Word from the Program Directors
The NIS MUN [Model United Nations] program is relatively young, having been established in 2014. Our students have participated in models all over the world, from New York to Copenhagen, and they have won awards for their hard work and distinguished performance. In 2016, we established our own model, the NIS Model Arab League [NISMAL], the only high school hosted MAL in Cairo.
In a Model United Nations or Model Arab League, student delegates assume the role of representatives on behalf of different countries with the goal of solving problems while respecting and meeting the needs of other countries. The “ambassadors” debate strategies and policies from their assigned countries’ perspective while maintaining appropriate diplomatic behavior and decorum.
MUN and MAL conferences provide a challenging and enriching opportunity for students to discuss current international issues and to learn to consider and respect opinions. To prepare for conferences, students research their assigned countries and topics and put together a research binder. Delegates meet after school weekly to practice MUN/MAL debating procedures and work on position papers and resolutions for their assigned countries and topics.
You can learn more about our program in the links below, or send an email to our program directors: