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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 


>> Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open! Click here to register

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
    • A hybrid curriculum that can be used both in the classroom and virtually
    • 8 monthly units to equip students with skills to discuss the United Nations, gender equality, human rights, climate change, and more! 
    • Two no-prep mini-simulations for almost every units, diving into global issues 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
    • An optional pen pal program to connect students within the GCDC network
    • Access to past Model UN mini-simulations for even more resources to prepare students for discussing international topics
  • Two faculty log-ins for GCDC's online platform
  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year
  • Invitations to monthly virtual Model UN committee sessions
  • Classroom visits and virtual presentations from Professionals and Academics in the international affairs field 
  • Visits from GCDC's Model UN Mentors
  • Subscription to the GCDC's monthly e-newsletter the GCDC Advocate 
  • 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


Email gcdc@unanca.org to request a free sample of our curriculum with a sample teacher guide and student workbook.


Fall Model UN Training Conference  


>> Click here to read about the Fall 2020 Model UN Conference

>> Conference only open to GCDC Community members. Click here to join the GCDC Community



The Fall 2020 Model UN Training Conference took place virtually via Zoom over the week of November 16th in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization. The conference provided an opportunity for newcomers to Model United Nations to participate in a conference designed to teach rather than compete.  

This year's conference featured three General Assembly committees in which students discussed the topic of "Access to Vaccines and Affordable Medicines" and one UN Security Council (Crisis) committee in students were be confronted with an Ebola outbreak

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 


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

Late registration is open now! Click here to register.


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


Background Guides

Click the links below to access the Spring 2021 Model UN Conference Background Guides
UN Human Rights Council: Combat Religious Discrimination
UN Environment Programme: The Impacts of Climate and Air Quality on Diverse Communities
International Labour Organization: Occupational Safety and Health at Work*
International Organization for Migration: Migration and Mobility
UN Security Council: The UN at 75 - the Future of UN Peacekeeping

*only open to high school students


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. Click here for sponsorship information.

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