History of the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) and National Model United Nations (NMUN)
NCCA Annual Report
2015 NCCA Annual Report
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
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.
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.
The first NMUN•DC conference is held in November.
2004 | In order to manage the growth of the conference and provide more professional service, the first full-time, paid employee is hired, an Executive Director.
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.
1967 | After the 1967 conference, the official name of the conference becomes National Model United Nations (NMUN).
1964 | The conference becomes National Model (UN) General Assembly (NMGA).
1961 | Eleanor Roosevelt serves as the keynote speaker at the opening session at the UN building in New York.
1960s | The 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 the final session.
1952 | The final session for this conference is held at the new UN Headquarters building in New York City. The first conference to use the building for this purpose.
1946 | The conference becomes the Middle/Mid-Atlantic Model (UN) General Assembly (MGA).
It's the first Model United Nations simulation to be held after the ratification of the UN Charter.
1945 | Due to the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation's travel restrictions related to World War II, this is the only year this conference is not held.
The UN Charter is ratified on 24 October.
1944 | Once again the delegates 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 | The 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 the transition to a Model UN simulation.
1942 | The term United Nations is used in the document entitled Declaration by United Nations.
1933 | The 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 | The 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 | The 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.