Welcome to FHSMUNC!

Franklin-High-School-facadeNow in its sixth year, Franklin High School Model United Nations brings together students from across Central New Jersey and beyond to get a kickstart on the Model United Nations season.  The Institute for Domestic & International Affairs and Franklin High School have teamed up to organize an enriching and fun Model UN experience for both the novice and advanced delegate.  Organized by IDIA’s professionally trained conference staff, this one-day MUN experience is designed to mimic a traditional four-day Model UN conference, offering the chance for delegates to develop important skills like public speaking, conflict resolution, consensus building and countless others, while also promoting a more in-depth understanding of the world around them.  In short, FHSMUN is the best way to start to develop these critical skills, or to build upon them.

This year, the conference will focus on the role of interculturalism in the United Nations and global affairs.  While the UN is formally made up on Member States, at its core, it is made up of a global population of some 6 billion people, all with different interests and different cultures.  The committees and topics at the conference have been specifically chosen to explore ways to make certain that not only the views of powerful states and people are considered, but that the needs of the most vulnerable populations are also addressed.  Over the course of this day-long conference, delegates will develop a better understanding of how individuals impact and direct the actions of the United Nations.