LAMUN is an annual Model UN conference hosted by UCLA each spring. There are three main

types of committees offered at LAMUN. In no particular order, the committee types are general

assemblies, specialized bodies, and crisis committees. LAMUN also features an International Press,

run by UCLA students.

Types of Committees:

General Assemblies: These committees represent the traditional model UN experience and are

highly recommended for delegates of all experience levels. These committees are diverse and span a

wide range of topics, which may range from conflict-centric topics such as cyber warfare to


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humanitarian topics such as empowering the status of women. They are also typically the largest

committees offered at LAMUN.

Specialized Bodies: Specialized bodies are committees that are not formal UN bodies but still run

using general assembly style ROP. These committees typically feature crisis-style updates but at a

slower pace than in a traditional crisis committee. Specialized bodies are typically smaller than the

average general assembly, but still usually larger than a typical crisis committee, occupying a kind of

middle ground. They are usually more fast paced and delegate driven than a general assembly style

committee, and serve as a good stepping stone for delegates seeking to ease into crisis committees.

Crisis Committees: These committees are the most fast-paced in nature at LAMUN. For delegates

who enjoy a challenge or have extensive Model UN experience, these committees are recommended.

Crisis committees simulate a real-time situation that delegates have to resolve. Instead of writing

draft resolutions, delegates will be writing directives that have immediate effect on the situation.

Crisis committees at LAMUN may either be historical or set in the present. These committees

provide an opportunity for delegates to actively applied the knowledge they’ve acquired from their

classes in a competitive environment.

International Press:

LAMUN also includes an International Press, composed of UCLA students interested in journalism

and reporting. The International Press serves as an unbiased spectator that can critically analyze the

actions taken by delegates in all the committees. The role of the IP is to call into question the actions

that are being taken in all the committees at the conference. The IP will also publicly release their

analysis in the form of press releases and articles. Delegates are highly encouraged to interact with

the press, and their interviews and actions may be publicly featured.