Model UN
Hamilton Huskies
Sponsor(s) / Coach(es): Sherrie Hendricks       
Phone: 480-883-5095

Student leaders: Sanjana Iyer; Nikasha Kapadia
Meet times, days: 2:20 -3:10 p.m., Mondays
Location: C209A

About Model UN...
Purpose: Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations. This club is for the student interested in discussing world issues in a fun and competitive manner – however, the focus of MUN is cooperation, diplomacy, negotiation, and compromise. Students are asked to represent nations in the UN and to interpret a given problem as though they are diplomats from that country. It is an opportunity for students to put themselves in the “shoes” of someone from another country and become an advocate for the position of people from that country based on the research that the student will do.

Due to our competitions, teams are set by the end of August, so students need to join by then.


    Hamilton Model United Nations

     Our teams are set for this year, but please consider joining next year.  We will meet the first Monday in August.  We will also have an interest meeting this May for anyone who would like more information.


    The Model United Nations club is one of the top academic clubs here at Hamilton.  We focus on world and current events in academic competitions against other high schools.  In Model UN, each student is assigned a country to research and then is given several problems in which to present solutions.  Students are scored on their ability to be a delegate and how they represent their country as well as on the papers they write and present.
    Our first competition will be at Westwood High School on Saturday, October 29 for ALL of our novice/beginning members. It is the best opportunity to practice the skills you will learn in our club meeting times. Last year we took home 6 out of 8 awards.  Our club will pay the fee for all novices attending.
    We will also be participating in the SunMUN at ASU on November 18th and 19th.  They are equipping the delegates of the conference with training workshops, feedback sessions, unique committees, and more.  Sign-ups will start right at the beginning of school and there is a $50 delegate fee for attending/competing.
    Our main conference is held at Mesa Community College in early spring. This year's conference dates are February 23 and 24, 2023.   This is our only mandatory conference and is the one we spend time prepping during club meetings.  Delegate fee for this is also $50. 
    We are also attending an out-of-state conference in Philadelphia (the Ivy League Model UN Conference) January 26-29, 2023 that you can choose to pay for and attend.  We will do some fund-raising to help anyone who wants to attend, but there will be extra cost for traveling.
    This past school year on February 2022 at the Mesa Community College (MCC) Sonoran Desert Conference,  we took home 16 distinguished delegate awards as well as multiple awards for policy papers, top diplomat and top delegate awards. A fantastic performance by all students and student "chairs" of the committees.    We took home the Top Country (United States) award!!!
    If you would like to know more about the club, please contact  Mrs Hendricks in room C209A or emaiil her at  


    Our first meeting of the 22-23 school year is Monday, August 1.  We start our meetings in Mrs. Hendricks' room, C209A, every Monday at 2:20 for the General Meeting.   Next, you will go to your committee meeting (held in various classrooms) where you will learn speaking, writing, and diplomacy skills and are given the opportunity to learn and practice becoming a strong delegate.  We meet from 2:20 through 3:10 from August through February. Come join us!  Your leaders will explain everything and be sure you are prepared AND have fun.  Deadline to pay is August 31.  Cost is $60 and includes registration for the MCC conference and the $10 club fee.  Pay online and bring us a copy of your receipt and completed club permission slip. Additional cost for ASU and ILMUNC in Philadelphia.

    Nikasha Kapadia and Sanjana Iyer
    Mrs. Hendricks
    Mrs. Pollnow
    Model UN research workshop  Check this out for hints on research for position papers.
    2021-2022 TOPICS

    General Assembly

    Addressing Inequities in a Post-Pandemic World

    Humanitarian Aid under threat: Food Security


    UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

    Space resources for development

    Privatization, Militarization, and Exploration: Property rights and a legal framework for deep space exploration



    Exploitation of labor workers in developing countries

    Responding to the Impact of Globalization on Small and Medium Economies


    Second Committee

    Mitigating Economic Exploitation of Developing Economies During Global Crisis

    The Relationship Between Debt Servicing and Economic Development


    Commission on the Status of Women

    Closing the Gap in Providing Access to Women’s Health Care

    Addressing the Impact of decisions made by host nations on women refugees


    Fourth Committee

    The impact of climate change on conflict zones

    Further Decolonizing a Globalized World


    Security Council

                Issues to be selected by delegates



Last Modified on October 16, 2022