Model United Nations

A simulation in which students, representing UN member states, meet to find solutions to common problems. It offers a world of opportunity where concepts and principles from the classroom can come to life. Join us and change your world.

Cornonavirus Updates

In the interest of safety of our young people and communities, the Model United Nations conference will not be held as scheduled on March 26–28, 2020.

Our commitment to providing learning opportunities for young people continues. Our team is working with our partners to determine an educational program for a later date. By March 31, we will share those plans.

 

CONFERENCE SPECIFICS

What Do I Do?

While focusing on role-playing an “adopted” country, students in grades 7-12 exercise the arts of compromise and diplomacy to attempt to solve pressing global problems. As students simulate international organizations, they begin to find new answers to tough questions, to learn and respect opposing points of view, and to utilize the tools of peaceful change.

This program creates a working replica of the United Nations, conducted almost entirely by students. Students can participate in a model General Assembly, International Court of Justice, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, Human Rights Council, or Conference Newspaper.

Highlights 

  • Focus on international issues
  • Represent a different country and navigate situational problems
  • Gain skills related to researching, problem-solving, public speaking, and thinking globally 

Registration

December 9 through February 28, 2020

Conference Date

March 26 – 28, 2020 (event has been postponed)
TBD (Come back March 31 to find out the updated date)

Who

Students grades 7-12 from around the Midwest

Location

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402 

Cost

There are two parts to the cost: the State Fee and the Delegation Fee.

State Fee is $360* and includes:

  • Conference fees
  • One banquet meal
  • 2 nights in the conference hotel

Delegation Fee varies by delegation and includes:

  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Varied delegation-specific expenses

*Limited financial assistance available to those who qualify