Diversity is a Key Ingredient to NMUN Success
The continued growth of National Model United Nations (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 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 Countries – Reflecting the United Nations
Schools from these UN Member countries sent delegations to NMUN•NY 2013, contributing to the NMUN initiative to provide participants with the insights needed to become better global citizens and the next generation of international leaders.
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates
Diversity Statistics for NMUN•NY 2012
“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
Experiential Learning Programs
Our programs provide a diverse group of informed students and their advisors a forum for addressing global concerns in a "real world" context. Conferences address important issues including regional conflicts, peacekeeping, human rights, women and children, 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, more than 5,600 university students from six continents attended NMUN conferences in New York City, Washington, DC and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
5,656 Student Delegates
403 Colleges and Universities
3,080 non-U.S. Student Participants
Diversity by the Numbers (NY 2013)
58% Non-U.S. Student Participants
25% White American
5% Hispanic/Latina American
4% African American
4% Asian American