MUN High School Conference

Since 1994, the Baylor MUN team had sponsored a High School Model United Nations Conference each Fall. Beginning with only six schools and 94 students representing 8 countries in 1994, the conference has grown considerably. By 1997 Baylor's MUN team hosted over 300 students from 21 schools representing 51 countries. Model UN team members host the conference, serving as members of the Secretariat, committee chairs, judges, expert witnesses, conference coordinators, and faculty-student liaisons.

Baylor will host the conference on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Baylor University Model United Nations

2017 High School

Conference Registration Guidelines

Important Dates and Deadlines:
  • August 14 Delegate guide posted - Includes committee topic guides, parliamentary procedure rules, and position paper instructions.
  • August 15, 8:00 AM - Online registration opens - Member State assignments begin and continue on a rolling basis.
  • September 29, 5:00 PM - Priority registration deadline - note that for the past four years, the conference filled before the priority deadline. Should this happen again in 2017, we will create a waiting list.
  • October 20, 5:00 PM - Registration ends - This is the last day to register for the conference, change delegate numbers, or request chaperone lunches. Please use the original registration form link to submit changes, and check the box for updated registration. No changes in delegate numbers will be permitted after this date, except for any additions made from the waiting list.
  • October 23, 8:00 AM - Wait list registrants notified - Those placed on the waiting list will be notified whether or not their registration will be accommodated for the conference and will have 24 hours to accept their invitation.
  • October 24, 5:00 PM - Final invoice and permission forms available - these will be emailed to the faculty advisor. Final payment and signed, hard copies of the forms will be due the day of the conference. Invoices may be requested before this date, if you need more advance notice to arrange payment. Email to request the invoice.
  • October 25, 5:00 PM - Deadline to submit position papers to be considered for awards - position papers are optional, but papers for each Member State delegation must be complete and in the specified format to be eligible for awards. Instructions and submission guidelines are provided in the Delegate Guide, which will be available online by August 10.
  • Saturday, November 4, 8:00 AM -6:00 PM - 2017 Conference - please bring final payment and event permission forms with you to the conference, if you do not mail them in advance.

Registration Fees and Payment Policies - please read carefully before registering:

  1. Non-refundable school registration fee:
    • $50 for schools that register online by 5:00 PM on September 29
    • $75 for schools registering September 29, 5:01 PM – October 20, 5:00 PM

    The school registration fee is the same regardless of how many Member States your school represents or how many students you bring. For your convenience, we do not require that you pay this registration fee up front when you register; you may bring all payment with you the day of the event. Please note that if your school cancels, even if this cancellation occurs before October 20, you will be billed this registration fee to cover the costs associated with staffing and processing registration. If you cancel after October 20, you will be billed the entire invoiced amount – registration fee, delegate fees, and chaperone lunches. Schools on the waiting list who are not able to attend the conference will not be billed the registration fee.

  2. Student registration fees and instructions:

    $15 per student: This fee includes lunch and all conference materials.

    Lunch will be on-site at one of our university cafeterias, which offers vegetarian and gluten free options. We cannot make any assurances about the presences of food allergens; for any students or parents with questions or concerns, we will happily put you in touch with the Baylor University Dining Services.

  3. Chaperone lunches (Optional):

    Chaperone lunches at the cafeteria are $8 per person. Indicate the number you want on the registration form. No on-site lunch purchasing will be available through the conference. However, there are restaurants on campus and nearby, and a list is provided on our website for your convenience.

  4. Changing numbers, final invoices, and payment information:

    The deadline to decrease your delegate numbers or chaperone lunches or request increases in delegate numbers is October 20 at 5:00 PM. Please use the original registration form link to submit changes, and check the box for updated registration.

    Your final invoice will be prepared based upon these numbers, and given that meals and materials are pre-ordered and pre-paid by Baylor, no reduction in the invoice amount can be made for students who do not attend or for pre-ordered lunches for chaperones who do not attend.

    Payment is due in full on or before the date of the conference. Checks should be made payable to: Baylor University Model UN. Should you wish to submit payment in advance, the mailing address will be provided on the invoice.


2017 Baylor MUN High School Conference Committees and Topics

General Assembly 1st

  1. Piracy and the Rule of Law
  2. Chemical and Biological Weapons

General Assembly 3rd

  1. Rights of Indigenous Persons
  2. Improving Research on the Root Causes and Impacts of Trafficking in Persons

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Preservation of World Heritage Sites
  2. Access to Education for Persons with Disabilities

World Health Organization (WHO)

  1. Access to Healthcare
  2. Malnutrition

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  1. SDG 1, Technology, and Poverty Reduction
  2. Sustainable Agriculture

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  1. Women’s Political Participation
  2. Equal Pay

Contemporary Security Council

  1. The situation in South Sudan
  2. The situation in Libya

1967 Historical Security Council – Six-Day War

1987 Historical Security Council – Iran-Iraq War

Conference Materials

  1. 2017 Registration Guidelines
  2. 2017 Country Matrix
  3. 2017 Award Guidelines
  4. 2017 Agenda
  5. 2017 Delegate Guide
  6. In this guide, you will find:
    • Committee Background Guides
    • Research Tips
    • Delegate Code of Conduct
    • Baylor MUN Parliamentary Procedure Rules
    • Guidelines for Resolution Writing
    • Position Paper Guidelines
    • See also Position Paper Template