February 7-9, 2020
University of Houston | Honors College
For more than 15 years, the Osgood Center has committed to training the next generation of global leaders. The Osgood Center believes in the power of education to provide future professionals the knowledge and practical experience to engage in global dialogue. Model United Nations is an academic simulation that offers ideal conditions for them to broaden their expertise and to learn tools for such engagement.
Whether you seek to strengthen your diplomatic skills, deepen your knowledge on global issues, or connect with other students in the fields of international affairs, foreign policy, and human rights, TEXMUN 2020 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important global issues.
Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations and Model APEC which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various high schools and universities globally.
Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEXAS MODEL UN 2020 (TEXMUN 2020) which will be held at the University of Houston from FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020.
The Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference in 2003 in Washington DC. Since 2007, the Osgood Center has partnered with the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) to co-host National Model United Nations-DC (MUN-DC) each fall.
From 2015 to present, Osgood Center has staged Texas Model UN (TEXMUN) in various locations around the state.
Renewing its commitments, this year the Osgood Center proudly invites delegations to attend TEXMUN 2020 which will be held in the University of Houston, The Honors College, located at 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204 to participate in a world-class learning experience. When students like you attend TEXMUN, they all bring different perspectives and approaches to tackle globally relevant issues in an authentic space for diplomacy, critical thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Information and Materials
- Download the TexMUN Country Matrix (Google Doc)
- Download the Committee Topics
- Download the Security Council Background Guide
- Download the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Background Guide
- Download the General Assembly First Committee Background Guide
- Download the General Assembly Third Committee Background Guide
About the Conference
The Honors College is housed in the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library (building 509), room 212.
If you would like to participate in TEXMUN 2020, please COMPLETE your registration and payment process by DECEMBER 31, 2019. While there may be space available in January 2020, we highly encourage you to apply early.
The deadline to submit the positions papers for TEXMUN 2020 is JANUARY 24TH, 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Eastern time). Papers should be sent in PDF format to: email@example.com.
We encourage you to plan ahead to get a convenient, comfortable, and safe place to stay at while attending TEXMUN 2020. The first five listings are traditional hotels, located in the downtown and Greenway areas of town. We suggest you to check rates for quadruple rooms.
- Holiday Inn Express – Downtown Houston
- Crowne Plaza – Houston River Oaks
- Sheraton Four Points – Greenway Plaza
- Courtyard Marriott – West University
- Extended Stay America – Greenway
- Wanderstay (Hostel)
- Sonder Rental Apartments
Airbnb is also an option. Nice rentals at affordable rates near the UH campus as well as midtown and Montrose neighborhoods.
- Download the Payment Form