Montessori Model United Nations
Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) is a program that inspires youth (Upper Elementary and Middle School) to create a better world, a peaceful world. Maria Montessori said, “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” This program is a vision of education for peace.
Students representing one of the 193 member countries of the United Nations seek solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. They study a country other than their own, learning the political, cultural and philosophical positions of the country’s government. It is an international exercise proving peace can be accomplished with words. While students learn to listen, negotiate, and collaborate, they experience social issues being solved.
The MMUN experience not only teaches students about the world, but also gives them practice in debating, teamwork, and how to bond with their peers and resolve conflicts. It is a life-changing experience, leading students to the path of becoming global citizens.
After drafting resolutions for world issues, students as delegates sit in the General Assembly of the UN to vote. Adopted resolutions are shared with the ambassadors of the country they represent. This program shows young people can make a difference.