Welcome to the
Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition
January 16 - 19, 2020
As one of the country's premier high school Model United Nations conferences, CMUNCE brings together delegates from around the world to participate in a uniquely challenging, stimulating, and enriching debate experience.
Letter from the Secretary-General:
Dear esteemed delegates and advisors,
It is my great privilege and honor to invite you to the nineteenth session of the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition. This year’s conference will take place from January 16 to 19, 2020 on Columbia University's Morningside Heights Campus in New York City. As one of the leading Model UN conferences in the high school circuit, CMUNCE has continued to distinguish itself with its engaging crisis committees that encompass a wide range of topics, time periods, regions, and universes. Additionally, we are delighted to announce the inclusion of a General Assembly committee to provide more variety to our attendees in the hope that they will find their experience more enriching. On behalf of the CMUNCE secretariat and the conference staffers, I can guarantee that each and every delegate will find their time at CMUNCE XIX both exciting and rewarding.
What differentiates CMUNCE from other high school conferences is that it provides delegates with unique opportunities to engage with real-world political actors through our diplomatic visits and trips to the United Nations headquarters. We find that these visits further enrich delegates’ learning experience by allowing them to directly discuss with diplomats who work on many of the very issues that delegates bring up in committee sessions. Additionally, CMUNCE looks forward to continuing our partnership with the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where the highly anticipated midnight crisis committee session on Friday evening will occur. By offering all these exciting opportunities, I hope that every delegate will find their weekend with CMUNCE their most unforgettable Model United Nations experience yet!
After serving as a member of CMUNCE’s secretariat for some years now, I find myself more eager than ever to ensure that delegates who arrive on campus for our conference will find the conference one of the highlights of their year. I am extraordinarily humbled to be given the opportunity to guarantee that the conference’s attendees will have a memorable experience with us, and will dedicate my final year as a student to working with the secretariat to make CMUNCE XIX the best one yet.
As CMUNCE XIX’s Secretary-General, I look forward to welcoming each and every delegate to our conference for a weekend filled with debate, fun, and action! Please note that conference registration will open in early September so keep checking our website for updates and additional information. Thank you for your interest in CMUNCE, and hope to see you at the conference! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary-General, CMUNCE XIX