National Model United Nations (NMUN) prepares university students to be better global citizens and the next generation of international leaders. Participants in United Nations simulations propose solutions to global concerns while gaining skills in debate, conflict resolution, as well as compromise.
Moreover, NMUN NY offers 23 simulated UN committees and uses procedural rules developed with UNITAR. Outside conference sessions, delegates from more than 130 UN Member States can take advantage of opportunities at Permanent Missions to the UN, the United Nations itself, as well as world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants, and shopping. In addition, conference features include interactions with Secretariat members and sessions held at UN Headquarters (starting in 1952).
NMUN has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications since 1982 and a UN Academic Impact member since 2013.
National Model United Nations (NMUN) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. They 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. They envision a world comprised of civically engaged people who strive for peaceful, multilateral conflict resolution and equitable, sustainable human development.
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 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.