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TitleUSD Hosts WorldLink Model UN Conference
ContactMelissa Wagoner Olesen
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

On Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, the WorldLink Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) will host the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations’ 37th Annual Conference – the oldest JMUN Conference west of the Mississippi River.

At this student-run, two-day event, 6th through 9th graders will represent various countries in an educational simulation of the committees that make up the United Nations, and debate on a wide range of policy topics, including nuclear proliferation, the protection of migrants and refugees, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. With support from the WorldLink program, the San Diego Regional JMUN Conference will host over 350 students representing eleven schools throughout San Diego County. Student leaders from Scripps Ranch High School and Patrick Henry High School serve as primary organizers.

For more information, please contact Maurey Williams, Scripps Ranch High School JMUN Adviser, at or visit; or contact Debbie Martinez, WorldLink program officer, at or visit

WHAT: The 37th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja Mexico to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.

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