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ODU Model UN Conference




Who we are
The Model United Nations Society is ODU's window on the United Nations and international activism. The Society's mission is promoting global, multicultural education and leadership experience through experiential learning, stressing student participation in simulation conferences and courses. We represent the university at model UN, European Union, Nato and crisis simulation conferences around the country, and by organizing major simulations of our own, including ODUMUNC, held every February. Membership is open to students from all colleges and disciplines at the university.

  • Visiting the Brazilian Mission, NY, May 2013
  • UN Sec-Gen looks for the shortest line at UN cafeteria
  • Handley High School at ODUMUNC 2013
  • Brian Rinaldo and Will Turner at ODUMUNC 2013
  • The ultimate insider's UN symbol
  • Luke Watson, ODUMUNC Sec-Gen 2012
  • At the UN in 2011 with our oldest friend, Dr. Jean Gazarian

UN News  

SECURITY COUNCIL: Condemnations and accusations were traded Sunday night as the UNSC held an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in Ukraine. "U.N. Security Council meets as Ukraine 'teeters on the brink'", CNN, 14 April 2014.

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT: Climate change already affects all continents and oceans, and the world is ill-prepared for their risks, says the new IPCC report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. "Climate change impacting entire planet, risking hunger, floods, conflict", UN News Centre, 31 March 2014.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: By 100 in favor, 11 against and 58 abstentions, the GA declared Russia’s annexation of Crimea illegal. "GA vote Isolates Russia", New York Times, 28 March 2014. Text of Resolution A/68/L.39 and national positions, UN News Centre.

HUMAN RIGHTS: The HRC, voting 30 to 6 with 11 abstentions, called on the UNSC to try North Korea "in order that those responsible for… crimes against humanity, are held to account." "Rights panel seeks inquiry of North Korea", New York Times, 17 March 2014. Also see "UN should act on atrocities report", Human Rights Watch, 17 February 2014.

SECURITY COUNCIL: Russia vetoed a UN resolution criticizing the secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region, the only SC member to vote against it. "Ukraine crisis: Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote", BBC News, 15 March 2014.

UN News Archive



13-23 May 2014: European Study Abroad, Brochure and Full Description

ODUMUN in the News