About Model UN
The Columbus State University Model UN (CSUMUN), a program started over 25 years ago, connects local high school students to the work of the United Nations. Our goal is to foster a better understanding of the diverse cultures and the problems of the countries that make up the world in which we live.
The United Nations is the one organization with the vision and reach to address the world's most pressing challenges.
When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations.
When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks the UN to mobilize peacekeepers, oversee elections, and create stability.
In the face of challenges such as climate change, disease or poverty, the United Nations provides the platform for international cooperation.
The UN is an international organization, not a government. As a result, its effectiveness depends on the participation of 193 sovereign member states and the backing of citizens around the world.
After all, there is only one Earth, and we are all in this together. The better we understand and communicate, the more likely we will continue to survive and thrive.
History of the UN
The Idea is Born
The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. (From the UN website.)
The Idea Becomes Reality – Oct. 24, 1945
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States in August-October 1944. (From the UN website.)
For a more complete history, visit this link to the UN:
Roster Registration Form (PDF)
For more information, please contact Dr. Daewoo Lee or Dr. Kimberly Gill.
Dr. Daewoo Lee
Dr. Kimberly Gill