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March 24-25, 2022: Food for Thought: A Sustainable Approach to Food Security

This year’s conference title will be Food for Thought: A Sustainable Approach to Food Security. Food is fundamental for human life and affects every individual. The hunger crisis has had a tremendous global impact and been exacerbated by climate change, inequality, and a growing population. Hundreds of millions of people go to bed undernourished and hungry every night. Without sustainable change, this crisis will only become worse. The 2022 UNIS-UN conference will investigate the possible approaches to a more sustainable future of food. We will investigate how economic inequality has intensified the issue, while also exploring modern technologies that present new opportunities to cultivate food. Furthermore, we will explore how education and policy play important roles in overall health. 

About UNIS-UN

UNIS-UN is a two-day student devised and led conference held annually in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The UNIS-UN Student Conference Organizing Committee was founded during the 1976/1977 academic year and quickly grew from a group of about twenty students to one of the largest student groups at UN.  UNIS-UN is far more complex than the well known Model UN conferences used by other schools.  UNIS-UN focuses on a contemporary global issue selected by students, free of any national agendas and obligations, although sensitive to the value of understanding different perceptions and perspectives.  

We invite expert and engaging speakers that are well versed on the topic who deliver dynamic and intellectually stimulating presentations to the hundreds of international students participants from six continents. 

The United Nations has always supported this project by providing services, space and the privilege of using the prestigious General Assembly Hall.

To the end of promoting global awareness and cross-culturalism, the annual themes are always ones of global importance. Past conferences have addressed the following subjects:

Our goal as an organization is to provide an educational and intellectual experience for our international peers while promoting globalism and cross-cultural exchange.

Our Students

Ellie Smith, Class of 2019

"..not many high school students can say that they helped to organize a conference at the United Nations General Assembly for over 500 students."

Victor Chao, Kathryn Thorup, Wei Yee-In, Timur Friedman, Class of 1982

“Through the UNIS-UN experience, we acquired so many good and useful tools with which to try and shape the world in which we live.” 


 

Radjko Radovanovic, Class of 2011

“...the conference is not only an opportunity for students to engage together intellectually but culturally and socially as well.” 

Experience UNIS-UN

1977: A Look Into the First UNIS-UN

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2018: A Look into Today's UNIS-UN

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