The internet ties in with the Model United Nations closely. During the preparation time prior to the conference, participants are strongly recommended to conduct serious research on the United Nations, its current activities; as well as information regarding their assigned country. The internet proves to be a helpful source when it comes to this kind of research. Time is limited, and current, accurate, and comprehensive information is needed.
Here are some tips on using the internet to help with MUN preparations..
- Net search has proved itself to be one of the most efficient ways to find up-to-date information.
- Various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) have very helpful homepages for delegates to consult and search through.
- The Home page of the United Nations itself, as well as many UNO's and MUN conference pages also provide a wide variety of information.
- Intelligent information and data can also been found in newsgroups and discussion groups. Many experts give their opinions and comments on current crises, world affairs in those Usenet groups.
- Many MUN groups have online homepages. Without accessing them it would be much more difficult trying to apply for a delegation spot or request information.
Other than just serving as an information bank, the internet can help delegates through another method. Discussing, Lobbying and merging are the essential steps of producing a successful resolution. These activities are vigorous and time consuming. Now with the internet, delegates can become in touch with other schools representing countries or organizations which are close associated to theirs.
The Comoros, for example, is a member of the Arab League. Delegates from the Comoros would want to get to know the delegates of the Arab League before the conference. They can then exchange policy statements, and talk about critical issues that are listed on the agenda. Interaction can be done via the internet (i.e. via electronic mail). Like wise, delegates can also find other delegates in Usenet groups and discussion Forums. One example would be The Model United Nations School Bus Forum, partly maintained by the United Nations itself.
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