UNIS UN is headed by the two senior co-chairs, Sarah Blau and Sean Waxman Lenz.

The members of the UNIS-UN Organizing Group are divided into six commissions; each one led by two to four heads in the Executive Committee (EXCOMM).

Visiting Schools

Noelle Mahr, Ellie Smith, Sarah Bertrand


Lila Olson-Duffy, Anya Patel


Sarah Simon, Max Neve, Ayesha Wijesekera


Janice Choi, Jahanara Nares, Josh Shearouse, Gabriela Penido


Anna Lifsec, Francesca Alavian, Kadiya McDonald


Preston Gross, Erik Ryan, Noella Kalasa

Preparations for the conference begin a year in advance, and include: finding and researching a contemporary global issue; selecting and inviting speakers; inviting several hundred students from national and international schools around the world and arranging for the majority of their accommodations with UNIS families; selecting students to partake in the conference Student Panel and Debate; and compiling a Working Paper of articles on the conference topic written by members of the UNIS-UN Organizing Committee and then edited by the UNIS-UN Editing Commission.