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Why New York City?

New York is defined by its skyline—the silhouette created by Manhattan’s buildings is instantly recognizable and utterly mesmerizing. In fact, NYC is home to more than 200 buildings measuring 500 feet or taller; roughly double that of its closest US competitor. You can appreciate the skyline’s grandeur from the observation decks atop the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock and revel in its scope from lower vantage points like the Brooklyn Bridge or the Brooklyn Heights promenade. New York City is a melting pot of cultures moving in unity on 305 square miles of land. During the day, Central Park, Wall Street, United Nations, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty, along with Ellis Island, capture the attention of every tourist. However, the city is alive 24-hours a day and nightlife is thriving. Times Square lights up while Broadway displays some of the best theater options the world has to offer. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and Broadway, New York City is one of the world’s most exciting places to visit.

When: Conference days: March 16-18, 2018

Throw that puffy jacket on a Viking pyre and do a little dance around it—winter will be over and spring just around the corner! While there are many reasons that NYC in winter is awesome, there’s only so much of it that we can take. And more importantly, there is no city in the world that does spring quite like New York: it’s Model UN Conference month! Take the opportunity to stuff our faces in the sunshine and attend one of the most beautiful life-changing experience like CWMUN!

Conference Venue: The UN Headquarters

There is no better way to walk Ambassadors’ shoes than working inside the UN Headquarters! The CWMUN Conference will be open inside the majestic General Assembly Hall where real diplomats meet and discuss international topics. Every year, over 1 million visitors from around the world enter the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. What about you? After 16 months of renovation, the newly renovated GA Hall has the original look and feel from the 1950s but with modern updates to meet the nowadays-building standards. The CWMUN Secretariat is more than honored to announce that the entire Conference will be hosted inside the UN Buildings. The United Nations Headquarters is located in the heart of New York City on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street. Entrance for the Change the World Model UN Opening Ceremony is at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Hotel

The official hosting venue for CWMUN participants is the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. With a fabulous Midtown Manhattan setting, newly renovated rooms and friendly staff with a can-do attitude, this luxurious hotel offers convenient access to the entire Big Apple and a comfortable respite at the end of the day. Just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York boasts an ideal Manhattan location, and from your hotel room it’s a pleasant stroll to Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters and numerous opportunities for dining, shopping and entertainment. Reservations for our discount rate are only available through CWMUN, not via the hotel’s site or phone reservation system. If you have any questions, please contact us and do not forget to download our Policy.

HIGH SCHOOL (2018 edition)

General Assembly 3rd  (GA – III) – “Fighting racism, xenophobia and racial based intolerance”

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The Assembly has initiated actions — political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal — which have affected the lives of millions of people throughout the world.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – “Threats to the environment posed by criminal activities”

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP work encompasses: assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – “Combating water scarcity”

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

UN Habitat – “Adapting cities to climate changes and natural disasters”

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in all things urban.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – “Combating human trafficking”

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.

Security Council (SC) – “Threats posed by the proliferation of nuclear weapons”

Security Council Counter-terrorism Committee (SC CTC) – “Threats posed by foreign fighters and measures to address this phenomenon”

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Historical Security Council (HSC) – “The crisis in Kosovo”

The Historical Security Council will function in the same way as the Security Council and most other committees. However, all topics will relate to a particular period of time and delegates will represent the views of their countries during that time period.

UNIVERSITY (2018 edition)

General Assembly 1st (GA I)

The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

GA I Agenda:

  1. Nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
  2. Concerns over access to biological weapons by terrorist groups
  3. World military resource reallocation to promote sustainable development

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Agency was set up as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family. From the beginning, it was given the mandate to work with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The objectives of the IAEA’s dual mission – to promote and control the Atom – are defined in Article II of the IAEA Statute.

IAEA Agenda:

  1. The nuclear situation in DPRK
  2. The safeguard applications in Iran
  3. Nuclear applications in responding to viruses and confining pests

UN Women (UNW)

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life

UNW Agenda:

  1. Measures to prevent violence against women
  2. The role of women in post-conflict recovery
  3. Gender equality as one of the proactive approches to Disaster Risk Reduction

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN CND)

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly (GA) expanded the mandate of the CND to enable it to function as the governing body of the UNODC. ECOSOC resolution 999/30 requested the CND to structure its agenda with two distinct segments: a normative segment for discharging treaty-based and normative functions; and an operational segment for exercising the role as the governing body of UNODC. The CND meets annually when it considers and adopts a range of decisions and resolutions. Intersessional meetings of the CND are regularly convened to provide policy guidance to UNODC. Towards the end of each year, the CND meets at a reconvened session to consider budgetary and administrative matters as the governing body of the United Nations drug programme.

