Model United Nations

Tennessee YMCA Model United Nations promotes appreciation for the global community

The Tennessee YMCA Model United Nations Conference is a three-day experience in diplomacy that provides high school students and adult leaders with a greater appreciation for our global community through hands-on involvement with international issues and solutions. The conference is geared toward developing international consciousness through role play as students represent one of the member countries of the United Nations.

The high school conference is held in Murfreesboro. Middle school students participate in a local one-day conference usually held in the Shelby County Commission Chambers and the City Council Chambers.

Model United Nations 2019 Registration will open August 28, 2019.

  • Conference A: November 8 - 10, 2019
  • Conference B: November 15 - 17, 2019
  • MS Memphis 1: December 5, 2019
  • MS Memphis 2: December 6, 2019

Click here for the Template for General Assembly

There are a number of roles participants may take:

Country Delegates: Participants research their assigned country and write a proposal based on an important issue in that country. Delegates present proposals in committees and in General Assembly.

Committees: Proposals are presented, debated and ranked. The ranked proposals then go to the General Assembly, are again presented and debated, and then are passed or defeated.

International Court of Justice: The court hears legal cases on issues dealing with international crises. Participants act as justices, listening to and judging cases.

Security Council: The council debates issues that threaten international peace and security. Participants investigate and settle disputes, apply economic sanctions and take military action.

Press: Participants report on hot topics and conference happenings and provide election coverage in the multi-issue newspaper.

Offices: Participants may run for office and preside over the conference.

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