Youth Model UN
30 June & 1 July 2018

Advancing our Common Future

This year's conference will address some of the most pressing and rising concerns on the Agenda of the United Nations.  The world has experienced numerous complex events and crises in the past year, and especially rising insecurity and uncertainty in the international system through the emergence of less collaborative approaches to international issues.  Climate agreements are under threat, natural disasters are striking with regular devastation, civil wars and complex emergencies rage across the world, societies are in limbo and a number of humanitarian crises persist.  The world is visibly changing and your students will be asked to explore innovative solutions to pursue international peace and security through the Model United Nations.  

Committees and Topics:

General Assembly 3rd Committee (GA3)

1. Empowering Young People in Political Participation
2. Protection of Cultural Heritage

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

1. Natural Disaster Preparedness in Developing Countries
2. Climate Change and Social Development

Security Council (SC)

1. Peace and Security in Africa
2. Crisis (TBA)


Confirmation of Attendance

If you would like to bring a group to the conference, please fill in the registration form and email it to

  • If you would like to know your country assignments before winter break, please email your registration form to Kate by Wednesday 29 November at 5pm
  • The first round of country assignments will be announced on Friday 1 December.
  • Background guides will be released in early December. 
  • If you need more time to organise a group to commit, then please submit your registration form by 2 February 2018 at 5pm, but do note that those who submit forms early are more likely to get their requested countries.  
  • Please do not make a request for a Security Council country unless you are 100% positive that you will be able to bring students to the conference.  As the Security Council is so small, the absence of 1 or 2 members causes great disruption to the simulation.

I hope you have a lovely day, and we look forward to another beautiful year saving the world with you and your students.

Kate Fanning & Sabrina White

Conference Coordinators