Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN)

Congressman Vic Snyder speaking during the opening session of the 2002 AMUN Conference.

Welcome to the homepage of the Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) program!  Since its founding in 1966, the AMUN program has involved the participation of thousands of high school students throughout Arkansas and neighboring states.  For nearly five decades, the AMUN conference has been one of the largest Model UN conferences in the U.S.  Since 2001, nearly sixty high schools in Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have participated in AMUN conferences on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.  The annual AMUN conference is sponsored by the Department of Political Science (AMUN program) and the Model United Nations (MUN) student organization at UCA.  In the past 15 years, AMUN conference staff have come from many of the colleges and universities in the state of Arkansas, including UCA, Hendrix College, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University, Harding University, and Philander Smith College.  The 51st Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference will take place on the campus of UCA on November 18-19, 2016!

The AMUN is a multi-disciplinary, educational program with the primary goal of providing high school students with a unique opportunity to enhance their communication skills, improve their critical thinking skills, and increase their understanding of diplomacy and international politics. The annual AMUN conference provides a setting in which students are able to simulate representatives of various countries throughout the world in the decision-making bodies of the United Nations.  Students who participate in the AMUN conference will develop an appreciation for the social, political, and economic systems of their respective countries. Students are also able to gain an understanding of the history and structure of the United Nations. The most important lesson that the students will have the opportunity to learn is the importance of cooperation in dealing with global problems.

Each November, the AMUN conference is held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. We encourage all high schools that currently have a Model United Nations (MUN) program or are interested in developing a Model United Nations (MUN) program to participate in the annual AMUN conference! Depending on their level of experience, high school students may participate as pages, delegates, or observers!  If you are interested in participating in the AMUN conference, please contact us with any questions that you have. We will be more than glad to assist you.

The AMUN program will sponsor the 1st Arkansas and the World: Model United Nations Summer Camp on the campus of UCA on July 24-29, 2016.  Students entering 9th grade through 12th grade from Arkansas and other states are eligible to register for the Model UN summer camp.  A registration fee of $375.00 per student is due by July 1, 2016, including a deposit of $75.00 per student that is due by May 1, 2016.  For more information or to submit an online registration form, please click here.

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For more information, please click on the links below:

51st AMUN Conference (November 18-19, 2016)

Arkansas Model United Nations-AMUN (YouTube video)

AMUN 50th Anniversary

AMUN Secretaries-General (1967-present)

AMUN Conference Award Recipients (2001-present)

AMUN Committee Topics (2001-present)

AMUN Participating High Schools (2001-present)

AMUN Newsletters

AMUN Information Center (AMUNIC)

Arkansas and the World: Model United Nations Summer Camp at UCA

 

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Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Mullenbach, AMUN Coordinator
217 Irby Hall, University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
Phone: (501)450-5693
E-Mail: markm@uca.edu