The National Capital Model United Nations (NCMUN) is a student-run Model UN conference. Inaugurated in 2014, NCMUN’s fourth iteration is set to the best yet, with a wider range of speakers, committees, and socials than ever before, including new simulations that have never been seen on the Australian Model UN circuit.
The conference is an academic and public speaking conference that brings three hundred students from across the country to participate in a simulation of the international political landscape where they take on the roles of diplomats, ambassadors, judges, journalists, and NGO agents.
These delegates meet in organisations that span the globe – including committees in the UN system, Bretton Woods institutions, international courts, news rooms, and national cabinets – and they work together to find solutions to international challenges, learn and build their negotiation and problem solving skills, and meet like-minded students from different backgrounds, cultures, and fields of study.
Our location in Australia's capital city affords us access to the diplomatic corps, world-class academics at Australia's only top-20 university, our political leaders, and our national institutions of government, culture, and history, and so alongside debating sessions, the conference also includes engaging speaker sessions and visits to embassies.
Students from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific region have attended NCMUN, bringing with them a range of different perspectives on international affairs and global issues. Delegates are encouraged to take advantage of all the social and academic offerings NCMUN provides. From embassy visits to engagement with key Australian and international policy makers and diplomats (and not to mention the great social events in between!), NCMUN and Canberra are able to offer students an experience like no other conference.