Model United Nations and the State Department
The Model UN Program is a powerful way for students to learn about international relations and the importance of diplomacy in shaping the world. The Model UN Program allows students to learn about current global issues by playing the role of a country's UN representative, writing resolutions, making speeches, and trying their hand at negotiation.
The State Department's Bureau of International Organizations presents a Model UN Conference at the State Department in May each year, co-sponsored with Global Classrooms Washington, DC of the UN Association of the National Capital Area.
The State Department Model UN is open to students from public high schools and selected middle schools in the Washington, DC area. The USDC contributes to training sessions for students and teachers, orients State Department employees to be volunteers at the Model UN, and helps organize and run the Model UN conference.
Link to an article in the Washington Post on the Model UN program.