Model UNITED Nations


  • 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.
  • The State YMCA brings 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.