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CWMUN New York City

CWMUN New York City

  • Places
    3000 students
  • Date
    5 - 7 April 2024
  • University
    New York City
  • Locations
    Multiple locations
  • License
    University, High School, Middle School

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Change the World MUN New York

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: 5 - 7 April 2024

Throw that puffy jacket on a Viking pyre and do a little dance around it—winter will be over and sunny days are 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. 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.

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.


Ben harper, Singer; Chiara Boni, Fashion Designer; Giovanni Caccamo, Singer; Salvatore Carrubba, President of the International board of CWMUN; Boris Collardi, Member of the Foundation Board of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) as well as the Strategic Advisory Board of the Ecole Polytechnique Feìdeìrale de Lausanne (EPFL); Francesco Corvaro, Special Envoy for Climate Change of the Italian Government; Jesse Paris Smith, Singer; Maria Latella, Journalist and political analyst; Fabrizio Maronta, Editor and Head of International Relations of Limes; Maurizio Massari, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations; Myrta Merlino, Journalist and tv presenter; Michael Møller, Former Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Matteo Piantedosi, Italian Minister of the Interior – Video Message; Fabrizio Rindi, Chairman of Kairos Partners SGR; Antonio Spadaro, Undersecretary for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Culture and Education; Antonio Tajani, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs – Video Message; Marco Tardelli, Soccer World Champion 1982 and CWMUN Goodwill Ambassador; Enrico Trantino, Mayor of Catania; Valerie Biden Owens, Former US Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly sessions and sister of Joe Biden


Guest participation may change

Tentative Agenda


PLEASE NOTE: the agenda may vary due to the availability of the chosen locations and the guests attending the event.

Conference venue

The CWMUN working sessions are nornally held in large dedicated spaces (conference centers, hotels, etc.) that allow participants to work with their peers in different Committee. CWMUN is sponsored by Associazione Diplomatici, NGO in consultative Status with ECOSOC. Associazione Diplomatici is not formally tied to the United Nations but is supports its mission. Thanks to the support of the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN the Opening Ceremony of the Change the World Model UN, for the editions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023 have taken place in the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in NYC.

Access to the UN headquarters is subject to the approval of the United Nations Secretariat and the actual availability of the spaces, in particular, to the non-concomitance of official events. Any requests for utilization of this space must undergo the official approval process, and permission is granted at the discretion of the UN Secretariat. The access to the United Nations Headquarters is free of charge for the students attending the CWMUN NYC conference.

Change the World Academy: Registration

To participate in the Change the World Model UN Conference it is necessary to send the application and face a selection interview with the staff members of Change the World. Selected candidates are given the opportunity to enroll in Change the World Academy and attend the entire training course that ends with their participation in the CWMUN Conference. Access to CWMUN events is only granted to students who are regularly enrolled in the Change the World Academy and completed the preliminary course.

Thanks to Associazione Diplomatici, main sponsor of the Change the World Model UN,  all the eligible applicants can take advantage of merit-based grant that includes:

  • Deduction of € 1.000 from the Change the World Academy enrollment fee.
  • Registration and participation to the Change the World New York.
  • Access to the Conference Venue at The Marriott Marquis in New York.

Change the World Academy: Enrollment options

The pricing you see is only valid for those students who passed the selection interview and automatically benefit from the Associazione Diplomatici merit-based grant.

Option 1 > CWMUN NYC “Basic”: 190,00 EUR

The “Basic” option includes:

  • Enrollment in the Change the World Academy.
  • CWMUN NY participation fee (April 5 – 7 2024)

Option 2 > CWMUN NYC “Smart”: 975,00 EUR (1.975)

The “Smart” option includes:

  • Enrollment in the Change the World Academy.
  • Accommodation 4 days/3 nights in NYC at the Park Central or Marriott Marquis Hotel (*) – in double room with shared beds – from April 4th to 7th, 2024.
  • Tutoring and mentoring by Diplomatici Staff
    assigned during the training session.

*The hotel may be subject to change, depending on availability and number of participants. For this reason,
Diplomaticiwilltake care ofit and the studentswill be updated on this matter, before the arrival inNewYork.

Option 3 > CWMUN NYC “Classic”: 1195,00 EUR (2.195€)

The “Classic” option includes:

  • Enrollment in the Change the World Academy.
  • Accommodation 6 days/5 nights in NYC at the Park Central or Marriott Marquis Hotel (*) – in double room with shared beds – from April 4th to 9th, 2024.
  • Tutoring and mentoring by Diplomatici Staff assigned during the training session.

*The hotel may be subject to change, depending on availability and number of participants. For this reason,
Diplomaticiwilltake care ofit and the studentswill be updated on this matter, before the arrival inNewYork.

How much you pay and why

The price is determined by the difference between the initial cost of the Smart (1.975€) or Classic (2.195€) packages and
the merit-based grant provided by Diplomatici (1.000€) for the admission to Change the World Academy.
e.g., CWMUN Smart: 1.975€ – 1.000€ (Diplomatici’s merit grant) = 975€ total due; CWMUN Classic: 2.195€ – 1.000€ (Diplomatici’s
meritgrant) = 1.195€ total due.

PLEASE NOTE: Your participation in the CWMUN NYC Model UN Conference will be free and guaranteed as an integral part of the merit-based grant provided by Associazione Diplomatici.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our FAQ page


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.


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.

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.

How to reach the Conference Venue

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 reason why I loved Change the World is because it gives the students the ability to learn how to cooperate with others and find a way to all work together from different perspectives to come up with a shared resolution. Understanding how to put yourself in others’ shoes is not easy challenge, but I think is what the world needs today

— Emma Egbumokei
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