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.

2018 WHSMUN Delegate Agenda

WHSMUN Delegate Code of Conduct

WHSMUN Country Matrix

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.

1st Main Committee Background Guides (Disarmament and International Security)

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

2nd Main Committee Background Guides (Economic and Financial)

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

3rd Main Committee Background Guides (Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural)

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

4th Main Committee Background Guides (Special Political and Decolonization)

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.

Resolution Writing Resources:

Parliamentary Procedure Resources:


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: wolfd@uwm.edu or by phone: (414) 229-3312 (Direct Line) or WHSMUN 2017 Secretary-General, Sara Fox, at wisconsinhighschoolmun@gmail.com.