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MARCH 11-15, 2012

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Vancouver bids fond farewell to WorldMUN 2012 | 16 March 2012
It took two years to plan, one week to run, and now it's over except for the final reporting. 2,000 delegates from around the world descended on Vancouver, Canada for one magical week in March 2012. During their time here, they toured world-renowned and beautiful Whistler, one of the world's largest ski resorts; they cheered as they proudly greeted WorldMUN's arrival during the Opening Ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre; they debated and engaged in passionate diplomacy for 4 days at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre, located at the Downtown waterfront; they laughed and danced at WorldMUN's nightly social events at Science World, Vancouver Convention Centre, Whistler Village, and University of British Columbia; they enjoyed some relatively mild and dry Vancouver weather throughout; they shed a tear and saluted their new-found friends at the emotional Closing Ceremony, highlighted by the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron and fireworks display.

This was the 21st Session of the World Model United Nations. All in all, it was truly an event to remember.

This week would not have been made possible without WorldMUN's dedicated and talented army of 500 volunteers: the pages who delivered notes in committee; the Chairs and Assistant Chairs who helped committee run so smoothly; the Host Committee whose countless sleepless hours, innovations, and dedication has contributed to the success of this WorldMUN conference; and the Harvard Secretariat, for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout the entire process and the course of this week.

So as we pass the torch to our to-be-determined friends at WorldMUN 2013, we bid you fond farewell from Vancouver. Thank you for wonderful memories and contributing to the "best-ever" WorldMUN conference.

Come Together, GO BEYOND.

Important Reminders Before Departure to Vancouver | 6 March 2012

Wondering how to get around Vancouver? Wondering what identification and clothing you need to bring? Click here to read more.

Itinerary for WorldMUN 2012 | 2 March 2012

The daily itinerary for the 21st World Model United Nations Conference in Vancouver has been released. To view the full schedule, click here.

A Letter from United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon | 29 February 2012

"I am counting on your continued leadership and engagement. By participating in this Model United Nations, you will hone your negotiating skills and gain insights into what it takes to achieve consensus and can make your voices heard and drive political and social change...". Read the full letter here.

Position Papers Due March 1st | 26 February 2012

This is a reminder that Position Papers are due to your Harvard Chair at 9 PM EST (Boston Time) on Thursday, March 1st. Please ensure that your papers have been submitted before the deadline in order to be considered for awards.

Registration begins for Workshops & Seminars | 24 February 2012

With a theme of “Go Beyond-Tomorrow's Leaders”, the Workshops and Seminars Program aims to inspire the delegates as leaders of tomorrow by providing those brightest young minds with the opportunities to engage in dialogue with leading scholars, politicians, diplomats and business leaders.

The Workshops and Seminars Program is held on Monday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 14th. All sessions are held at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre and are FREE of charge to delegates, visiting faculty advisors, volunteers, UBC and other local college/university students. Click here for more information.

In-Conference and Half-Day Trip sales to end on February 29 | 18 February 2012

From concrete jungles to historic mid-rises; breathtaking vistas to tranquil riversides; death-defying heights to subtle waterways; our in-conference trips and excursions will satiate all your sightseeing desires. Registration and sales for In-Conference Trips end on February 29. Click here to purchase.

Final Opportunity to Register for Pre- and Post-Conference Trips | 17 February 2012

Explore Canada through our Pre- and Post-Conference Trips for WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver! Whistler? The Canadian Rocky Mountains? Victoria and Vancouver Island? Seattle? Toronto? Registration and sales end on February 29. Click here to purchase.

Final Opportunity to Purchase Nightly Social Events Tickets | 6 February 2012

Package sales for the Nightly Social Events of WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver will close on 15 February 2012! The package includes a Half-Day Trip and Nightly Social Event at the mountain town of Whistler: North America's best and largest ski resort! Click here to purchase.

Book your accommodations now! | 2 February 2012

If you have not already booked your accommodations, please book now! Official and WorldMUN Village Hotels will be releasing our holds on all rooms at the advertised WorldMUN discounted rates this coming Monday, February 6th. Book now while availability and discounts last, before it is too late!


Package sales for the Nightly Social Events of WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver have begun! Be sure to purchase the ALL-ACCESS EVENTS & HALF-DAY TRIP PACKAGE before January 31st to save money with the early-bird discounted rate! The package includes a Half-Day Trip and Nightly Social Event at the mountain town of Whistler: North America's best and largest ski resort! Click here to purchase.

Want to share a part of your country's traditions with the WorldMUN population during conference? Then host a booth at Global Village or perform a dance at A 1920s Cabaret!

