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 27-29, 2020

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.

CWMUN 2020 MAIN TOPIC:

Freedom’s Boundaries: Democracy, Climate Change, Migration. It’s the people who make history

HIGH SCHOOL

General Assembly Third – SOCHUM

Topic“Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

World Health Organization – WHO

Topic“Addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance in Less Developed Countries (LDCs)”

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD

Topic“Strengthening national capacities to design and implement complementary trade and agricultural policies”

International Organization for Migration – IOM

Topic“Migration flows and forced displacement from Northern Africa to Europe”

Security Council 1 – SC1

Topic“Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”

Security Council 2 – SC2

Topic“Commitment into strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and people”

Security Council 2 – SC3

Topic“The situation in Somalia”

Historical Security Council 1 – HSC1

Topic“The Kosovo War in 1998”

Historical Security Council 2 – HSC2

Topic“The situation in the occupied Arab territories in 1994”

UNIVERSITY

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC

Agenda:

  1. “Strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. UN call to the commitment of regions, cities, businesses and investors”
  2. “Ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement”
  3. “United Nations Alliance of Climate Change: Education, training and public awareness”

General Assembly Fourth Committee – SPECPOL

Agenda:

  1. “Regulating Illegal Activities at International Borders”
  2. “Funding, resourcing undermining peacekeeping mandates and the safety of “Blue Helmets””
  3. “The need to ensure continuity in taking actions in examining the medical and environmental impact of atomic accidents”

Economic Commission for Africa – ECA

Agenda:

  1. “The promotion of Financial Technology Startups in Africa”
  2. “Towards an integrated and coherent approach to sustainable development in Africa”
  3. “UNeeded actions to tackle climate change as extreme weather catastrophes mount”

International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD

Agenda:

  1. “Meeting SDG2 challenge”
  2. “Investments in rural people with the objective of overcoming poverty”
  3. “Building a more inclusive economy empowering rural communities”

Commission on the Status of Women – CSW

Agenda:

  1. “Ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety and access to economic opportunities”
  2. “Fighting femicide—the reality of intimate partner violence”
  3. “Boosting global health goals for girls in rural areas”

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice – CCPCJ

Agenda:

  1. “Combating Organized Cybercrime”
  2. “Combating Illicit Organ Trafficking”
  3. “Promoting the practical application of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules)”

Historical Security Council 1 – HSC1

Agenda:

  1. “The Gulf War, 1991”

Historical Security Council 2 – HSC2

Agenda:

  1. “Libyan-Egyptian War, 1977”

The Economic and Social Council – ECOSOC

Agenda:

  1. “Stimulating sustainable growth in countries recovering from natural disasters by promoting innovation, industry and infrastructure”
  2. “Tackling the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Labour Force and the Economy”
  3. “International efforts to assist the reconstruction of urban areas in war-torn societies”

Security Council 1

Agenda:

  1. “Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Intolerance in the world of politics”
  2. “The question concerning Haiti”
  3. “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security”

Security Council 2

Agenda:

  1. “The situation in the Middle East”
  2. “The situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”
  3. “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”

Security Council 3

Agenda:

  1. “Peace and security in Africa”
  2. “The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security”
  3. “The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo”

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

The Economic and Social Council – ECOSOC

Topic“The implementation of the UN Forum of Forest”

UN Climate Action Summit

Topic“Actions on limitation of global warming to 1.5°C”

Please note:

From its first edition, in 2012, CWMUN has been hosting its event at the UN Headquarters. The 2020 accreditation procedure to the UN Headquarters is under regular evaluation of the Secretary-General. Kindly note that the availability of the spaces is subject to changes due to ordinary and extraordinary events of the United Nations.


Friday, March 27th

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm |   UN Entrance Procedures (HS & MS)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | CWMUN NYC Opening Ceremony HS  (General Assembly Hall – UN HQ)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm |   UN Entrance Procedures (UNI)

7:45 pm – 9:30 pm  | CWMUN NYC Opening Ceremony UNI (General Assembly Hall – UN HQ)

 

Saturday, March 28th – High Schools & Middle Schools

8:00 am – 8:30 am  | Entrance Procedures (Marriott Hotel)

8:45 am – 12:40 pm | Committee Session I

12:40 pm – 3:00 pm | Lunch Break

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm   |  Entrance Procedures (UN HQ)

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm  | Committee Session II

 

Saturday, March 28th – University

7:30 am – 8:30 am |  Entrance Procedures (UN HQ)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Committee Session I

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm |  Lunch Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm |  Entrance Procedures (Marriott Hotel)

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Committee Session II

 

Sunday, March 29th

8:00 am – 8:30 am | Entrance Procedures (Marriott Hotel)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Committee Session III 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Lunch Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Entrance Procedures (UN HQ)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm | CWMUN NYC Closing Ceremony (General Assembly Hall – UN HQ / Overflow Rooms)

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.

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.

For more information, the CWMUN Schedule of the Event and pricing, please

contact us here

No fee is charged to access the United Nations facilities. From its first edition, in 2012, CWMUN has been hosting its event at the UN Headquarters. The 2020 accreditation procedure is under regular evaluation by the UN.

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Deadline February 1st

3500 students
March 27-29, 2020
New York City
TBA
University, High School, Middle School

Age requirements:
Middle School: 9 – 13
High School: 14 – 18
University: 18 – 27

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