Georgia United Nations Assembly (GUNA) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and, multilateral diplomacy. In GUNA, students take on roles as ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization. Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. During a simulation they must employ a variety of communications and critical thinking skills to defend and advance the policies of their country.
This program is designed for students in grades 6 - 12. The program operates Junior GUNA (grades 6-8) and Senior GUNA (grades 9-12) concurrently with separate schedules. The program may also include a tour to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (Carter Center) where students will interact with members of the Carter Administration and the library staff, the William J Breman Jewish Museum, Martin Luther King Jr Center, or other new opportunities around the Atlanta area.
- Expanded awareness of the world and world issues.
- New friends, confidence, fun, and a great time with a purpose.
- Experience with communication, consensus building, and compromise so important in international affairs.
- Increased knowledge of other nations' history, culture, national interests, and international policies.
- Sharpened skills of research, writing, speaking before others, and working with peers and adults.
2017 GUNA Important Information:
March 5-7, 2017 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
Each nation is required to submit a resolution for GUNA.
Registration Deadline by 1/25/2017 / $299 per student (two nights lodging, two meals, conference t-shirt (*if registered and money received by deadlines and affiliations/charter fee paid), program costs)
*Deadline for the State YMCA HQ to receive checks in order for groups to qualify for free conference t-shirts will be Wednesday February 10th, 2017. There are no exceptions, if the money is not received by this date and if the group did not register by the deadline, the group will not qualify for this incentive.
Late Registration beginning January 26th: $314 per student
Adults: $200 (Double Occupancy), $315 (private room)
NOTE: Those participants attending from a school not currently affiliated may receive an additional charge. *Typically $15 per participant.
Registration and Nation Selection begins: November 30th, 2016 - GUNA Nation Reservation Form
Registration and nation selection begins, resolutions may be submitted.
Scholarship Submission Deadline: January 18th, 2017
Deadline for scholarship application submissions.
Resolution Submission Deadline: January 25th, 2017
Resolution submission deadline. Each nation must submit a resolution.
Registration Deadline: January 25th, 2017
Beginning January 26th, 2017 – late fee of $15 will be added to each registrant entered. Student fee will become $314. Adults will also be charged a late fee.
March 1st, 2017 – last day to add participants or make substitutions. Any changes made after this date may be subject to a change penalty ($15 per change).
Other forms and helpful information:
- Scholarship Application Form
- Student/Adult Medical Release & Publicity Waiver
- Restaurants within walking distance of hotel: Crowne Plaza
- How To Prepare a delegation for GUNA
Nation Reservations: (Current)