WHSMUN 2018: Thursday, March 22 – Friday, March 23, 2018
WHSMUN is a two-day conference offering high school students a rewarding and challenging opportunity to learn about foreign policy and gain experience in the skills of international diplomacy through simulations of real-world issues impacting individuals, families, and communities in member-states being discussed at the United Nations.
If you are experienced or have never participated in Model UN before, there is a place for you at WHSMUN!
General Conference Information:
If you are new to WHSMUN or you need a general refresher on preparation, activities, and delegate and staff rules and expectations for the conference, please take some time reviewing an updated WHSMUN General Guidebook for 2018.
General Assembly Main Committee and Special Council Background Guides:
Background guides will give a brief overview of the issue and some guiding questions to consider. They are meant to be a starting place for delegates to begin their research, but are by no means comprehensive and inclusive of all of the information on that particular issue. This allows for great research skill building as well as the flexibility for addressing each issue generally and then specifically as it pertains to the country the delegates are representing.
1.1 Post-Conflict Disarmament of Non-State Actors
1.2 Prevention of Usage of Cluster Munitions
1.3 Regulation of Private Military Contractors
1.4 Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon Delivery Technology
2.1 Economic Sustainability of Famine Relief
2.2 Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
2.3 Role of Urbanization in Sustainable Development
2.4 Sustainable Tourism for Poverty Eradication
3.1 Forced Displacement of Religious Minorities
3.2 Climate Change Threats to Island States
3.3 Maternal Mortality in Rural Areas
3.4 Forced Labor in Mining
4.1 Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples
4.2 Committee on the Protection of Migrant Workers
4.3 Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo
4.4 Preventing the Collapse of South Sudan
Delegate Resources and Useful Tools:
Position Papers: Please upload your Position Papers Here. The user name and password is being given to WHSMUN advisors. The deadline for GA and Special Council position papers to be considered for an award is extended to March 15, 2018. Additionally to be considered for an award papers must be properly formatted as outlined in the below Position Paper Overview: Research and Writing Guide.
- Position Paper Writing and Research Guide – Please reference this guide for the correct format for position papers to be considered for awards.
- Research Graphic Organizer
- Research Sources Guide
Resolution Writing Resources:
- Drafting a Resolution Guide
- Procedure for Passing and Amending a Resolution
- Examples of Phrases for Pre-ambulatory and Operative Clauses
Parliamentary Procedure Resources:
- WHSMUN Parliamentary Rules and Procedures – Updated 3/15/16
- WHSMUN Parliamentary Procedure Short Forms
SAVE THE DATE: WHSMUN 2019 – March 21-22
If you are interested in the conference or have questions, please contact WHSMUN Coordinator, Dina Wolf, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (414) 229-3312 (Direct Line) or WHSMUN 2017 Secretary-General, Sara Fox, at email@example.com.