Model United Nations

Welcome to GU-Q’s Model United Nations Program

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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 four 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 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 2022 conference!

Owing to evolving travel restrictions, this year’s MUN edition will feature international students in virtual committees while local students participate through in-person committees at Georgetown University in Qatar.

Georgetown Model United Nations 2022 conference

Dates: MARCH 24-26, 2022

GMUN Application: The application form will be live by 15 December, 2021 and will remain open until 10 February, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Registration Fees

  • 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 student will be charged USD50; so the payment for one delegation of 6 students is USD300. 

Schools can apply for a maximum of three delegations (18 students). However, please note that we cannot guarantee any school more than two delegations.

Application Links

Conference Schedule: To be updated shortly.

Conference Theme: 

Building Back Better: Stepping into a Brave New World

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

UN Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
1. Fourth-Generation Warfare 
2. Regulating the trade and use of small arms

UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
1. Addressing the issues of statelessness of refugees and migrants
2. The Safety of journalists in conflict zones.

UN Security Council (SC)
1. Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal
2. The Safety of journalists in conflict zones.

Arab League
1. Establishing democracy in Sudan
2. Safeguarding the issue of healthcare in Conflict Zones

Historical Committee (VIRTUAL – International Students only)
The Cuban Missile Crises

The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (VIRTUAL – International Students only)
1. The Issue of Criminal Rehabilitation 
2. The Case of Online Censorship against Activism

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
1. Realizing the importance of Female Rights in the World of Work
2. Femicide and Gender Based Violence

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
1. Holding Corporations AccountableUpholding Social and Humanitarian Values in the Corporate World
2. Combating Corruption in Developing Countries

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
1. Relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem (Palestine v. United States of America)
2. Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America)

Special, Political, and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
1. The Decolonization of Western Sahara
2. Sustainable tourism in Space 

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!

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions about our Model United Nations program.