Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership

High School Model UN (HSMUN)

March 2-3, 2020

On Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3, Saint Peter’s University will host its 29th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference (HSMUN). We hope that your school will join us for this exciting educational event.

Participants in HSMUN simulate actual United Nations operations with students assuming the role of ambassadors from their assigned countries and debating the important issues of the day. Students receive a hands-on experiential learning opportunity in diplomacy and international relations.

After you register, your high school will be assigned a country (or countries, depending on the size of your delegation). While you can request a particular country, we cannot guarantee that it will be assigned. This year, The Saint Peter’s University HSMUN Conference will consist of eight committees. Your students will have an opportunity to submit written position papers in response to issue briefs that we will make available prior to the conference.

If you have questions or would like more information about Saint Peter’s University HSMUN, please contact the 2020 SPU HSMUN Coordinator Ginger Schnitzer at gschnitzer@saintpeters.edu or call the Guarini Institute for ​Government and Leadership at 201-761-6048. More information will be posted on this website shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Peter’s University for our conference.

HSMUN 2020 Fee Schedule (PDF)
HSMUN 2020 Country Selection Process (PDF)
HSMUN 2020 Position Paper Guide (PDF)

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High School Model UN Student
High School Model UN Student as Fidel Castro
High School Model UN Assembly
High School Model UN students

Schedule

The Saint Peter’s University High School Model UN will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

HSMUN will take place in The Duncan Family Sky Room, Mac Mahon Student Center, 47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Lunch is included as part of the registration fee.

2020 HSMUN Schedule (PDF)

List of Committees and Topics

HSMUN 2020 List of Committees and Topics (PDF)

  1. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
    • Strengthening Women’s Political Participation
    • Empowerment of Women in the Workforce
  2. United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
    • Small Arms Control
    • De-escalation of the Conflict in Kashmir
  3. World Health Organization (WHO)
    • Poor Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
    • Foodborne diseases
  4. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • Increase in Climate Refugees
    • Struggling Youth and Future Economic Problems
  5. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • Promoting Internet Universality and Open Internet for All
    • Protecting Cultural Heritage and Art in Conflict Zones
  6. Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
    • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Disarmament in the Middle East and North Africa
    • Regulating the use of Private Military Contractors
  7. United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
    • Violence Against Transgender People
    • Protecting Women’s Rights in Refugee Camps
  8. United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
    • Impact of Livestock Farming on Climate Change
    • Environmental Damage in Post-Conflict Areas

Awards & Policies

The following awards are given per committee:
Best Delegate, Runner up Delegate, Best Delegation, Runner up Delegation, Best Position Paper

Campus Map

Campus Map

Contact

If you have questions or would like more information about Saint Peter’s University HSMUN, please contact the 2020 SPU HSMUN Coordinator Ginger Schnitzer at gschnitzer@saintpeters.edu or call the Guarini Institute for ​Government and Leadership at 201-761-6048. More information will be posted on this website shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Peter’s University for our conference.