What is IGMUN?
It is a one day program of the United Nations Association USA, Northern California Division, where delegates of all ages participate in debate as representatives of UN Member States, collaborating to reach agreement about priority international issues through the simulation of the United Nations. IGMUN is designed as a teaching and learning conference and is intended for both novices and delegates with prior Model UN experience. Participants will be joined by other guests including notable leaders in civic affairs and international relations.
Thank you all for attending the fourth session of Inter-Generational Model United Nations. We hope you all had as wonderful and educational of an experience as the Secretariat did. And we hope that you'll be returning for the next session!
IGMUN 2015 will be on October 10, 2015, held on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.
Additionally, the IGMUN Secretariat has started accepting volunteer applications for the fifth session! Hover over the "Joining IGMUN" tab to find the volunteer application OR click this direct link here.
We sincerely hope you will participate, be it as a chair, delegate, volunteer, or an advisor.
Greetings! I welcome you to this website on behalf of the eleven chapters and the leaders of the United Nations Association in Northern California. You have an opportunity to participate in the 5th Inter-generational Model UN that, I assure you, would be worthwhile. We sincerely hope you’ll register to participate. Here’s why.
It’s rare that people can strengthen their understanding and connections to real-world challenges. It’s perhaps even more unusual – whether you’re a student, young professional, or older adult – to dialogue about how collaboration can resolve global problems, learning from others and sharpening your skills as a ‘global citizen.’ That’s what IGMUN offers. And it’s truly an enjoyable day!
As you’ll see on this website, IGMUN is a practical simulation of the United Nations and how it works. Despite skepticism by some people in our country, countless of the world most demanding issues have been addressed and resolutions successfully arrived at during the 70 years since the UN Charter was signed in San Francisco. In that regard, the UN has played a unique and critical role to pursue the highest aspirations of all people, everywhere.
Since its creation in 1945, the UN has repeatedly demonstrated that “Member States and Governments” – acting in their own national interests -- can collaborate to achieve greater human security and higher standards of living, the prevention of a Third World War or use of nuclear weapons, the halting of global epidemics, and the provision of aid to the world’s most vulnerable and poorest people. It’s crucial to understand that UN member countries play the determinate role to empower and enable (or to deny) the UN to accomplish remarkable results – often unreported or unknown to most people.
This is the type of stimulating challenge and the potential satisfaction that you can experience at this fifth IGMUN on October 11.
>> Register early to receive a discount.
>> Select one of the eight challenging topics you’d like to work on.
>> Indicate a country you’d like to represent in the discussions.
>> Encourage friends and family to register with you, regardless of their age.
No special skills are required. It’s a learning experience. (Last year, participants ranged from age 14 to 94!) Participants of the past four IGMUNs in Northern California have felt like a more realistic, more experienced, and more committed ‘global citizen.’
Additionally, if you’re not already a member, you’re encouraged to join 20,000 other UNA-USA members as part of the largest grassroots organization in the country that supports international cooperation, and the noble principles and goals of the United Nations. Join any of our eleven NorCal chapters and simultaneously become a UNA-USA member. Students under age 25 are free. Check out www.usausa.org. Get involved year-round in meaningful UNA’s educational and advocacy activities. Hope to meet you at IGMUN, October 11th.
UNA-USA Northern California Division
Dear Advisors & Delegates,
It is my distinct honor and privilege to formally invite you to the 5th annual session of the Inter-Generational Model United Nations (IGMUN), to be held on October 10th, 2015 on the prestigious University of California, Berkeley campus.
Inter-Generational Model United Nations is a unique experience among MUN simulations everywhere due to its eponymous nature. It is a one day program of the United Nations Association USA, Northern California Division, where delegates of all ages participate in debate as representatives of UN Member States, collaborating to reach agreement about priority international issues through the simulation of the United Nations. IGMUN is designed as a teaching and learning conference and is intended for both novices and delegates with prior Model UN experience. Participants will be joined by other guests including notable leaders in civic affairs and international relations.
IGMUN this year will be offering 8 committees on a variety of topics relevant to the modern international community. Our 1st Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) committee will be hosting a simulation on the topic of global terrorism, an issue most pressing with the activities of non-state entities such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram. The International Telecommunication Union will discuss the cybercrime and espionage made possible by the advances and dangers of modern technology. We will also be featuring one advanced committee, Security Council, for some of our more experienced delegates. These are just a few of the varied topics we have available.
You can find additional information regarding our conference by navigating through our website.
Thank you for your support to our conference, and we hope to see you at IGMUN this October.
Hee Soo Kim
Inter-Generational Model United Nations, 5th Session