Model UNITED Nations

WHAT IS GEORGIA UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY?

  • Georgia United Nations Assembly (GUNA) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and, multilateral diplomacy.
  • In GUNA, students take on roles as ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization.
  • Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
  • During a simulation they must employ a variety of communications and critical thinking skills to defend and advance the policies of their country.
  • This program is designed for students in grades 6 - 12. *Some schools may do 5-8 or 8-12 for grades depending on how the school divides grades.
  • The program operates Junior GUNA (grades 6-8) and Senior GUNA (grades 9-12) concurrently with separate schedules.
  • When possible, we bring in a living Holocaust Survivor to meet with students and share their story.

What Students Gain at GUNA

  • Expanded awareness of the world and world issues.
  • New friends, confidence, fun, and a great time with a purpose.
  • Experience with communication, consensus building, and compromise so important in international affairs.

Middle School Program

High School Program

In a word: YES!

The middle school program perfectly aligned with the 6th and 7th grade Social Studies standards.  The high school program aligns well with World Geography and World History.

Additionally, both programs support Map and Globe Skills, Information Processing Skills, and extensive literacy standards.

We do offer limited need-based financial assistance for students to assist with program fees (for traditional 3 day programs with an overnight hotel component).  Additionally, the GCCE staff provides each delegation with fundraising ideas to help underwrite participant costs.

Absolutely!  This academic competition recognizes both individual and delegation achievements including best resolution, best country, best debaters, best delegation, and more.

BBC News

The CIA World Factbook

The World Bank

United Nations Webpage

If It were My Home (http://www.ifitweremyhome.com), A country comparison tool that can be used to compare living conditions in your own country to that you are representing.

Official Document System of United Nations (ODS): The UN's official document repository and provides full text search of documents issued since 1993. Resolutions 1946-1993 and the Daily Journals are available through the Advanced Search option.
UN Digital Library (documents): UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications since 1979. See UN Digital Library research guide for details
UN-I-QUE: UN Info Quest, provides citation to the symbols for documents throughout the history of the organization: each record within UN-I-QUE is comprehensive historically. UN-I-QUE does not provide citation to all documents, but to certain documents of a recurrent nature.

Country Research

International Model UN Country Profiles

US Department of State Country Profiles

United Nations Member States

The International Monetary Fund offers recent economic news and data about countries and other territorial entities around the world.

The World Health Organization reports on health conditions and matters in all of its member countries.

UN Committees and International Organizations

Below are the links to the websites of the UN bodies that correspond to each committee.  These sites provide detailed overviews of topics that the committees address, and may also provide country profiles that explain how the issues affect certain nations. Additional links have been included for various international organizations that work closely with the United Nations on various issues.