UN CND Agenda:

  1. Drug rehabilitation care plan in developing countries
  2. Implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International
  3. Promoting alternative development to drug crop coltivation

Historical Security Council (HSC) 1991

The Historical Security Council will function in the same way as the Security Council and most other committees. However, all topics will relate to a particular period of time and delegates will represent the views of their countries during that time period.

HSC Agenda:

  1. The situation in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugolslavia
  2. Actions in response to the invasion of Kuwait
  3. The situation in Mozambique

Security Council (SC)

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

SC Agenda:

  1. The threat to international peace and security posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  2. The situation in South Sudan
  3. Reforming peace-keeping operations

Security Council Counter-terrorism Committee (SC CTC)

Guided by Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), the CTC works to bolster the ability of United Nations Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. It was established in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.

SC CTC Agenda:

  1. Addressing the threat of foreign terrorist fighters
  2. Terrorist financing as a threat to international security
  3. The use of communication technologies by terrorist groups

MIDDLE SCHOOLS (2018 edition)

UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – “Extreme poverty and human rights”

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms. The UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations’ special procedures. The Committee addresses human rights-related situations in all UN member states. The UNHRC also addresses important thematic human rights issues such as freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities

University Committees

Friday, March  16th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Entrance procedures
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm    CWMUN Opening Ceremony

Saturday, March  17th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 1.00 pm    Committee Session I
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm     University lunch break
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Faculty Advisor Meeting

Sunday, March  18th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 1.00 pm    Committee Session III
10:30 am – 11:30 am     Evaluational Faculty Meeting
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm     University lunch break
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm     Committee Session IV
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     CWMUN Closing Ceremony

High School Committees

Friday, March  16th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Entrance procedures
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm    CWMUN Opening Ceremony

Saturday, March  17th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 12.00 pm    Committee Session I
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    High School lunch break
1:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Faculty Advisor Meeting

Sunday, March  18th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 12.00 pm    Committee Session III
10:30 am – 11:30 am     Evaluational Faculty Meeting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     High School lunch break
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm     Committee Session IV
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     CWMUN Closing Ceremony
9:00 pm – 11:59 pm     Delegate Dance (pre-booking and fee required)

Middle School Committees

Friday, March  16th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Entrance procedures
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm    CWMUN Opening Ceremony

Saturday, March  17th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 12.00 pm    Committee Session I
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm    Middle School lunch break
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Faculty Advisor Meeting

Sunday, March  18th, 2018 – UN Headquarters

8:00 am –9:00 am     Entrance procedures
9:00 am – 12.30 pm    Committee Session III
10:30 am – 11:30 am     Evaluational Faculty Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm     Middle School lunch break
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm     Committee Session IV
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     CWMUN Closing Ceremony

Select your package

Are you already thinking about registering your group to Change the World Model UN – NYC 2017 or attend on your own? Don’t blow your chance and block your slot(s) for our next Conference! Change the World Model UN is the only Conference open to Middle School, High School and University delegations. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the Model United Nations spirit by defending your country’s interests in challenging debates with people from all over the world!

Costs mentioned below are the same for Middle School, High School and University Delegations.

PLEASE NOTE: Students and Advisors entrance to the United Nations is free and strictly reserved to those regularly registered to CWMUN. Any guest or visitor can enter, only after all students and Advisors are in, prior a late registration to the Conference and in case any seat is still available. No Entrance Fee is requested.

Note: CWMUN is entirely run by Associazione Diplomatici without any public or private body economic support.

BASIC INDIVIDUAL/GROUP

BASIC PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.

PREMIUM SHORT STAY

from March, 15th to 18th

SHORT STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • o/b accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Rooms available: Double beds)
  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.

PREMIUM EXTENDED STAY

from March 15th to 21th

EXTENDED STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • o/b accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Rooms available: Double beds)
  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.

Please note: Additional nights can be added to your bill upon request until full capacity is reached for 75$ per person.

This is how your room will look like
This is how your room will look like

About your stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

All students (PREMIUM guests only) will be accommodated in double-bed rooms (4 guests, same gender, per room) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Advisors will be accommodated in double rooms. We do have a limited number of double and single rooms for advisors or students’ special requests. If you have any do not hesitate to let us know, we will try to welcome any request upon registrations. First come, first served.

