WE ARE STUDENT BASED
Beginning in April 1999, a group of students from the UConn International Relations Association began exploring the possibility of instituting a high school Model United Nations conference at the University of Connecticut. Before the semester’s end, the group officially formed a student organization known as UCMUN, whose sole purpose was to produce a high school Model United Nations conference for young aspiring minds. Since then, we have grown tremendously both as a UConn student organization and as a conference. In 2010, over 250 delegates attended and in the past 4 years over 350 delegates from across the Northeast arrived on the Storrs campus ready to debate. UCMUN is excited for a bigger and better conference for 2017!
WE ARE A LEARNING CONFERENCE
As students ourselves, we value the lessons we learn from our experiences. Each year, we strive to improve our team and our conference. These values hold true in committee as well. UCMUN committees provide an environment in which both novice and seasoned delegates alike are encouraged to challenge their way of thinking. Our staff is trained to facilitate committee in a way that reflects these values and bring out the best in our delegates, and we offer resources throughout the conference and during the year to enhance the learning experience of each delegate.
WE ARE UCMUN
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We seek to foster international awareness through the process of simulation. Our conference serves to provide an open forum where educational, stimulating, and enjoyable discussion of global issues can take place. Our staff aspire to guide students toward understanding the value of cooperation, diversity, and compromise, all of which are invaluable tools in shaping lives beyond the conference. UCMUN promotes a comfortable yet professional atmosphere for new delegates, while offering challenging committees for seasoned delegates. Realistic committee simulation offers delegates an opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, negotiation, writing, and teamwork while encouraging students to be active, compassionate leaders.