Welcome to the UNIS-UN Website! Our goal as an organization is to provide an educationally and intellectually enriching experience for our peers from around the world while promoting globalism and cross-cultural exchange.

We host an annual conference relating to a contemporary global issue. We invite expert and engaging speakers that are well versed on the topic who present to our audience of 700 high school students from International Schools from 5 continents. For the past 40 years it has been held in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

To the end of promoting global awareness and cross-culturalism, the annual themes are always ones of global importance. Over three hundred students from all over the world are invited to attend in addition to the upper classes at the United Nations International School. This is our second year that there will be a half day international celebration featuring international performances and a cultural showcase in the Sylvia Howard Fuhrman Auditorium at UNIS.

Working Paper



Thursday 2nd

8:50 9:00 Security Announcement
9:00 9:05 Co-Chair Welcome
Sean Waxman-Lenz, Sarah Blau
9:05 9:30 Opening Remarks
9:30 10:10 William Milberg
10:10 10:30 Q&A Session
10:30 11:10 Victor Flores
11:10 11:30 Q&A Session
11:30 1:00 Lunch
1:00 1:10 Security Announcement
1:10 2:10 Debate 1
Economic migrants and political refugees should be treated equally when applying for immigration.
2:10 2:50 Angy Rivera
2:50 3:10 Q&A Session
3:10 3:30 Closing Remarks

Friday 3rd

8:50 9:00 Security Announcement
9:00 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 9:55 Ben Fox Rubin
9:55 10:15 Q&A Session
10:15 10:55 Selcuk Sirin
10:55 11:15 Q&A Session
11:15 11:30 Short Movie
11:30 1:00 Lunch
1:00 1:10 Security Announcement
1:10 2:20 Debate 2
Refugees can be denied entry if accepting them poses a security risk.
2:20 3:00 Gregory Maniatis
3:00 3:20 Q&A Session
3:20 3:30 Closing Remarks

UNIS-UN recognizes and thanks UNFCU for their generous support