Welcome to Georgetown Qatar’s Model United Nations Program
Our GMUN 2021 conference will be VIRTUAL and is scheduled for Mar 11-13, 2021.
Schools OUTSIDE Qatar – Application Link: International Schools GMUN Form
Schools WITHIN Qatar – Application Link: Local Schools GMUN Form
The Special Committee Application is open to BOTH local and international schools. Please click HERE to apply.
The application registration deadline is 31 January 2021. Late applications will not be accepted
Please note that this is the page for the GMUN conference in March 2021. For information on our recently concluded virtual Fall MUN conference (Nov 12 – Nov 14, 2020), please click HERE
Considering the conference is virtual, we have reduced the fees and revised our payment structure.
For local schools, each student will be charged QAR150; so the payment for one delegation of 6 students is QAR900.
For international students, each student will be charged USD40; so the payment for one delegation of 6 students is USD240.
Conference Theme: Imagining a Resilient Future: Equality, Safety, and Health
The MUN conference schedule will be uploaded shortly.
Georgetown University in Qatar’s annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference is a forum for engaged high school students to debate current global issues and gain insight into the world of international politics and policy-making. The MUN conference is governed by the MUN Student Board.
Each year we welcome over 350 students from schools around the world to Doha for four days of MUN committee sessions and cultural experiences. Interested schools may apply to bring a team of 6 student delegates to the conference.
What is MUN?
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.
Participants at our MUN are high school students from around the world, who join our MUN as a school team of six students and one or two teachers. 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 Georgetown University Qatar students.
Committees and Topics 2020
Georgetown Qatar MUN 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 intellectual topics that reflect the shifting dynamics of the world.
The background guides for all committees will be uploaded shortly
Topic: Defence against Bioterrorism
Topic: Combating Xenophobic Violence against Migrants
Topic: Overturning the gender gap in political leadership
Topic: Addressing Security Challenges in Northern Africa and the Sahel
Topic: Water and Food Security in a post Covid-19 world
Topic: Abolishing Modern Day Slavery
Topic: Employment Outlook amidst the Global Jobs Crisis
ICJ – Special Committee
Topic: 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)
Preparing for the Conference
For help in preparing for our MUN conference, please visit our Getting Started Page!
Please contact us with any questions about our Model United Nations program.