Model United Nations is a system of simulations to imitate the procedures of the United Nations by finding solutions for real-world problems. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop a deeper understanding into current world issues, diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN is an extracurricular activity whereby students are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent. Students must conduct research, formulate position papers and come up with policy proposals that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the country or organization they represent. At ABS, the delegates meet on a weekly basis to practice for the local and international conferences they will attend. The meetings are an academic simulation of the United Nations procedure which entails negotiation, discussion and lively debates, which is the cornerstone of UN activity. The purpose of MUN is to educate students on key international issues as well as develop a greater knowledge of countries in the world around them. Students will also practice a wide range of other useful skills including public speaking, debating, writing skills, critical thinking, teamwork, role play, improvisation, and leadership abilities.