Model United Nations of the Southwest (MUNSW) provides high school students in grades 9-12 and college students the opportunity to experience the workings of the United Nations and to actively gain firsthand knowledge of international politics by acting as delegates from their assigned country.
During our 59th annual conference, delegates will spend two days in small committees debating resolutions that seek to address various political, cultural, and humanitarian issues.
Delegate fees are $65 per student.
Advisors and chaperones are not required to pay delegate fees. All high school delegations must have an advisor in attendance at the conference.
Committee meetings will take place Thursday and Friday at the OCCE Forum Building on the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.
Conference Schedule will be available in February 2020
A delegation represents a single country and consists of a minimum of two delegates, one delegate for each General Assembly committee. Countries on two committees may have a maximum of two people in their delegation. Countries on three committees may have a maximum of three. Countries with a seat on the Security Council may have a maximum of four delegates. There will be no limit on the number of delegations from each high school or college.
The following simulations take place during the conference:
Committees debate the resolutions written by delegates. The resolutions passed in each of the committees are then brought before the General Assembly for debate.
The MUNSW student organization assigns countries according to delegates’ experience. Security Council countries especially require students with previous MUNSW experience, as well as submission of the sample resolution.
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of their assigned country’s political, social, economic, and religious views when they arrive at the conference. While at the conference, delegates will represent their country’s views and opinions rather than their own.
Delegates should study their assigned country’s domestic affairs as well as international news and salient topics. Delegates are encouraged to write their country’s mission to the United Nations for more information and position papers. In addition, delegates should study the history and structure of the United Nations and parliamentary procedure.
Dates: April 2 - 3, 2020
Location: OCCE Forum, OU Norman Campus, 1704 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK
Conference Fees: $65 per delegate. Advisors do not have to pay a fee, but all high school delegations are required to have an advisor present.
Refunds: Delegate fees will be fully refunded if requested in writing before March 20, 2020. If delegate fees are paid with purchase order, the school will be billed for the number of students registered on March 20. After March 20, there will be no refund of delegate fees. Substitutions are allowed.
Registrations received before December 20 will receive country assignments on January 17.