Dressing for Success

Model UN Preparation

Dressing professionally and appropriately is an important aspect of Model UN preparations. Similar to being polite and demonstrating proper manners, dressing appropriately is an important way to show respect for the nation you are representing, for your fellow delegates, and for the United Nations.

Standard delegate attire for GWCIA is professional Western business attire. It is not appropriate for delegates to display any national symbols such as flags, pins, crests, etc. on their person during sessions. UN symbols are acceptable. GWCIA will not tolerate any delegate’s attempt to portray a “character” using traditional cultural attire as a costume. If a delegate’s attire is deemed inappropriate by GWCIA staff, the delegate will be asked to leave the session and return with appropriate attire.

Faculty advisors/team leaders, guests, and volunteer staff serve as role models for delegates. Thus, they are required to dress in Western business attire while participating in scheduled Conference sessions.

What is Western business attire?

Western business attire serves as customary dress for workplaces. It entails wearing a suit, which is made up of trousers, a matching jacket, a button-down dress shirt, and a tie. Conservative dress shoes and socks are also important. The main thing to keep in mind is that your appearance should always be tidy and put-together, and that you are well-covered.

Graphic from UNA-USA

Graphic from UNA-USA