WVU Model UN Conference

WVU Model United Nations High School Conference

November 15-17, 2013

West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV

Model United Nations is a fun, hands-on, collaborative simulation that encourages

discussion of global issues.

Students are invited to join us on the West Virginia University campus to participate

in this multicultural activity that promotes global awareness, an understanding of

other cultures and diversity.

At our conference, students will role-play as United Nations ambassadors while

debating two important topics:

-Achieving MDG6: Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases Beyond 2015

-Protecting the Rights of the Child: The Role of the Child Soldier in Armed Combat

Following Model UN parliamentary procedure, student delegates make speeches,

write resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries and resolve conflicts in the

interest of promoting international cooperation. Model UN delegations work to

resolve issues that cannot be solved by individual countries alone.

Model UN delegates gain valuable skills in leadership, public speaking, problem solving,

coalition building, conflict resolution, compromise, cooperation, critical thinking

and analysis.

This conference also offers the opportunity to meet high school students from across

the state, tour the beautiful WVU campus and meet with WVU faculty and staff to

talk about educational opportunities at the University.

Registration, country assignments, training materials and lodging information can be

found on our website: http://munclub.studentorgs.wvu.edu/

WVU Model United Nations High School Conference

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, November 15th

3:00 – 6:00 Registration

6:00 – 7:00 Opening Ceremony

7:00 – 9:00 Committee Session I

9:00 – 10:00 Optional Fun Activity

Saturday, November 16th

9:00 – 12:00 Committee Session II

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch and WVU Campus Tour

2:00 – 5:00 Committee Session III

5:00 – 7:00 Dinner on your own

7:00 – 9:00 Committee Session IV

9:00 – 10:00 Optional Fun Activity

Sunday, November 17th

9:00 – 11:00 Committee Session V

11:00 – 12:00 Closing Ceremony Awards

Professional dress is required.

Model United Nations Club

462 Stansbury Hall

P.O. Box 6211

Morgantown, WV 26506-6211

Phone: 304-293-4722

Fax: 304-293-8022