Highlights: Recaps from GTMUN, MEXMUN, and EHSMUN, and preview of Georgetown’s NCSC, NMUN DC, and North Texas’s NTIMUN. Best Delegate will be in DC to cover NCSC!
Georgia Tech Model United Nations (GTMUN)
Georgia Tech hosted an excellent GTMUN conference last week. The conference was impressive from its well-trained staff and top-notch facilities to its engaging level of debate and healthy competition. Port Charlotte High School took home Outstanding Delegation as well as the George P. Burdell Cup, and rival Gulf Coast High School also won an Outstanding Delegation award. Check out all the action and exclusive video interviews at our GTMUN Liveblog!
Mexico Model United Nations (MEXMUN)
Check out MEXMUN mascot Cecilio Mun‘s Facebook photo albums from the conference on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. MEXMUN looked fun! We’ll try to get a recap of the conference for next week’s edition.
Edison High School Model United Nations (EHSMUN)
Edison High School hosted their 27th annual MUN conference which is traditionally held in October. Due to PSAT testing the conference started after lunch on Saturday and continued all day Sunday. The conference featured a variety of General Assembly, ECOSOC, and Specialized Committees.
Mira Costa High School and Huntington Beach High School won Best Large Delegation, Cerritos High School and Santa Margarita Catholic High School took Best Medium Delegation, and Tustin High School and Mission Viejo High School received Best Small Delegation. These six schools along with host Edison High School are all southern California powerhouses and it will be interesting to see them compete again during Rivalry Weekend at UCLA and Stanford.
Best Delegate is looking for recaps from Horace Mann High School’s HoMMUNC and UNC Charlotte’s Collegiate Carolinas conference. If you attended either one of these conferences, you can help us by submitting a conference recap.
News and Strategies
Face your fears in Model UN. The Best Delegate team offers five top tips for newer delegates to overcome intimidation and the fear of not knowing what to say, what to do, or what a term means.
Raising a martini glass for BarMUN. Boston University blogger “Mayh3m” reflects about the experiences of running the crises at BarMUN and the impact of participating in Model UN in college.
Ban Ki-moon celebrates United Nations Day. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon posted a video on his thoughts as the United Nations celebrated its 65th anniversary this weekend.
UN Charter becomes “Law of Nations.” Check out this New York Times archive article from the date when the UN Charter was signed. Thanks to Best Delegate reader Ivan from Yale University for sharing!
Get ready for another Top 10 Weekend as Washington DC becomes the center of the collegiate Model UN universe when Georgetown hosts its NCSC conference and NCCA hosts the NMUN DC conference. Best Delegate will be liveblogging at NCSC – come find us if you’d like to get interviewed!
Georgetown’s National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC)
Georgetown will be hosting over 500 college students at its 38th annual NCSC conference from October 28-31. The conference will feature 17 committees – twelve assemblies, regionals, councils, and summits, plus a joint crisis on Colombia and Venezuela and a three-way joint crisis between the 1979 Afghani Mujahideen, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union. Also, check out all the great charities that will benefit from NCSC’s unique inter-committee philanthropic competition: The NCSC Charity Challenge. The conference is led by Secretary-General Alex Bozzette and Executive Director Leah Dreyfuss. Follow all the action this weekend with our liveblog and the NCSC Twitter feed!
NCCA’s National Model United Nations – DC conference (NMUN DC)
More than 400 college students will be at NMUN DC from October 29-31, which is held by te National Collegiate Conference Association in partnership with the Osgood Center for International Studies with additional support from the UN Foundation’s Better World Campaign. Keynote speakers this year are Ambassador Susan F. Burk and author Brian Till. Schools that compete at NMUN New York will get an early taste of this year’s competition. The conference is led by Secretary-General Michael Aguilar.
North Texas Invitational Model United Nations (NTIMUN)
The University of North Texas will be hosting NTIMUN on October 30, 2010. The conference lineup includes six traditional UN committees: GA1, GA3, GA4, ECOSOC, UNEP, and the Security Council. It will be interesting to see which schools in the Texas circuit have stepped up their game since the Baylor conference near the beginning of the season. The conference President is Tomka Ivovic.