Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 9:25am - 4:00pm (Staggered arrival/registration assigned by GCDC: 7:30am - 9:00am)
U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington, D.C.Open to Middle and High School Students, grades 6 - 12
Click here to register for the
Global Classrooms DC Spring 2017 Model UN Conference
GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis
December 5 - 19, 2016 (Closed)
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Year-Round ProgrammingPublic Registration:
January 5 - March 30, 2017 (Opens at 11am EST)Late Registration:
March 31 - April 6, 2017 (Closes 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.
W2017 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.
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
if you have any questions about the security form.
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
Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2017
During registration groups may have list country requests, GCDC will do our best to accomodate these requests but make no guarantees. Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.
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
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
If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please contact
, Director of Global Education, to review and discuss financial support that may be available.Transportation
If your school needs assistance finding transportation for May 2, 2017 please contact the GCDC office as soon as possible at
Contact the Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) office at
or call us at 202.223.6092