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Over 1200 high school students will participate in the conference, which begins today and runs until Sunday, February 3. The conference will include schools from as far away as California, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Canada, according to Wharton and College senior Adam Zoya, the secretary general of the conference. Zoya said that the four-day conference will be structured after the actual United Nations. Students will represent different nations of the world and will tackle the particular problems faced by the countries they represent. Subjects discussed will deal primarily with current events around the world, such as the conflict in the Persian Gulf. Delegates will debate problems and try to pass resolutions to solve situations. The conference will be held at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel downtown and is open to the public, free of charge. Events will be held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. tonight. Tomorrow, committee sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, events will run from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. -- Kathleen Paralusz

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