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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.

  • At the UN in 2011 with our oldest friend, Dr. Jean Gazarian
  • 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
  • ODUMUNC Staff 2012
  • Luke Watson, ODUMUNC Sec-Gen 2012

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UN News  

SYRIA: UNSG Ban Ki-moon made a new plea to Syria on Monday to stop blocking an international inquiry into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country’s conflict. "Secretary-General's press encounter on Syria chemical weapons", United Nations, 29 April 2013; "Ban makes new plea to Syria to let in chemical arms inquiry", Al Arabiya, 29 April 2013.

SYRIA: SG Ban Ki-moon said Syria has still not allowed experts into the country despite calling on the international body to investigate alleged chemical weapons use by rebels. "SG on Syria chemical weapons investigation",  UN, 17 April 213; "UN chief: Syria has not allowed  investigation", Washington Post, 17 April 2013.

SYRIA: An advance team of UN mandated experts is in Cyprus awaiting permission from Syria to investigate allegations of chemical weapons attacks. Russia criticised Western moves to expand the planned investigation and compared it to the build-up to the US invasion of Iraq. "Ban says claims of chemical weapons use in Syria must be investigated", Reuters, 8 April 2013"Russia slams expansion of Syria chemical arms probe", Reuters, 6 April 2013.

DISARMAMENT: Building on a process that began in the 1990s, the GA passed a resolution adopting the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), creating a uniform framework for the international trade in conventional arms. "General Assembly passes Arms Trade Treaty", UN News; "U.N. approves first global arms trade treaty", Reuters; "U.N. passes landmark Arms Trade Treaty; some major powers abstain", Guardian, 2 April 2013.

DISARMAMENT: Iran, North Korea and Syria barred passage of a new treaty to block illegal exports of conventional weapons -- small arms to warships and attack helicopters.  Final Draft of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations, 28 March 2013. UN Arms Trade Pact Stalls as Iran, N. Korea, Syria Object, Bloomberg, Iran, North Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty, Reuters, 28 March 2013.

UN News Archive



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

31 October 2014: UN Day

ODUMUN in the News