USD’s WorldLink to Host the 35th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference

More than 350 Middle and High School Students Will Participate in the 35th SD JMUN Conference

On Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31, the WorldLink Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) will host the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations’ 35th Annual Conference – the oldest JMUN Conference west of the Mississippi River.

In order to successfully participate in a Model United Nations Conference, students must gain a basic understanding of the United Nations structure and internal rules of procedure. They must familiarize themselves with the foreign policy positions of their assigned country, as well as its pattern of participation within the United Nations. Furthermore, they are required to dress in business attire and maintain a respectable level of decorum.

A JMUN Conference is for 6th-9th graders. It is often the experience that creates a life-long passion for MUN, which provides opportunities for participation through the college level, nationally and internationally. Through the JMUN, youth assess and strengthen their skills of research and debate, as well as leadership and negotiation.

The San Diego Regional JMUN Conference is student-run, and several youth leaders serve as directors (Secretary-Generals) and specific committee chairpersons. This year, with support from the WorldLink Program, the San Diego Regional JMUN Conference will host over 350 students representing eight 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 35th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference
Where: University of San Diego
When: Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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 California 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.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.