You could win an All-Access Pass to the Vancouver 2012 Nightly Social Events! | 6 January 2012

V Project Photo Contest submissions are being accepted until January 15, 2012. Submit your photos as soon as possible before the deadline: get your entries in as quickly as possible to increase your chance of winning an All-Access Pass to the Vancouver 2012 Nightly Social Events! For more information on rules and how to submit your photo entry, Click here.

Last opportunity to book your discounted WorldMUN 2012 hotel rooms | 3 January 2012

With other events and conferences going on in the city during the WorldMUN week, and with discounted hotel room rates nearing their expiration dates, it is vital that you book your accommodations now. Choose among many select discounted WorldMUN hotel options including the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown and the Marriott Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside. Marriott International is the Official Hotel Sponsor of Vancouver 2012. Click here for more information on all hotel options.

Happy New Year! | 1 January 2012

With just 69 days to go, we hope your preparations for WorldMUN 2012 are now underway and we look forward to seeing you here in Vancouver!

Save up to 20% on air travel to Vancouver with the STAR ALLIANCE™ global airline network | 23 November 2011

Star Alliance is the Official Airline Network of WorldMUN 2012! Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to Vancouver can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked. For more information on obtaining the discounts, Click here.

Pre- and Post-Conference Trip route options unveiled | 22 November 2011

Thinking about exploring other parts of Canada during your visit to Vancouver for WorldMUN 2012? We have it covered for you! We have a thrilling Whistler ski trip option plus exciting tours to Vancouver Island, Seattle, the Canadian Rockies, Toronto, Montréal, and Ville de Québec! For more information, Click here.

Registration concludes for WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver | 16 November 2011

Delegate registration has closed for the 21st World Model United Nations Conference. We look forward to seeing you here in Vancouver in March!

Last opportunity to register for WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver | 5 November 2011

Delegate Registration for WorldMUN 2012 closes on 15 NOVEMBER 2011. All registrants must pay their US$75 registration fee and at least 25% of all delegate fees by this date to be considered eligible to attend the conference. This is also the date by which contact information and country preferences must be finalized, financial assistance applications must be submitted, and special applications completed. To register now, Click here.

Happy U.N. Day! | 24 October 2011

The United Nations was established on this day in 1945 after the Second World War. There were 51-member nations during its inaugural year, and today there are 193-member nations. For more information on the UN's 66th anniversary, visit

Final-Registration is now open | 16 October 2011

Register a delegation of up to 15-delegates today! The final deadline to participate in WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver is 15 November 2011. To register now, Click here

Upcoming deadline for Early-Registration for delegates | 7 October 2011

Early-Registration for WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver ends on 15 October 2011. Be sure to register before then to ensure your spot in Vancouver! Click here to register now.

Volunteer for WorldMUN 2012 and be part of an experience-of-a-lifetime | 1 October 2011

We are now accepting applications for Assistant Chairs, Logistics Volunteers, and Pages. Click here for more information.

Registration for World Model United Nations 2012 Vancouver begins | 3 September 2011

Click here to view registration details.

Welcome to the new | 1 September 2011

We've been working hard over the summer on delivering a new website for your WorldMUN 2012 Vancouver planning needs.  If necessary, please upgrade your browser for the best HTML5 website viewing experience.


3 Sept -11

Registration Opens



Early Registration Deadline (US$75 Registration Fee & At Least 25% of Delegate Fees Due)

Priority Financial Assistance Deadline



Final Registration Deadline (US$75 Registration Fee & At Least 25% of Delegate Fees Due)

School Name, Head Delegate and Faculty Adviser Contact Information Due.

Number of Delegates due (a 50% refund on delegate fee will be available if you remove a delegate after 15 November2011 and before 1 February 2012).


Fee Waiver Application Deadline

Delegate Contact Information Due

Special Applications Deadline (for TPA Program and select SA committees)

Country Preferences Due


Global Village & Cabaret Sign-Ups Open 


In-Conference Workshops/Visits Sign-Ups Open


Social Events Package on Sale


Post-Conference Trip Sign-Ups Open


Remaining Delegate and Faculty Advisor Fees (Total Balance) Due.

Last Date to Remove Delegates (with 50% refund on paid delegate fees). No Refunds on Delegate Fees or Faculty Adviser Fees after this Date


Delegate Committee Information Due.


Social Events Package Sales, In-Conference Workshops/Visits Sign-Ups, Global Village & Cabaret Sign-Ups, and Post-Conference Trips Close.


Position Papers Due


Delegations Informed of Global Village & Cabaret Selections by this week.

11-15 March 2012

The 21st World Model United Nations Conference at Vancouver, Canada




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