The University of Ottawa Model United Nations Associations specializes in bringing the diplomatic world of the United Nations to our members through moderated simulations. We strive to bring the international stage as close as possible for our members, where they can use their tact and negotiation skills to tackle some of the worlds most critical conflicts. Our goal is to foster an inclusive, educative, competitive, and safe environment through training sessions and in-house conferences. Through training and conferences, we aim to empower new generations of diplomatic leaders. These leaders, in turn, will represent the University of Ottawa at national and international conferences, where they will debate and negotiate in an applied environment. The association offers external conferences as avenues to members as a way for them to discover academic growth, peaceful negotiation, and increased knowledge of the global citizen.
MUNA since 1962
Model UN began as a series of student-led Model League of Nations simulations in the early 1920s. From then on, students across the world have come together to create mock diplomatic realms to discuss real-life politics. The origins of MUN at the University of Ottawa have been traced back as early as 1962, in partnership with SUNAC (Students United Nations Association of Canada). Please join us on this short timeline of MUN highlights throughout the decade. We have taken time to summarize archival documents from the past and present an unbiased overview of international topics discussed over the generations. Please let us know if you would like to see a copy of the Archived documents.
Our executive team strives to create a welcoming and inspiring environment for all of those who join the association. From creating events, preparing for in-house conferences, and training delegates the executive team ensures that every member of the association learns the fundamentals and values of the United Nations.