Year-long Program plus Rome Conference


Registration to open on

September 17, 2024 10:00 am
America/New_York (EDT)


Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala, 54,
00148 Rome



Registration, Opening Ceremony & Welcome Dinner

Check-in to receive your credentials, updated schedule and event details during on-site registration. With pomp and circumstance, the formal Opening Ceremony starts with the Parade of Nations. Inspirational words from UN Ambassadors, music and stories shared by young social entrepreneurs and activists are highlights of the opening night followed by the Welcome Dinner. The delegates are inspired and energized for the next days’ committee sessions.


Students, teachers and parents peruse the culture and history of each of the nations represented at the conference, in a Hall of Nations visual display.
Each “delegation” designs a creative display of what they have learned about the country they represent.This process involves artistic expression side-by-side with research.
Parents, teachers, and chaperones have the opportunity to observe the proceedings in each of the committee rooms. Workshops by a variety of relevant speakers are held at the conference venue in the morning and afternoon.
Committee sessions begin with introductions by Bureau Members. The Bureau reviews the Rules of Procedure, conducts roll call, presents the topic at hand, and then formally opens the floor for delegations to present their speeches.
The speech is an opportunity for students within a delegation to explain their country’s position on a topic and the solutions they propose.
The delegates work to express their positions and hear the opinions of others, engaging in formal and informal discussion, negotiation and collaboration.
Once a draft resolution is finalized, voted, and reaches consensus within the committee, the members silently vote for a three delegate “Closing Bureau” to present it at the Closing Ceremony.
In the evening, students participate in a Cultural Performance event, watching or performing musical numbers or skits that represent their own culture or the culture they learned about.


Equipped with operational knowledge and useful tools for negotiation, the student delegates continue to run the committee sessions for a second day, usually completing the first topic and then moving enthusiastically onto the second.
Adults are impressed with the fact that the young students work independently with only procedural guidance offered by the Bureau. In the evening, they attend the conference socials where they have relax and fun with new found friends.

Closing Ceremony

During the ceremony, the Closing Bureaus for each committee summarize their draft resolutions before all of the other delegates, parents, and teachers. The committees vote or pass their draft resolutions by consensus to finalize a resolution, and the committee stands to receive resounding applause for successful cooperation.These young people experience the thrill of successful negotiation and collaboration. All resolutions are published on our website for participants to review and are forwarded to the UN Secretary General.
The formal Closing Ceremony is certainly the culmination of four months of persistent work at home and in school, two days on-site during the conference. More than these, it is a right of passage for young people who have experienced that they have both an individual and collective voice. Every student – from the shy and quiet ones to the bold and courageous – leave the conference with better sensitivity to the needs of other people and are armed with the awareness of their abilities to impact the world.

Key Dates

September 17th, 2024 10:00 AM ET

October 16th, 2024

October 16th, 2024

December 11th, 2024

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The FAO is an organization in constant operation and therefore the use of the FAO Plenary is not guaranteed for the closing ceremony.

Transportation to the Closing Ceremony at the FAO is included if the FAO grants MMUN access.

In the event that we do not hold our Closing Plenary in the FAO Plenary, participants are entitled to a refund of $1.92. Because of the difficulty to process such small amounts, we will donate these funds directly to UNICEF.

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Please arrive to the hotel by 3pm CET on Day 1 in order to ensure adequate time to complete registration and Hotel check-In. For all departures please don’t plan on leaving the hotel before 2pm CET on Day 4 (final day).

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