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Model United Nations

Welcome to the Model United Nations

Welcome to 2018 Model UN at the College of Charleston!

Model UN is an annual simulation designed for students at the College of Charleston to practice the skills of international diplomacy, negotiation, and public speaking. During this 2-day event held on October 26-27, 2018 students will represent different countries and will have an opportunity to learn about the history, culture, politics, and economics of the country they choose to represent. This is a great opportunity to debate global issues and develop leadership skills.

What should you expect?

You need to do background research on the country you choose to represent and on issues (topics) discussed in your committee. 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 final debates. 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.

Interested in participating in Model UN?

1) Register online at

2) Download the background guide for your committee. Study the background guide and do research on the topic and on your Member State's position. 

3) Prepare a 1-page position paper (see guidelines here) and think about recommendations for dealing with the problem based on your Member State’s position. How has your country dealt with this problem in the past? How should we resolve the problem now? Email your position paper by October 24 to

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

5) We will have two  training sessions. The first training session will be held at 5pm on Thursday, October 18 in ECTR 103 (Education Center on St. Philip St). The second training session will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, October 24 in ECTR 116

6) Come to Model UN on October 26 and HAVE FUN!

Media about 2016 CofC Model UN team in Atlanta

Media about 2015 CofC Model UN team in  Atlanta