Join UNAGB for a day full of public speaking, diplomacy, and critical thinking on issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals at this year’s Sustainable Development Goal Model UN Conference (SDGMUN)!
This is a traditional General Assembly style conference in which students receive a committee and country assignment 7-8 weeks prior to the conference. Students spend the months prior to the conference research, learning, and preparing their position papers and opening speeches.
Below is a brief Q & A to help you learn a little more about the event:
When will registration open for SDGMUN? Registration is open.
When will registration close? Registration for SDGMUN will close at 5PM EST on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
What are the committees/topics?
1. Reducing the Impact of Ocean Acidification (SDG 14 – Life Below Water)
2. International Cooperation to Prevent Political Corruption (SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions)
3. Achieving Carbon Net Neutrality by 2050 (SDG 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy)
4. Addressing Global Cybercrime (SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure)
Is this a middle or high school conference? This conference is open to students in grades 6-12. Middle schoolers and high schoolers will work in separate committee rooms.
Will students participate in pairs? UNAGB’s recommendation for online conferences is single delegates but we will allow pairs should you decide that is the best option for your students! Groups of three will not be permitted.
When will delegates find out their countries? Advisors will receive country and committee assignments for their delegation 7-8 weeks prior to the conference.
Are there position papers? Position papers are not required for this conference, however, only those who submit them will be considered for a Best Position Paper award. More details on this to come after registration.
Will this conference take place online? Yes – this conference will be held virtually using Zoom.
My school doesn’t have a Model UN team, but I’d like to attend…are independent teams invited? Yes! Independent teams and independent delegates are welcome to attend. Parent advisors welcome!
What is the cost of registration? There is no group delegation fee for this conference. The cost of attendance is $50/delegate. If you attend a Title 1 qualifying school you may request a reduced delegate fee of $20/delegate.
What is the refund policy? Delegate fees ($50/$20) may be refunded until a week before the event.
Looking for additional resources for participation in virtual Model UN? Check out UNAGB’s Virtual Model UN website for resources on participating in virtual Model UN for delegates, advisors, and parents/guardians.
Anti-Bullying Policy & Code of Ethics
UNAGB is committed to each student’s success in a caring, responsive, and safe environment that is free of bullying, violence, or discrimination of any kind.
Delegates must treat their peers with respect and behave in a manner that helps to ensure that all students have the opportunity and support to fully participate in the conference. Students should report any instances of bullying to their chairs or to UNAGB staff.
If an instance of bullying occurs, advisors of involved students will immediately be notified. In addition to potential dismissal from the conference, violation of UNAGB’s bullying policy may prohibit delegate’s future participation in Model UN conferences for a period of time.
Delegate Code of Ethics, abridged from the first three articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
1. Everyone is free and we should all be treated in the same way.
2. Everyone is equal despite differences in skin color, sex, religion, language, political or other opinion, national origin or other status.
3. Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.
We hope to see you there! Please contact Alex Bostian, Program Manager, Global Education & Internships, at [email protected] with further questions.