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Application Deadline: 1/31/23
When: March 23rd and 24th
Where: Milwaukee Lutheran High School
This year’s conference will simulate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Main Committees of the United Nations General Assembly. Additional special simulations will include the Security Council (SC), the Historical Security Council (HSC, this year simulating the Rohingya Refugee crisis), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Joint Crisis Committee (JCC).
Each country delegation sends up to eight students to a General Assembly simulation track. Students in this track begin in small subcommittees on specific topics the UN is addressing. Delegates negotiate resolutions to resolve these issues and attempt to win support for their resolutions in larger committees and a full General Assembly simulation.
Students participating in the Security Council simulation will be asked to respond to global crises and should have a strong understanding of their country’s overall positions.
Members for this year’s conference include Mexico, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Tanzania, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay.
Delegates on the Historical Security Council (HSC) research their country’s positions on issues before the Security Council in the past. Like the Security Council simulation, delegates to the HSC should have a solid foundation in their country’s positions on a wide range of topics during the selected period.
The 2022 HSC will focus on the current Rohingya refugee crisis, and will include the following countries: Bangladesh, China, East Germany, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Portugal, The Philippines, Tunisia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Zambia.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations that focuses on the protection and promotion of human rights. Delegates to this simulation will deal with cases in which there has been a possible breach of international human rights law. Schools representing the following countries can only send one delegate to the Human Rights Council simulation: Albania, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Venezuela.
The Joint Crisis Committee (JCC) gives delegates the opportunity to explore deep-seated issues surrounding the Russian-Ukraine war, such as the culture implication and the origin of the conflict.
Delegates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) serve as Justices, hearing cases of international law. Participants are expected to be independent and impartial, and do not represent the interests of a country delegation. There are a maximum of 15 delegates participating in this simulation.
Please note there is a possibility of reaching registration capacity before the December 30th deadline. Any applications received once we’ve reached capacity will be put on a waitlist and/or any applications received after the registration deadline will be accepted only if space is available or will be put on a waitlist.
If you choose a country that is on the Security Council or Historical Security Council, please do so with the understanding that you must send two delegates to each of those simulations. Two delegate can be sent to the Human Rights Council. Each school will have the option to send one student to take part in the International Court of Justice simulation, but space is limited. Furthermore, all delegates to special simulations are expected to participate for the entire duration of the 2-day conference.
Countries will be assigned as fair and equitable as possible in representation across all schools participating in the conference as well as keeping in mind the order in which they are requested and previous assignments to schools. Notification of country and subcommittee issue assignments begins on January 3rd – January 13th.
Delegate Resources with materials on research, position paper guidelines, parliamentary procedure, and writing resolutions are available here, on our website. Background guides for each General Assembly subcommittee issue will be available in the Delegate Resources section on-line by December 30th to coincide with notification of country and subcommittee issues begins. Background guides for Special Councils will be available on-line by January 20th, 2023 and will also be sent via e-mail to relevant delegations.
It is suggested students begin preparation and background research upon receiving delegation and subcommittee issue assignments. Each delegate will be expected to submit a position paper on their assigned subcommittee issue by March 8th, 2023, to be considered for awards. It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the United Nations, resolution writing, and parliamentary procedure.
Schools will be emailed invoices upon completion of the registration process.