NAMUN, OSUMUN, and All Things MUN
Happy hump day! Here’s your CCWA update of the week:
This weekend, our team heads back to the Great White North to conquer yet another conference: NAMUN. Held at the University of Toronto, NAMUN is Canada’s oldest university-level Model United Nations Conference. This year, NAMUN will feature a number of different committees, such as Stalin’s Politburo and a crisis committee centered on the 2024 US elections following the hypothetical re-election of Donald Trump. Although smaller in scale than the last Canadian conference we attended, our team is fully expecting fierce competition, beautiful city life, and, of course, an overall MUNderful time. The CCWA team representing Ohio State in Toronto includes Piper Womelsdorf, Faraz Ansari, Maddy Fixler, Anthony Perrins, and several other highly qualified MUN-ers.
Meanwhile, back in Columbus, CCWA is gearing up for another much anticipated Model UN Conference: OSUMUN. Unlike NAMUN, OSUMUN is a high school level conference and is completely run by CCWA. OSUMUN will feature eight different crisis committees and two General Assembly committees. The crisis committees will be centered on a variety of different topics, spanning the history of the world. The GA’s, on the other hand, will be focused on the work of the UN Office on Counter Terrorism and the UN Development Programme. Aside from the newly created committee topics for this year, the OSUMUN Secretariat is particularly excited to introduce OSUMUN t-shirts for the delegates and staffers.
OSUMUN will be held April 5-7. As of now, background guides have been uploaded onto the OSUMUN website, staffers have been assigned to their committees, and registration has closed for most schools. All that’s left to do is train and prepare the staffers before the conference. If you don’t know what your staffing position is or don’t have one and would like to help, contact Secretary-General Sasha Zborovsky immediately. OSUMUN is the biggest event that CCWA hosts and needs as many hands as we can get. So let’s get to work and make this our best OSUMUN yet!
Special Announcement: The Executive Board and OSUMUN Secretariat would like to congratulate Vince Glidden on being selected as next year’s Secretary General for the OSUMUN conference.
- Lizzy Roka