SLN-MUN students are expected to debate and consider the legal, moral, economic, environmental, historical, social and cultural dimensions of varying political problems and issues that may be heard by various bodies at the United Nations.
SLN-MUN provides students with the opportunity to participate in individual and collective actions including decision making, voting on resolutions and amendments; negotiating, lobbying and creating resolutions; and presenting ideas of their delegation, addressing committee and speaking in favour and against motions.
By participating, students have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, including but not limited to: research, critical analysis, communication, public speaking and presentation, co-operation, team work and problem solving.
In Autumn 2012, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council embarked on their first SLN-Model United Nations (SLN-MUN) programme.
In October 2011 Norfolk launched their first SLN-MUN programme, and in March 2012 students from schools and colleges across the district came together for their first conference.
SLN-MUN has been working with Buckinghamshire County Council since 2011, and the programme now reaches students in Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe and Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire.
The cross-London SLN-MUN programme was established in early 2012 with schools from Camden, Barnet, Waltham Forest and Barking & Dagenham taking part.
Stockport Council joined the SLN-MUN programme in 2011, with a second programme commencing in Spring 2012 with students debating ‘The Global Refugee Crisis’.
Cumbria County Council embarked on their first SLN-MUN programme in 2011 with young people from schools and colleges across the district coming together to debate global issues.
SLN-MUN was launched in Bradford in 2008 and has successfully delivered programmes on a diverse range of subjects to students across the district.