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, firstname.lastname@example.org, U.S. Mail, UWM – Institute of World Affairs, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or facsimile, 414-229-3750.
The deadline for registration is Friday, November 9th (*Please note there is a strong possibility that we will reach capacity prior to the deadline. All applications received after the deadline and/or after we have reached capacity will be put on a wait-list.)
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. 2019 General Assembly Main Committee issues will be announced after registration opens.
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.
- 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.