experience in international relations. Anyone can participate in Model U.N., so long as they have the ambition to learn something new, and to work with people to try and make a difference in the world.
Q: In what language will FIMUN take place?
A: The official language of Model United Nations and thereby of FIMUN is English.
Q: What are the specific rules of procedure at FIMUN?
A: For information on the specific rules of procedure at FIMUN, please look at our Delegate Handbook.
Q: What are the topics of my committee?
A: For information on the topics of each committee, please look at our Committees and Topics page.
Q: What committees will be present at FIMUN?
A: For information on the committees present at FIMUN, please look at our Committees and Topics page.
Q: What country will my delegation represent?
A: As soon as the participation at FIMUN has been confirmed by the organisers and the administration of the conference, each delegation participating will receive information on the country they will represent and the committees this country has delegates in.
Q: How do I write a resolution?
A: For information on how to write a resolution, delegates may take a look at BestDelegate.com. It is a useful site for starters at Model UN.
Q: What is the dress code for FIMUN?
A: For information on the dress code, please look at Dress Code.
Q: When does the conference take place?
A: FIMUN will take place on 12 13 14 of April, 2019.
Q: Where does the conference take place?
A: FIMUN will take place at Adana Final Schools.
Q: What are some of the educational benefits of Model United Nations?
A: For over 50 years now, teachers and students have benefited from and enjoyed this interactive learning experience. It not only involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development of skills useful throughout their lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and compromise and cooperation.
Q: Why should I participate in Model United Nations?
A: You should participate in Model U.N. because it promotes student and teacher interest in international relations and related subjects, increases the capacity for students to engage in problem solving, teaches aspects of conflict resolution, research skills, and communication skills, and creates the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
Q: Who participates in Model United Nations?
A: The popularity of Model U.N. continues to grow, and today more than 400,000 middle school, high school and college/university students worldwide participate every year. Many of today's leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model U.N. during their academic careers, from World Court Justice Stephen M. Schwebel to actor Samuel L. Jackson. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is a Model U.N. veteran as well.
Q: How did Model U.N. begin?
A: Simulating international organizations began even before the birth of the United Nations, when students held a series of Model League of Nations in the 1920s. The Model U.N. Program is a successor to a studentdirected simulation of what preceded the U.N. itself, but it is not documented exactly how the Model U.N. began.