WHSMUN: Thursday, March 21 – Friday, March 22, 2019

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 from 2018.

Registration for the 2019 conference is open.

Please review the WHSMUN Invitation Letter for details concerning registration for the conference this year and use the WHSMUN 2019 Country Matrix to complete and submit your WHSMUN 2019 Registration Form*.  Please submit completed registration forms to Dina Wolf by either e-mail, wolfd@uwm.edu, U.S. Mail, UWM – Institute of World Affairs, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or facsimile, 414-229-3750.

Registration is currently closed.  We are at capacity and have a waiting list for schools that registered after the registration deadline and our reaching capacity.  Please contact us if you’d like to be added to the waiting list.

2018 WHSMUN Delegate Agenda

WHSMUN Delegate Code of Conduct

WHSMUN Country Matrix

General Assembly(GA) 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.

GA First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)

  • Topic 1.1: Orbital Nuclear Weapons and the Militarization of Space
  • Topic 1.2: The Future of Nanotechnology
  • Topic 1.3: 21st Century Cybersecurity Challenges
  • Topic 1.4: Asymmetric Warfare in the 21st Century
GA Second Committee (Economic & Financial)

  • Topic 2.1: Combating Currency Manipulation
  • Topic 2.2: Avoiding the Middle Income Trap
  • Topic 2.3: Renewable Energy in Sustainable Development
  • Topic 2.4: Women’s Role in Economic Development
GA Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural)

  • Topic 3.1: Treatment of Prisoners
  • Topic 3.2: The Right to a Quality Education
  • Topic 3.3: Violence Against Women
  • Topic 3.4: Social Implications of HIV/AIDS
United Nations  Environment Assembly

  • Topic 4.1: The Impacts of Air Pollution
  • Topic 4.2: Halting Deforestation
  • Topic 4.3: Ocean Plastic Pollution
  • Topic 4.4: Threat of Species Extinction and Biodiversity

Delegate Resources and Useful Tools: 

Position Papers:  The deadline for GA, UNEA, and Special Council position papers to be considered for an award is March 1, 2019. 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:

 

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 2019 Secretary-General, Sara Fox, at wisconsinhighschoolmun@gmail.com.