WCMUN XI

Registration for WCMUN XI is OPEN!  Be sure put WCMUN XI on your calendar for March 22-23 and check the website often for updates on committees and topics. Thanks!

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The Wheaton College Model United Nations Conference is WCMUN’s annual conference for high school students. It is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate high school students about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in simulated sessions of an intergovernmental organization. Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. Approximately 200 students from high schools all over Illinois will attend WCMUN 2013.

The Wheaton College Model United Nations Conference generally works as follows:

A specific number of United Nations committees are selected to be represented. Generally, each committee has two specific topics which are taken from real-life events and United Nations proceedings. Each committee is chaired by two Wheaton College undergraduates. Participating students (delegates) from regional high schools are assigned a country and a committee (ex. United States, Security Council) and are asked to research their country’s perspective on the given topic. Prior to the conference, delegates produce a “background paper” which highlights their understanding of the issue. Then, in a two-day conference, the delegates participate in a series of committee sessions in which “working papers” and then “resolutions” are created as solutions to their topic issues. Parliamentary procedure is followed during committee sessions.
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