European Council

Commission on Sustainable Development

Historical Security Council

Mystery Security Council

Security Council

International Organisation for Migration

World Intellectual Property Organization



Below is a list of some of the Web sites, books, periodicals, and other sources that the LEIMUN Secretariat recommends. These resources are in addition to those found in the individual Presidents' Letters. This list is updated periodically. If you find a broken or incomplete link, please let us know.

Besides these resources, you should try to obtain speeches made by your country's representatives and voting records of their activities from a United Nations depository, e.g. the Cleveland Public Library.


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Africa Guide: www.africaguide.com
African Union: http://www.africa-union.org/
Al-Ahram Weekly: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/
Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org 
An Open Door to the Arab World: http://www.al-bab.com/
Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa: http://www.badea.org/en/map.html
Arabic News: http://www.arabicnews.com/
Arabist (Arab Politics and Culture): arabist.net
Asian Development Bank: http://www.adb.org/
Associated Press: http://customwire.ap.org/specials/bluepage.html
Association for Conflict Resolution: www.acrnet.org
Atlantic.com Foreign Affairs: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/

BBC News: http://bbc.co.uk/news/ 
Boston Globe World Desk: http://www.boston.com/news/world/

Center for Economic and Social Rights: http://www.cesr.org/
Center for Strategic and International Studies: http://www.csis.org/
Central Intelligence Agency: https://www.cia.gov/
Christian Science Monitor World Page: www.csmonitor.com/world
CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook
CNN World Coverage: www.cnn.com/WORLD 
Columbia University Center for International Conflict Resolution: http://www.cicr-columbia.org
Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CoNGO): http://www.ngocongo.org/index.php
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf: http://www.gcc-sg.org/eng/
Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/
Country Reports (Cultural, Historical, and Statistical Country Information): www.countryreports.org
Country Studies: http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

Department for International Development (U.K.): www.dfid.gov.uk

The Economist: http://www.economist.com
Economist Country Briefings: www.economist.com/countries 
El Syassa El Sawliya: http://www.siyassa.org.eg/esiyassa/
Embassy Resources: www.embassy.org
EurasiaNet: http://eurasianet.org/
European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
European Union @ United Nations: http://www.europa-eu-un.org/

Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: http://www.fao.org/
Foreign Policy in Focus: http://www.fpif.org/

Global Issues (Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues): www.globalissues.org
Global Policy Forum: www.globalpolicy.org
GlobalSecurity.org (Reliable Security Information): www.globalsecurity.org
GoodSearch.com (Search Engine - Proceeds donated to LEIMUN): www.goodsearch.com

Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/hnp/
Henry L. Stimson Center: www.stimson.org
Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org

InfoPlease Countries of the World: www.infoplease.com/countries.html
Institute for War and Peace Reporting: http://www.iwpr.net/
Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/
International Association for Conflict Management: http://www.iacm-conflict.org/
International Crisis Group: www.crisisgroup.org
International Herald Tribune: http://global.nytimes.com/?iht
International Humanist and Ethical Union: http://www.iheu.org/
International Institute for Sustainable Development: http://www.iisd.org/
International Peace Institute: http://www.ipinst.org/
IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis: http://www.irinnews.org/

Jewish Virtual Library (American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise): http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/


League of Arab States: http://www.arableagueonline.org/las/index_en.jsp
LibrarySpot: www.libraryspot.com

Middle East Institute: http://www.mei.edu/
Middle East Research and Information Project: http://www.merip.org/
Middle East Web Gateway: http://www.mideastweb.org/

National Public Radio World: http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1004
New Internationalist: www.newint.org
New York Times World Coverage: www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/
Official Documents System of the United Nations: http://ods.un.org
Organization of Islamic Cooperation: http://www.oic-oci.org/
Out There News: http://megastories.com/

Politics of Present Day Nation States: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_present-day_nations_and_states

Questia Media: www.questia.com

Relief Web (Humanitarian Relief Community): reliefweb.int
Reuters Foundation AlertNet (Humanitarian Emergencies): www.alertnet.org

