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.
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)
|GA Second Committee (Economic & Financial)
|GA Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural)
|United Nations Environment Assembly
Please click on special council guides to access the councils and issues listed below.
|Historical Security Council (1956)
|Council of the European Union
|Human Rights Council
|International Court of Justice
|Joint Crisis Committee
Position Papers: The deadline for GA, and UNEA position papers to be considered for an award is March 1, 2019. The deadline for Special Council position papers is extended to March 8, 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.
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 2019 Secretary-General, Sara Fox, at firstname.lastname@example.org.