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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 


>> Registration for the 2017 - 2018 Global Classrooms DC Community (our year-round curriculum program) is open! Click here to register

>> Click here to read the unit summaries for our year-round curriculum


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community provides educators, parents, and club leaders with a variety of global education materials and opportunities to help teach international issues, run Model UN simulations, and develop global leaders:

  • Curricular Materials 
    • Welcome Guide for Educators
    • 9 monthly units covering the United Nations, student leadership, human rights, public speaking, and more! Click here to read content and topic summaries for each unit 
    • Educator's Manual, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit
    • Early access to GCDC Background Guides 
    • Research Packages on each GCDC topic for extra prep and support
    • No-prep mini-simulations on each GCDC topic
    • Extra and optional activities for each unit covering different international issues, and the United Nations
  • Two (2) faculty log-ins for GCDC's Online Community*
  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year
  • Classroom visits from Professionals and Academics
  • Classroom visits from GCDC's Model UN Mentors
  • Subscription to the GCDC's monthly e-newsletter the GCDC Advocate 
  • Assistance understanding and using UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum available for free online
  • 12-month membership to UNA-NCA for one faculty member ($50 value that's free with GCDC Community membership)
  • Fall and Spring Conference fees not included in membership program registration (see information below)

*Public and Public Charter Schools in Washington DC receive one faculty log-in or an additional log-in for $10

Add-ons to the Global Classrooms DC Community include: 

  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference 

  • Registration and attendance to GCDC's Fall Model UN Training Conference and Spring Model UN Conference


Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to request a free trial of our curriculum with a sample teacher guide and student workbook. We also recommend taking advantage of UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum (also free!)


Fall Model UN Training Conference 
November, 16 2017


>> Click here to register for the 2017 Global Classrooms DC Fall Training Conference!

>> Click here to for Fall 2016 Model UN Conference coverage, and to read the speech by Keynote Speaker, Una Chapman Cox Fellow and U.S. Foreign Service Officer Luis F. Mendez

>> Conference is only open to GCDC Community members



The Fall Model UN Training Conference hosted by the Pan American Health Organization provides an opportunity for newcomers to Model United Nations to participate in a conference designed to teach rather than compete. Those who have participated in MUN before are welcome, as well! 

The conference focuses on building the basic Model UN skills of researching your country position, learning public speaking, and writing resolutions with your fellow delegates. Highlights include:

  • One-day conference hosted at the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's specialized health agency

  • Committee topic of Human Rights of Refugees in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) committee, the UN's refugee agency
  • Conference prep materials tailored for students new to Model UN in Unit 2 of the Facilitation Manual
  • Position papers are optional! 
  • Opportunity to practice Model UN and work with students from all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region in a teaching environment


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Spring Model UN Conference: April 2018


>> Thank you for joining us at the GCDC Spring 2017 Model UN Conference! Click here for conference coverage, and to watch remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Keynote Speaker US Youth Observer to the UN Nicol Perez.

Open to Middle and High School Students, grades 5 - 12

GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis
Spring 2017 Priority Registration:
December 5 - 19, 2016 (Closed) 
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Year-Round Programming

Spring 2017 Public Registration: January 5 - March 30, 2017 (Opened at 11am EST)
Spring 2017 Late Registration: March 31 - April 6, 2017 (Closed at 5pm EST)

Any and all changes in registration must be communicated with GCDC as soon as possible. Due to building capacity, we cannot guarantee that changes in registration can be accommodated.

WSpring 2017 Topics, Committees, and Background Guides


  • Human Rights of Refugees, United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) >> Background Guide
  • Technology for Sustainable City Development, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA): Special Summit >> Background Guide
  • The Situation in Somalia, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) >> Background Guide
  • Rising Sea Levels (Climate Change), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) *Middle School Only >> Background Guide
  • Access to Primary Education, African Union (AU) *Middle School Only >> Background Guide

Each topic has one committee for middle school students and one for high school students unless otherwise noted.

** Delegate Decorum & Behavior **
Students and educators are reminded that they need to respect the space and behave accordingly at GCDC Model UN Conferences; inappropriate and unprofessional behavior may result in your school or group being unable to attend future conferences.

Required Forms for 5.2.17
(1) Media Release: due Thursday, April 20, 2017 (2) Security Form : Please include dietary restrictions/requirements on this form

U.S. Department of State and GCDC Security Information for Spring 2017
All individuals attending the May 2, 2017 Model UN Conference are required to submit information for security pre-clearance to enter the building. If this information is not provided by April 13, 2017 unfortunately you will be unable to attend the conference. No changes to registration will be accepted after April 13, 2017.

Security Instructions
Please completed the security form (here ) by April 13, 2017. The U.S. Department of State requires the first and last name and birthdate of all attendees. All adults over the age of 18 must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (DL /OR/ Passport). U.S. Citizens are not required to provide passport information unless they have an out of date or expired DL. Non-U.S. Citizens are required to provide passport information for entry. Please contact GCDC at 202.223.6092 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions about the security form.

Dietary Restrictions
Lunch is provided on May 2, 2017 as part of the delegate and faculty fee. Please include dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. vegetarian, no pork, etc.) on the security form beside the appropriate name.

GCDC Secretary General Application

Eligibility: must be a middle or high school students and have attended one other Model UN Conference (not including the GCDC November 2016 training conference)
To apply please submit a 250 word paragraph on "Why you want to be Secretary General," a 500 word draft of you opening remarks for May 2, 2017, a picture of yourself, and the name of your school/Model UN group.
Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59PM EST to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2017
During registration groups may have list country requests, GCDC will do our best to accommodate these requests but make no guarantees. Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.

Position Papers
In order to be eligible for a committee award, delegations must submit one (1) position paper per country (i.e. if two delegates are representing the United States they will only submit one position paper between the two of them).
There will also be an award for most outstanding position paper for each committee. Position paper requirements and guidelines can be found at the end of each background guide, and all position papers must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. 

GCDC Payment Policy for Spring 2017
Schools that have not submitted their payment by April 6, 2017 will unfortunately be unable to attend the conference. Groups may pay via check made out to "UNA-NCA" mailed to the UNA-NCA office or pay online, payments will no longer be collected over the phone.
Click here to make a payment online.

GCDC Refund Policy
After March 3, 2017, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school's most recent invoice. After April 6. 2017, no refunds will be processed.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Financial Support
If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Director of Global Education, to review and discuss financial support that may be available.

If your school needs assistance finding transportation for May 2, 2017 please contact the GCDC office as soon as possible at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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