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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 

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>> Registration for the 2018 - 2019 Global Classrooms DC Community (our year-round curriculum program) is now open! Full curriculum materials will be published after August 20.

>> pdf Click here to read the unit summaries for our 2018-2019 year-round curriculum


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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 Letter for Educators
    • 8 monthly units covering the United Nations, gender equality, human rights, public speaking, climate change, negotiation, and more! 
    • Two no-prep mini-simulations for almost all unit, ranging on a variety of topics for students to learn more about
    • Educator's Guide, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit
    • Extra optional activities for each unit covering different international issues and the United Nations
  • Two 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 using UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum 
  • Fall and Spring Conference fees not included in membership program registration (see information below)



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 early registration for the Spring Model UN Conference


WANT TO TRY GLOBAL CLASSROOMS DC FOR FREE? 

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!)



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Fall Model UN Training Conference (November 15, 2018) 

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>> Click here to read about the Fall 2018 Model UN Conference

>> Conference only open to GCDC Community members

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Registration Opens:  Thursday, September 20

Registration Closes:  Tuesday, November 6

Payment Deadline:   Thursday, November 8


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


This year, the Fall Model UN Training Conference focused on the Global Opioid Crisis in a World Health Organization (WHO) committee. Many Americans may be familiar with the epidemic happening in our own country, but the easy availability of opioids have caused the increase in misuse and deaths that lead to worldwide crisis. In addition, many countries are extremely restrictive with life-saving pain medication, and suffer from too little access. Students explored how to bridge this divide, and learn from countries’ experiences on both ends of the spectrum.


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


  • 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

  • Conference prep materials tailored for students new to Model UN in Unit 2 of the GCDC Community
  • Optional position papers! 
  • 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 - Friday, April 26, 2019

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>>  Click here to see our event highlights from our 2018 Spring MUN Conference

>>  REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SPRING CONFERENCE!


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Background Guides for the Spring 2019 Model UN Conference
Click on the topic below to read the background guide.

pdf Ending Modern Slavery  (International Organization for Migration)
pdf Creating Youth Employment Opportunities (International Labour Organization)
pdf Promoting Women in Peace and Security  (UN Development Programme)
pdf Developing Better Responses to Natural Disasters  (UN Environment Programme)
pdf Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  [Updated February 2019] (UN Security Council)

SPRING 2019 MODEL UN CONFERENCE INFORMATION


The Spring Conference  is open to Middle and High School Students in grades 5 - 12. 
GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis

[CLOSED] Spring 2019 Priority Registration:
December 13 - 23, 2018 
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Community (Year-Round Programming)


[CLOSED] Spring 2019 
Public Registration:
January 17 - March 29, 2019 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

[CLOSED] Spring 2019 Late Registration: March 30 - April 3, 2019 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

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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.

Delegate 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 Spring 2019 Model UN Conference

(1) pdf Media Release : Signed forms for all attending students due 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 
If any guardian wishes that their child not photographed, GCDC must receive an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with their full name, school, country assignment, and committee by April 4. 

(2) docx Security Form : Completed forms with all dietary restrictions/ requirements due
Thursday, April 4, 2019

GCDC Security Information for Spring 2019
All individuals attending the April 26, 2019 Model UN Conference are required to submit information for security pre-clearance to enter the building. 
If this information is not provided by April 4, 2019 unfortunately you will be unable to attend the conference. No changes to registration will be accepted after April 4.

Security Instructions
Please complete the security form (docx here ) by April 4, 2019. 
GCDC 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 April 26, 2019 as part of the delegate and faculty fee. Please include dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, no pork, etc.) on the security form beside the appropriate name.

GCDC Secretary General Application for Spring 2019
Eligibility: must be a middle or high school student and have attended one other Model UN Conference (not including the GCDC November 2018 training conference).
To apply, please submit a 400 word essay on "What Does Model UN Mean to You?" to be posted on the UNA-NCA Blog, and a 500 word draft of your opening remarks for April 26 with the name of your school/Model UN group.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2019
During registration, groups have the opportunity to list country requests. GCDC does our best to accommodate these requests, but make no guarantees. Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.

Position Papers for Spring 2019
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. All position papers must be sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by March 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.


GCDC Payment Policy for Spring 2019
Schools that have not submitted their payment by March 29, 2019 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).

GCDC Refund Policy for Spring 2019
After February 27, 2019, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school’s most recent invoice. 
After April 4, 2019, 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 email Global Education Managing Director  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to review and discuss financial support that may be available.

Questions?

Contact the Global Classrooms DC office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 202.223.6092