National Model United Nations (NMUN)

National Model United Nations (NMUN)

Program Date:  19-23 March, 2016 (Conf. A)
9-13 April, 2016 (Conf. B)

Venue: New York, NY, USA

For more than 48 years, the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), sponsor of National Model United Nations (NMUN), has provided quality college/university level programs that bring together the next generation of international leaders. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. We positively affect the lives of participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperative resolution of conflict. We envision a world comprised of civically engaged people who strive for peaceful, multi-lateral conflict resolution and equitable, sustainable human development.

Guiding Principle

Cooperative, hands-on, experiential learning allows students to confront a range of topics with the perspective of their assigned country or organization. Through these experiences – during preparation, in committee sessions, and even in hallway caucuses – students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, experience the challenges of negotiation, see the rewards of cooperation, broaden their world view, and discover the human side of international relations and diplomacy.

UN Involvement

NCCA, sponsor of NMUN, has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) since 1982. NCCA/NMUN has also been a recognized member of UN Academic Impact since 2013. Numerous NMUN conference speakers work for the UN. We have been privileged to have UN Secretaries-General Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali; and Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson serve as keynote speakers. UN officials have also served as advisory group members, and many student delegations meet with their official national delegations during the conference. UN facilities, including the General Assembly Hall, are generally used on the last day of our New York conferences.

Experiential Learning Programs

Our programs provide a diverse group of informed students and their faculty advisors a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context. Conferences address important issues including regional conflicts, women and children, peacekeeping, human rights, economic and social development, and the environment. Our goal is to provide a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN as students build skills in diplomacy and compromise.

In the past year 6,500 university students from six continents attended NMUN conferences in New York City; Washington, DC; and Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Diversity is a Key Ingredient to NMUN Success

The continued growth of our NMUN simulations has resulted in more diverse conference attendees and a more accurate reflection of the United Nations. More than 50% of our participants are from outside the U.S.

NMUN simulations benefit from the diverse voices of delegations from around the world. To help promote international awareness and diversity, we encourage faculty advisors and head delegates to comprise delegations reflecting the diverseness of their own campuses. Although we believe our conferences benefit from participation of diverse populations, we do not impose quotas on any group.

Official Link: http://www.nmun.org/nmun_ny.html

Deadline: 31 January 2017