Online Model Arctic Council
Next Conference: 3-4 July 2021
Next Delegate Training: TBC
An educational programme
for secondary-school pupils
Make a journey into the far North
From anywhere in the world
Polar Aspect’s OMAC conference is the only online secondary-school Model Arctic Council in the world today. Students play the roles of delegates from Arctic states and, unusually in model diplomacy, indigenous peoples. Their challenge is to negotiate consensus on some of the most pressing questions facing not only the Arctic and its communities, but by extension our world as a whole.
Today, as the global climate changes, the Arctic is one of the most fascinating and important regions on the planet. More than a pristine wilderness or a treasure chest of natural riches, it is in fact an ancient homeland. Unlike other international fora, the Arctic Council formally brings together not only the countries of the Arctic, but also its indigenous peoples, in order to reach consensus on difficult issues.
Model Arctic Council makes exciting and challenging demands of delegates. It takes real diplomatic know-how to build unanimous consensus amongst different states and indigenous peoples on the issues facing this unique and special region. Polar Aspect is delighted to collaborate with MUN Impact to offer free online delegate training to pupils who wish to participate in future Polar Aspect MAC conferences.