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United Nations Day

ODU United Nations Day 2022

UN Day welcomes students from all over campus to be an ambassador for a day.

The ODU Model UN Society's premier on-campus activity, ODU United Nations Day, commemorates the creation of the United Nations in 1945. Co-sponsored by the ODU chapter of UNA-USA, UN Day is your opportunity to learn about simulations, conferences and how the United Nations really works.

ODU's UN Day 2022 was an extraordinary success. Students were registered for over 80 countries, representing Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Regent University. It was intense and raucous, with weeks of UN debate compressed in a six-hour simulation, chaired by ODU's Blaizen Bloom. Awards went to six participants—newcomers all.


Friday, October 21, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


This year UN Day was held in person at Old Dominion University's Webb Center.


All ODU students are welcome. The event is free!

To Participate

For more information, to register or request a country assignment, contact UN Day Under Secretary-General, bbloo001@odu.edu & odumun@odu.edu.

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UN Day 2022 Topics and Issue Briefs

Measures to Protect the Earth and its Natural Resources
Preventing the Militarization of Outer Space
The Question of Non-Self-Governing Territories

UN Day 2022 Schedule

Welcome speeches from ODUMUN President Katie Keith, Secretary-General Ana Camacho, and Under-Secretary-General Blaizen Bloom.

8:30 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcome and Opening Ceremony

9:20 a.m. - Noon Session One

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Session Two

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Awards

Closing speeches from Under-Secretary-General Blaizen Bloom and Under-Secretary-General Sophie Rofheart.

UN Day 2022 Award Winners

Best Delegate

Mahfoudha Sid'Elemine, Mauritana, Old Dominion University

Outstanding Delegate

Arleigh Peterson, Netherlands, Regent University

Honorable Mention

Joy L. Belin, Viet Nam, Old Dominion University

Honorable Mention

Avi Raschdorf, Switzerland, Old Dominion University

Honorable Mention

Ellie Johnstone, South Africa, Old Dominion University

Verbal Mention

Tyler Rector, Botswana, Old Dominion University

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