Connecticut Geographic Alliance

World Affairs Council of Connecticut – Model United Nations

This year’s Model U.N., sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, will take place at Hartford Public High School. Students from twenty-seven high schools throughout Connecticut will gather on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 to simulate a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in which student teams, each representing a member nation, meet and discuss the most pressing issues that are occurring around the world and discuss ways to resolve these issues. Failed and Failing States, International Debt Management, Environmental Standards of Multinational Corporations, and Education for Women and Girls are the topics of this year’s debate. The regularly scheduled trip to the United Nations during which over 500 Model United Nations students are briefed by the missions on the countries they have chosen to represent was derailed by the October snowstorm, but many schools were able to reschedule in December. Students who participate gain knowledge about global affairs, current events, effective communication, and multilateral diplomacy in addition to having fun meeting students from across Connecticut. For more information about this event and others planned for the spring, please visit the World Affairs Council of Connecticut online at and join the email list.

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