Berkeley Model United Nations is a student run organization on the UC Berkeley campus dedicated to continuing its six decades of excellence as the world’s premier — and very first — United Nations simulation. Every March, over 1,500 high school students from all over the world come to Berkeley to participate in Berkeley Model United Nations. Entering its 63rd session, BMUN’s mission is to spread awareness of international issues and the spirit of diplomacy through UN simulations. We also aim to create an educational experience for high school student, to help them realize their potential in public speaking as well as policy debate. We do this by serving as head chairs on a diverse group of committees in which we help to facilitate delegate education through substantive diplomatic debate.
The BMUN Secretariat comprises of 75 undergraduate students from UC Berkeley. Coming from a diverse set of majors and backgrounds, each member of the secretariat shares a common interest in international relations and a motivation to spread awareness of global issues to high school students.
BMUN’s Outreach Program is dedicated to helping local high schools build their Model UN programs. As the program continues to grow around the Bay Area, BMUN strives to help students increase their global awareness and develop public speaking skills. BMUN also hosts its annual Delegate Workshop for Bay Area schools in November of each year, during which the Secretariat teaches MUN rules and procedures, as well as the important international issues facing our world today.