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IO Bureau Engagement


The Bureau of International Organizations is the U.S. Department of State’s focal point for all things Model UN. For more than a decade, the Bureau has partnered with the United Nations Association of the USA to host the Department’s signature annual Model UN Conference bringing hundreds of youth to the historic Harry S. Truman building for a day of debates and negotiations. The Bureau also has longstanding relationships with many other international affairs and academic organizations further allowing the Department to engage in Model UN activities across the country, by providing expert speakers to participate in conferences, simulations, and training exercises. 

What is Model United Nations?

Model United Nations is an educational program that places students into the shoes of UN Ambassadors and other diplomatic figures. The activity engages them in simulations of the United Nations, debating issues past, present, and future. More»

Model UN App

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA released the Model United Nations App. This app educates users through lesson plans on topics like climate change, poverty eradication, globalization, and even features a tongue-in-cheek simulation on the Zombie Apocalypse that is sure to engage youth in the important work that multilateral organizations do.

The iPhone app is free and available for download at the Apple store for iPhone. The mobile site can be accessed by all other mobile devices.

For more information and to download the app, visit the Model United Nations App Apple store page

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