Schools and administrative leaders are crucial partners for Model UN clubs. Schools can help coordinate the network of clubs, students, teachers, and parents who come together to make Model UN work.
Model UN programs can both offer and benefit from support in their local educational communities. Whether it’s running an entire one-day conference at your school, or helping to recruit new delegates, schools can provide resources and expertise to bolster Model UN clubs and make sure they remain year-round fixtures for students.
Below are some helpful articles sourced from the Model UN community with tips and tools for teachers, parents and administrators. You’ll also find resources from IDIA to find financial assistance and register for upcoming events.
From All American Model UN: Answers to top questions posed by Model UN parents. Good insight into how Model UN can help prepare your delegate for college and beyond.
From Best Delegate: Tips on how to find funding and delegate fundraising tasks for your club.
An incomplete but useful list of US Model UN conferences for high school students. Be sure to also check out IDIA’s conference calendar below!
From Best Delegate: Some high level insights for teachers and admins on topics like starting your school’s own UN conference.
The Institute for Domestic and International Affairs offers free in-person workshops to help new clubs learn everything they need to know about participating in Model UN.
Get assistance from experience undergrad students who plan, coordinate, and staff real Model UN conferences year round. If you’re in the northeast USA, IDIA can come to you. If you’re out of our physical service area, we’re happy to coordinate a virtual training covering debate, club organization, substantive topics, rules and customs, and more!
Contact our program staff today to learn more!
Funding shouldn’t keep any student from experiencing all that Model UN has to offer – but unfortunately, it’s often the biggest obstacle for new and even established clubs.
IDIA coordinates scholarships for our four-day and one-day conferences. Full and partial economic assistance is available – contact our program staff to learn more.