This week, world leaders will begin to gather in New York for the UN General Assembly. Ever wonder what it would be like to join them in helping solve the world’s toughest problems? Now you can with UNA-USA and the U.S. Department of State’s new Model United Nations mobile app!

Geared toward teachers, community leaders, dedicated Model UNers, and students of international affairs, the Model United Nations app gives you the step-by-step tools to engage with the vital work of the UN, all within a 60-minute activity. The app, produced in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, uses real-life examples to explore today’s most pressing issues, like climate change and poverty eradication.ModelUN-large

The best part? You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the UN or Model UN. The lesson plans are designed to a make anyone a diplomat, whether you’ve been involved with Model UN for years or are learning about the UN for the first time. And these short lesson plans teach more than UN issues — they also instill key leadership, problem-solving, and public speaking skills.

You also can stay informed about the work of the UN, the State Department, and the United Nations Foundation, and learn about Model UN Conferences in your area and all over the world.

Download the app today on Apple iOS. Don’t have an iPhone? No problem! Use our web application on any of your mobile devices.