The GC LAU MUN program encourages Lebanese students, coming from diverse socio-economic and sectarian backgrounds, to acknowledge each other’s differences, be emotionally intelligent, think methodically and objectively about United Nations (UN) problems, accept diversity, and gain communication, negotiation, and leadership skills as well as a deep understanding of the global challenges facing the UN.
Through simulation exercises, open debate, and resolution writing, the GC LAU MUN program cultivates conflict resolution and diplomatic skills, including coalition building, communication, and negotiation, and equips students with extensive knowledge of UN procedures and rules of diplomatic and protocol representation. Moreover, the GC LAU MUN program provides students with knowledge-based training in addressing demographic, economic, and political issues, as well as advocacy training in civic engagement and social service to better serve Lebanon’s civic society and philanthropic causes.
Middle school and high school students act as ambassadors for different countries and tackle the problems of sustainable development, global terrorism, global poverty, dangerous epidemics, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and environmental and ecological threats. By unleashing the students’ creative energies, the power of argumentation will prevail over the argument of power, and the culture of democracy will triumph over traditional teaching methods.