Yale MUN Conference

January 19th- January 22nd

Yale University

9th grade and up (experienced 8th graders are also welcome)

REGISTRATION is closed

(If we fill up prior to this date we will announce that registration is closing early)

EVENT POLICIES

PARENT COORDINATOR

Karen Manus

Yale's online SCHEDULE

Logistics

THERE WILL BE MUN CLASS THIS THURSDAY

  1. Delegates should bring their suitcases with them to the Quaker Meeting House. 
  2. Delegates will be leaving from the from the Quaker Meeting House around 3PM and going directly to the Marriott Courtyard in New Haven at 30 Whalley Ave  and getting checked in to their rooms.
  3. New Delegate Training starts at 6:15 and those attending will have to get checked in, get dinner and get to their training conference by 6:15.
  4. Opening ceremonies start at 7:30pm.
  5. No meals are provided by Yale so the delegates should bring CASH to pay for their meals.
  6. Bring snacks and water bottles for in between meals and hotel.
  7. Dress appropriately for the weather and walking around a large campus and to various restaurants.
  8. There is limited cargo space so please pack as compact as you can.

WHAT IT IS

A four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually on Yale University’s campus in New Haven. Bringing together roughly 1,600 delegates from over 40 countries, YMUN connects youth from around the world with Yale, New Haven, and each other. At YMUN, delegates from all over the world engage with each other through debate and attempt to solve wide-ranging international issues of immense importance. YMUN is an exciting opportunity for students to take on the challenging roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets and learn about the workings of the United Nations. Students develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation, and critical thinking that motivate lifelong global citizenship.

LOCATION 

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and interact with more than 200 Yale University undergraduates in and out of committee session. YMUN is hosted on Yale’s beautiful campus and allows delegates to experience what Yale University has to offer. Through dynamic events and activities, delegates engage with Yale students and professors to not only learn more about international relations, but also gain insight into college life and beyond. Delegates will have a chance to engage deeply with Yale’s professors, students, and extracurricular groups. 

TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING

We will be staying at a hotel in New Haven. These are very long days and, depending on what committees our kids are placed in, some of them may be doing crisis’ which can occur at any time even when they are out of committee. There are also events showcasing Yale to the delegates and allowing them to interact with Yale faculty which we will attend. Parents should plan to drop off their children on Thursday and pick them up on Sunday afternoon. This is not an event where parents can attend.

Committees

The committees for this are incredible. There are 27 possibilities (!!) including Regional Bodies, which represent a fresh style of committee. Here is their description: Featuring both traditional and non-traditional UN committees, this year’s Regional Bodies will undoubtedly keep delegates on their toes as they are confronted with some of the most pressing issues of past history and the modern day specific to particular regions.  Some examples are: The Arab League, which will address Education in the Arab World and the Refugee Crisis and the African Union which will address the situation in Libya and combatting HIV/Aids and the 1971 Islamabad Reconciliation Forum (we did this two years ago. It was a great committee and we won Best Delegate in it!). There are also Specialized Committees that give students an opportunity to discuss topics in an engaging, imaginative, spontaneous and intellectually stimulating atmosphere. One of the main unique qualities of specialized committees is that, with an average of 20 delegates, they are much smaller than General Assemblies, ECOSOCs and Regional Bodies. This small atmosphere leads to very lively debates, which force delegates to react quickly and engage fully in the topics being discussed. From the WWII Japanese Advisory Council to the Roman Senate, YMUN’s Specialized Committees cover a wide range of topics, time periods and regions.  There is for the first time an inaugural International Court of Justice. In this unique judicial body, delegates will get the chance to debate a real contentious case in the ICJ and will serve as either advocates or judges. The Press Corps with a greater focus on reporting on the conference and utilizing multimedia will give delegates interested in journalism a wonderful way to combine their interests. 

FEES

$212 per delegate; this includes school and advisor registration and fees and delegate registration and participation fee for four days. The hotel cost will depend on the number of students registered.  Last year it was approximately $160 per student for the 3 nights. You will be billed for this and the coach's expenses after the event once we have tallied the outstanding expenses. 

 

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