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Jr. Model United Nations Registration Form

Jr. Model United Nations Registration Form

Junior Model United Nations
Section 1: Instructions & Information
Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 20, 2023, by 5:00 PM.

Within this application, you will be prompted to indicate which program dates work best for you and your students for each of the three main events.

For the Penn Museum's Cultural Diplomacy Conference in January, you will be prompted as to whether you are interested in staying for lunch, and whether you are interested in bringing students to the museum gift shop.

Please note that completing the application does not guarantee a place in the program, and participation will be confirmed via email. 
Program Events

  1. Cultural Diplomacy Conference in partnership with the Penn Museum - January, 2024
    The Cultural Diplomacy Conference will kick-off the 2023-2024 Jr. Model UN program and will gallery tours and an interactive session on diplomacy from the World Affairs Council.

  2. Preparatory Conference - March, 2024
    At the Preparatory Conference, Council staff will walk students through an introduction to the United Nations, the sustainable development goals, and the fundamentals of writing resolutions. Students will also hear from an expert speaker on their specific topic assignment.

  3. Final Conference - May, 2024
    At the Jr. Model United Nations Final Conference, students will simulate the UN General Assembly by proposing solutions to global problems as delegates from their assigned countries. More information on the Jr. Model UN Final Conference will be published in the coming weeks.

Questions? Please reach out to Kate Whitman Kamara, Director of Education for Middle School Programs, at for more information about program dates and formats.

Program Cost

Cost: $85 per student

Payment Information

By completing and submitting the online registration form, your school will be invoiced for the cost of $85 per student participant. Invoices will be delivered electronically to the primary Faculty Advisor.

Please remit all payments (check or money order) to Kate Whitman Kamara, Director of Education for Middle School Programs, at

1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103

* The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia seeks to create positive and meaningful experiences in which students have the opportunity to engage with peers from a variety of backgrounds and communities.  As a result, the Council has limited funds to support students from schools without abundant resources. Please select the scholarship option only if your school is a federally designated Title 1 school or is otherwise in need of financial support.*

Section 2: School & Administrative Information

School Information

Administrative Information

Global Smarts is a grant-funded program available to Title 1 Philadelphia schools. If you have not received a Global Smarts letter, please select "No."

Section 3: Faculty Advisor Information

Primary Faculty Advisor

We ask for your cell phone number in case we need to reach you on Conference days.

If you select Yes, you will need to provide the secondary Advisor's email name, email and phone number. Please have this information ready before proceeding.
Secondary Faculty Advisor

Section 4: Student Registrations

Please indicate the total number of students that will participate in the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's 2023 - 2024 Student Diplomat Program / Jr. Model United Nations on behalf of your school. 

Min. 2, Max. 100

Section 5: Program Dates

Please review the dates listed below for each of the three Student Diplomat Program / Jr. Model United Nations events. Each school will be assigned ONE of the multiple dates available for each of the three conferences. 

Confirmation of dates will be shared with Faculty Advisors via email.

Cultural Diplomacy Conference at the Penn Museum
Cultural Diplomacy Conference

Please note: Both groups will receive the same tour and presentation.

Preparatory Conference at Temple University
Prep Conference

Time (All Days): 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Final Conference at Temple University
Final Conference

Time (All Days): 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Section 6: Country Assignments

Throughout 2023 - 24 Model United Nations program, students will work in small groups assigned to both (1) a country delegation and (2) one of two committee topics. This year's topics are:

  1. Access to Clean Water & Sanitation for All (SDG 6)
  2. Reducing Inequality Between and Among Countries (SDG 1)

Students may complete optional assignments of writing a position paper or recording an opening speech video from the perspective of a delegate from their assigned country. All students will draft a policy resolution proposing solutions related to their assigned topic.

Each school will receive a certain number of country assignments corresponding directly to their registered number of students. If you would like to request specific country assignments for your students, please indicate below.

While we cannot guarantee a specific country assignment, we will do our very best to accommodate your school's request.

Country Selections
Please list below no more than 5 UN Member States that your school is interested in representing. Please rank your selections by interest, with 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest. 

Section 7: Refund & Invoice Adjustment Policy

We understand that students’ schedules and circumstances may change at the last minute. However, our programs have limited space and our costs are dependent, in part, on the total number of students that are registered in advance. Therefore, to receive any adjustments to your invoice, we kindly request that you inform us of any changes in the number of students you have registered by Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Your school's number of students also corresponds directly to your school's country and topic assignments. Please note that due to the high volume of participants in Model UN, we are unable to change country delegations and/or topic assignments.

We thank you for your understanding!

Section 8: Final Submission & Council Policies

By submitting this application, your school will have completed the registration process for the 2023 - 24 Jr. Model United Nations program. Your assigned dates and times as well as country and topic assignments will arrive via email by Friday, November 17