State YMCA of Georgia

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Georgia United Nations Assembly (GUNA) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participanGUNA2016ts 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.

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. 

2018 GUNA Important Information:

Junior GUNA (Grades 6-8) * March 1-3, 2018 (Thursday-Saturday)

Senior GUNA (Grades 9-12) * March 4-6, 2018 (Sunday-Tuesday)

Conferences are held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each nation is required to submit a resolution for GUNA.

Click here to learn how to write a resolution.

2018 JR GUNA Program Book

2017 SR GUNA Program Book *(2018 Program Books will be published in early February 2018)


Registration Deadline by 1/24/2018 / $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 postmarked checks in order for groups to qualify for free conference t-shirts will be Wednesday February 7th, 2018.  There are no exceptions, if the money is not received, or postmarked 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 25th: $315 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 $16 per participant.

*If you wish to register your delegation for GUNA, please click the following link and read all instructions and fill out the form.

Important Deadlines:

Registration and Nation Selection begins:  December 1st, 2017 - GUNA Nation Reservation Form

Registration and nation selection begins, resolutions may be submitted.

Scholarship (Financial Aid) Submission Deadline: January 17th, 2018

Deadline for scholarship application submissions.

Resolution Submission Deadline:  January 24th, 2018

Resolution submission deadline. Each nation must submit a resolution.

 Registration Deadline:  January 24th, 2018

Beginning January 25th, 2018 – late fee of $16 will be added to each registrant entered. Student fee will become $315.  Adults will also be charged a late fee.

February 26th, 2018 (12:00p.m. - noon) – last day/time to add participants or make substitutions.  Any changes made after this date will be subject to a change penalty ($16 per change).

Other forms and helpful information:

Nation Reservations: (Current)

Senior GUNA Nations - (1-2 students per nation)

Junior GUNA Nations - (3-5 students per nation)