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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 


>> Registration for the 2017 - 2018 Global Classrooms DC Community (our year-round curriculum program) is open! Click here to register

>> Click here to read the unit summaries for our year-round curriculum


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community provides educators, parents, and club leaders with a variety of global education materials and opportunities to help teach international issues, run Model UN simulations, and develop global leaders:

  • Curricular Materials 
    • Welcome Guide for Educators
    • 9 monthly units covering the United Nations, student leadership, human rights, public speaking, and more! Click here to read content and topic summaries for each unit 
    • Educator's Manual, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit
    • Early access to GCDC Background Guides 
    • Research Packages on each GCDC topic for extra prep and support
    • No-prep mini-simulations on each GCDC topic
    • Extra and optional activities for each unit covering different international issues, and the United Nations
  • Two (2) faculty log-ins for GCDC's Online Community*
  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year
  • Classroom visits from Professionals and Academics
  • Classroom visits from GCDC's Model UN Mentors
  • Subscription to the GCDC's monthly e-newsletter the GCDC Advocate 
  • Assistance understanding and using UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum available for free online
  • 12-month membership to UNA-NCA for one faculty member ($50 value that's free with GCDC Community membership)
  • Fall and Spring Conference fees not included in membership program registration (see information below)

*Public and Public Charter Schools in Washington DC receive one faculty log-in or an additional log-in for $10

Add-ons to the Global Classrooms DC Community include: 

  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference 

  • Registration and attendance to GCDC's Fall Model UN Training Conference and Spring Model UN Conference


Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to request a free trial of our curriculum with a sample teacher guide and student workbook.
We also recommend taking advantage of
 UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum (also free!)


Fall Model UN Training Conference 
November, 16 2017


>> Click here to for Fall 2017 Model UN Conference coverage

>> Conference only open to GCDC Community members



The Fall Model UN Training Conference hosted by the Pan American Health Organization provided an opportunity for newcomers to Model United Nations to participate in a conference designed to teach rather than compete. Those who participated in MUN before were welcome, as well! 

The conference focused on building the basic Model UN skills of researching your country position, learning public speaking, and writing resolutions with your fellow delegates. Highlights included:

  • One-day conference hosted at the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's specialized health agency

  • Committee topic of Human Rights of Refugees in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) committee, the UN's refugee agency
  • Conference prep materials tailored for students new to Model UN in Unit 2 of the Facilitation Manual
  • Optional position papers! 
  • Opportunity to practice Model UN and work with students from all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region in a teaching environment


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Spring Model UN Conference:
April 27, 2018


>>  Click here to register! Public Registration closes on March 22, 2018

>> Click here for the Spring 2017 conference coverage, and to watch remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Keynote Speaker US Youth Observer to the UN Nicol Perez.

Open to Middle and High School Students, grades 5 - 12

GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis

Spring 2018 Priority Registration [CLOSED]:
December 4 - 18, 2017 
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Community (Year-Round Programming)

Spring 2018 
Public Registration:
January 10 - March 22, 2018 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

Spring 2018 
Late Registration:
March 23 - March 30, 2018 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

Any and all changes in registration must be communicated with GCDC as soon as possible. Due to building capacity, we cannot guarantee that changes in registration can be accommodated.

WSpring 2018 Topics & Committees 


Each topic has one committee for middle school students and one for high school students unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2018 Conference Background Guides
Click on the topic to download and read its background guide.

Delegate Behavior
Students and educators are reminded that they need to respect the space and behave accordingly at GCDC Model UN Conferences. Inappropriate and unprofessional behavior may result in your school or group being unable to attend future conferences.

Required Forms for Spring 2018 Model UN Conference

(1) Media Release : Signed forms for all attending students due
Thursday, April 5, 2018 
If any guardian wishes that their child not photographed,
GCDC must receive an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with their full name, school, country assignment, and committee by April 5.

(2) Security Form : Completed forms with all dietary restrictions/ requirements due
Thursday, April 5, 2018

U.S. Department of State and GCDC Security Information for Spring 2018
All individuals attending the April 27, 2018 Model UN Conference are required to submit information for security pre-clearance to enter the building.
If this information is not provided by April 5, 2018 unfortunately you will be unable to attend the conference. No changes to registration will be accepted after April 5.

Security Instructions
Please completed the security form (here ) by April 5, 2018.
The U.S. Department of State requires the first and last name and birthdate of all attendees. All adults over the age of 18 must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (DL /OR/ Passport).
U.S. Citizens are not required to provide passport information unless they have an out of date or expired DL.
Non-U.S. Citizens are required to provide passport information for entry.
Please contact GCDC at 202.223.6092 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions about the security form.

Dietary Restrictions
Lunch is provided on April 27, 2018 as part of the delegate and faculty fee. Please include dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, no pork, etc.) on the security form beside the appropriate name.

GCDC Secretary General Application

Eligibility: must be a middle or high school students and have attended one other Model UN Conference (not including the GCDC November 2017 training conference).
To apply, please submit a 400 word essay on "What Does Model UN Mean to You?" to be posted on the UNA-NCA Blog, and a 500 word draft of your opening remarks for April 27 with the name of your school/Model UN group.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2018
During registration, groups have the opportunity to list country requests. GCDC does our best to accommodate these requests, but make no guarantees. Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.

Position Papers
In order to be eligible for a committee award, delegations must submit one (1) position paper per country (i.e. if two delegates are representing the United States, they will only submit one position paper between the two of them).
There will also be an award for most outstanding position paper for each committee. Position paper requirements and guidelines can be found at the end of each background guide. All position papers must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 

GCDC Payment Policy for Spring 2018
Schools that have not submitted their payment by April 5, 2018 will unfortunately be unable to attend the conference. 
Groups may pay via check made out to "UNA-NCA" mailed to the UNA-NCA office or can be paid online.

GCDC Refund Policy
After February 28, 2018, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school's most recent invoice.
After April 5, 2018, no refunds will be processed.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Financial Support
If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please email Global Education Managing Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to review and discuss financial support that may be available.


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