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The YMCA Model United Nations II (Y-MUN II) program is a simulation of the United Nations for middle school students (grades 6-8). During the Y-MUN II conference (January 12th-14th, 2018),  students (or delegates) participate in three distinct simulations:

  • General Assembly, where delegates assume the roles of diplomats representing countries and engage in debate on topical issues.
  • International Criminal Court, where delegates take on the task of arguing as prosecution or defense in cases tried by the International Criminal Court.
  • Crisis Resolution Committee, where delegates immerse themselves in a historical or current crisis that they are expected to work together to resolve. 

Students prepare for these activities before attending the conference by researching for their roles, working with their peers, learning about current events, and practicing structured debate.

The Y-MUN II program provides delegates with an opportunity to experience the debate and problem solving that occurs at the United Nations in an atmosphere that promotes respect for people of differing views. In order to create that environment, Y-MUN II features several, diverse components to challenge participants and to expand their perspectives and worldviews. Unlike other Model UN conferences, Y-MUN II is about more than simply debating issues. Y-MUN II is about the growth of each participant as a speaker, person, informed world citizen, leader, and collaborator.