Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation in which hundreds and thousands of students come together in a conference, each representing a country to debate different issues and practice international diplomacy. It helps students to learn more about how the United Nations (UN) functions as well as promotes awareness of current global issues.

Our school has always offered MUN as an extracurricular for students in MP4 and older, but this year many hardworking Dutch and International students (see their introduction video) have decided to host our first-ever Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest Model United Nations conference, named RijnMUN! Taking place from Friday, October 11th to Sunday, October 13th 2024, both RLO students and students from neighboring schools will attempt to solve various global issues, practice debate skills, and of course, make friends!! Information about RijnMUN is well documented on the student-built RijnMUN website, To our enthusiastic MUN students, this event is much more than an extracurricular activity; it allows you to think from different perspectives while expanding your connections beyond classmates in RLO. Conferences like RijnMUN are incredible experiences that are not only held in high esteem by universities but also help to develop important skills such as debating, leadership, and learning to compromise. We are all very excited to host the first RijnMUN ever and aim to make it an unforgettable conference!