Model UN is a team sport! Though many aspects of being a delegate allow for individual accomplishments and personal growth, a strong Model UN team can help members learn, grow, and win together.
There’s a misconception that Model UN teams need to be large, well-funded, or super competitive. While some schools may boast long-standing programs with lots of members and a stocked trophy cabinet, club organizers can start small and maximize resources like the ones listed here to make Model UN a rewarding and productive experience for all participants.
We’ve compiled some of the most helpful resources from all around the Model UN community. Below you’ll also find information for how your team can earn financial and training assistance from IDIA.
From All American Model UN: A quick read on how to start a Model UN (or Model Congress) club at your school.
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: Tips on how to make your new club’s first meeting a productive one.
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.