We’re happy to welcome to UWM our first cohort of WHSMUN Panthers Abroad Fellows for 2019!
Way to go, Klaudia, Luc, Morgan and Amaya! We can’t wait to support you in your journey at UWM and abroad.
***WHSMUN 2020: Thursday, March 19 – Friday, March 20***
Registration for WHSMUN 2020 conference is open!
Please see the Invitation Letter and WHSMUN 2020 Country Matrix to complete and submit your WHSMUN 2020 Registration Form. Completed registration forms may be submitted via e-mail to Dina Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org, facsimile at 414-229-3750, or U.S. Mail to UWM-Institute of World Affairs, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 11th, 2019* (*Please note there is a possibility of reaching the registration capacity before the November 11th deadline. Any applications received once we’ve reached capacity will be accepted only if space is available or will be put on a waitlist.)
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:
The WHSMUN 2019 Delegate Agenda is a great way to see a brief snapshot of the conference.
General Assembly(GA) and United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Main Committees 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: Safe Removal and Refurbishment of Unexploded Ordnances
Topic 1.2: Consideration of what Constitutes a WMD
Topic 1.3: Governance of International Waters
Topic 1.4: Citizens’ Rights to Privacy in Matters of International Security
GA Second Committee (Economic & Financial)
Topic 2.1: The Interconnected Nature of FDI and National Sovereignty
Topic 2.2: Rural Entrepreneurship
Topic 2.3: Reconsideration of the sources of UN Funding
Topic 2.4: The Impact of Automation on Developing Nations
GA Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural)
Topic 3.1: Global Learning Crisis
Topic 3.2: Infant Mortality and Rural Health
Topic 3.3: The Impact of Brain Drain on Healthcare Accessibility in Developing Nations
Topic 3.4: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Areas
United Nations Environment Assembly
Topic 4.1: Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems
Topic 4.2: Incentivizing Private Involvement in Ocean Cleanup
Topic 4.3: Addressing Issues Relating to Desertification and Global Drought
Topic 4.4: Effective Development of Geothermal Energy
Position Papers: The deadline for GA, and UNEA position papers to be considered for an award is March 2, 2020. . Additionally to be considered for an award papers must be properly formatted as outlined in the below Position Paper Overview: Research and Writing Guide.
Please click on POSITION PAPERS to upload your papers. The username and password is being sent to your advisers.
Delegate Resources and Useful Tools:
- 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
If you are interested in the conference or have questions, please contact WHSMUN Coordinator, Dina Wolf, by e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: (414) 229-3312 (Direct Line) or WHSMUN 2020 Secretary-General, Aidan Blecke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.