RCMUN, or Red Cedar Model United Nations, is the middle school Model U.N. conference hosted by the Michigan State University Model United Nations organization. In addition, MSUMUN is an on-campus organization of Michigan State University with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, ran entirely by undergraduate students.
Moreover, born out of a desire to bring the world of Model U.N. to an even younger audience, RCMUN is entering it’s eighth year under the guidance of an outstanding Secretary-General. This year’s RCMUN will prove to be the best one yet.
Model UN, in simplest terms, is a game. As a delegate, applicants take on the role of an ambassador to one of several world organizations. Through debate, deviousness and demands, they make their nation’s position known to the full committee. Moreover, the most optimistic conclusion involves coming to an accord–with the other nations represented in their committee–on the topic at hand. However, Model UN being a reflection of real-world politics, this rarely happens. That being said, the true experience of Model UN can’t be described in words. Applicants just have to come to MSUMUN and see for themselves.
Position Papers are the culmination of delegates research for MUN, as well as are required at MSUMUN to be eligible for a committee award. In essence, they are the homework that delegates will bring to committee. Also, the short (1-2 pages) report will outline delegates country’s position on the issues to be discussed in their committee or cabinet, as well as will be used as reference for both delegates (so they can stick to their nation’s policy correctly) and their dais (so, when the chairs decide awards at the end of the conference, they will decide whether or not delegates played their part well by looking at their position paper as well as their participation in committee).