Model United Nations
Model United Nations (MUN) aims to encourage young people to involve themselves in the issues and problems confronting the world today.
Rathdown School has been involved in Model United Nations for over 20 years. Each year, our students attend several MUN conferences.
The experience allows the girls to build confidence in public speaking as well as a lasting interest in international affairs and a deep understanding of how the UN works.
In recent years, Rathdown students set up their own Model United Nations club so that experienced delegates could give training and instruction to new delegates, as well as an opportunity to practise their debating and public speaking skills in advance of attending conferences.
RADMUN (Rathdown Model United Nations)
In addition to attendance at conferences, we host our own annual MUN conference – RADMUN, with over 200 delegates attending from secondary schools around Dublin.
RADMUN is a two-day event run entirely by students, under the guidance of Rathdown's MUN Director.
The students come together to represent different countries in a role-playing activity that simulates the real work of the United Nations.
Rathdown was the first all-girls secondary school to host a MUN Conference and the event continues to grow each year.