Our Top Programs
The projects and programs of the United States Federation of Clubs, Centers and Associations support the mission and ideals of UNESCO. They are designed to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The following information presents a summary of our key projects and programs and provides links to learn more.
National Convention - United States Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations
Join us for the Annual Convention of the United States UNESCO Federation of Clubs, Centers and Associations which will be held in March of 2014. It is an important event providing the opportunity to present and share activities from the previous year while also providing time to discuss and plan new projects for the future. Participating clubs, centers and associations and international representatives and ambassadors will all join together to share and learn from each others experiences and actions that benefit and advance the mission and ideals of UNESCO.
International Model United Nations Program (IMUN)
The International Model United Nations (IMUN) program is an overnight Summer Camp program in the Washington, DC metro area gathering the best and the brightest young minds from around the globe. During the two-week event, participating students learn from one another, engage in cultural diplomacy, participate in workshops, listen to diplomats and go on field trips. The program is all about nurturing an understanding of today’s World and ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders are globally literates and armed with adequate tools for their assigned mission:building the defenses of peace in the minds of their peers, one mind at a time through Education, Science, Culture and Communication. Participants will have the opportunity to address global issues from many different perspectives. During the conference, participants employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills learned in the program in order to represent the policies of their countries. These skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, note-taking and technical writing.
Builders of the Universe. The Frederick County Regional Model United Nations Conference known as RMUN is a joint project of Hood College, the Frederick County Public School and UNESCO Center for Peace. It is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and the Security Council. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a country in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Before attending the conference, participants research the country they will be representing and taking on roles as the country diplomat at the UN. They investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems in a form of resolutions. Read More
Visiting Law Scholars Program
The UNESCO Center for Peace Law Scholars Visiting Program (LSVP) provide a 10-day comprehensive overview of the U.S. Legal System to law students, lawyers, practitioners and scholars from around the world! The program includes several working sessions with a Judge, State Attorney, local lawyers, and a regional Bar Association in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Additionally, attendees will have the unique chance to visit and observe the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Congress, United Nations Headquarters in NYC and much more! Read More
The United States Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations supports many different programs to promote cultural awareness, understanding and exchange. Our focus through these programs is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to protect, safeguard and manage the tangible and intangible heritage. This is done in order to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the dialogue of cultures with a view to fostering a culture of peace through many programs including student and teacher exchanges, sister schools and universities, sister cities and other special projects.
Training also has a role in UNESCO Clubs. Clubs do not provide training for their members alone; they also seek to contribute to the education of those around them. This can involve self-education of its members through their participation in its activities, participation in conferences, especially in those dealing specifically with matters relating to UNESCO Clubs, participating in information seminars designed for members of National Commissions in various regions or even studying basic UN and UNESCO documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of UNESCO.