"This experience gave me a new perspective on solving world problems." —Michelle Mi
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A general task, such as working for world peace, is something we can all do, but not something we can currently write programs to do.
— From Unix User's Manual Manual, Supplementary Documents, p. 14-3
GTMUN is a non-profit, student-run, two day conference for high school students that takes place on Georgia Tech’s campus located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1998, this conference has worked to bring international affairs to the high schools of the Southeast and beyond. By assuming the role of a state’s diplomatic representative and working under an explicit procedure in simulated sessions of various UN committees, students are able to take a global perspective on world events. As the student delegates interact in their roles as ambassadors to the UN, they make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate, and attempt to collectively solve the world’s most pressing problems. Model UN truly provides students with an opportunity to put into action the principles of international politics that they are taught in the classroom and see occur in the world everyday.