24 August 2015

Events for November: WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) and UN DPI Model UN Workshop

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is pleased to invite you to the second annual WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) programme. WIMUN is an extraordinary intellectual student seminar that brings together an amazing assortment of young minds from around the world to engage in cultural exchange, gain first-hand experience of negotiating process, and improve their knowledge of the UN system while enhancing their awareness of the most relevant international issues.

Over 700 young students coming from all over the world will attend WIMUN, an event with high symbolic value of education to international and intercultural dialogue. Students have a unique opportunity to improve their debating and negotiation under the simulation of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Sixth Committees.

This second edition of the conference will take place in New York City, USA from 10 to 14 November 2015. WIMUN is the most accurate and realistic simulation of the United Nations and features intensive training workshops taught by UN officials on UN4MUN (the official Model UN platform introduced by the UN), briefings on important agenda items by UN Agencies and internationally renowned experts, and conference sessions at the United Nations Headquarters.

For more information, please visit the WIMUN website.  

The year 2015 does not only mark the 70th anniversary of the UN, but also puts the organization at a crossroads. The Millennium Development Goals, set out in 2000, are set to expire at the end of this year. It is expected that 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted in September 2015 at the UN Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Agenda. During WIMUN 2015, participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to engage in the Post-2015 process at the United Nations while the world's top diplomats debate the exact same issues alongside them in the UN Headquarters during the 70th session of the General Assembly. The conference theme "Global Transformation: The Sustainable Development Goals" and the selected issues on the agenda challenges all participants to engage actively with the Post-2015 Agenda and the SDGs and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the ongoing dialogue.

WIMUN is being organized in conjunction with the United Nations Department of Public Information Model UN workshop that will take place in New York from 6 to 9 November. Students who want to participate in both programs are welcomed to do so but must register separately for each. WFUNA independently charges a fee for participation its Model UN programme. Please note that there is no cost to participate in the UN4MUN workshop organized by the Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information. You can find more information on WIMUN, together with details of how to register here.