Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out more about Model United Nations conferences?

The United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) is an excellent source for everything from getting a team together and preparing to represent a country to running a conference.  Go to United Nations Association and click on Model UN.  You will find research tips, sample resolution and position papers, and much more.

Do I need to memorize the UN Charter?

No, but you should be familiar with it and bring a copy to the conference so you can be sure that your resolutions are consistent with the fundamental rules of the UN.  The Charter is available for more information.

What news sources will help me keep up with what is happening at the United Nations?

The UN News Centre is the official press agency of the UN.  It has information about all UN committees and member countries.  If you would like to receive this information in email form, you can subscribe to UN Wire.

What other news sources do you recommend for keeping up with international relations?