Our school is proud to be one of the earliest pioneers of high school MUN programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is among the oldest and well-developed of such programs in the region and is arguably the leading English-speaking MUN program in Venezuela. CIC offers its students a year-round program with opportunities to participate in delegate or officer roles at the local, regional and international MUNs, which either we host (JMUN and SAMUN) or of which we are long-standing partners (THIMUN at The Hague in Holland). In recognition of CIC’s long-standing commitment to the MUN concept and programs, The THIMUN Organization has formally designated CIC’s SAMUN conference as one of its regional official affiliates.
Junior Model United Nations (JMUN)
Colegio Internacional de Caracas (CIC) hosts an annual Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) Conference—a truly extraordinary educational event. CIC has now hosted JMUN for 18 consecutive years. This is an event for students in grades six through eight. JMUN appears in a similar format to that of SAMUN but JMUN has an altogether different feel. It is a high energy, friendly debating forum for younger students new to the MUN organization. JMUN is a regional event and host to many of the top educational institutions in Venezuela. The conference is organized and led by high school students at CIC. You may access our JMUN portal using the link below, which includes our JMUNDO newspaper, photo gallery and conference resources.
Read more about JMUN here.
South American Model United Nations (SAMUN)
The South American Model United Nations (SAMUN) is a CIC-hosted academic simulation of the United Nations, where high school students come together to represent countries from around the world as delegates, engaging themselves in various diplomatic activities, as they debate on solutions to the issues that the world faces today. Our school is proud to be one of the earliest pioneers of high school MUN programs in Latin America. SAMUN is amongst the oldest and best-developed of such programs in the region and is arguably the leading English-speaking MUN program in Venezuela.
SAMUN is an annual Fall conference that takes place each November. SAMUN operates on-site at The International School of Caracas campus and at the penthouse conference facility of the CorpGroup Foundation nearby in La Castellana.
On a historical note, one of the architects and a founding figure of the existing decades-old SAMUN program was Irving Stein. Mr. Stein is considered one of the leaders in the worldwide creation of student MUN programs and an influential leader in the THIMUN program. It is a point of great pride to note that SAMUN@CIC is formally recognized by the THIMUN Organization as one of its regional affiliate MUN conferences.
Read more about SAMUN here.
The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN)
CIC annually fields a team to the THIMUN Conference at The Hague in Holland. The Hague may be considered one of the top headquarters locations in Europe for international organizations and second only to New York in presence of UN agencies. In the past our delegations have represented a number of countries as well as key UN organizations including the World trade organization, the World health Organization, the High Commission for refugees, the International Atomic Energy Association and the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
We always take advantage of this trip to visit Holland’s wonderfulart museums such as the Escher, Van Gogh and Rijks museums, nearby Amsterdam and other towns or cities such as Rotterdam or Leiden, as well as to attend sessions of the war crimes tribunals underway at the International Criminal Court which is based in the Hague. CIC is one of the longest-standing partner school’s of the Hague conference.