In the interest of safety of our young people and communities, the Model United Nations conference will not be held as scheduled on March 26–28, 2020.
Our commitment to providing learning opportunities for young people continues. Our team is working with our partners to determine an educational program for a later date. By March 31, we will share those plans.
UNC-1 | Model United Nations Officer Candidate Filing Form (Not currently available)
This form is used by delegates interested in running for one of the elected offices of Model United Nations. The UNC-1 lists positions elected by the individual Model United Nations organs for next year's session. The UNC-1 form must be completed online by 11:59pm on the deadline published in the election rules.
UNC-2 | Model United Nations Appointed Position Filing Form (Not currently available)
Delegates interested in serving the Model United Nations program in an appointed position should complete the UNC-2 form online by 11:59 on April 15.
Dress Code and Packing Guidelines
These are rough guidelines and are not exhaustive. See your delegation director and/or the Code of Conduct for advice and a more complete list.
What to Bring
- Proper clothing (see below)
- Food (can bring coolers and snacks for room – especially breakfast foods)
- Money for meals and swag
- Meals average about $10 at the Skyway restaurants
- Swag is available and ranges from a few dollars for knick knacks to $40-$50 for YIG sweatshirts, etc.
- Program Materials (copies of written materials produced, research materials)
- Recommended: Personal hand sanitizer and wipes
What Not to Bring/What Not to Do
- Large amounts of money
- Expensive jewelry, etc.
- TV-based video game systems (can damage hotel TVs)
- Portable Speakers
- Delegates cannot drive their own cars
Examples of Appropriate Attire for Program Hours (Meetings and Assemblies)
- Collared dress shirt (including button-downs, blouses or polos)
- Sweaters, suit vests, suit coat, blazers, ties
- Dress pants (including khakis), dresses, skirts, belts, suspenders
- Dress shoes are required to be worn all day – flat shoes/low heels are good choices
- Hems of dresses/skirts must be 2 inches above the knee or lower for all functions – business or casual.
- Denim, in any form, is not considered part of professional attire.
- Cultural or religious dress fits within dress code standards; appropriation of cultural dress is not permitted.
- Undergarments must be worn. Visible undergarments are not permitted.
- Hats are only permitted in outdoor settings.
Students complete this form as a group and are required to list specific facts about their adopted countries. The form lists multiple questions that require detailed answers by the delegates. This form must be typed or neatly printed and turned in to the State Office on the first day of the conference at the hotel during check in.
Delegates assigned to General Assembly committees, ECOSOC, Jr. ECOSOC, Security Council, and Human Rights Council must complete one Position Paper for each topic the committee or organ is scheduled to discuss (refer to UND-1). The Position Paper should state, in the adopted nation's point of view, how the delegate views the issues in question. The paper should be single-spaced on the Position Paper form and take up most of the front of the form.
Position Papers must be typed and turned in to the State Office on the first day of the conference at the hotel during check in.
To present or respond to a case to the Model International Court of Justice, a party must prepare and present a Memorial. A Memorial must contain three basic elements:
- Claims of Fact
- Assertions of Law
- Prayers for Relief
If a nation is sued in the ICJ, it will be required to submit a counter-memorial, due before the first day of the Model United Nations. Countries being sued will be notified and will be supplied with a copy of the memorial brought against them. Please refer to the curriculum
Use the Study Guide for conference prep, background information, and writing guidelines.