Western's Model United Nations Team

In April, Western students took New York and brought back an honorable mention from the National Model United Nations.



National Model United Nations is the largest collegiate United Nations simulation in the world. It is an international conference held in New York hosted by the United Nations in which over 5,000 students from more than 40 countries represent the United Nations’ Member States in an effort to find solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the international community.


NMUN - New York 2014 was Western’s first time participating in NMUN. Six student delegates represented Macedonia throughout the conference and sat on six different committees aiming to resolve key global issues ranging from nuclear terrorism, to resource scarcity and gender equality. The Western delegation was one of the only two Colorado universities to participate in the conference and it brought back two Outstanding Position Paper awards, and an Honorable Mention Delegation award.


NMUN is designed to present students with an opportunity to engage in the fields of politics, business, communication, English, and international relations. It provides practical experience in diplomacy, negotiation, interpersonal communication, legislative research and writing, and leadership skills. It is a unique way to engage people with different backgrounds and ideologies and work together to reach unique solutions to complex problems. NMUN provides a unique opportunity for students at Western.


The increased interest and support in Model UN has allowed us to expand the program to include 12 students for the upcoming 2015 conference. We are building a team that will represent the Western student and take the Western name outside of the Gunnison Valley and build a strong presence in this student and take the Western name outside of the Gunnison Valley and build a strong presence in this international academic conference. We will continue to strive for excellence in representing our university and community, providing unique opportunities for students, and enhancing the mission of Western State Colorado University. For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Struble at mstruble@western.edu.