Welcome to PhilMUN 2020!

Welcome to Philadelphia Model United Nations 2020! The conference will take place on February 27 to March 1 at the Wyndham Hotel in the historic district of Philadelphia. 


First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone, from the delegates to their advisors to our staff members and other guests, for being a part of PhilMUN 2020. Model UN provides students with a platform to not only discuss a variety of global issues but also come together to create innovative solutions to grave problems that might not get adequate media attention in our Western society. PhilMUN 2020 will push its students to dive deep into topics, ranging from the Protection of Economic Rights of Rural Women to Drafting the Asia Pacific Security Treaty, to diplomatically address the varying facets of such intricate issues while considering the key actors involved. Our directors have worked tremendously hard in the last year to create noteworthy committees that center around issues that will create new, engaging discussions amongst delegates to help foster students’ growth in their public speaking, research and debate skills. 


The theme of PhilMUN 2020 is Equitable Globalization. As nations across the globe continue to advance in international cooperation and collaboration, globalization primarily serves as a platform for the interdependence of the world’s economies. But, as we see globalization grow exponentially in certain regions we need to take a minute to assess the progress that has been made and that is being made. Are the benefits of globalization equitable for all people? What is the role of members of the international community, both states and bodies like the United Nations, in ensuring that globalization does minimal social damage?


Unlike other conferences, PhilMUN also uses a regional focus that is instrumental for committees in analyzing the theme of the conference. This year we will take a look into the Asia-Pacific region to further understand Equitable Globalization as we examine development and global disparities. From the sub-regions of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and Russia Far East, this region incorporates a diverse range of nations with different economic capacities, cultures and landscapes. The unparalleled growth of nations like China, Japan, and India pose a threat not only to people within these countries but also other countries within the region. What does this disparity in growth mean for countries? How does this progress affect people specifically?  


If you have any questions or concerns about registration or the conference itself, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@idia.net. Along with the Secretariat, our staff is available to do outreach programs for schools in preparation for PhilMUN. We cannot wait to meet you all in February! 


Adhira Udayaraj


Philadelphia Model United Nations 2020