Debates

We organise weekly debate training sessions with the aim of introducing students to MUN and training them with the skillset needed to participate in conferences. Simulating various committees of the UN, members adopt the role of a UN member state and engage in MUN-style debates on security, humanitarian, environmental, social and economic issues and formulate solutions to them. Participants will build an understanding of complex global issues while also learning effective public speaking and negotiation tactics.

Our MUN debates are designed to be accessible to everyone regardless of experience level, so we encourage students to come along to as many of the sessions as possible for thought-provoking, skill-building and fun debate! We generally follow the OxIMUN Rules of Procedure which can be found here. If you are new to MUN, you may find it useful to read our Beginner’s Guide to MUN here.

For further questions, contact debating@ouuna.co.uk.

MUNday Debate!
MUNday Debate!

Model UN Topics

Sessions conducted for Michaelmas Term 2020 were as follows:

Week 1 – Introductory session with a pub quiz social

Week 2 – UNEP: What steps should countries commit to addressing imminent ecosystem changes?
Week 3 – GA: How should we regulate Big Tech firms?
Week 4 – GA: How should we regulate colonisation of outer space?
Week 5 – Historic Security Council: Chernobyl historical crisis
Week 6 – GA: How should we increase women’s political emancipation?
Week 7 – WHO: What steps should the world take to tackle child obesity?
Week 8 – Fun debate with a social

The session on Week 1 was hosted on Monday and subsequent sessions on Thursday. Each session took place at 8:00 PM BST and were held online. Further details can be found on our Facebook page.

Planning is underway for training sessions in Hilary Term 2021.
*Please note that the list of topics is subject to change.
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