school of environmental studies

Model United Nations

Quick Summary:

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues using the policies and perspectives of a country.

Intensive Theme Description:

This course offers an in-depth analysis of the workings of the United Nations. Students prepare and participate in Model UN Conferences. It also includes an overview of current international issues. The course assists qualifying students in preparing for their role in representing School of Environmental Studies Educational Foundation at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Commission on the Status of Women Fifty-Ninth Session

United Nations Headquarters, New York, 2015


Student Quotes

“I was really overwhelmed by the diversity at the CSW; everyone came from a different country and had a different story to tell. It was so amazing to see that despite their differences, everyone seemed to be able to come together for a common goal.” 


Going to the CSW was a bit of reality check. When I think of women’s rights I think of equality and equal pay type issues, which the Western world wants. Yet, being at the UN and seeing the whole world represented I could see that there is such a range of what people need. In some parts of the world women just want to be able to live in their homes without being physically assaulted. With such a vast array of needs, it can be challenging to create comprehensive plans that accommodate the global communities needs. This separation made me realize we have a long way to go, but with those dedicated to making a difference I know that change is possible. “