Each year, Florida Atlantic University participates in three diplomatic competitions: National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York City, Model Organization of American States (MOAS) in Washington, D.C., and Model European Union (MEU) in Indianapolis.
The week-long competitions are opportunities for students to step into the shoes of ambassadors from member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student delegates make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing cooperation to resolve problems that affect people all over the world. Diplomatic competitions are simulations based on collaboration and cooperation among nations and are based on working together through multilateral diplomacy.
National Model United Nations is the world’s largest and most prestigious collegiate MUN programs. Since New York hosts the United Nations, NMUN students have the opportunity to visit the UN, experience briefings from United Nations permanent missions, and attend presentations made by UN diplomats and country representatives. The annual conference attracts more than 6,000 university students from 65 countries.
Model European Union is hosted annually in Indianapolis, attracting college students from across the Americas and Europe. Universities are assigned to represent the twenty-seven member-states of the European Union.
Model Organization of American States is hosted in Washington, D.C., where the OAS is headquartered. The competition is attended by universities from North American, South America and the Caribbean. Universities are assigned to represent the thirty-four member-states of the Organization of American States.