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United Nations Day

ODU United Nations Day 2023

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 2023 was an extraordinary success. Students were registered for over 60 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 27, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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


All ODU students and MUN guests are welcome. The event is free!

To Participate

For more information, to register or request a country assignment, contact UN Day Secretary-General, Zika Ozoh, zozoh001@odu.edu.

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UN Day 2023 Topics & Issue Briefs

  • International response to armed violence in Israel, Palestine and Gaza
  • Managing the effects of educational inequality on economic development
  • Restoring and preserving peace in the Horn of Africa
  • Supporting efforts by developing nations to adapt to Climate Change

UN Day 2023 Schedule

Welcome speeches from ODUMUN President Brandon Fischer, and Secretary-General Zika Ozoh.

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

UN Day 2023 Award Winners

Best Delegate

Elizjah Eddy, Morocco, Old Dominion University

Outstanding Delegate

Spencer Kotrosa, United Kingdom, Regent University

Honorable Mention

Joy L. Belin, Viet Nam, Old Dominion University

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