The Non-Governmental Organizations Programme (NGO Programme) is a unique committee that incorporates what delegates think of as “traditional” Model United Nations (debating over issues, verbally) and a portion of what reporters do in the International Press Corps (writing articles based on what is happening in different committees). By doing so, delegates will not only be able to affect a committee verbally, but they would be able to affect the debate, on paper as well.

In the NGO Programme, delegates will be representing their respective NGOs, such as Amnesty International, or Conservation International, and will be partaking in the debate of committees that their NGO pertains to. Furthermore, delegates will also be required to write an article based on their NGO’s position on what they have accomplished in each committee session. It is up to these NGOs to sway the debate in their favour and to complete their agenda.

NGO committee sessions will be both fun and frantic: delegates would have to be actively debating, while also writing about the debate in terms of their NGO’s agenda. NGO delegates can also find themselves giving their input on resolution papers, discussing different solutions in unmoderated caucuses, or even making alliances with other delegates.

The NGO Programme is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity in MUN. Position papers are mandatory for delegates in this committee. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to ipcngo@cahsmun.org.


NGO BACKGROUND guide will be available soon


Sean Michael Cuevas

Sean Michael Cuevas | NGO Staff

Now in his senior year at Vancouver College, Sean Cuevas is absolutely thrilled to serve as the director of the International Press Corps/Non-Governmental Organization Programme. Sean first became entrapped in Model UN after attending his first conference in 9th Grade, which to him was a truly eye-opening experience. Outside of MUN, Sean can be found memorizing lines to some production somewhere, writing sappy poetry, finding his latest musical obsession, or trying some random food-related challenge with his friends. Sean is truly excited to serve as Director for the IPC/NGO and strives to make it an unforgettable experience for everybody involved.

Monica Song

Monica Song | NGO Staff

Monica Song is currently a senior at Lord Byng Secondary School, in the Byng Arts Minischool Program. Since attending her first MUN conference in the tenth grade, she has met countless people, made lasting friendships, and gained valuable experiences. Hence, she is ecstatic to be serving as the Chair of IPC/NGO for CAHSMUN 2019. When not stressing out about school and tests, Monica can be found aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, taking photos of her dog, and eating dessert at various establishments around the Metro Vancouver area. She is excited for a weekend full of intense debate and cannot wait to make CAHSMUN 2019 a truly unforgettable experience!