May 13th to June 13th
Model United Natios
What is SPMUN?
The SPMUN -São Paulo Model United Nations- is a MUN for High School and Graduate students, which aims to an immersive International Relations, Politics, Economy, Law and Journalism experience, at national and international level. This immersion happens through the simulation of committees, in which skills fundamental to the intelectual and social emancipation of the young are developed. Oratory, Rethoric, objetive research, persuasion, negotiation, work group, diplomacy, consensus and, above all, tolerance and empathy, are always involved in the discussions.
Dignification of Life
The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Endowed with reason and conscience, they should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." The United Nations and its organizations then drew up an institutional path to "dignify" the existence of all individuals, path to be followed by the SPMUN. We believe that rescuing authentic care and the condition of humanity means making sense to the concerns that the UN models arouse in the participants. It means to understand each individual as an end and never as the means, to ensure the right of self-determination and sovereignty over oneself, the right to life and physical integrity, the right to moral and intellectual development as a human being. It means to overcome the paradigm of distant tolerance to the right and duty of care, key to coexistence. Care is fundamental to the appreciation of human dignity and tolerance of differences. In the search for dignity, we express our solidarity with the other. Therefore, the general theme of SPMUN X Edition is "Dignification of life". Furthermore, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the "Sustainable Development Goals" as the goals set out in 2030 Agenda provide a framework for guiding the efforts of nations towards a more plural and sustainable reality in the next twelve years.
What is it?
The committees are structured in different international organizations and offices, such as the UNSC (United Nations Security Council), or the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Each committee shall debate a theme and will be responsible for the development and presentation of a solution to that matter at the end of the event. The discussions are mediated by a directory chair of volunteers, who are familiar with the theme and with SPMUN.