Model United Nations
Welcome to GU-Q’s Model United Nations Program
Model United Nations is a student- run simulation of the United Nations, where students assume the roles of foreign diplomats to learn about international politics and diplomacy.
Each year GU-Q students organize a MUN conference that welcomes hundreds of high school students from around the globe to debate current global issues and gain insight into the world of international politics and policy-making. Please note that this is the page for the international GMUN conference in March.
For information on our local Fall MUN conference in November, please click HERE
About the Georgetown Model United Nations
Georgetown University in Qatar’s annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference is governed by the MUN Student Board. Each year we welcome hundreds of students from high schools around the world to Doha, Qatar for three days of MUN committee sessions and cultural experiences. Interested schools may apply to bring a team of six student delegates and one or two teachers or chaperones to the conference. Learn more about traveling to Qatar here.
Student participants (“delegates”) are required to research both the country they will represent at the conference as well as the specific topics to be debated in their assigned committee. All of our committees are chaired by experienced chairs who are current GU-Q students.
Welcome to the Spring GMUN 2024 conference!
We are back to a complete in-person MUN experience for international students traveling to Qatar and local students in Qatar.
Georgetown Model United Nations 2024 conference
Dates: Feb 22-24, 2024
GMUN Application: The application forms for international schools outside Qatar and local schools in Qatar will be open from April – November 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
- For local schools in Qatar, each student will be charged QAR450; so the payment for one delegation of 6 students is QAR2700
- For international students, each delegation of 6 students + 1 advisor will be charged USD1500. If the school decides to bring an additional advisor for one delegation, the cost is an additional USD750.
Schools can apply for a maximum of two delegations (12 students). However, please note that we cannot guarantee any school more than one delegation.
Application Links (All applications for GMUN 2024 will be open shortly)
- Schools OUTSIDE Qatar – Application Link: International Schools GMUN Form
- Schools WITHIN Qatar – Application Link: Local Schools GMUN Form
- If applying as an individual, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the individual delegate application form.
Conference Schedule: To be updated shortly.
Conference Theme for GMUN 2023:
Global Security: Learning from the Past
GMUN is dedicated to covering the most pressing issues in international affairs and beyond. Each year our team of students work diligently to come up with a list of topics that reflect the shifting dynamics of the world. Committees named after real UN committees each are given a timely topic to discuss, provided below with background reports.
Committees and Topics
Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
1. Reducing foreign interference in national elections and democratic institutions
2. Preventing non-state actors from acquiring mass destruction weapons
Human Rights Council (HRC)
1. The Kafala system: An issue of modern slavery
2. Promotion and Protection of the religious rights of minorities with special emphasis upon Uygher Muslims in China
Security Council (SC)
1. The Russian invasion of Ukraine
2. Sanctions as effective deterrence – The Iran Sanctions Deal
1. Political and economic effects on the region due to the 2017 blockade on Qatar
2. Balancing democracy and authoritarian rule in the Middle East
Special Historical Committee
1. The Six Day War – The Arab Israeli Conflict of 1967
2. The legitimacy of the Manhattan project
The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)
1. Social and cultural integration of Indigenous people in modern society
2. The legitimation of child marriages in the developing world
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
1. The spread of domestic violence against women and marital rape
2. The compulsory Islamic dress code in Iran
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
1. Investing in safe migration pathways
2. Preventing resource scarcity in conflict zones
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
Special, Political, and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
1. Residual effects of colonialism: The relevance of the Commonwealth of Nations
2. The political crisis situation in Tunisia
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
1. The protection of heritage sites
2. The decline of indigenous languages due to colonialism
UN General Assembly 1 (UNGA1)
1. The reforms in the veto initiative
2. The question of funding of non-state actors
Preparing for the Conference
For help in preparing for the conference, please contact us and stay tuned as we will be uploading training materials on this page shortly!
Please contact us with any questions about our Model United Nations program.