WMUN is an opportunity for middle school students (grades 6-8) to experience Model UN. This conference is open to any and all middle school students in New England. This conference will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm; registration will open at 9:00am.
School Registration Fee: $100.00 per school
Delegate Fees: $60* per delegate. Maximum 30 students per team/school.
*Reduced Delegate fees are offered for qualifying Title I district schools
For more information, contact Zenzele Best at [email protected]
General Assembly: Peacebuilding in the Lake Chad Basin
Since 2002, Boko Haram has maintained a presence not only in Nigeria, but in Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. Military actions taken by the governments of these countries have ranged from ineffective to counterproductive, and Boko Haram continues to pose a significant governance, humanitarian, and economic challenge throughout the Lake Chad Basin region.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Safety and Protection of Jouralists
UNESCO is committed to ensuring the safety of journalists. Members of the press are often vulnerable to attacks by military personnel, organized crime groups, security officials, and local police. Part of UNESCO’s mandate is to promote and protect freedom of expression, and the committee sees the security of journalists as part of the foundation of human rights and democracy.
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP): Ocean Conservation
When the UN adopted The Law of the Sea Convention in 1982, it was hailed as a major breakthrough that gave greater clarity and accountability to the rules and regulations surrounding the sea. However, the world’s oceans continue to be harmed by overfishing, land-based pollutants, coral reef bleaching, and the effects of climate change.
United Nations Security Council: Preventing State Failure in South Sudan
When South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, it was initially met with optimisim. However, South Sudan has quickly spiraled into a humanitarian, economic, and governence crisis. Delegates on this committee will be challenged to help develop a solution to help achieve long-term peace in South Sudan.
Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN): Reducing Economic Barriers for Women
While research increasingly shows a clear link between women’s empowerment and economic growth, many barriers continue to prevent women from fully participating in the economic sphere. Delegates in this committee will be challenged to find the most effective means to promote women’s advancement by reducing economic barriers that inhibit them.
World Food Programme (WFP): Food Security in Areas of Conflict
Although food security is an issue throughout the globe, it is especially prevalent in areas of conflcit. The economies in these regions often collapse: tourists, members of the workforce, and investors often flee, and whatever goods and services that do remain are often prohibitively expensive. In most cases, people who are displaced by conflict are completely dependent upon their host community for food, which puts an unsustainable strain on these resources.