Participants in Model UN learn how countries interact with each other and gain a global perspective on the issues that impact our everyday lives.

For three days every spring, students take part in an experiential learning process as Ambassadors and UN Officials in simulated international diplomacy. Students in grades 7-12 can choose to serve in the General Assembly, International Court of Justice, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, Human Rights Council, or the Media. Model UN offers students the chance to experience the richness of different cultures around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues.

Highlights 

  • Learn and practice vital life skills -- critical thinking, complex problem-solving, public speaking and emotional intelligence
  • Work as a team to discover ways to make positive change
  • Meet other young people with similar passions and make friendships that will last a lifetime

Who

Minnesota and Wisconsin students in grades 7-12

2022 Conference Dates

TBD

Cost

Varies based on your involvement level. Check with your delegation director for more details.

Getting Started

Step 1: Find your delegation

Search our Delegation page to see if your school is already involved. If you do not find them listed, shoot us an email at youthvoice@ymcanorth.org and we can work on getting it started at your school!

Step 2: Register and select country choices

Step 3: Receive country assignment

Step 4: Research mode

Step 5: Upload forms to online system

Step 6: Attend Model United Nations