Model UN provides students with a hand-on opportunity to learn about international politics and current affairs.
UNH is home to an award winning Model United Nations team! Model UN is a multidisciplinary organization that attracts students from diverse majors ranging from biology, engineering, international affairs and political science. Students research the country they are representing as well as the issues facing that country. The group gains the experience of research, professionalism, knowledge of global issues and in some cases, understanding of technical issues in global security, development, and trade relations.
Every spring the team travels to the national conference sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) in New York where they join 5000 students with over half of the conference participants coming from outside of the United States. While in New York, students meet with United Nations Ambassadors, participate in the conference and spend time at the UN headquarters. The group often brings the experience back to UNH with programs to help educate the broader campus community about global issues and another countries' perspectives and policy goals.
In 2012 the UNH Model United Nations team was awarded an “Distinguished Delegation Award” for their representation of The Republic of Tanzania at the National Model United Nations in New York last week. Two students also won an award for “The Best Paper” on “The Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.” This is the third time in the last four years UNH has won awards. This recognition indicates that they are in the top 10% of the approximately over 300 schools attending. Students participating on the 2012 team team include:
Andy Schafer Brooks Payette Danielle Duchesne
Camilla Cooper Christine Turner Pat McManus
Hannah Waller Kayleigh Mitchell Mike Dobrinski
Kellie Shea Kevin McAleese Anu Rayamajhi
Leo Ocampo Luke Hansford Amanda Condon
Dave Carrigan Michael Cole
In addition, to participating in the conference, the group spent three hours at the Tanzanian Mission to the United Nations. More than 5,000 delegates, half from outside the US, participated in the conference that is sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA).
Past years participants