IDIA and Rutgers University present

Philadelphia Model United Nations

Welcome to PhilMUN!

PhilMUN 2022 will take place from February 25-27.

Philadelphia Model United Nations is our second conference of the Model UN season. This program of the Institute for Domestic & International Affairs, Inc., started empowering students in 2007 when we chose to hold a conference outside of New Jersey. PhilMUN has grown dramatically in size since the first year, bringing many students together to discuss and address global issues.

PhilMUN is characterized by its in-depth topic briefs, well-trained staff, and small committee sizes. Backed by IDIA, all PhilMUN staffers are Rutgers undergraduate students who complete a year-long training program before running the conference. Attend to learn why PhilMUN is one of the best conferences for your delegates, novice and veteran alike.

Committees & Topics

Browse the committees available at this year’s PhilMUN conference, and start the registration process.

From the Secretary-General

Hello everyone and welcome to Philadelphia Model United Nations 2022! The conference will be taking place February 25-27, 2022 at the Wyndham in Old City, Philadelphia. 

I would like to start off by thanking all of the students, advisors, and staff for participating in PhilMUN 2022. All of our wonderful staff members have put a lot of time and hard work into making this conference the best it can be and for that I am extremely grateful. PhilMUN 2022 strives to uphold the core values of the Institute for Domestic and International Affairs: educate, empower, and engage. Students at this conference will be provided with an environment that promotes education and collaboration, in order to really understand and engage with the issues being discussed. Model UN is a unique experience in that students, advisors, and staff alike are exposed to concepts they would have otherwise never learned about in a lot of traditional classroom settings. This exposure is something I have always enjoyed about Model UN conferences, both as a delegate and staffer, and I hope that everyone attending this conference enjoys it as well. At the conference, students will learn about a multitude of topics from “Evaluating Healthcare Systems in Conflict Zones” to “Creating a Free Trade Agreement for the Greater Arab Region.” All of the 11 committees featured at PhilMUN 2022 will allow delegates to craft a rich understanding of a region that differs from its stereotypical characterization. 

Philadelphia Model UN is unique in that it is not just centered around a theme, but a region as well. This year’s conference will be exploring the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with an emphasis on regional unity as a theme. Both historically and present day, discussions surrounding the MENA region have been exceedingly focused on conflict and disunity. The Western lens from which we have learned about this region has overemphasized disputes, resulting in a tainted view of how many of us think about and discuss this region. For this reason, PhilMUN 2022 will be focused on highlighting and promoting unity, not only within the MENA, but also through the means in which the entire global community interacts with the region. While there have been many conflicts, both internally and externally, there has also been a lot of technological progress and economic growth, stemming from collaboration and unity. Although there are a multitude of topics being discussed at PhilMUN 2022, including some that focus on ongoing conflicts, my hope is that delegates will employ the theme of regional unity when crafting their solutions in order to truly understand that this region is not as divided as the rest of the world makes it out to be. I also hope that this theme fosters unity among the delegates themselves as they work towards creating robust and sustainable solutions to the concepts being discussed. 

Throughout the course of the weekend, students will learn about and tackle a variety of multifaceted issues, employing the theme as a guide. I hope that each and every student leaves PhilMUN 2022 having learned something new, be it about the world around them or themselves. I, and all of PhilMUN 2022 staff, are very excited to have the opportunity to not only teach students about topics we are passionate about but also learn from the students themselves. 

If you have any questions, especially about registration or the conference itself, feel free to contact us at info@idia.net. Any questions or comments can also be sent to me at meera.patel@idia.net. Prior to the conference, the Secretariat, along with the rest of our staff, is available to provide information or do outreach programs to help schools prepare. With that, we look forward to meeting you all in November at PhilMUN 2022!

 

Best, 
Meera Patel
Secretary-General 
PhilMUN 2022

 

About PhilMUN

When?
Philadelphia Model United Nations 2022 will take place from February 25-27, 2022.

Where?
PhilMUN will take place at the Wyndham Historic District in Philadelphia’s Olde City neighborhood. The Wyndham serves as both the conference center and hotel for students attending the conference.

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Participant Information

Logistics & Lodging
Schedule
Rules & Policies
COVID-19 Info

PhilMUN is a four-day conference that begins on Thursday evening and continues until Sunday early afternoon. Delegates debate their topics in committee, and also have the opportunity to attend workshops focused on both policy issues and life skills.

Lodging is provided at select hotels conveniently located at or near the conference premises. Please see details below, or email info@idia.net for more info on how to include lodging in your registration.

The conference schedule listed here is tentative and subject to change based on venue availability, speaker schedules, etc.

As an IDIA-sponsored conference, IDIA adheres to a uniform set of rules governing participant conduct, debate style, and awards. Please see detailed policy documents below, and email info@idia.net with any questions.

In accordance with local, state, and federal guidance as well as the protocols established by the Wyndham and the City of Philadelphia, IDIA will be enforcing several new COVID-19 rules for all conference participants, chaperones, and staff.

  • All individuals attending the conference in any capacity are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to provide proof of vaccination.
  • All participants, chaperones, and staff are required to wear a face mask or cloth covering at all times on conference premises, except when in own hotel rooms.
  • The overall capacity of the conference has been limited to make committee rooms less dense and allow for social distancing.
  • Even as IDIA takes all possible measures to ensure a safe conference environment, there is always an inherent risk in any group activity. As such, this year’s permission slip will include a COVID-19 waiver that is required for all participants.

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 protocols, please contact us at info@idia.net. 

Register your team for PhilMUN today, and ask us about available scholarships for schools and students with demonstrated need.