Conference applications are now open.
'A global call for concrete action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.'
4th - 5th July 2019
64 Parnell Rd, E3 2RU.
16.05 - Registration is closed - schools will be placed on a waiting list
The Mulberry Schools Trust is pleased to announce the 28th Global Classrooms London Model United Nations conference, part of the UNAUSA’s Global Classrooms MUN programme. Mulberry is proud to be the lead school in the UK for this worldwide network and the largest MUN programme for secondary schools in the UK. At these professional conferences, students play the role of ambassadors in simulations of UN committees. Our events have a warm, supportive atmosphere and aim to promote co-operation, leadership, public speaking skills and confident global citizenship among young people.
GCLMUN conferences consist of several student-led committees debating different topics, with between 20 and 30 countries in each. Once schools are registered we will allocate each of your students a country and a committee. In the lead up to the conference, delegates are expected to research their country's stance on the given topic, and prepare a Position Paper outlining this. We will provide research packs and templates for the papers through our website. During the conference, through discussion and negotiation, committees will work towards a resolution on how the international community should respond to the topic. We will also have some exciting expert speakers addressing delegates.
Thu 4th July, 09.30 am - 15:30pm
Fri 5th July, 09:30 am - 15:30pm
In 2019, we witness the dangerous rise of extremist movements promoting populist and nationalist ideologies of racial superiority in different parts of the world. Racism, xenophobia and prejudice are on the rise, fear-based policies are creating a climate of crisis; entrenching divisions instead of celebrating diversity, and compounding the suffering of the most vulnerable.
These worrying trends are connected to a discernable rise in incitement to hatred and violence and hate crimes, actions that are sometimes encouraged or endorsed by the words or actions of state representatives.
All actors must speak up to counter the narratives of hate and intolerance. It is our duty to show and exercise political leadership, to prioritise dignity and equality, and demonstrate our capacity to take a rights-based approach to all our actions.
Delegates will be considering how the international community can achieve the total elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and xenophobia.
GCLMUN welcomes students aged thirteen to eighteen from state-funded, non-selective schools from London. Young people must attend as part of a school delegation and cannot register individually. Our respected programme also attracts international schools from around the world. This provides participants with the opportunity to engage with peers from other backgrounds and cultures.
As a guide, we recommend returning schools bring delegations of up to 20 students with new schools bringing 10 to 15 students.
Experienced MUN delegates looking to develop their leadership skills may apply to be a Committee Chairperson. They can do so through our website, but please note that only students from registered schools may apply since they are not permitted to attend the conference independently.
Successful applicants will be required to attend weekly after-school training sessions at Mulberry School. Students who are active in MUN at university level may apply to be a Committee Director through our Director General, who manages the recruitment of that team.
Lunch will not be provided at the conference. We advise all schools attending to bring packed lunches.
For UK schools there will be a £20 registration fee per school and a £15 fee per delegate for places at the conference. For international schools, there is a £100 registration fee per school, and a £50 fee per delegate. Invoices will be posted to you before the event. Please note that we are obliged to charge for places which are cancelled less than one month prior to the conference.