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Welcome to Georgetown Qatar's Model United Nations Program

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Our 2019 Conference will be held February 21-24

The application for the 2019 conference is now CLOSED.

Schedule: The schedule for the 2019 conference can be viewed here.

Location: Qatar National Convention Centre - The hotel for international participants is the Marriott Marquis City Center

Other Information:

Conference Theme: Diversity and Integration in a World of Conflict

General Information

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 2019

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. 

Please click here to access the background guides for all committees

Security Council

  • The Rohingya Crisis
  • Terrorist threats to international peace

Human Rights Council

  • Xenophobia and the Persecution of Muslim minorities across the globe
  • The Protection of Disability rights globally.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • The Economic instability in Venezuela
  • Politicization of religious sites

The Arab League

  • The Question of Yemen;
  • Political stability in post-Arab spring countries

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)

  • Privatization of War
  • Safeguarding the rights of Civilian in unrecognized territories: The case of Kashmir

Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)

  • Civil War in South Sudan
  • Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear States; NPT

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  • Feminist movements in a digital world
  • Education of females in post conflict zones

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Holding Corporations Accountable - Upholding Social and Humanitarian Values in the Corporate World
  • Combating corruption in developing countries

Crisis Committee

  • The Polish Round Table Conference: Magdalenka, 1989

Preparing for the Conference

For help in preparing for our MUN conference, please visit our Getting Started Page!

Contact Us

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