The biggest Model United Nations in Rennes - Sixth Edition
Since 2013 when volunteering students orchestrated the first Model United Nations Conference in Rennes, Lycée Victor et Hélène Basch has been organising Rennes Model United Nations - or REMUN for short - over one day every spring. This year, we will be welcoming motivated students during one day and a half, from Monday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 2nd.
Join us this year to live the thrilling experience of debating for international causes in our school's amphitheatre!
On this website, you will find important information regarding signing up and preparing for the big day.
What is a Model United Nations?
"Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which develops substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities."
Model United Nations, known as MUN, is an educational activity in which students take the role of diplomats in a simulated debate. Participants, called delegates, represent a country and take part in different parts of a United Nations session, discussing a particular topic drawn from the UN's agenda. These debates are moderated by chairs; students responsible for guiding the debate and keeping the discussion in order.
In such a debate, small snippets of UN Resolutions called clauses are presented by different countries. These small texts are debated, with agreeing countries bringing forward arguments in favor and disagreeing countries arguing against the clause. In the end, a vote decides the passing of a clause. Each country represents one vote.