CTWAC Model United Nations brings together over 1,000 students from around Connecticut to interact with each other through debate and diplomacy, preparing to become future global leaders in the process.

MISSION

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) Model United Nations (MUN) program engages high school students in international affairs and develops students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We empower students to become global citizens and to motivate positive change in the world.

HISTORY

Our MUN program is one of the country’s most established, continuous Model United Nations programs for high school students, with roots tracing back to Hartford High School in 1952.

The 1952, the CTWAC MUN program had about 130 participants. The international education program has grown each year since then. 1,000+ high school students from more than 30 schools around Connecticut currently participate in our entirely student-run MUN program.

OPPORTUNITIES

The Council’s MUN program is exclusively student-run, offering students opportunities to take leadership positions and negotiate with peers. At MUN, students experience the inner workings of international policy-making as they tackle global issues and controversies, navigate crisis scenarios, debate solutions and draft resolutions.

Through the MUN program, students can to travel to New York to tour the United Nations, meet diplomats from the countries they are representing, and discuss timely global issues with the policy makers who are currently working to solve them.

The CTWAC also contributes to the development of the MUN curriculum for teachers and offers MUN participants exclusive access to international events and speakers.

RESOURCES

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TESTIMONIALS

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My favorite part of MUN is being able to make connections with other people who have common interests with me.
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I learned that there is always more than one solution to an issue. We must compromise and work together to create a successful resolution.
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My favorite part of Model UN was practicing my speaking skills in front of a large audience. This bolstered my confidence and improved my skills overall as a communicator.
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The most important thing I learned at MUN was how to collaborate with my peers to find common ground.
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The need for compromise is at an all-time high in our world, and we really need to work as one to achieve goals and solve problems like ones we talked about at MUN.
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My favorite part of MUN is being able to communicate with people that I have never met before and reach compromises with them
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The most important thing that I learned during my experience at MUN was to voice my opinions and thoughts even if some people didn’t agree with it.
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