special event


Iraq's first model united nations Conference

Join 100 students across the region to discuss most pressing local and global issues as representatives of UN member states in the first activity of its kind in Kurdistan and Iraq. The conference is funded by the U.S Department of State and hosted by Soran University and in partnership with the University of Central Florida. 

About the Program

Every year, 500,000 students engage in Model UN globally. Iraqis, however,  have had limited opportunities to participate due to the absence of a Model UN program in Iraq. Through the conference, NMUNA will introduce and build Model UN in Iraq. 

The program will recruit 100 students through a selective process. Selected students will receive 6 weeks of training on the international system, the UN, rules of procedure, and capacity building in the skills of public speaking, research, writing, debate and negotiation. 


100 Delegates




Program Goals

  1. Help the youth tackle extremist ideology and address community issues through negotiation.
  2. Engage Kurdish and Iraqi youth with the Model UN format of critical enquiry, deliberation, and the representation of diverse perspectives.
  3. Develop the English language confidence and leadership skills of students.
  4. Foster an appreciation for and participation in both international relations and academic organizations among students.
  5. Provide tangible and accessible tools for institutions and educators to adopt Model UN programs.
  6. Forge relationships between students from different communities, schools, ethnic groups and political affiliation.


NMUNA’s goal is to organize the first Model UN conference in Iraq. The conference will be convened yearly, and it will be a door of opportunities for Iraqis that wish to play a coherent and collaborative role on the global stage of diplomacy and international relations.

Tara Shwani
Secretary General
Ahmed Hatem
Dunya Soran
Diyan Gawdan
Aween Jalal
Julian Bechocha
Hevi Salam
Raboon Redar
Rayan Swar

Our Committees

United Nations Environment Programme
Commission on Status of Women
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD)

Application Process

Students interested in participating in the program must submit an application. The recruitment team will review applications on a rolling-basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit a strong  application as early as possible for a higher chance of acceptance. All applicants are required to submit a video answer in their application. The selection team will notify selected candidates via email and applicants must ensure they check their email on August 15. 


  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16-24.
  • Priority is given to university and college students, but high school students and fresh graduates can be considered.
  • Applicant must be residents of Iraq and foreign students living in Iraq are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English.


  • Applying for the program is free of charge and there is no registration fee.
  • The program provides accommodation and food for the duration of the conference.
  • The program provides transportation from Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Mosul, and Kirkuk.



The Timeline

August 10

Application Deadline

August 15

Application results

August 25

Final Day To Accept Offer

September 1

Delegate Orientation

September 5

Start Of Delegate Training

October 3

Country Assignment

October 25

Deadline To Submit Position Paper

November 9

Start of Conference

July 1

September 1

September 15

October 1

November 11

February 15

march 15

March 31

Application Deadline

Application Results

Final day to Confirm Participation

Delegate Orientation

Delegate Country Assignments

Deadline to Submit Position Paper

conference Day

Delegate Center

Conference Handbook

Policies & code of conduct

Rules of procedures

Skills Toolkit

topics & country background

I have always been a firm believer of the potential of the youth in our region. I am excited for the talents to come together during the program and use it as an avenue for mutual growth and social change.
Tara Shwani
Secretary General

Global Discourses


Most frequent questions and answers

No, NMUNA is an independent youth organization committed to work and values of the UN. NMUNA empowers the youth through the organization of Model UN and other youth-centered activities. In doing so, NMUNA aims to create more cohesive societies, contributing  the UN’s mission of peace and sustainability. 

NMUNA currently does not offer any employment opportunities. However, NMUNA will continue to provide programs to improve personal and professional skills. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program,  please email us at info@nmuna.org
and we will reply shortly.