Model United Nations applied to education
The firm conviction of the SEK Educational Institution in the value of learning by using reference models is one of the main reasons why the SEKMUN project has been set in motion. SEKMUN represents the United Nations model, where participants come to understand that the best way to resolve problems is by dialogue and negotiation, and never by violence. At a time of widespread globalisation, the SEK Educational Institution is committed to this educational-cultural event in which students, besides learning about current issues and international policy, acquire a more global vision of the world. Students take on a role, and act as “delegates” of a country. They participate in debates, negotiations, draw up documents, speak in public and deliberate. Some of the main bodies of the UN are represented: General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security Committee; Economic and Financial Committee; Social, Humanitarian and Cultural - Third Committee), Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Unicef Executive Board, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Executive Council of UNESCO. The success of the model resides in preparing students in techniques of oration, debate, negotiation, writing and investigation of the issues established in the program. The students represent a country, and when the meeting is held, the predominant atmosphere is one of tolerance and respect for diversity.