YMUN XL Registration!
ATTENTION all delegates, advisors, and fellow YMUN-Lovers! YMUN registration is now open. Be the first to register! For more information about YMUN XL, check out our updated website at www.ymun.yira.org. To register, please visit www.ymun.yira.org/Registration. Register early to ensure your spot!
A Tale of New Cities
We’re hoping you’ve started planning your great expedition to the city that we call home – New Haven! YMUN 2012 is only 2 days away. It cannot be said that New Haven has the stellar image of most other college towns that pepper the East Coast, and it doesn’t have the sunny weather that our Californian counterparts have to offer. But regardless of what’s said, New Haven is not a “sketchy” city...
U.S. Cites Anti-Semitism in Skipping UN Conference →
The U.S. has announced it won’t attend the 10-year commemoration of a global UN conference on combating racism because past meetings have included “ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism.” The U.S. and more than a half dozen other nations — including Israel, Canada, Italy, Sweden — boycotted the UN conference on combating racism held in Geneva in April 2009 because of the...
YMUN XXXVIII IS IN THE WORKS!
Registration’s up and running, our new website’s up and running, the new Secretariat is up and avoiding running (physical exercise is just not our thing), and we’re working on the first ever advisor newsletter - that’s right, YMUN XXXVIII is in the works! I’m Larissa Liburd, the USG Conference for this year, letting you know that it’s time to get pumped. If you...
YMUN XXXVII is less than a week away!
ANNOUNCING: YMUN XXXVII'S KEYNOTE SPEAKER
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. William Ury. .. We at YMUN are incredibly pleased to welcome Dr. William Ury as our opening ceremonies speaker this year. Both the Secretariat and the Yale community very much look forward to learning from Dr. Ury during the Conference. We hope delegates find the chance to study his work and gain inspiration...
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Arab League
.. Directors: Fatin Al-Alawi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Hala Siraj (email@example.com) Founded in 1945, the Arab League is an organization comprising 22 Arab states from Southwest Asia and North/Northeast Africa. It’s main goal, as stated in the Pact of the League of Arab States (1945), is to: “draw closer the relations between member States...
Questions about YMUN preparation?
Are you lost when it comes to doing research for your committees? Are you confused about what “decorum” is and why everyone cares so much about it? Do you need to brush up on those pesky rules of parliamentary procedure? The YMUN website is the answer to all of your problems! Check out the General Links section for a detailed and exhaustive list of useful and highly informative...
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: World Bank
.. Directors: Jasmine Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org), Connie Leong (email@example.com), and Snigdha Sur (firstname.lastname@example.org) Since its creation in the wake of World War II, the World Bank has emerged as a key figure in the field of international development. According to its website, its mission is to “fight poverty with passion and professionalism for...
.. One of the most exciting aspects of YMUN is Yale Day. Unlike most college MUN conferences, YMUN is held entirely on Yale’s historic campus. This allows all delegates to experience firsthand what life on campus is actually like, and to get to know Yale as a college choice. The morning of the second day of the conference is known as Yale Day. During Yale Day, YMUN delegates...
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Press Corps
.. Directors: Patricia Alejandro (email@example.com) and Eileen Shim (firstname.lastname@example.org) Moderator: Benjamin Schenkel (email@example.com) YMUN always was known for being innovative, and the Press Corps committee definitely fits that bill. In the 21st century, as communication across the globe becomes easier and easier, news...
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Afghanistan, 2011 - Joint...
.. Directors: Daniel Berenson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sajid Ghani (email@example.com), Nabeem Hashem (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Ashutosh Venkatraman (email@example.com). The Afghanistan joint cabinet crisis promises to be one of the most dynamic and exciting committees availabe at this year’s YMUN. One of the most...
Topic Briefs are up!
Topic briefs for all of this year’s YMUN committees are up on the YMUN website! Feel free to email your committee directors if you have any committee-specific questions before the conference!
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: International Criminal Court
.. Directors: Stephanie Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alexander Fayette (email@example.com) Moderator: Olga Musayev (firstname.lastname@example.org) Beginning operations in 2002, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is one of the most important courts in the world. It deals only with the most serious of crimes: war crimes, crimes against...
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: United Nations Security...
.. Directors: Sissi Nie (email@example.com) and Filip Savatic (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Security Council is the most powerful body of the United Nations. Composed of fifteen nations worldwide (five of whom are permanent, veto-wielding members, and ten of whom are on a rotation), the Security Council basically dictates the course of international law. It decides...
Check out the YMUN XXXVII video here!
Maybe. While we are counting down the days to Yale Model United Nations XXXVII, here’s a peek at what we were like at 36 years old. Congratulations to the ALL the schools and delegates that made it out. Cheers.
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Find out details about our conference schedule and events, how to register, XXXVII committee descriptions and MORE at our Yale Model United Nations website!