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 more than five decades, the AMUN conference has been one of the largest high school Model UN conferences in the U.S.  Since 2001, more than 60 high schools in Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have participated in AMUN conferences on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas each November.  The annual AMUN conference is sponsored by the Department of Political Science (AMUN program) and the Model United Nations (MUN) student organization at UCA.  The 52nd Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference will take place on the campus of UCA on November 17-18, 2017 (see link below for more information).

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.

We encourage all high schools in Arkansas and neighboring states that currently have Model United Nations (MUN) programs or are interested in developing Model United Nations (MUN) programs to participate in the annual AMUN conference at UCA.  Depending on the level of experience, high school students may participate as pages, delegates, or observers.  If you have any questions about the AMUN conference, please contact Dr. Mark Mullenbach at markm@uca.edu or 501-450-5693.  For those college/university students interested in serving on the staff of the AMUN conference, we welcome online applications.

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For more information, please click on the links below:

52nd AMUN Conference (November 17-18, 2017)

Arkansas Model United Nations (The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture)

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