Model United Nations

Model United Nations Conference

On April 5, 2014 the History and Political Science department and Model United Nations student organization will host the second annual York College of Pennsylvania High School Model United Nations Conference (YCPHSMUNC). This conference will promote a greater understanding of the role the United Nations plays in addressing international concerns.  

Registration will take place between 8 - 9 a.m. on April 5. The sessions will continue until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided at no additional cost.

Registration Fees

$10 per school
$5 per delegate

50% reimbursement for delegates who withdraw prior to March 1.

Country Assignment

Each school is invited to select at least one delegation of no less than three delegates, up to a total of three delegations per school. For those students requesting a Security Council member country, the delegation should have four delegates.

Member States of the United Nations General Assembly, 2013

Contact Us

Professor Scott Gyenes
Conference Director and YCP History and Political Science Conference Advisor
717.815.6736
sgyenes@ycp.edu


Shawna Thomas
Secretary General
sthoma11@ycp.edu

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
  • preparing draft resolutions
  • negotiating 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

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

News

York College to host high schools in Model UN competition

York Daily Record

Resources

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.)