WIMUN • New York
28th January – 03rd February 2019Apply
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WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) is the most accurate United Nations Simulation in the world. The aim of WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Association) is to simulate faithfully the work of the UN, providing students with a highly realistic experience. WIMUN•New York includes educational workshops held by United Nations personnel, meetings regarding the main topics on the UN agenda and working sessions at the UN headquarters.
*There is the possibility of extending the stay in New York for 4 days after the conference
The offer is subject to availability and regulated by the terms and conditions of the partner tour operator.
Why participate in WIMUN • New York
- Opening and closing ceremony held at the General Assembly hall at the UN’s headquarters*
- Educational workshops held by UN personnel
- More than 1500 participants from all over the world
- Meetings with permanent missions of the represented UN countries*
- Free time to visit New York
Training courseTo benefit the most from a MUN, participants are required to possess specific knowledge and operational skills. Consules has therefore created a specific training program divided in several modules. The modules may be held in-class and/or through a designated learning platform. The platform will also be used to upload research material and to monitor the students’ academic performance.
Diplomacy and Research Methods
This class is an introduction to the methods and main features of international diplomacy. Participants learn how to conduct their research activity on the topics of the simulation and how to write complex documents like position papers.
This module introduces the participants to the art of negotiation. The focus is on the main strategies that negotiators use to reach a compromise with counterparts. Students will learn how to gain the support of other actors on their proposals, how to create alliances and how to deal with the opposition.
Core objective of this module is the development of legal drafting skills through a deep analysis of UN documents and acts. This activity will allow students to understand structure, content, typical lexicon and vocabulary of UN Resolutions.
Intro to the United Nations
The module is an introduction to international law, its focus is the UN and how it operates. The principles that regulate the United Nations’ activity are analyzed, with particular reference to peacekeeping, sustainable development and protection of human rights.
Public Speaking class focuses on how to create a powerful speech and on the communication tools necessary to speak in public. Students learn how to interact with others in an international professional context.
UN Rules of procedure
The aim of Rules of Procedure is to explain to the delegates how a complex organization like the United Nations works. Through the understanding of the rules, students learn how to reach a political goal while respecting formal regulations.
Total certified hours
Individual study on Cloud platform: 30
WIMUN•New York Conference: 40
Total certified hours: 100
How to applyIn order to participate in the project, candidates are required to fill in the application form available on this page and pay the €10,00 administrative fee.
Candidates are admitted to the MUN program after their knowledge of the English language is verified. The English language level will be established through an online interview with an expert in the field.
Candidates who send Consules an email at email@example.com, with a valid English language certificate, are exempt from the language interview. Candidates who have taken part in a Model United Nations project organized by Consules in the last five years are also exempt from the language interview.
The applications will be examined on a weekly basis until all positions are filled, i.e. as the positions available are limited, once the limit number has been reached, further applications will no longer be considered.
Further information regarding the participation process can be found in the Call for participants available in this section. Download the call for participants
The participation fee for the WIMUN•NEW YORK 2019 project is €1490* and it includes:
*For students enrolled within 15th October. The participation fee amounts to €1590 for students enrolled after 15th October.
- Training course
- Educational material
- Delegate Kit
- Tutoring during the training course
- Tutoring during the conference in New York
- Support during the conference in New York
- WIMUN•NEW YORK registration fee to be paid to the American organizing authority
- Organization of a meeting with the permanent mission of Italy to the UN (Activity subject to the availability of the Mission)
- Organization of a meeting with the permanent Mission of the country represented in New York (Activity subject to the availability of the Mission)
Services provided by the partner Tour Operator:
- Round-trip airfare to New York*
- Overnight stay in a 4+ star partner hotel in New York for 7 days and 6 nights
- Round-trip airport – hotel transfers in the USA
- Health insurance while in the USA
* The fee does not include airport taxes and fuel surcharges
Extended stay in New York City: There is the possibility of extending the stay in New York for 4 days and 3 nights at the additional cost of €349
*In order to facilitate participating students financially as much as possible, the participation fee will be divided in 4 installments which will have to be paid in a 6 months time span, i.e. in the period between the publication of the present call for participants and 40 days before departure for New York, following the indications that will be provided to each participant via email.Apply