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.