The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a division dedicated to helping the successful development of Model United Nations (MUN) in higher learning institutions. UNAI is a branch of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information in which they strive to build strong relationships between institutions with MUN and the United Nations. The UNAI help institutions like NYU Shanghai create simulations that depict UN debates and committees. NYU Shanghai’s membership with UNAI allows the opportunity to establish the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within NYUSHMUNC, as well as promote further engagement and discussion in UN objectives.
NYUSHMUNC is a member of the UNAI and has been approved by the Chief Executive Officers of the division. This membership not only provides further training for our conference trainers and student leaders, but also holds our conference to the ten principles of UNAI. The ten principles below as seen on the UNAI website represent the foundation of NYUSHMUNC’s relationship with UNAI, and allows our conference to continuously grow and evolve.