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Research Guides

United Nations: Model United Nations

This guide supports the Model United Nations participants by providing links to background and organizational information. These resources may also be of interest to students in the Political Science International Organizations class.

Model United Nations


In Model UN simulations, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. Students

  • make speeches,
  • prepare draft resolutions
  • negotiate with allies and adversaries
  • resolve conflicts
  • navigate the conference rules of procedure

all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

Delegate Preparation Guide by the National Model United Nations (updated 2021)

NGOs at the UN

Websites for Model United Nations