Welcome to Bentley Model UN!
The Bentley Model United Nations Program is a group of students interested in international affairs who research topics concerning the UN and then put this knowledge to use by hosting two conferences for High School and Middle School students.
Every January, the secretariat of our conference spends one week at the United Nations in New York. During this week, our members are briefed by members of the UN secretariat, permanent representatives to the United Nations, as well as by other groups who figure prominently into the affairs of the United Nations.
A bachelor degree (undergraduate degree) is awarded to those students who have completed the degree program in various majors. The length of time usually will take four years, but there are some accelerated programs that can be finished within three years. If students have already earned an associate degree should be able to complete the additional credits that are required to earn a bachelor degree in two years of less.
Bachelor degrees are popular in either business or psychology major. The skill set they learn from those majors are well suited for wide ranges of careers and can develop into further graduate school option. They will learn about well rounded grounding in overall business management, operation, human resources, relation of science and human behaviors, as well as high order reasoning and information analysis techniques.
Nowadays students can attend the virtual college offering Bachelor Degrees Online Program and get the most of the benefits that the facilities are offering. One of those colleges is California Southern University (CalSouthern) where they offer 30 credit hours of general education courses, along with additional 45 credit hours of required psychology related courses. The rest of 45 credits will be general elective coursework that students will have to complete. Through this online option, students can benefit from all of the college’s educational resources, including online library and full text e-books and video searches. Among others, they will fully develop relationships with professors and achieve their personal academic goal with the help of advisors and counselors.
The following outline is the Bentley Model UN Club’s recommendations for country research. It is up to you how much research you do, but keep in mind that you are representing your country and should be familiar with as many aspects of that country as possible. The more information you have, the more you will get out of the Model UN conference!
I. General Information and Statistics
A. Size of the country
B. Location (make sure to identify its neighboring countries)
D. Population Density
E. Population Growth Rate
F. Average Life Expectancy
G. Language(s) Spoken
H. Literacy Rate
K. Form of Government
L. Leader of Government
M. Economic System (capitalism, socialism, communism, etc.)
N. Type of Economy (agricultural, industrialized, diversified, etc.)
O. Gross National Product
P. Average Income per Person
Q. National Resources
R. Imports (value and items)
S. Exports (value and items)
T. Trading Partners
U. Aid (received/given, from whom/to whom, what form of aid)
V. Allies and/or Enemies
W. Member of which Bloc in the UN?
X. Member of which International Organization
Y. Are there Strong Minorities or Opposing Political Factions within Your Country?
II. Geography and History
What is the location?
What is the capital? Are there other large and/or important cities?
What is the climate? What is the impact of the climate and geography on agriculture and possibilities of import and export?
What are the neighboring countries?
Are there any border problems with the neighbors?
Were there any problems with the neighbors in the past?
Is there still animosity between your country and its neighbors?
Is there history of imperialism? Was your country a colony?
How large is the population?
How is it distributed in the country?
What are the ethnic groups?
What are the religious groups?
Are there other factors that divide the population (such as language)?
Is the sense of national strong (is the population united)?
What are the primary natural resources and are they used appropriately?
Is the country industrialized?
Is it a developing or developed country?
Are most people organized in agriculture, industry or trade?
What are major imports and exports?
Who are the major trading partners?
V. Politics and Government
What type of government is it?
Who is the current leader?
When did your country become independent (from whom did they gain independence)?
What political parties exist and which one is in power now?
Are there any internal political problems?
What alliances or memberships does it have in international organizations? What is their significance?
How powerful is your country (in terms of military, alliances, strategic position, and nuclear capability)? Does the power it has play a major role in the way it co-exists with both friends and enemies?
Did your country participate in any recent or current international conflicts?