May 17, 2019 | Leah Bronstein
wimun geneva

 

1. Jet d’Eau: One of Geneva’s most famous landmarks, this fountain is one of the tallest in the world and sits on the shore of Lake Geneva. Originally built in 1886 it was built to release excess hydraulic pressure of a nearby plant. While originally located on the plant, it became so popular it was moved to the center of the lake. Today, it pumps around 500 liters of water per second and reaches the height of 140 meters.

November 28, 2018 | Rebecca Haleva
NYC scene with yellow taxi

The term melting pot was coined in 1908 by Israel Zangwill. It was first used as a metaphor to describe the union of many nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities. New York City is a place where over 800 languages are spoken and is the quintessential melting pot. The city consists of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island each with its own unique diversity of people. Not one culture dominates the others, they all blend together to create something that is more than the addition of its parts. 

February 4, 2018 | Aurore Heugas
10 Places to Have Lunch Near the UN

During your lunch break, you may not have a lot of time to look for places to eat, which is why we did it for you! Here are a few options for a quick and affordable lunch in Midtown NYC, near the United Nations Headquarters and the Grand Hyatt.

December 18, 2017 | Aurore Heugas
5 Tips for Surviving the New York City Winter

As we get deeper into the holiday season, WIMUN is getting closer and closer! As all of you (we hope) are aware, the conference takes place in New York City. At that time of year, the weather can be one of two things: freezing and sunny or freezing and snowy. Preparing your suitcase and knowing what to bring to any event or holiday is already stressful, so packing for the New York City winter can be a nightmare if you haven’t experienced it!

November 10, 2017 | Aurore Heugas
Top Five Television Shows Set in New York City

New York City is the place where dreams are made with mesmerizing skyscrapers and monuments as well as flourishing arts, food, fashion and nightlife scenes. Coming from different countries around the world, movies and television shows shaped our imagination about what the big apple is like. Soon, with WIMUN, you'll be able to find out for yourself what it's like to be in “melting pot," but for now, here are five television shows set in New York City!

1. Gossip Girl