Model United Nations started at the Bergen County Academies during the 1997-1998 school year, when students in a 10th grade American History class started the first MUN after-school activity to supplement their interest in international affairs. During the first meeting, about 35 students participated in a mock United Nations session. The team participated in its first conference at Yale University in February 1998, and several months later, we won our first "Best Delegation" award at the George Washington University Model United Nations Conference in Washington, DC.
In 1999, students launched the first Academy Model United Nations conference. Delegates from all over the area came to participate. That year, the same students from a 10th grade history class planned the entire conference, wrote topic papers, developed a website, and ran the committees. AMUN has grown tremendously over the past twenty years, both as a conference and school organization, and we look forward to seeing you at the best one yet.
In 2015, the BCA Model United Nations team debuted a new conference for the first time. Junior Academy Model United, JAMUN, is designed to introduce younger, middle school students to the field of international relations through MUN, as well as provide a forum to discuss issues prevalent in the world today. JAMUN is an excellent introduction to debate, as it is the first conference for most of our delegates.