The Israel Middle East Model United Nations (TIMEMUN) conference takes place in mid-February every year at the Walworth Barbour American International School in Even Yehuda, Israel. Our first conference took place in 2000, and we have grown from a small event with only a few participating schools into an event which hosts 50 schools (Israeli Jewish and Arab schools, and international) and close to 600 participants in 2019.
TIMEMUN 2020 will take place from February 16-18. Our Sunday Opening Ceremonies begin at 14:30 and feature a processional of all the country delegations, with welcoming addresses by the WBAIS administration and TIMEMUN Advisors and the Secretariat. We also have a Keynote address and a musical performance. Students are then dismissed to their committees, which include: Disarmament, ECOSOC, Environment, Human Rights, Joint Crisis Committee, Regional Cooperation, Security Council, Special Committee on Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Territorial Disputes, and Trade and Development. There is also a Conflict Resolution Committee that brings together Arab and Jewish students who examine the impact of the ongoing conflict in their own lives.
Each committee has two presiding chairs. Over the course of 3 days, there are 5-6 committee sessions in which delegates will discuss two major issues. A guest speaker is also invited to each committee to bring some real world expertise into the discussion.
Breakfast and lunch are served on Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb 18. On the second evening of the conference (Monday), there is a gala dinner and dance which ends at 22:00. Kosher, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
On Tuesday, the final day of the conference, committees are in session until 15:00, followed by Closing Ceremonies until 16:30.