CWMUN New York City

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 29-31, 2019

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!

Hotel: 4* Hotels TBC (Midtown, Manhattan)

The official hosting Hotels for CWMUN participants will be located in the heart of Manhattan, Midtown. The CWMUN Staff will be looking for the best Hotels for you and your students with a convenient access to the entire Big Apple and a comfortable respite at the end of the day. Our hosting Hotels will be surely located close to the UN where the Conference will take place.
Reservations for the CWMUN rates that also include lodging 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 Disclaimer.


General Assembly 3rd (GA – III – SOCHUM) – “Promotion and protection of the rights of children”

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.

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – “Assuring and fostering reconstuction and sustainable development in post conflict areas”

The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – “The right to education for refugees and internally displaved people”

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

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – “Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hanger and poverty in africa”

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 – “Adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change”

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.

Security Council (SC -1) – “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”

Security Council (SC -2) – “The situation in Afghanistan”

Security Council (SC -3) – “Children in armed conflicts”

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.


General Assembly 1st (GA I – DISEC)

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. Weapons of Terror: Non proliferation of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arms
  2. Children in armed conflicts
  3. The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in South Asia

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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.

UNEP Agenda:

  1. Developing disaster risk reduction capabilities on areas affected by natural hazards
  2. Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources
  3. The use of Biotechnologies: Protection of Human Health and biodiversity

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Since its establishment, it has played a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. Its current priorities include communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of non-communicable diseases such as sexual and reproductive health, development, and aging; nutrition, food security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse; and driving the development of reporting, publications, and networking.

WHO Agenda:

  1. Accelerating our response to address non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) for the health and well-being of present and future generations
  2. The health implications of climate change
  3. The health and social effects of nonmedical cannabis use

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

CSW Agenda:

  1. Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
  2. Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  3. Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (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 1999/30 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.

CND Agenda:

  1. International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem
  2. Strenghtening efforts to prevent drug abuse in educational settings
  3. Promoting the implementation of technology systems to prevent illecit trade

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 situation in the Middle East
  2. Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
  3. Post conflict peace building

SC 2 Agenda:

  1. Protection of civilians in armed conflicts
  2. The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Non proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

SC 3 Agenda:

  1. Women: peace and security
  2. Conflict prevention in Africa
  3. The situation in South Sudan


UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) – “Renewable energy as a mean of sustainable development”

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. From its inception, the CSD was highly participatory in structure and outlook, by engaging in its formal proceedings a wide range of official stakeholders and partners through innovative formulae.

United Nations World Food Program (WFP) – “Eradication of poverty caused by food scarcity”

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

To be announced

Select your package

Are you already thinking about registering your group to Change the World Model UN – NYC 2019 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.


March 29th > 31st


  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.

Each student (individual or group registration) is expected to pay 40USD additional fee for the following services:

  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Helpdesk in NYC
  • Conference material


March 28th > 31st


  • o/b accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights at 4* Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (Rooms available: Double beds)
  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.


March 28th > April 3rd


  • o/b accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in 4* Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (Rooms available: Double beds)
  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • Official Certificate.

Please note: Additional nights can be added to your bill for extra charge.

Please note: If you are registering from Egypt or Pakistan, please, make sure to register through our local Head of Countries. Registrations submitted individually will be rejected.

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

About your stay at the CWMUN hosting hotel

All students (PREMIUM guests only) will be accommodated in double-bed rooms (shared beds up to 4 guests per room, same gender) at our selected Hotels (to be announced shortly). Advisors will be accommodated in double rooms (up to 2 guests per room, same gender). We do have a limited number of double and single rooms for advisors or students’ special requests. Special requests not included in the existing agreement between CWMUN and the Hotels will be welcomed for extra charge. 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 CWMUN hosting Hotels will be responsible of their own stay and ground transportation to the Conference Venue. NO meals are included in the rates listed above and cannot be provided during your stay. In case of assistance or suggestions, the CWMUN Staff will be always ready to help.

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 and make sure the CWMUN meets your needs before applying to the Conference. Before submitting your requests, please make sure to download our Disclaimer and carefully read our conditions.

Please note: refunds can be submitted within JANUARY 15, no exceptions. Eligible refunds, may be transacted after the Conference due to administrative reasons.

CWMUN will not be also responsible of any rejected Visa after this date. Cancellations due to VISA application refusal /delay are non-refundable. For this reason, we strongly encourage you all to promptly start of Visa request with large advance. Please note that CWMUN Fees are not refundable under any circumstance. For any financial issues or questions, please contact us.

How to reach the Hotel

More information will be soon available

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.


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.


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.


See you in 2020

3500 students
March 29-31, 2019
New York City
University, High School, Middle School