NMUN

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Current Partners

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UN Academic Impact Member
UN DPI

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) with the UN Dept. of Public Information
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US Mission to the UN
Osgood Center Logo

Osgood Center
Washington, DC

Concordia University of Edmonton Logo

Concordia University of Edmonton
Banff National Park, Canada

Universidad San Francisco de Quito Logo

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Northwestern Polytechnical University Logo

Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xian, China

Former Partners

Better World Campaign Logo

Better World Campaign

Kobe University Logo

Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Kobe, Japan

Consules Logo

Rome, Italy

Palacky University Logo

Palacký University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Sciences Po Lille Logo

Sciences Po Lille, France

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Yonsei University
Incheon, Republic of Korea

About Us – Positive Impact, Quality Experience

Our Mission

The National Collegiate Conference Association / National Model United Nations (NCCA/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, multi-lateral conflict resolution and equitable, sustainable human development.

A Brief History

Our roots go back to the intercollegiate Model League simulation in 1927 at Syracuse University. Subsequent conferences, known as the Model Assembly of the League of Nations, Middle Atlantic Section, were hosted at various Mid-Atlantic college and university campuses. The transition to a Model UN simulation began in 1943 at Hamilton College campus and 1944 at Bryn Mawr College campus where model United Nations (World War II allies) simulations were held instead of a Model League of Nations. Annual conferences in our lineage have been held every year since 1927 with the exception of 1945 when U.S. World War II travel restrictions prevented a meeting.

In 1946 the conference became the Middle Atlantic Model (UN) General Assembly (MGA); this was the first Model United Nations conference held after the ratification of the UN Charter. Lafayette College was the host institution. In 1964 the name was changed to National Model (UN) General Assembly (NMGA). From this year on, the conference was held in New York City rather than on campuses.

For the most part, from 1927-1967, the conferences were organized by a Continuation Committee in conjunction with a Mid-Atlantic college or university and the League of Nations Association (LNA), then its successor the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN) or their college affiliate the Collegiate Council for the United Nations (CCUN).

After the 1967 conference the official name became NMUN. In 1968, to ensure the long-term success of the conference, the organizers incorporated as the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA). Since then NCCA has sponsored NMUN conferences and continues to provide quality college and university level programs that bring together the next generation of international leaders. Our annual New York conference is the largest intercollegiate Model UN conference in the world. Since 2007, we have also held annual conferences in Washington, D.C. In 2008, we expanded yet again and started running international conferences with partners from around the globe. For more information read our History of the NCCA/NMUN PDF and consult our Annual Reports.

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/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 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.

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.

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 Member States. 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.

Diversity Chart

Participating Students from UN Member States

Schools reported they brought students from these 130 UN Member States to NMUN in 2016-17.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Fiji
Finland
France
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Dem. Rep.
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Rep. of Tanzania
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zimbabwe

 

Statement of Financial Position

31 May 2016

Assets
Reserves
 (Including Investments and Endowment)
$ 2,666,059
Accounts Receivable / Prepaid Expenses $ 73,561

Total Assets $ 2,739,620

Liabilities and Net Assets
Accounts Payable $ 0
Liabilities / Deferred Revenue $ 126,681
Net Assets $ 2,612,939

Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 2,739,620

As in previous years, the 2015-16 audit was conducted by CliftonLarsonAllen.

Expenses Chart

NMUN by the Numbers
(2016-17 Academic Year)

3 Conferences
New York City
Washington, D.C.
Kobe, Japan

Participants from
130 UN Member States
48 U.S. States
430 Colleges / Universities

Engaging over 7,194 Global Citizens
6,540 Student Delegates
466 Faculty
188+ Volunteers

Diversity by the Numbers (NY 2017)

57% Non-U.S. Student Participants
26% U.S. White/Caucasian
6% U.S. Latino/Hispanic
4% U.S. Black/African American
4% U.S. Asian American
3% 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.

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.

1990s | The rules of procedure used at NMUN programs which we adapted from actual UN rules are reviewed and approved by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

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.


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