You are a delegate at the Security Council. Suddenly, you are called to speak at a press stakeout. You have the opportunity to explain to the world, through the media, what the Security Council’s agenda is on a given issue. Camera lights are flashing, it is your time to shine, and show what part you have played in the intense debate at the Security Council table.
WIMUN New York 2019. A place with accurate simulations of committees, eye opening problem solving and developing friendships, but not only. Last WIMUN New York, the conference also hosted a global culture night, called the WIMUN Global Experience.
Being my first International Model United Nations conference, WIMUN was one of the most invaluable and incredible experiences I’ve had so far. Whilst I was originally assigned delegate of the United Arab Emirates, I was privileged to be elected by my peers around the world as Chair of the United Nations General Assembly. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to utilise my previous public speaking skills chairing Gold Coast City Junior Council Executive Committee meetings and my leadership experience as Mayor’s Student Ambassador.
Like most things, dining in Geneva can get quite expensive. Despite the exorbitant prices, if you search hard enough you will find a few places tucked around the city that will offer you great food at reasonable prices. In case you want to avoid blowing all of your travel money on an expensive burger in Geneva, here are a few of the most affordable restaurants and cafes you need to visit.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
My name is Hillary Saviello, and I served as the first Secretary-General of the first WFUNA International Model United Nations Conference.
My name is Rory Mondshein, I am a recent graduate of Bard College, and it was my great privilege to serve as the Secretary to the Committee on World Food Security at WIMUN 2014.