Model United Nations Competition

York College will host its inaugural YCP High School Model United Nations (UN) Competition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6, 2013. During the competition, local high school students will debate pressing global issues, ranging from nuclear proliferation to human trafficking, while representing member states of the UN. Local schools interested in participating or receiving additional information may contact Professor Scott Gyenes at 717-815-6736 or sgyenes@ycp.edu, or Shawna Thomas, YCP Model United Nations Secretary General, at sthoma11@ycp.edu. Registration deadline is Jan. 25, 2013. The event is sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and students enrolled in the College's Model UN course.

Model United Nations is an internationally recognized academic simulation competition modeled on the rules, procedures, and goals of the UN to educate delegate-students about current events, international relations, diplomacy and the UN procedures, structure and current agenda. During the competition, students act as international diplomats representing their country in various UN committees, such as Security Council, Disarmament or the General Assembly, in an effort to diplomatically solve global problems and to enact peaceful resolutions to contemporary world crisis.