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Model United Nations

Welcome to the Model United Nations

We are excited about the new school year. Our 11th annual Model UN will be held on October 28-29, 2016 at the College of Charleston. During this 2-day event students will represent different countries and will have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, politics, and economics of the country they choose to represent. This is a great opportunity to learn about and debate global issues and develop leadership skills. The Model UN program is housed in the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston.

Read about our success last year!

ModelUN-CofC-winnersWhat to expect

You need to do background research on the country you choose to represent and on issues discussed in your committees. Each student will also be required to prepare a one-page position paper. Finally, students will meet for a General Assembly meeting in October for the final debate.

2016 Model UN committees

  • Security Committee: International terrorism
  • Development Committee: Foreign Aid
  • Health Committee: Access to water and sanitation  
  • Sustainable Development Committee: Climate Change  

You can register for any country and represent it in one of the four committees. Keep in mind that registration is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  If some committee/country is not available, someone else may have already reserved it. Hurry and register online today!

Interested in joining Model UN?

1)    Register online

2)   Draft resolutions will be available for downloading in late September. You will receive an email once draft resolutions are posted. You will need to study the draft resolution/background guide and do research on the topic and on your Member State's position. 

3)    Prepare a 1-page position paper and offer revisions, additions, and recommendations, based on your Member State’s position on this problem. How has your country dealt with it in the past? How should we resolve the problem now? Email your position paper by October 26 to

4)    Like us on Facebook ( and check the updates on the schedule.

5)    We will have several training sessions on Model UN, about a week before the event. You will receive an email invitation.

6)    Come to Model UN on October 28 and HAVE FUN!

Model UN winners