Dear Delegates, Advisors, and Esteemed Guests,

On behalf of our ACMUN planning team, I am thrilled to welcome you to ACMUN XIX, the nineteenth iteration of Appleby College’s annual Model United Nations Conference. My name is Amber Bajaj and I am honoured to serve as Secretary General this year.

My interest in Model UN began in middle school. At my first conference, the kind actions and welcoming nature of others in my committee gave me the courage to make my first speech as a novice delegate. I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by many fellow delegates: empathy and compassion are at the heart of advocacy.

This brings me to our theme for this year: Embrace Shared Humanity. As a team, we would like to highlight that the journey towards advocacy and action stems from empathy. It begins with the understanding that, despite our differences, our shared human experience unites us. This theme extends outside the committee room into the scope of international affairs. In light of today's global conflicts, recognizing our shared humanity is a crucial step toward collaboration, kindness, and peace.

This year, our amazing committee affairs team has come up with an exciting array of topics that give delegates the chance to challenge themselves, explore diverse perspectives, and re-imagine conflict together. Our team has prepared 13 traditional UN committees: 8 novice, 3 intermediate, and 2 advanced. Additionally, our 3 specialty/crisis committees offer an opportunity to explore feminism through Barbie, global inequalities through the Hunger Games, and American politics in the US Congress. An exciting new addition this year is our Ad Hoc committee, which challenges delegates to think critically on an unknown topic. Further details about committee topics can be found on the “Committees” page of our website. Closer to the conference date, background guides and chair contacts will also be made available on this page. Our chairs are happy to answer any topic-related questions you may have leading up to the conference.

As a student-led conference, I would like to sincerely thank our generous volunteers, ACMUN team, delegates, and advisors. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with all of you to bring our conference vision to life. Our team is working diligently to ensure this year’s conference will be better than ever. Accordingly, please familiarize yourself with our code of conduct and conference schedule. If you have any general questions, please direct them to

Finally, the ACMUN team is thrilled to continue our partnership with UNICEF this year, carrying forward our empathy to make a real-life impact. Be on the lookout for opportunities to contribute to this cause leading up to and during our conference. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s contributions.

Our team eagerly anticipates welcoming hundreds of students in person on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at our Appleby College campus in Oakville. We hope to deliver a rewarding experience for all, where delegates work together, embrace shared humanity, and lead with empathy!


Amber Bajaj
Secretary General of ACMUN XIX






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AWB 214 


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UN Women 

MB 204 


AWB 213 


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The AU Commission 

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Hunger Games 

MB 207 

US Congress 

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Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Rae

ACMUN is thrilled to announce that Ambassador Rae, the permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations, will be delivering a virtual Keynote during our opening ceremony. Afterwards, delegates will have the opportunity to learn about diplomacy and international relations in the United Nations during a 20–30-minute Q&A session with Ambassador Rae. 
Questions during the Q&A will be moderated through this form.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m Check-in
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony with Guest Speaker 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. First Committee Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Second Committee Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Third Committee Session
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation



Secretary General: Amber Bajaj

Hey Delegates! I’m Amber Bajaj and I will serve as your Secretary General for the ACMUN XIX conference! This is my fifth year participating in Model UN and my first on the amazing ACMUN team. For me, Model UN has always been a gateway to stay aware of global injustices, advocate for diverse viewpoints, and re-imagine conflict resolution — all while taking initiative and collaborating with fellow delegates! I had the opportunity to attend Yale MUN last year, where I was inspired by passionate delegates from all over the world. Beyond Model UN, I enjoy pure math, classical music, and learning new languages. I look forward to open discussion, creative solutions, and teamwork at our April conference, and I’m excited to see our delegates come together and lead with empathy!


Chargé d’Affaires: David Zhao

Hello Everyone! My name is David Zhao and I am thrilled to be your Chargé d’Affaires for ACMUN 2024! I have done Model UN for three years, attending many conferences both as a delegate and a chair. I'm interested in 20th century European history, American literature, and international relations. Recreationally, I enjoy playing the clarinet in my local orchestra, reading, and listening to classical music. Model UN is truly an experience unlike any other, where students can collaborate with others on creating solutions for real-life issues (or not) and have fun at the same time. For me, the ability to roleplay the country/person you are representing is what drew me into MUN, and the prospect of becoming something greater than yourself truly excites me. This year, I am very excited to be working with you and the rest of our staff to provide you with the best Model UN experience possible!


