State YMCA of Georgia

Saturday, November 28, 2015
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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 also includes a tour to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (Carter Center) where students will interact with members of the Carter Administration and the library staff.

Students Gain

  • 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. 

2016 GUNA Important Information:

March 6-8, 2016 (Sunday-Tuesday)

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

Each nation is required to submit a resolution for GUNA.

Click here to learn how to write a resolution.


Registration Deadline by DATE / $285 per student (two nights lodging, two meals, conference t-shirt (*if registered and money received by deadlines), program costs)

Late Registration beginning DATE: $300 per student

Adults: $185 (Double Occupancy), $300 (private room)

NOTE: Those participants attending from a school not currently affiliated may receive an additional charge.

Important Deadlines:

Registration and Nation Selection begins:  December 2nd, 2015

Registration and nation selection begins, resolutions may be submitted.

Scholarship Submission Deadline: January 20th, 2016

Deadline for scholarship application submissions.

Resolution Submission Deadline:  January 27th, 2016

Resolution submission deadline. Each nation must submit a resolution.

 Registration Deadline:  January 27th, 2016

Beginning January 28th, 2016 – late fee of $15 will be added to each registrant entered. Student fee will become $300.  Adults will also be charged a late fee.

February 26th, 2016 – last day to add participants or make substitutions.

Nation Reservations: (Current)

Senior GUNA Nations

Junior GUNA Nations