Middle School Model United Nations (MSMUN), held in partnership with the Northeastern University Model UN team and International Relations Council, is UNAGB’s largest MUN conference of the year. Last year we welcomed students in 6th-8th grades from all over New England for a day full of public speaking, diplomacy, and critical thinking!
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 MSMUN? Registration will open for this conference in early September.
What is the committee/topic? This year’s MSMUN topics are the following:
1. Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen
2. Addressing Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela
3. Reducing Economic Barriers for Women
4. Reducing Drivers for Climate Change
5. Preserving the Rights of Asylum Seekers
Is this a middle or high school conference? This conference is open to open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Will students participate in pairs? Advisors should work with their students to determine this. Our 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. Advisors should
Are there position papers? Yes – please stay tuned for more on this. Position papers should be submitted one week prior to the conference to allow our team of chairs ample time to thoughtfully read through them all.
Will this conference take place online? Yes – this conference will be held virtually using Zoom and a virtual schoolhouse through an educational event platform called classrooms.cloud
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?
1. New delegate to MUN (or new to virtual MUN?) – click here for Frequently Asked Questions by delegates about virtual MUN!
2. New advisor to MUN (or new to virtual MUN?) – click here for Frequently Asked Questions by advisors about virtual MUN!
3. New parent-advisor to MUN (or new to virtual MUN?) – click here for Frequently Asked Questions by parents about virtual MUN!
We hope to see you there! Please contact Alex Bostian, Education Program Manager at [email protected] with further questions.