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More Than Just Model UN

For over 60 years, Model United Nations has been used to educate generations of students about global issues and to provide them with a broader understanding of international relations. MUNDO develops political simulations as educational tools that are valuable for the development of advanced research skills, and a deeper understanding of dynamic political, social and economic systems influencing states. Today, even high-level policy institutes like the Rand Corporation use simulations and interactive models as tools to develop war-games.

The UN is an important international organization, but regional alliances and organizations, as well as state power, should not be ignored. Many conferences encourage inventive resolution writing, meaning students are exposed to an incomplete picture of the political barriers diplomats face, and the complex issues that confront countries in the 21st century. CIMUN is different.


From the start of opening ceremonies, students are immediately introduced to a 24/7, fully–integrated simulation. Delegates will be challenged to work across committees and find realistic, collaborative ways to confront the complex issues facing 21st century states.


CIMUN encourages delegates to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of both their positions, as well as the international system as a whole. The CIMUN philosophy is rooted in realism — awards are not given for passing empty resolutions or compromising national policy.


CIMUN is not affiliated with any university — we are a diverse and talented team of students, post-graduates, and professionals from around the world. Our conference staff draws from the worlds of academia, finance, politics, business, media, and additional fields to deliver a higher-caliber and authentic educational experience to our delegates.


What Makes CIMUN Unique

Fully Integrated

Students are able to work together across committees as national delegations to support their nations’ policies.


Challenging, ever-developing scenarios and live updates keep delegates thinking on their feet.

Talented Staff

Our diverse staff is draws post-graduates, young professionals, and students from over 50 top universities around the world.


CIMUN features innovative technology and conference media. Highlights include a real-time news ticker, a student-run news website, and a TV news station.

Prime Location

Our AAA Four Diamond hotel is just minutes from many of the city's top attractions. Use our CIMUN Travel Packages to help book your sightseeing!

Full Banquet

CIMUN is the only major conference to feature a full opening night banquet, so no need to worry about planning a dinner for Thursday night.


International Press Delegation

The International Press Delegation (IPD) produces CIMUN’s digital newspaper, The Chronicle, which is available to all delegates. The IPD partners with the CIMUN News Network (CNN), a broadcast news source, to provide consistent and comprehensive coverage of the conference. Press delegates have access to all committees, and are encouraged to watch debates, interview delegates, participate in press conferences, and track votes to report breaking news throughout CIMUN.

Delegate Guide

For additional information please consult the Delegate Guide below

CIMUN XV Delegate Guide PDF

Position Papers

Position papers are required for all committees at CIMUN and are an extremely important part of the conference preparation process. The goal of a position paper is to outline each member state's general stance on each topic, as well as to help delegates understand both the public and private motivations behind policy alternatives.

All delegates representing countries in general committees (General Assemblies, Regional Bodies, etc.) are required to submit both a white and black paper for each topic. Double delegation positions are only required to submit one set of papers for each topic.

All delegates in cabinet committees are required to only submit a black paper for each topic.

All Position Papers are due by December 1st at 11:59 PM CST.

Submit Position Papers

White Papers

A white paper is an official statement of policy from a national government, similar to a national press release. It is intended to be a public statement, and will often include political rhetoric and posturing. A good white paper will attempt to 'spin' your country's position on controversial topics to defray any criticism. Submitted white papers will be available for all other delegations to read online.

Length: White papers should be around one page, single spaced in length for each topic.

Black Papers

A black paper is a confidential, internal document that discusses a country's strategic interests for a particular topic, which may differ significantly from what your government discusses openly. Whereas the white paper is a public statement, the black paper can be compared to a confidential policy memo for your diplomatic corps. A good black paper will demonstrate a sound understanding of your country's internal motives behind a policy decision. Black papers will only be viewed by the CIMUN staff, and will not be accessible by other delegates.

Example: Most countries will publicly condemn the global arms trade, but states that are major arms exporters may face economic harm if strong action is taken to curb it. In such a situation, the country's white paper may decry the arms trade and call upon the committee to keep arms out of conflict regions, but their black paper would state their true desire to block any firm action to prevent harm to their domestic arms industry.

Length: Black papers should be around 1-2 paragraphs (or half a page) in length for each topic.

If you have additional questions about position papers, please feel free to contact the USG of Committees.

Awards Policy

At CIMUN, we are proud to depart from the awards formula used by many other conferences. MUNDO programs stress realistic portrayal, political skill, and delegate presentation rather than solely resolution writing and passage, and our awards policy is designed to reflect this.

Committee awards consist of, in ascending order: Honorable Mention, Outstanding Delegate, and Best Delegate.

Five Key Areas of Evaluation

Accuracy of Policy

Dais staff will be monitoring the representational accuracy of delegates. This includes rhetoric in speeches and documents, as well as in caucusing and bloc formation.

Rhetorical Skill

The ability to relay the message of their country's policy in the correct terms, as well as the manipulation of dialogue to persuade other delegates toward their position.

Substantive Development

The ability of a delegation to develop substantive documents (e.g. working papers, resolutions, amendments) with the proper structure, grammar, skill and context.

Procedural Manipulation

The ability to manipulate the rules of procedure and institutional legality to the advantage of your country and its policies.