Undersecretary of Logistics and Operations: Esha Murthy

My name is Esha Murthy and I am excited to be this year's Undersecretary of Logistics and Operations! As a past ACMUN delegate and two-time chair, I have experienced the excitement of this conference. I'm passionate about current affairs and international relations, and MUN provides me with the opportunity to explore these interests. Hearing delegates' perspectives and learning about world issues is always extremely insightful. I also recently had the privilege of visiting the UN Office at Geneva where I was further able to develop my MUN knowledge. As Undersecretary of Logistics and Operations, I ensure that the conference runs efficiently and I help to foster an environment that exemplifies this year's theme of Embrace Shared Humanity. I'm excited to share my love of Model UN with you all, and I can't wait to see what this year will bring!


Undersecretary of Marketing: Shreya Dua

Hey Everyone! I'm Shreya Dua and I'm excited to serve as the Undersecretary of Marketing at ACMUN this year. Over the years, I've been able to see and experience what a great opportunity ACMUN is, so I encourage all those who are passionate about MUN or hope to try something new to sign up. As the Undersecretary of Marketing, I bring a great passion for creativity, working alongside a dynamic team that strives to innovate and inspire. With this year's theme, Embrace Shared Humanity, we hope to foster an environment that reflects and promotes our values!


Undersecretary of Committee Affairs: Jakob McGregor

Hey Everyone! My name is Jakob McGregor, and I will be the Undersecretary of Committee Affairs for ACMUN XIX this year! I’ve been taking part in Model UN for nearly a full six years now, having attended a combination of over 20 online and in-person MUN conferences (excluding my experience chairing and co-chairing committees for ACMUN and other conferences). I am extremely excited to create inclusive, diverse, and thought-provoking committees for every delegate out there interested; whether you’re trying something new or an experienced ‘MUNer’! The theme of ACMUN this year is Embrace Shared Humanity, I cannot wait to see the unique takes delegates bring forth this year in our 16 committees. Now is the time to register and if you have not already – get on it! I know that ACMUN and MUN in general have been a big part of my life in high school, and I am hoping to continue the tradition with a great year this 2024 during ACMUN XIX!


Undersecretary of Finance: Anaya Dhillon

Hi Delegates! My name is Anaya Dhillon and I am so excited to be the Undersecretary of Finance this year for the ACMUN conference. I love MUN and have chaired numerous conferences with ACMUN so I can attest to how great of an experience it is! Be prepared to learn about global affairs, discuss meaningful ideas, and practice your public speaking, but most of all have fun. Some facts about me are that I love to travel and be immersed in different cultures around the world, I really enjoy debate, and my favourite sport to play is field hockey. I am looking forward to meeting many of you at the conference and hearing about your amazing contributions to the world of Model UN!


  • Will there be food?
    Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the day.
  • Will there be water?
    In a conscious effort to help the environment, ACMUN encourages delegates and staff to bring their reusable water bottle. There are re-filling stations available throughout the school. Regardless, water will be provided at the conference.
  • What should I wear to the conference?
    The dress code for this conference is business casual. This could include suits, dress shirts, etc. Please be mindful of your fellow delegates and do not wear anything that could be disrespectful towards others. Delegates in fantasy committees (namely, our Barbie committee), may choose to wear attire to match their characters. Please ensure your attire is appropriate in accordance to our code of conduct and ACMUN dress code.
  • Should I bring my laptop?
    Yes! Please bring your laptop to collaborate on resolution papers. Laptops may only be used during unmoderated caucuses dedicated to working papers.
  • Can I bring my phone?
    You may bring your phone but please be mindful and silence your phone during committee sessions.
  • Where should I go when I arrive at Appleby?
    When you arrive at Appleby please make your way to the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life for registration. There will be a sign to guide you!
  • When should I arrive?
    Aim to arrive at 8:30 a.m. before the beginning of the conference for check-in and to find out your committee room locations. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • When does it end?
    Sometime around or before 6:15 p.m.
  • Do we need previous MUN experience?
    No, delegates of all levels are welcome! We have many first-time delegates attend our conference, and novice committees are there for those who are just getting started. Those with MUN experience can try out any of our intermediate and advanced committees.
  • Who do I contact with questions?
    General questions or concerns regarding ACMUN XIX can be sent to Specific background guide questions can be directed to your chairs closer to the conference. Please don’t hesitate to reach out — our team is happy to help!
  • Do delegations need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone?
    Yes, if delegates are signing up as a school delegation, they are required to attend the conference with a chaperone. Delegates registering individually do not require a chaperone.