PittMUN High School Conference 2023

General Information

Model UN, a simulation of the sessions of the United Nations, provides an opportunity for high school students to apply their studies to real-world contexts and practice diplomacy, negotiating, and resolution writing.

When and Where
Pitt MUN will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. We are planning to host this event in-person in the William Pitt Union and O'Hara Student Center on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. Registration will open at 8:00am; the conference will end at 4:00pm.

Registration for the 2023 PittMUN High School Conference is now closed.

The registration fee is $30/student. Partial and full waivers are available if this fee is a deterrent to participation.

Key Dates

  • September 29: Country assignments released
  • October 6: Rosters due
  • October 13, by 12pm (noon): Position Papers (optional) due
  • October 24: PittMUN High School Conference!

Manual and Background Guides

The 2023 PittMUN XXVII Manual is being finalized and will be available soon to help students and advisors prepare for the conference. You may consult the 2022 PittMUN XXVI Manual to gain a better understanding of rules and procedures for this event.

2023 PittMUN Committees

  • Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN): Updating International Canal Regulations; Economic Impacts of Cryptocurrency
  • Hellenic Parliament (Historical – debate takes place in December 2009): 2008 Economic Crash; Greek-Macedonian Naming Dispute
  • Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues (SOCHUM): Protecting Grain Scarcity in Ukraine; Freedom of Expression for Journalists
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): Central American Gange Violence; Child Soldiers in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • National Security Council (UNSC): U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Security Council: Space Regulation  
  • Crisis: 2nd Punic War
  • Crisis: Syrian Civil War

*Number of committees is subject to change.  

Contact Information
Please submit questions to ucisengage@pitt.edu