Cross Simulation Articulation

The ability to work across committee lines to create political leverage, using the press as part of public policy, etc.

Delegation Awards

Once committee awards have been determined, first, second, and third place overall delegation awards are presented. Delegation awards are calculated by adding the point values of each country's individual committee awards, weighted by committee size, and dividing them by the number of positions represented.</p><p>Awards from Cabinet positions, or other positions that are not part of a 'country delegation,'' will be added to the school's highest scoring country.

Since a single school may represent several different countries, these overall awards are presented by national delegation instead of by school in order to better meet the educational goals of the conference.

Conference Schedule

Schedule is subject to change


December 5th, 2019

12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

School Arrival and Registration

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Delegate Training Workshop

5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Banquet

8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Committee Session One

8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Faculty Advisor Reception

12:00 AM

Delegate Curfew


December 6th, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Foregin Affairs Networking Breakfast(Optional)

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Committee Session Two

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Committee Session Three

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Faculty Advisor Meeting

12:00 AM

Delegate Curfew


December 7th, 2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Committee Session Four

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Committee Session Five

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Faculty Advisor Meeting

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Delegate Reception

12:00 AM

Delegate Curfew


December 8th, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Committee Session Six

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Conference Fees and Deadlines

Important Deadlines

October 15th

Priority Delegation fee due ($200)

Registered delegate & advisor counts due

October 25th

Hotel Room submissions due

November 1st

Regular Delegation fee due ($250)

All conference fees due

Last day to lower delegate counts

Hotel incidental forms due

November 23rd

Delegate permission slips due

Position papers due

Conference Fees

Upon registration, a non-refundable Delegation Fee will be due in order to secure the country and special position assignments for your delegation.

The delegate and advisor fees are priced as a package, meaning they are inclusive of your 3-night stay at the Chicago Hilton, Opening Banquet dinner, and all conference materials.

Additionally, we take care of all bookings with the hotel, so that you and your students can focus on preparing for the conference.

Priority Rate (If Paid By 11/01/2018)
Late Rate (If Paid By 11/15/2018)
Delegation Fee
Advisor Fee
Advisor Fee - Shared Room
Delegate Fee
Empty Bed Fee
Two-Bathroom Upgrade
Meal Plan

Discounted Lottery Delegation Fees

The Discounted Lottery Delegation Fee applies to any school that participated in the CIMUN XIV Lottery

In order to secure all selected positions the dicounted fee of $100 will be due by May 1st, 2019

Failure to submit payment for the deposit by that date will result in any countries or positions selected at the lottery being returned to the pool of countries eligible for newly registered schools or returning non-lottery schools

Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions

CIMUN Meal Plan

We are happy to provide the meal plan menu that we will be offering on site at the Hilton. It includes two breakfasts, a lunch, and a dinner that will take place during particularly tight committee sessions. These four meals will cost $55, and are available for purchase now and up until the conference.

For additional information please contact our Undersecretary-General of Administration, at

Hotel Information

The Hilton Chicago is one of the premier hotels in the city, and has had the honor of hosting every President of the United States since its opening in 1927. It also has the largest amount of conference and meeting space of any Chicago hotel. The Hilton is centrally located across from Grant Park and guest rooms feature views of the Park, Museum Campus, and Lake Michigan. The Hilton is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and several Chicago landmarks, including the theater district, the Art Institute, and Millennium Park.

All hotel reservations will be handled by CIMUN. We have secured a reduced rate with the Hilton, and all hotel costs are included in the delegate and advisor fees. After registering, you will be able to submit hotel rooming information through our online system. For more information about costs, please see Fees and Payment.

Questions about hotel reservations may be directed to our Undersecretary-General of Administration, at

Hotel Address:

Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

United States

While You're Here...

The CIMUN Travel Package

If you are interested in any of the following options, or a custom package please contact our USG of Administration at

  • Silver
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  • Airport Transit
  • Chicago style Pizza
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  • Gold
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  • Silver Package
  • Plus Either
  • A trip to one of our World Renowned Museums
  • OR
  • A Chicago Tour that highlights architecture, ghosts, and gangsters
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  • Platinum
  • Price may vary
  • Gold Package
  • Plus Both
  • A trip to one of our World Renowned Museums
  • AND
  • A Chicago Tour that highlights architecture, ghosts, and gangsters
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  • Custom
  • Looking for something else?
  • Let us know. We would love to create a custom package for you and your students to meet your individual needs!
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Our Staff

CIMUN staff members do not come from one particular university. Instead, CIMUN draws a diverse and talented collection of students, post-graduates and young professionals from around the world, selected through a highly-competitive application process. CIMUN staff members range from students at some of the nation's top universities, to professionals in fields such as law, finance, journalism, consulting, international security, and technology.

CIMUN also offers one of the lowest staff-to-delegate ratios of any conference in the world, with one staff member for every eight delegates. This allows us to focus more time and manpower on what matters most: challenging committees and a dynamic simulation. Our staff is truly our most valuable asset, and we are always looking for enthusiastic, bright individuals to join our team.

If you are interested in joining the CIMUN staff, please fill out a staff application. Any questions about staffing or the application process may be directed to our Chief of Staff at

Apply for CIMUN Staff

Apply for your position on the CIMUN XVI Staff in 2019

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