The SAU Model United Nations Society helps students gain an understanding of the operations, governance and problems that face the United Nations and the world today.
This year, twelve St. Ambrose Model UN members represented Japan at the 52nd Midwest Model United Nations Conference Feb. 15-18 in St. Louis, Mo.
The MUN placed our delegates to serve various General Assembly committees: Economic and Social Council, and Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
From the Midwest Model United Nations Conference website:
"Representing the role of another nation's delegation to the United Nations, students further realize the difficulties and complexities of international relations. Our Conference has three goals: to promote interest and understanding of the nations of the world; to help students gain a broader perspective of global issues and the role of the United Nations in world politics; and to encourage investigation into the field of international studies."
Next year, the SAU chapter will represent South Sudan, the newest member of the UN since July 2011. The group will head to Chicago to the 23rd American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Conference Nov. 17-20. AMUN has an expected attendance of over 1,400 students and faculty from across the U.S.