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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 


>> Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is now open! Register now.

>> Summaries of each unit are available here


The Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community provides educators, parents, and Model UN club leaders with a variety of global education materials and opportunities to help teach international issues, run Model UN simulations, and develop tomorrow’s global leaders. By joining the GCDC Community, you will gain access to GCDC’s original global education curriculum and Model UN mini-simulations, as well as invitations to Model UN conference opportunities, workshops, professional development sessions, and more!

New to Model UN? Read our FAQ Page

GCDC Community Benefits

Original Global Education Curriculum

GCDC’s uniquely designed global education curriculum introduces students to the United Nations, international issues, and country perspectives through Model UN. Model UN allows them to practice key skills, including writing, researching, public speaking, negotiation, and advocacy while debating, representing countries in the UN, and having fun!

There are eight units with three lessons each. Each unit includes activities that introduce students to a topic based on the Sustainable Development Goals, hones a critical skill, and finishes with a discussion on the topic through a mini Model UN simulation. Units can be covered in order, be adapted based on country and state curriculum requirements, and be used to be a cross-curricular activity.

A summary of the 2021-2022 curriculum topics is available here.

GCDC’s Year-Round curriculum includes:
  • An Educator’s Guide, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit.
  • No prep mini model UN simulations for each unit.
  • Extra optional activities for each unit covering different international issues and the United Nations.
  • Two faculty log-ins.
Interested in a free sample?
Email gcdc@unanca.org for a sample Educator’s Guide, Student Workbook, and mini Model UN simulation.

Exclusive Programming

  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year.
  • Invitations to monthly virtual Model UN committee sessions with GCDC partners, including UN agencies and local organizations.
  • Classroom visits and virtual presentations from Professionals and Academics in the international affairs field.
  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference. Conference fees are not included in GCDC Community fees. 

Fall Model UN Training Conference

The Fall 2020 Model UN Training Conference took place November 16-19, 2020. The GCDC team will announce the date for this year’s conference in August 2021.

The annual Fall Model UN Training Conference is an exclusive conference for schools registered for the GCDC Community. The conference is designed to teach newcomers about Model UN policies and procedures. Those who have participated in Model UN are welcome, as well.

Click here for more information on the Fall 2021 Model UN Conference. 


Fall Model UN Training Conference  

Registration for the Fall 2021 Model UN Conference will open on September, 16 2021. 

About the Fall Model UN Training Conference

The annual Fall Model UN Training Conference is an opportunity for students to build basic Model UN skills, including public speaking skills, resolution writing, and research on country positions. During the conference, students have the chance to work with fellow delegates from all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Click here to read about the Fall 2020 Model UN Conference.
The Fall Model UN Conference is only open to GCDC Community members. Click here to learn more about the GCDC Community.

Key highlights:
  • Designed to teach students about Model UN policies and procedures.
  • One-day conference hosted at the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Prep materials tailored for students new to Model UN in Unit 2 of the GCDC Community
  • Optional position papers

Fall 2021 Model UN Training Conference Information

The Fall 2021 Model UN Training Conference will take place virtually during the week of November 16, 2021. The GCDC team is closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 variants and will announce the official date of the conference soon.

Registration & Fees:
Is your school classified as Title 1 or FARM? Email gcdc@unanca.org for a discounted price quote.



Deadline to Register:
November 5, 2021 at 11:59pm
Payment Deadline: November 11, 2021 at 11:59pm


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Spring Model UN Conference 


>> The Spring 2021 Model UN Conference took place virtually on April 16 & 17. 

Read about the Spring 2021 Conference here and watch our coverage here.



Date and Time: April 16 3:00pm - 6:30pm & April 17 10:00am - 1:30pm
The Spring Conference  is open to Middle and High School Students in grades 5 - 12. 

Spring 2021 Registration Information
Priority Registration: January 11 - 22, 2021
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Community (Year-Round Programming)

Public Registration: January 27 - April 7, 2021 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

Late Registration: April 8 - April 15, 2021 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

Any and all changes in registration must be communicated with GCDC as soon as possible. See below for refund policy and financial support.

GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis
Delegates must be able to attend both committee sessions


Position Papers for Spring 2021**

In order to be eligible for a committee award, delegations must submit one (1) position paper per country (i.e. if three delegates are representing the United States, they will only submit one position paper between the three 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. All position papers for Public Registration must be sent to gcdc@unanca.org by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

**Note: If a school registers during Late Registration, students must send their papers by April 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Media Release Forms for Spring 2021 Model UN Conference

Signed forms for all attending students due 
Thursday, April 9, 2021 

Click here to fill out a media release form.
If any guardian wishes that their child not be photographed, GCDC must receive an email at gcdc@unanca.org with their full name, school, country assignment, and committee by April 10. 

GCDC Secretary General Application for Spring 2021

The Student Secretary General has the opportunity to address delegates in opening ceremonies and have their work published on UNA-NCA Snapshots.

Eligibility: middle or high school students that have attended one other Model UN Conference (not including the GCDC November 2020 training conference).
Application: Submit a 400 word essay on "What Does Model UN Mean to You?", 5 minute video, OR art piece, as well as a 500 word draft of your opening remarks for April 16th with the name of your school/Model UN group.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST to gcdc@unanca.org

GCDC Payment and Refund Policy for Spring 2021

Schools that have not submitted their payment by April 9, 2021 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 can be paid online (click here).

After March 1, 2021, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school’s most recent invoice. 
After March 19, 2021, no refunds can be processed.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to gcdc@unanca.org

Financial Support and Sponsorship

If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please email Senior Global Education Manager Jaiya Lalla to review and discuss financial support that may be available through our Support-a-Delegate program.

Like many organizations and programs, GCDC has not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we remain committed to providing accessible and affordable global education programming for students at D.C. Title 1 and public schools. As we gear up for our annual Spring Model UN Conference, we need your help to ensure that all GCDC-enrolled students are able to attend. By sponsoring our program, you can help us provide that essential financial support to delegates.

Interested in donating to our Support-a-Delegate program? Click here.


Contact the Global Classrooms DC office at gcdc@unanca.org or call us at 202.223.6092