Fairfield's Model UN is a student club that operates under the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA USA) and is open to all undergraduates in any major. An average of two or three conferences per year (national and international) enable selected members to compete with peers from all over the world, while feeding their interest in current events, increasing their public speaking skills, and opening up their minds to the political, social, and economic landscape of other countries. Learn more about our Spring 2018 trip to the McMUN conference at McGill University in Montreal!
The group generally meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in CNS 108. Please check our Org Sync page for details, or email president Danielle Izzo '18 if you're interested. Officer elections will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, 7 pm, CNS 108. Please plan to vote and consider running for one of our cabinet positions!
Welcome to the 16th annual Fairfield University Model United Nations High School Conference. The conference offers high school students from the region to engage in academic immersion that promotes global awareness and global interdependence.
The one-day conference will take place at Fairfield's campus and is organized and chaired by Fairfield's Model UN team.
The conference will be held in November, 2018. Details to follow soon.
Model UN Conference Resources
Conference Information (PDF)
Background Guide: North Korea Conflict Committee (PDF)
Background Guide: Berlin Conference (PDF)
Background Guide: The International Atomic Energy Agency (PDF)
Background Guide: Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (PDF)
Background Guide: UNICEF (PDF)
Background Guide: 2040 Election Committee (PDF)
Background Guide: United States Today (PDF)
Background Guide: Paris Climate Accord (PDF)
Model UN is a unique club which combines:
The main objective of the club is to take part in a UN simulation, dealing with the same issues that the actual United Nations does. Students are no longer U.S. citizens, but instead become delegates of another country.
In preparation for the conferences, students research their country's culture, economics, history, geography and politics. Students must also pay close attention to current events. The major challenge of this club is to stop looking at everything as an American and to view situations through another country's eyes. As a result, students gain a greater appreciation and understanding of other cultures as well as their own.
The Fairfield team annually participates in several Model UN conferences and hosts an annual conference for High School students. At these conferences, students participate in simulations mimicking the UN General Assembly, or other similar multilateral bodies, at which they are faced by issues of global importance. Participating students will represent a country or position in an international arena through debate, writing draft resolutions, and negotiating with allies and adversaries.
Model UN provides a great perspective on the reality of international affairs and the international governance system. The Fairfield University team is an active member of the Fairfield University community, hosting events and meetings throughout the academic year.