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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.

2018 topics and committees will be announced shortly

HIGH SCHOOL (2017 edition)

General Assembly 3rd  (GA – III) – “Increase representation of African Countries at the UN SC”

General Assembly Plenary (GA) – “Strengthening partnership for inclusive sustainable development, good governance, peace and stability in Africa”

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) – “Rethinking development cooperation”

ECOSOC is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. It is one of the six main organs of the United Nations established by the UN Charter in 1946, is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals. The Council’s 54 member Governments are elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – “Urban development sustainability”

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.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – “Humanitarian response for Boko Haram’s victims/women, peace and security”

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, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – “Rehabilitation and social reintegration of child soldiers”

UNICEF is a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its executive committee. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II.  In 1953, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address the needs of children in the developing world and became a permanent part of the United Nations System. Most of UNICEF’s work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. More than 200 country offices carry out UNICEF’s mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

Security Council A (SC-A) – “The situation in the Lake Chad area”

Security Council B (SC-B) – “The situation in Lybia”

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.

UNIVERSITY (2017 edition)

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The constitution of the World Health Organization had been signed by 61 countries on 22 July 1946, with the first meeting of the World Health Assembly finishing on 24 July 1948. It incorporated the Office international d’hygiène publique and the League of Nations Health Organization. Since its creation, 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; 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. Coordinating international efforts to prevent/contain/fight epidemics
  2. Protecting women’s health: preventing female’s genital mutilations
  3. African traditional medicine and conventional medicine

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Established by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

UNECA Agenda:

  1. Fighting illegal exploitation of natural resources
  2. Good governance as key tool in fighting poverty
  3. Promoting social inclusion in rural areas

UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change.

UNDPAgenda:

  1. Environmental resilience policies
  2. Improving economy by addressing gender inequality
  3. Preventing religious extremism by supporting youth economic inclusion

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was established by the Economic and Social Council resolution 1992/1, upon request of General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/152, as one of its functional commissions. The Commission acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. ECOSOC provided for the CCPCJ’s mandates and priorities in resolution 1992/22, which include improving international action to combat national and transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems. The CCPCJ also offers Member States a forum for exchanging expertise, experience and information in order to develop national and international strategies, and to identify priorities for combating crime.

CCPCJ Agenda:

  1. Combating human trafficking
  2. Good governance as key tool in fighting poverty
  3. Strenghtening international cooperation against terrorism

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 Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  2. Defusing tension in South Sudan
  3. The situation in Mali

Historical Security Council (HSC) – “The 1967 Six-days War”

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.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – “Climate Smart Agriculture”

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.

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.

BASIC INDIVIDUAL/GROUP

BASIC PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material;
  • CWMUN NYC 2018 Registration Fees;
  • 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;
  • CWMUN NYC 2018 Registration Fees;
  • 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;
  • CWMUN NYC 2018 Registration Fees;
  • 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. CWMUN Fees are not refundable.

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.

APPLY NOW!

Deadline Novembre 30th

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

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