Security Council Report: www.securitycouncilreport.org
Sierra Club: http://sierraclub.org/
Strategic Studies Institute (US Army War College): http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
Syracuse University Conflict Management Center: http://sites.maxwell.syr.edu/cmc/links.html

The Times (London): http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
Time Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/

United Nations: www.un.org 
UNA-USA MUN Preparation Guide: www.unausa.org/munpreparation
United Nations Development Programme: http://www.undp.org/
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: http://www.unesco.org
United Nations Environmental Programme: http://unep.org/
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: http://unfccc.int/2860.php
United Nations Industrial Development Organization: http://www.unido.org/
United Nations Refugee Agency: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
United Nations Treaty Collection: http://untreaty.un.org/
United Nations University: http://unu.edu/
United States Dept. of State: http://www.state.gov/
United States Dept. of State Country Information: www.state.gov/countries/
United States Institutes of Peace: www.usip.org

Voice of America: http://www.voanews.com/english/

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com
Washington Quarterly: http://twq.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/
World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/
World Economic Forum: http://www.weforum.org/en/index.htm
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/en/
WorldPress.org (News & Views from around the World): www.worldpress.org


Yahoo News World Coverage: news.yahoo.com/fc/world




LEIMUN Conference Handbook Cover

LEIMUN Conference Handbook Contents (Revised 04-11)

Please make copies of the Conference Handbook and distribute it to your delegates.
LEIMUN provides only one copy per school during the conference.




LEIMUN Rules of Procedure - Long

Copies will be provided to all conference participants for during the conference.


LEIMUN Rules of Procedure - Short

Copies will be provided to all conference participants for during the conference.


LEIMUN Rules of Procedure Glossary

Copies will be provided to all conference participants for during the conference.



There are three different quizzes available to assist delegates, advisors, and staff members prepare for the Lake Erie Conference. They can be accessed via Diplomatic Access. All LEIMUN Members, staff volunteers, and advisors or head delegates of registered schools will be provided with an ID and password to the Diplomatic Access area. Delegates may receive an ID and password by sending a request via the Contact Us page.

The Basic Rules & Policies Quiz is highly recommended for all conference participants, especially those who are new to Model United Nations or to our conference rules. The Advanced Rules & Policies Quiz is recommended for all conference participants, especially those who are more familiar with Model United Nations and our conference rules. The Staff Rules and Policies Quiz is required for all staff members and is recommended only for the most experienced advisors and delegates.



SpeechMaking and HowToPassDefeatMotionResolution

List of Suggested Clauses

Sample Resolution Recommendation

Copies of these documents will be provided to all conference participants during the conference.



LEIMUN strongly recommends organizing practice simulations. The teams that are the most successful at our conference, i.e. winning both individual and team awards, are those who regularly have these practice simulations. Guidelines for running practice sessions can be found in the LEIMUN Conference Handbook.

This is a very important way for delegates to prepare for the Lake Erie Conference. This hands-on experience allows students to use the information they have gathered in a pragmatic way.  Delegates have the opportunity to practice the LEIMUN Rules of Procedure, which differ from the rules of other conferences, and to become acquainted with role-playing in general. Practice simulations generate interest and excitement in the students, as well as decrease the fear and anxiety associated with conference participation.

If your team is relatively inexperienced at Model United Nations or you have a small team, we would suggest that you contact other schools with teams in your area and combine your resources for joint practice simulations. If you do not know if there are any other teams in your area, feel free to contact us and we can provide you with a list of teams who are participating at Lake Erie XVIII.

If there are no teams in your immediate vicinity or if your would like assistance from the "experts", please do not hesitate to ask. Our program has been offering training workshops and practice simulations for than 15 years. We have provided training to teams that have attended the Lake Erie Conference and to schools that have attended other conferences. We have also provided training for and assistance to other conferences. We have a dedicated group of staff volunteers who would be willing to travel to your location and provide you with whatever assistance you request. All you need to do is Contact Us.

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