Global Classrooms: Boston Model UN Conference
The 2013 Global Classrooms: Boston Model United Nations Conference, sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston was held on April 1, 2013. The conference will welcome hundreds of students from middle and high schools in the Greater Boston area.
Registration and Country Assignments
Information and policies for registration and country assignments can be found on the Global Classrooms: Boston Conference page.
Committees and Topics
Information about committees and topics for the 2013 conference can be found on the Global Classrooms: Boston Conference page.
Visit the Global Classrooms: Boston conference page
In 1994, the UNA-USA Greater Boston Chapter launched Bringing the World to Our Children, the centerpiece of its educational outreach efforts. Over the next several years, the chapter implemented the program in schools throughout the Boston area, including several BPS schools. In the spring of 1996, the curriculum was used by the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunication (MCET) for a series of nationwide interactive broadcasts via satellite.
In 2001, a national team updated and transformed the curriculum, creating the present-day Global Classrooms program. Global Classrooms has been implemented in more than 35 schools in the Boston area, including many in the Boston Public Schools system. BPS schools participating in the program include Another Course to College, Charlestown High School, Excel High School and the Muriel Snowden International High School.
The Global Classrooms team offers the curriculum to Boston Public Schools free of charge. Teachers also receive extensive in-class support and professional development training. Finally, participating schools are invited to take part in the annual Global Classrooms: Boston Model UN conferences held at Northeastern University. To date, over 2000 middle and high school students have participated in the Global Classrooms: Boston Model UN conferences.
"Global Classrooms offers an exciting curriculum that promises to engage students, enrich the high school social studies program, and stimulate the sort of inquiry that enhances the educational goals of every classroom teacher." -Thomas W. Payzant, Former Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
Highlights from previous Global Classrooms: Boston Model UN conferences
For more photos from Global Classrooms Model UN Conferences and Events, visit UNA-USA's flickr page.
Quick Facts about the Global Classrooms Program
- Established in 2001;
- The United Nations Association of Boston has worked with UNA-USA to implement the program locally;
- University students from Northeastern University, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Boston University, Tufts University, and Simmons College have volunteered annually to serve as members of the Model UN conference staff.
Lena Granberg, Executive Director
UNA-USA Greater Boston