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Model UN Conference 2022

Conference Agenda

Opening Ceremonies
9:30 – 9:55 a.m.

Committee Session I
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break
12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

Committee Session II
12:40 – 2:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremonies
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Welcome from the Secretary General

Dear Delegates and Moderators,

The Boston College High School Model United Nations Club (BC High) cordially invites you to BC High MUN 29 Conference, Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Staffed entirely by Boston College High School students, BC High MUN 29 traditionally brings together boys and girls from around New England. For the first time, we have invited Jesuit secondary schools North and South America, Europe, and Africa to participate too. This conference simulates the negotiation, diplomacy, and debate of the United Nations.

Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by participating in the resolution of important global issues. Participants will work with other motivated students whose common goals are to further international awareness and build consensus, while working within a lively social setting. Register for our conference here: http://www.bchigh.edu/modelun

I will look forward to you joining us!

For the BC High Secretariat,

Teddy Pasto’21
Secretary General
Boston College High School Model United Nations Club

Meet the Officers

2020-21 Model UN Officers

BC High MUN 29 General Conference Inquiries
Teddy Pasto ’21, Secretary General
[email protected]

Contact Information

Committee Assignments
Conference Chairman: Nicolas Trejo’22 [email protected]

Deputy Secretary General: Luke Donovan’21 [email protected]

Billing Inquiries
External Affairs Minister: Conor Patten’21 [email protected]

Under Secretary General: Aidan Welch’21 [email protected]

Moderator
Dr. Nicholas Argento, Social Studies Department [email protected]
Cell: 508-259-4419

Teddy Pasto, Class of 2021

Secretary General

Fun Fact:
I was a 2019 Chicago Marathon finisher

Years in Model UN: 4

Luke Donovan, Class of 2021

Deputy Secretary General

Fun Fact:
I have a twin.

Years in Model UN: 3

Aidan Welch, Class of 2021

Under Secretary General

Fun Fact:
I had a crested gecko named Jub-Jub-Bob.

Years in Model UN: 6

Nicolas Trejo, Class of 2022

Conference Chairman


Fun Fact:
I can name every country in the world.

Years in Model UN: 5

Committees

Conference Position Paper
Preparing a one to two page double spaced position paper is required for all delegates at the conference. We require this to focus everyone’s attention on the committee topics ahead of time. We have found that preparing these promotes more thoughtful discussion. Do not let this requirement impede your decision to attend this conference. We are only trying to make the discussion better.

Committee topics coming soon!

Awards


The Ben Maher’11 Best Position Paper Award:
Ben Maher was a two-time BC High Model UN Secretary General. He continued his Model UN work in college at Georgetown University. He had and continues to have now, a great love of writing including his work as a journalist with incredible interviews with the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Washington, DC. It is why we named this award after Ben.

Submit the paper one week early to be considered for the Benjamin Maher’11 Best Paper Award, on March 5, 2021 by emailing the paper to the appropriate BC High Committee Chair. These papers must be properly cited using the MLA format. Each BC High Committee Chair is happy to help you with the paper. His school email address can be found on the cover page of the background guide.

The Chris Gidopoulos’95 People’s Choice Award
We thank Catholic Memorial High School and Mr. Vin Bradley for creating the idea for this award. We name this award after Chris Gidopoulos’95. Chris was an amazing, award winning Model UN delegate. He continued Model UN at Harvard University. When he passed away unexpectedly in 2013, BC High Model UNdecided to name the People’s Choice Award in Chris’ honor.

The Austin Martin’95 Distinguished Delegate Award Given in committee. Austin was a BC High Secretary General who wrote our club’s constitution. He was known as Mr. Model UN. He is currently a global stock analyst who works in the international business world.

History

Founded in 1986, the BC High Model United Nations Club gives students the experience of diplomacy and learning about international issues. The BC High Model United Nations Club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events.

Currently our club has 250 members. Students participation choose their participation levels. There are weekly Wednesday meetings, weekend conferences, or overnight conferences. Some students attend everything while others participate when they are able.

BC High is proud to participate in conferences around the United States. Listed are a sample of the exciting opportunities our students have been a part of:

  • St. John’s High School – Shrewsbury Model UN (October)
  • Stanford University Model UN–Palo Alto, CA (November)
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (November)
  • Vanderbilt University Model UN
  • Catholic Memorial High School Model UN (November)
  • New York City Visit to the United Nations—tour and interview of a mission rep
  • St. John’s Prep–– Danvers Model UN (December)
  • Seekonk High School (January)
  • Yale University Model UN (January)
  • North American Invitational Model UN at
  • Georgetown University (February)
  • University of Chicago Model UN
  • Duke University
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgetown University (February)
  • Sandwich High Model UN (April)

We are grateful to have hosted some remarkable speakers over the last several years.

  • Diego Aria, President of the UN Security Council
  • Quanuquanei Karmue, Executive Director & Co-Founder at Save More Kids
  • Hon. A. Paul Celluci, US Ambassador to Canada and former Massachusetts Governor
  • Rick Walsh’02 Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of State, US State Department
  • Dermott Groome, Chief Prosecutor, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA)
  • John Bird, CIA Analyst Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Sheryl & Matt from Boston Homeless Shelter
  • Jared Owen Massachusetts Recovery Center for Addiction
Model UN Conference at Stanford University
Model UN Conference at Seekonk High School

Registration & Schedule

Thank you for your interest in BC High Model UN 29.  As of January 27, 2021, the conference is full. Please contact Secretary General Teddy Pasto’21 and Dr. Nick Argento to be put on a waiting list.

Teddy Pasto: [email protected]

Dr. Nick Argento: [email protected]

BC High Model UN 29
Saturday, March 6, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

$5 per delegate. There are no delegation or moderator fees.

Only an adult moderator affiliated with a school may register. No student may register their school nor attend the conference without an adult.

All delegates must have a moderator who we can contact during the conference.

Important Dates
Jan. 28, 2021:
Please register by this date. Please make checks payable to BC High. Tell us your committee and country preferences as well as the number delegates that you anticipate attending. It is better for our planning if you underestimate than overestimate your delegate totals.

Feb. 7, 2021:
Delegates totals are fixed on this day. After this date, schools are financially responsible for the reserved delegate total.

Feb. 14, 2021
Final payments are due. Background guides and country assignments posted.

Registration closes on January 28, 2021. Make a credit card payment or a check payable to BC High., 150 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125.