National Model United Nations 2022 New York (NMUN-NY)

February 15, 2022

Opportunity begins:

Apr 03, 2022

Opportunity ends:

Apr 14, 2022

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Location (s):

  • United States of America
New York


Join thousands of university students, more than half from outside the United States, in New York City to discuss current global issues in a real world context. NMUN•NY offers 21 simulated UN committees and uses procedural rules developed with UNITAR. Outside conference sessions, delegates from over 100 UN Member States can take advantage of opportunities at Permanent Missions to the UN, the United Nations itself, as well as world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants, and stores. Conference features include interactions with Secretariat members and sessions held at UN Headquarters (started in 1952). 


Outside conference sessions, delegates from more than 126 UN Member States can take advantage of opportunities at Permanent Missions to the UN, the United Nations itself, as well as world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants, and shopping. Conference features include interactions with Secretariat members and sessions held at UN Headquarters (started in 1952).


Development Department

  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

ECOSOC Department

  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
  • Commission on Population and Development (CPD)
  • Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
  • Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

General Assembly Department

  • General Assembly First Committee (GA1)
  • General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)
  • General Assembly Third Committee (GA3)
  • High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs Department

  • Human Rights Council (HRC)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Peace & Security Department

  • Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)
  • Security Council (SC)
  • Security Council-Additional (SC-A)
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Review Conference (NPT)


NMUN annually draws participants from more than 130 UN Member States to address current global issues. Our experiential learning programs, including the world's largest university-level Model UN, provide students with a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.

Students benefit from our longstanding partnership with the UN and utilize simulation procedural rules developed decades ago with UNITAR. Our New York conferences culminate at UN Headquarters with thousands of students in attendance.

Our Mission

National Model United Nations (NMUN) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. We positively affect the lives of participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperative resolution of conflict. We envision a world comprised of civically engaged people who strive for peaceful, multilateral conflict resolution and equitable, sustainable human development.

Guiding Principle

Cooperative, hands-on, experiential learning allows students to confront a range of topics with the perspective of their assigned country or organization. Through these experiences - during preparation in committee sessions and hallway caucuses - students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, experience the challenges of negotiation, see the rewards of cooperation, broaden their world view, and discover the human side of international relations and diplomacy.

UN Involvement

NMUN has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications since 1982 and a UN Academic Impact member since 2013.

Numerous NMUN conference speakers work for the UN. It has been our privilege to have UN Secretaries-General Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali; and Deputy Secretaries-General Amina J. Mohammed and Jan Eliasson serve as keynote speakers. UN officials have also served as advisory group members, and many student delegations meet with their official national delegations during the conference.

UN facilities, including the General Assembly Hall, are generally used on the last day of our New York conferences. When UN space is unavailable for the Closing Ceremony we attempt to hold the Opening Ceremony at the UN. In 1952 we were the first Model UN conference to use the UN headquarters in New York City for our final session.

We were pioneers in using rules more aligned with those used by the UN. The rules of procedure used at NMUN programs were adapted by us from actual UN rules. The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) reviewed and approved them in the 1990s.

Experiential Learning Programs

Our programs provide a diverse group of informed students and their faculty advisors a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context. Conferences address important issues including regional conflicts, women and children, peacekeeping, human rights, economic and social development, and the environment. Our goal is to provide a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN as students build skills in diplomacy and compromise.

Program dates

  • 3 - 7 April 2022  (Conference A)
  • or 10 - 14 April 2022 (Conference B)

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

Program Starts: April 03, 2022

Program Ends: April 14, 2022

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NY Costs

These preliminary cost estimates are provided to help with planning and budgeting. Final per person cost will differ depending upon point of departure, currency conversion rates, and other factors.

Registration Fee (nonrefundable) - $200 USD, per school/registration

Delegate/Head Delegate Fees - $135 USD, per delegate/head delegate; late fees are assessed if not paid in full by 15 February

Faculty Fee  - $135 USD per faculty advisor

Students may not register as faculty

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