Spring on the York College campus

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday April 1, 2017 the History and Political Science department and Model United Nations student organization hosted the annual York College of Pennsylvania High School Model United Nations Conference (YCPHSMUNC). This conference is geared to promote a greater understanding of the role the United Nations plays in addressing international concerns, enhance student learning, debate, and provide a fun-filled and valuable day of learning and friendship.

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What you know about our Model UN

  • Registration Fees

    We look forward to you joining us at the Annual YCPHSMUNC.  Registration fees are as follows:

    • $10 per school
    • $5 per delegate
  • Country Assignment

    Each school is invited to bring at least one delegation of at least three delegates. Schools are not limited to the number of delegations they can bring. Delegations can be at most ten delegates: General Assembly and World Health Organication can have two delegates per country while the Security Council and Crisis committees can only have one delegate per country. In general GAs are more geared for more beginner level delegates while Security Council and Crisis Committees are more geared to experienced delegates.

  • What is the Model United Nations?

    Model United Nations is a simulation of the international diplomatic process which takes place within the United Nations. Students represent delegates from UN countries in a variety of committees as well as in the General Assembly.

    During the MUN, delegates will:

    • Debate current world issues by making speeches
    • Prepare draft resolutions
    • Negotiate with other member states all in an effort to resolve the committee issues and conflicts while attempting to solve problems in a peaceful and diplomatic manner

    Conference materials, including Parliamentary procedure, Background Guides and conference schedule will be sent with the country assignments.

     

  • What resources are available for research?

    Prior to the conference, each delegate must research the issues and prepare Position Papers which outline in paragraph form the country's particular view(s) on the issue(s). Researching for a Model United Nations conference can be facilitated by numerous online sources. (Most United Nation member countries have their own state, foreign ministry and U.N. Mission participants.)

  • Other useful links
Contact Us
History and Political Science
Stacey Choy, Secretary General
, Model United Nations

Professor Scott Gyenes

History and Political Science Conference Faculty Advisor

815.6736
sgyenes@ycp.edu