OUUNA is driven by a vision of the world in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honoured, and the environment is rightfully protected. We organise debating activities, especially Model United Nations (MUN), speaker events, delegations to external conferences for our members, as well as Oxford International MUN, our very own annual MUN conference.
In the past, we have held regular MUN style debates on topical issues for all students, ranging from experienced delegates to first-timers. Recent topics have included American Prohibition, the right to privacy in the digital age, and the Rohingya Crisis. We are also working towards organising a broader range of debating events, including a Roundtable Event on the United Nations’ campaigns. More information is available on the Debates page.
Oxford International Model United Nations is one of the most MUN prestigious conferences in Europe, and welcomes over 600 delegates each year in Michaelmas Term. OxIMUN is organised by members of OUUNA, who are elected to be part of the secretariat. More information about the conference is available on the website.
OUUNA regularly send delegations to MUN conferences in Europe and beyond. In recent years, we have attended CUIMUN (Cambridge), WorldMUN (Seoul – Melbourne), LIMUN (London), WarMUN (Warwick), LVMUN (Riga) and PIMUN (Paris) amongst many other conferences. More information is available on the Events page.
Speaker events are held frequently during the academic term. Previous speakers have included Sir Ivor Roberts (diplomat and previously ambassador to British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy), Sir Mark Lyall Grant (recently served as Representative of the UK to the UN), Ian Martin (previously head of the UN Support Mission in Libya) and Lord David Hannay (the former UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations).
We occasionally host social events which offer members the opportunity to socialise in a more informal context. This includes Welcome Drinks for students at the start of the term and a final social event to round off the term.