New York 2023 Archive

Be a Part of It: New York, New York!

Approximately 3,900 university students and faculty members, more than half from outside the United States, met in New York City to discuss current global issues in a real world context. NMUN•NY 2023 offered 16 simulated UN committees and used procedural rules developed with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many schools in Asia were still unable to attend. Outside conference sessions, delegates from more than 105 UN Member States took advantage of opportunities at Permanent Missions to the UN, the United Nations itself, as well as world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants, and shopping. The conference features included interactions with Secretariat members and we were pleased to, once again, hold closing ceremonies at the UN Headquarters building.

Awards: Conf. A and Conf. B

Photos on Facebook: Conf. A, Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Conf. B, Day 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

General Assembly Department

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

  1. Youth for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Peace
  2. Addressing the Illicit Supply of Weapons to Non-State Actors

General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)

  1. Rural Economic Development
  2. Minimizing Economic Shock in a Globalized Economy

General Assembly Third Committee (GA3)

  1. Healthy Ageing and Age-Friendly Sustainable Development
  2. Safeguarding Human Rights of Persons Displaced by Climate Change

Economic and Social Council Department

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

  1. Addressing Gender-Based Discrimination in Criminal Justice Systems
  2. Decriminalization and International Drug Policy

Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

  1. Population, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19
  2. Ensuring Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health-Care Services

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  1. Closing the Gender Gap in Social Protection
  2. Strengthening Institutions to Promote Gender-Inclusive Access to Financial Services and Resources

Economic Commission for Africa - Conf. A Only (ECA)

  1. Promoting Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Africa in Times of Crises
  2. Mainstreaming Human Rights throughout the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. Building Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9
  2. Promoting Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All

Development and Human Rights Department

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. Realizing the Right to Adequate Housing
  2. Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Persons Based on Religion or Belief

United Nations Development Programme - Conf. A Only (UNDP)

  1. Investing in Safe Migration Pathways
  2. Climate Change Adaptation

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law
  2. Strengthening Partnerships on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Strengthening Action to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14
  2. Addressing Climate-Fragility Risks

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the (UNHCR)

  1. Protecting Refugees from Human Trafficking
  2. Preventing the Increase of Internally Displaced Persons

Peace and Security Department

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  1. Nuclear Waste Management
  2. Strengthening Safeguards for the World's Nuclear Facilities

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)

  1. Addressing the Impact of Climate Change on Peace and Security
  2. Improving Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Situations

Security Council (SC)

  1. Threats to International Peace and Security: Preventing and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
  2. Women, Peace, and Security: Ending Cycles of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Volunteer Leadership

Ismail Dogar
Ismail Dogar
Secretary-General, Conference A
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Ismail was raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently works as an associate dentist in Belvidere, Illinois. Ismail graduated with a BA in International Business and a BS in Health Sciences from Benedictine University in 2012. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2017 from Midwestern University, and completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of New Mexico. In his spare time, Ismail is an avid traveler and loves to play and follow tennis. He attended his first NMUN•NY conference as a delegate in 2009 and served on the NMUN•NY volunteer secretariat from 2015-2023.
Tobias Dietrich
Tobias Dietrich
Deputy Secretary-General, Conference A
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Tobias is from Regensburg, Germany. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Nanoscience from the University of Regensburg and currently works as a hardware developer for electric cars in his hometown. Furthermore he works as a commentator for baseball and American football and is very involved with the local baseball club in his spare time. Tobias started doing Model United Nations in 2007 and attended NMUN•NY in 2013 as a delegate. He served on NMUN•NY volunteer staff from 2015-2023. 
Lauren Kiser
Lauren Kiser
Secretary-General, Conference B
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Lauren lives in Fort Worth, Texas and currently works for a renewable energy developer, owner, and operator. Lauren graduated from Texas Christian University with a Double Degree in International Economics and International Relations in 2013. She earned her M.A. in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration in 2016 from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a Certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility from the Daniels College of Business/JKSIS in Denver, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys knitting and crochet, yoga, listening to hours of podcasts and audiobooks, and spending time with her husband and their two rescue dogs. Lauren also is an avid equestrian, competing in Dressage and has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals.  She first participated as a delegate at NMUN•DC in 2010. She served on NMUN•NY volunteer staff from 2016-2023.
Maxwell Lacey
Maxwell Lacey
Deputy Secretary-General, Conference B
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Maxwell is originally from Bracknell, UK and currently resides in London. He graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA in Politics & International Relations in 2014. He now works as Communications Manager for Imperial College London and also serves as an Assistant Warden, specializing in pastoral care and support for students in College halls of residence. In his spare time he is a graphic designer, writes and records music, is an avid comic book reader, and enjoys cricket and football. He served on volunteer staff of NMUN from 2015-2023.