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Current Partners

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Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) with the UN Dept. of Public Information

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US Mission to the UN

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Osgood Center
Washington, DC

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Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Kobe, Japan

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Concordia University of Edmonton
Banff National Park, Canada

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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Former Partners

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Better World Campaign

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Rome, Italy

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Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xian, China

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Palacký University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

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Sciences Po Lille, France

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Yonsei University
Incheon, Republic of Korea

About Us – Positive Impact, Quality Experience

Our Mission

For more than 48 years, the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), sponsor of National Model United Nations (NMUN), has provided quality college/university level programs that bring together the next generation of international leaders. We are a 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, multi-lateral 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 even in 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

NCCA, sponsor of NMUN, has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) since 1982. NCCA/NMUN has also been a recognized member of UN Academic Impact since 2013. Numerous NMUN conference speakers work for the UN. We have been privileged to have UN Secretaries-General Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali; and Deputy Secretary-General 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.

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.

In the past year 6,500 university students from six continents attended NMUN conferences in New York City; Washington, DC; and Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Diversity is a Key Ingredient to NMUN Success

The continued growth of our NMUN simulations has resulted in more diverse conference attendees and a more accurate reflection of the United Nations. More than 50% of our participants are from outside the U.S.

NMUN simulations benefit from the diverse voices of delegations from around the world. To help promote international awareness and diversity, we encourage faculty advisors and head delegates to comprise delegations reflecting the diverseness of their own campuses. Although we believe our conferences benefit from participation of diverse populations, we do not impose quotas on any group.

Participant Schools from UN Member States – Reflecting the United Nations

Schools from these UN Member States sent delegations to NMUN•NY 2016, contributing to the NMUN initiative to provide participants with the insights needed to become better global citizens and the next generation of international leaders.

Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Lebanon
Mexico
Netherlands
Nigeria
Philippines
Poland
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uzbekistan
Venezuela

Diversity Chart

Participating Students from UN Member States

Schools indicated they brought students from these UN Member States to NMUN•NY 2016.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Cuba
Czech Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lao People's Dem. Rep.
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
The former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Rep. of Tanzania
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zimbabwe

“National Model United Nations, in New York each year is an extraordinary tool that allows students to come to understand and value world cultures, the process and procedure of debate and compromise and most of all it provides an enriching activity to a world university of students, who are in need of contact with their counterparts from across the globe….”
- Prof. Jason Libfeld
Hostos Community College, New York

NCCA/NMUN History

History of the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) and National Model United Nations (NMUN) PDF

NCCA Annual Report

2015 NCCA Annual Report PDF


Statistics

6,500 Student Delegates

440 Colleges and Universities

Diversity by the Numbers (NY 2016)

55% Non-U.S. Student Participants

27% U.S. White/Caucasian

6% U.S. Hispanic/Latina

4% U.S. Black/African American

4% U.S. Asian American

4% U.S. Multiracial/Other


Milestones

2015 | UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon once again serves as a keynote speaker at the annual NMUN conference in New York City.

2014 | NCCA creates a DC Advisory Group.

2013 | NCCA/NMUN becomes a registered UN Academic Impact member.

2011 | APEC Conference is held in Washington, DC in conjunction with High Level APEC meeting in the US capital.

2008 | UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon serves as keynote speaker at the annual NMUN conference in New York.
NMUN premiers NMUN•China, the first of many international conference locations.

2007 | To better serve participants, NMUN is held as one conference at two New York City venues. More than 4,000 students attend, half from outside the United States.
Our first NMUN•DC conference is held in November.

1999 | UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan serves as a keynote speaker at the annual NMUN conference in New York City.

1990 | NCCA develops the Southern Regional Model UN conference (SRMUN) in Atlanta in response to the absence of Model UN opportunities in the region. In 1993 SRMUN incorporates as a separate nonprofit organization.

1982 | NCCA is named a non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status to the U.N. Department of Public Information.

1981 | NCCA creates a New York Advisory Group.

1974 | NCCA develops the National High School Model UN conference (NHSMUN). In 1979 this conference incorporates as a separate nonprofit organization.

1968 | The National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) is incorporated on April 30 to assure the long-term educational integrity and financial success of the conference.
The official name of the conference becomes National Model United Nations (NMUN).

1964 | Our conference becomes National Model (UN) General Assembly (NMGA).

1961 | Eleanor Roosevelt serves as the keynote speaker at our opening session at the UN building in New York.

1960s | Our conferences are staffed by Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and other U.S. east coast students. In this decade the conference transitions from being held on different campuses to being held at a hotel in New York City.

1956 | Eleanor Roosevelt serves as the keynote speaker at our final session.

1952 | The final session for this conference is held at the new UN Headquarters building in New York City. We are the first conference to use the building for this purpose.

1946 | Our conference becomes the Middle/Mid-Atlantic Model (UN) General Assembly (MGA).

1945 | Due to the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation's travel restrictions related to World War II, this is the only year we are unable to hold a conference.
The UN Charter is ratified on 24 October.

1944 | Once again our delgates represent United Nations countries (WW II allies). Possible solutions to the issues faced by the United Nations related to establishing an international organization is the theme.

1943 | Our conference attendees represent United Nations countries (WW II allies). The United Nations and the Organization of Peace is the main topic. This is the start of our transition to a Model UN simulation.

1933 | Our first constitution and by-laws are adopted. They include the creation of a Continuation Committee composed of 4 faculty, 4 students, and a representative of the League of Nations Association.

1928 | Our conference expands in its second year and welcomes students from colleges and universities in Mid-Atlantic states. It becomes the Model Assembly of the League of Nations, Middle Atlantic Section.

1927 | Our first conference begins as a Model Assembly of the League of Nations and is composed of students and faculty from New York colleges and universities.
Planning for the first conference began in 1926.


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