Please note: All delegations not staying at the Grand Hyatt Hotel will be responsible of their own ground transportation to the Conference Venue. NO meals are included in the rates listed above.

Special Financial Aid

If you are a teacher, an advisor or a MUN Club coordinator and want to bring your students to the conference and don’t have enough fund to bring them all, we got you covered! Email the Secretariat and tell them more about you and your group and how many students you would like to involve. Special blocks are reserved to MUN Clubs around the world, email us if you want to learn more.

Refund Policy

Due to unexpected reasons, you cannot take part to the Conference anymore? Not a problem! The CWMUN Staff will take care of your financial situation immediately. You can have up to 60% of your money back. If you are not familiar with a Model UN system or you just have questions about financial policy you can count on our CWMUN STAFF or Secretariat to make sure the CWMUN meets your needs before applying to the Conference. For any financial issues or questions, please contact us.

Please note: Refunds can be submitted within JANUARY 15, no exceptions.

How to reach the Hotel

CWMUN Private Transfer:
You are not familiar with the Big Apple and you don’t know how to get to the Hotel? We got you covered. We offer you a reliable private transfer with clean, comfortable up to 52-seat vehicles and professional drivers. We provide round trip transfers to JFK and Newark – Liberty International Airports to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. You will benefit from a quality prestigious private transport service at affordable prices. Due to logistic reasons, the minimal number to request private transfers is 25. For more information, email us.

From LaGuardia Airport:
To locate NYC Airporter from LaGuardia airport, go to baggage claim area to board. The fare is $13 per person one-way and $23 per person for round trip. The bus service to Midtown East hotels near LaGuardia stops at 41st Street and Park Avenue, around the corner from Grand Hyatt New York.
Taxi service to / from LaGuardia from Midtown East hotels is approximately $45.

From JFK Airport:
For NYC Airporter, go to the Baggage claim area to board. Fares are $16 per person one-way and $29 per person round trip. The service stops at 41st Street and Park Avenue, around the corner from Grand Hyatt New York.
Taxi service to / from JFK airport from Midtown East hotels is approximately $75 ($52 flat + tip and toll).

From Newark Airport:
Olympia Newark Airport Express is Grand Hyatt New York’s preferred transportation vendor. Go to the Baggage claim area to board. Fares are $16 per person one-way $28 per person round trip. The bus stops at 41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Taxi service to Midtown East hotels is often in excess of $85.

From Penn Station:
Taxi service from/to Penn Station is approximately $10-15.

NYC Safety Tips

To be safe in NYC is to use general common sense. However, with so many different neighborhoods and such dense population, there are some safety tips you should know when traveling in NYC. Keep Your Valuables Safe: The CWMUN host Hotel offers in-room safes that are laptop compatible. For peace of mind, we highly recommend storing your valuables in these free safes. Know Who is at Your Door: When you hear a knock on the door, make sure to check through the peep hole on the door before opening it. During the CWMUN week, CWMUN Security Staff Members will walk around floors at night to make sure everything is okay. They always wear an identification badge. Do not Travel in Unmarked NY Taxi Cabs: Commonly referred to as “Gypsy Cabs,” these unmarked NYC taxicabs are usually non-metered, non-insured and non-licensed. Avoid a rip-off – or something worse – by denying a trip in these unmarked NY taxicabs.

Visas

The US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of 38 countries to enter the US without a visa. The US VWP allows nationals from 38 countries to enter the US without a visa, provided they are carrying a machine-readable passport. For the up-to-date list of countries included in the program and current requirements, see the US Department of State website. If you are not part of these countries, please make sure to ask your American Embassy or Consulate for additional information about the documents you need to visit the U.S.

ESTA

Citizens of VWP countries need to register with the US Department of Homeland Security three days before their visit. There is a $14 fee for registration application; when approved, the registration is valid for two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

Letter of invitation

CWMUN is more than happy to assist you while getting a Visa offering help or writing your letter of invitation. However, writing a letter of invitation does not guarantee you are getting a Visa, CWMUN will not interfere with any Embassy or Consulate decisions or contact them on behalf on any person. Before planning your trip, please contact your local authorities for further information on how to get your Visa successfully.
If you need a letter, please email us and submit your passport information. A copy of your passport is mandatory to get your letter. A CWMUN Staff Member will get back to you with additional information in no time.

This information is only a guide. Some visa offices may ask for administrative fees. Make sure to have all info at your end before submitting your request.

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Deadline Novembre 30th

2000 students
March 16-18, 2018
United Nations HQ
Grand Hyatt Hotel
University, High School, Middle School

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