The United Nations Association of Greater Boston's Model UN program is filling a critical gap in our local education system. The program is designed to ensure that more students, regardless of socioeconomic background, develop the skills necessary for academic achievement and workplace success through a focus on real-world global challenges and experiential learning.
Model UN is a skills-based, college preparatory program in which students represent one of the 193 UN member nations to discuss, debate, and craft resolutions on pressing international issues. Through in-depth research and role-play, students learn to critically analyze complex global issues from new perspectives, work with others to come to an agreement, offer tangible solutions, and ultimately become leaders who inspire others!
Here are some facts and figures from the 2011-2012 year:
- 4 Model UN Conferences serving 925 students
- 4 “Mini-simulations” serving 232 students
- Countless in-class visits serving 1,048 students
- 3 Model UN Institutes serving 122 students
- Total students served: 2,327
- 50+ teachers trained
- 33 schools in urban areas served
- 47 schools in non-urban areas served
- 27 Wikispaces created
- 20 Topic guides created
- Numerous topics debated, as illustrated to the right
Our Model UN programs have positively affected many students in the Greater Boston area, but don't just take our word for it, watch real student testimonials below!
Check out the links below for more in-depth information on our Model UN programs.