Reimagining our governance through Model UN (MUN)
Reimagining the UN through Model United Nations (MUN)
5 Security Council Innovative Modules were created for middle & high school students to learn and engage in the many ways the Security Council can reform its current system.
Five Security Council Innovative Modules were created to learn and engage in the many ways the Security Council can reform its current system.
The Workable World Trust, partnering with Citizens for GlobalSolutions (CGS) and Model UN Development Organization (MUNDO), is committed to creating and supporting Model UN Conference “reform tracks” that demonstrate potential changes to the current system that would make it more people-centered, transparent, fair, and able to effectively handle the many global challenges of the 21st century. We seek to devise, promote and disseminate ideas conducive to the establishment of a “workable world,” a world in which:
Rule of Law
The rule of democratically established, binding law supplants the law of force
People, not states or monarchs, are recognized as the ultimate source of sovereignty
Global problems lead to ecologically and economically sustainable global solutions
Implications of Sovereignty
the good of the planet takes precedence over the good of individual nations
fundamental human rights are sacrosanct
Responsibility to Protect
Despite inevitable imperfections in the system of governance, systemic flexibility will provide a reason to hope for continuous progress and human betterment
MUN MOdules – Security Council
These Security Council Reform Modules can be used by teachers and students alike to not just learn about the Security Council, but how to think outside the box in terms of reform, question its current moral legitimacy, and representation of the Council. Take your classroom or conference to the next level!
These Modules were based on the book by Joe Schwartzberg, Transforming the United Nations system: Designs for a workable world.
“Joe Schwartzberg is among the few who think creatively against the stream. His book provides a comprehensive United Nations reform agenda and should be studied carefully by those interested in and working towards a revitalized and strengthened United Nations system.”
Honorary President, World Federation of United Nations Associations
“This volume lucidly and intelligently presents a sweeping series of new, innovative ideas designed to reform the United Nations structure and performance. From weighted voting to the constructive use of regional representation, from new institutions to more effective use of existing ones, readers will find a rich mother lode to change and challenge current thinking. This book is a rare compendium of forward-looking ideas to structure closer world cooperation.”
Thomas R. Pickering
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and former US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
Topics include: General Assembly Reform, Security Council Reform, A World Parliamentary Assembly, a credible human rights system, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and disarmament, a new global governance, and more.
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Interested in Security Council Reform Committees? Contact us! We will guide you through the process of bringing this to the classroom or creating a special Reform Security Council Committee at your next MUN Conference.
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