Model United Nations

MUN QUICK LINKS: Conference Schedule | Committees & Topics | Registration | Position Papers | Resources 

Model UN is a unique, interactive program that brings world affairs alive for students. Through participation in Model UN simulations, students achieve global learning objectives. They are empowered to investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas to diverse audiences, and apply what they learn creatively during research, debate, and conference time. To participate in Model UN, school teams pick countries to represent in simulations of UN committees. Adult advisors support students in researching and debating a variety of international challenges and their possible solutions. CCWA has organized Model UN conferences for area students since 1941, offering students the opportunity to learn about and engage in international affairs in a personal, exciting way.

Model UN Conferences

CCWA hosts three high school conferences and two middle school conferences each year, along with the Cleveland International Model UN Conference. Click here to see the conference schedule.

CCWA staff carefully selects committees to focus on for every school year at our conferences. Click here to see a full list of our committees and countries available.

Model UN Workshop

Whether you are new to Model UN or a veteran of the program, CCWA staff-led workshops are a great way to refresh your memory of parliamentary procedures and research skills. Announcements about upcoming workshops will be made on the “Conference Schedule” page.

CCWA staff will lead interactive sessions and distribute materials for teachers and students on topics such as:

  • Teachers: starting and/or managing a Model UN team; overview of parliamentary procedure and teaching techniques; tips for preparing students to succeed
  • Students: research techniques, overview and application of parliamentary procedure, resolution writing how-to,  tips for debate and making alliances

CCWA staff are also available to conduct individualized workshops and training sessions in schools throughout the year.  These workshops are free of charge and underwritten by generous foundation support.  To schedule a personalized workshop for your students, please contact

Resources for Model UN Programs

CCWA offers a wide range of resources for teacher advisors and student delegates alike. Visit the resources page to explore. Our staff is always available to answer questions, provide resources, and conduct trainings.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs Model United Nations program is made possible through the generosity of our supporters:


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