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Registration for the 20th Annual GCDC Spring Model UN conference is now open

The annual Spring Model UN Conference serves as the culminating event of the school year in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Pan American Health Organization. Keynote speakers at this event have included former U.S. Secretaries of State such as Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Rex Tillerson, and Antony Blinken. 

 

Spring 2024 Model UN Conference Information:

Date & Location

Monday, April 29th 
U.S. Department of State

Registration 
Register Here 

Eligibility

The Spring Conference is open to all middle and high school students in grades 5 – 12.


Middle School Committee Background Guides

  • TBD

High School Committee Background Guides 

  • TBD

Deadlines and Payment Information
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Final Payment deadline: April 16, 2024. Schools that have not submitted their payment by this deadline will not be able to attend the conference. Groups may pay via check made out to "UNA-NCA" mailed to the UNA-NCA office or paid online (an invoice will be sent after signing up for registration). 

Refund Policy: After March 29, 2024, no refunds can be processed. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Does your school classify as Title I or FARM? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a discounted price quote.

Media Release Forms
Signed media release forms for all attending students are due April 19, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. 

If any guardian wishes that their child not be photographed, GCDC must receive an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their full name, school, country assignment, and committee by April 19, 2024.

Position Papers

In order to be eligible for a committee award, delegations must submit one (1) position paper per country (i.e. if three delegates are representing the United States, they will only submit one position paper between the three of them).

There will also be an awards for each committee. Position paper requirements and guidelines can be found at the end of each background guide.

Deadline: April 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The following steps will be required for submission: 
- Email Subject Line: Country Name, Committee and School (Ex: USA, UNSC, GCDC - Position Paper) 
- Position Papers must be attached to email as a pdf. 
- Refer to background guides for Position Paper formats for Spring 2024.
*Please note: Position Paper submission are required to be eligible for research and committee awards* 

Student Secretary General Application

The Student Secretary General has the opportunity to address delegates in opening ceremonies and have their work published on UNA-NCA Snapshots. Students interested in serving as the Secretary General for the conference are encouraged to apply. The SG will oversee the administrative functions of the conference with GCDC staff. 
 
Eligibility
Middle or high school students that have at least one year of Model UN experience and currently a student at a GCDC Year-Round Community member school. 

Application
To apply, please submit a 5 minute video answering two questions: 
  • What will you bring to the conference as Secretary-General? 
  • What does Model UN mean to you?
Deadline: (DATE: TBD) at 11:59 PM EST to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions?

Contact the Global Classrooms DC office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 202.223.6092

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