Carmelitas Model United Nations 2023 is a 3-day in-person Model UN conference that gives high school students the chance to simulate the diplomacy and dynamics of international relations of the real-world United Nations. At CarMUN, delegates will engage in vigorous and productive debate regarding important global issues while creating and working together towards innovative solutions. During the conference, students will develop important skills such as speaking, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, drafting, among others.
The Carmelitas Model United Nations delegation was founded in October 2014. During that first year, we started our careers as delegates. In 2015, the first ever CarMUN conference was hosted at our school in Lima, Peru. Since then, we have organized and held interschool conferences every year, and made our way up into becoming one of the most important ones of Peruvian MUN culture.
Our first big accomplishment as a delegation, came at the national competition of Lima Model United Nations in August, where we were recognized for the first time as Best Large Delegation. This could not have been possible without the help of our advisors at the time, Alfredo Villavicencio & José Luis Valdera.
However, we know that this is not everything MUN is about. Being able to be recognized is just a small part of the experience. For us, one major example of that, was our participation at Harvard Model United Nations 2020, where we had the opportunity to travel all the way to Boston. We got there as a delegation, and returned as a family. More recently in February 2023, we participated in NAIMUN, from George Town University in Washington DC, winning the Best International Delegation Award.
With CarMUN 2023, we are celebrating our tenth anniversary and we want to share a great experience like you've never had before in a model UN.