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All Nighter: Miriam College Talks About Time Management and Conference Theme

In the morning, as most delegates ready themselves for a long day of speeches and resolutions ahead of them, Miriam College students are preparing for an all-nighter. Miriam College is a non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women. Although this has been a first-time experience for many students, especially in a virtual format, Miriam College has been…

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Q&A with Executive Director David Perry

1) How long have you been directing the Model United Nations of the Far West conference? I have been serving as the Executive Director since 2020, but joined staff of the organization in 2014. I was a student delegate from 2009 until 2012 and fell in love with MUNFW so it has been a real privilege to be able to…

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The Elephant in the Room: 4th Committee Focuses on Writing a Resolution for “Assistance in Mine Action” Amidst Landmine Action in Ukraine

According to the United Nations, mine action “entails more than removing landmines from the ground. It includes high impact efforts aimed at protecting people from danger, helping victims become self-sufficient and active members of their communities, and providing opportunities for stability and sustainable development.”[1] With a rough start with this morning's virtual hiccups and uncommonly absent delegate presence, negotiations in…

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Finland’s Opening Plenary Speech

Today, Finland started their opening plenary speech with the reference to this year’s conference theme “The Empowerment of Women and Girls” as something which “contains many complex issues.” Such issues are greatly affected by “blockades and shortfalls by the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Finland made a strong emphasis on cooperative and unified solutions, which Finland supported by saying “Inequalities women face every…

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Statement by Katie Bauman, Secretary-General of the 71st Session of MUFNW

Dear Honorable Delegates and Esteemed Guests, On behalf of the Secretariat and Heidelberg University, it is my honor to welcome you to the 71st Session of the Model United Nations of the Far West Conference: “Because It’s 2022: the Empowerment of Women and Girls.” For far too long, gender-based inequality has persisted worldwide. The 71st Session will be an opportunity…

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