Model United Nations
YMCA Model United Nations (Y-MUN) is designed to introduce students to world cultures while debating issues of international importance in a hands-on environment.
Students participate in conflict resolution, public speaking, build coalitions while making new friends and exposing themselves to new ideas.
Through its uniqueness among Model UN programs as a student-run conference and its emphasis on servant leadership, our program provides an unprecedented opportunity for young people to grow and develop as communicators, researchers, negotiators, and leaders.
Model UN Committees
Student delegates represent their assigned country within a committee based on the real United Nations focused on a specific topic, region, or crisis.
In addition, Y-MUN offers specialized committees that simulate historical events and prosecute crimes against international law, while a multimedia press corps documents and reports on each committee's efforts.
Y-MUN is unique among peer programs for its emphasis on student leadership and character development. Each committee at Y-MUN is chaired by high school students, not college advisors.
These student officers, led by a Secretary-General elected by the entire program, develop committee topics and conference initiatives each year guided by volunteer staff.
Y-MUN relies on a group of volunteers to design, plan, and execute the program each year. These volunteer leaders are all alumni of Y-MUN, so their dedication to the program extends to ensure that each delegate has the experience that brings them back year after year.