• Singapore Model United Nations 2017

    13 JUNE 2017 - 16 JUNE 2017

  • All About Singapore Model United Nations

    What is a "Model United Nations" conference?

    A “Model United Nations” (MUN) conference convenes pre-university and college students to negotiate and formulate solutions to global problems. These issues pertain to current affairs and international relations, and necessitate discussion, debate, and resolution on a multilateral platform. While students may simulate various UN member states, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or non-state actors in bringing their individual agendas to the table, they ultimately have to integrate these individual interests in a resolution agreeable to the majority.

    What is Singapore Model United Nations?

    Over the past thirteen years, SMUN has distinguished itself from other MUN conferences in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region with its organizational excellence and academic prestige. In March 2011, members of the 2009 and 2010 SMUN Secretariats successfully co-hosted the 20th World Model United Nations (World MUN) alongside Harvard University. As further testament to SMUN’s academic stature, a delegation from NUS including SMUN 2016 Secretariat members won the “Outstanding Delegation Award” at Citi-Pan Asia Model United Nations 2015 in Taipei, while five SMUN 2016 Committee Chairpersons and Secretariat members have been selected by World MUN 2016 to chair at their conference in Rome.

     

    Going into its 14th iteration in June 2017, SMUN continues to be the flagship event for the NUS Political Science Society, and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious MUN conferences in Singapore.

    What is the NUS Political Science Society?

    The NUS PSSoc, founded in 1967, aims to help local and international students remain abreast of current affairs. Apart from SMUN, NUS PSSoc has previously organized the Singapore Model Parliament (SMP) to steep local students in Singaporean politics, as well as current affairs competitions such as the 2016 ASEAN Quiz. NUS PSSoc also played a crucial role in establishing Singapore Globalist, an online international affairs publication that is part of the Global21 network of student-run international affairs magazines.

  • About the Venue

    The National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore's flagship university, consistently ranks first in Asia and amongst the top universities in the world. In the 2016/2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, NUS emerged as #1 in the Asian region and #12 internationally. NUS is an educational hub of world-class infrastructure, brimming with a vibrant campus community. With a range of recreational facilities and Food and Beverage establishments nearby, NUS provides delegates of SMUN 2017 with an enriching and conducive environment for debate and self-development.

  • Committees

    Please note that study guides will only be provided to registered delegates.

    EAS

    EAST ASIA SUMMIT

    1. Challenges from the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

    2. Drug Policies in ASEAN

    DISEC

    disarmament and international security committee

    1. The Question of Contemporary Espionage

    2. Security Risks of Open Borders

     

    HRC

    human rights committee

    1. Ending Violence Against Women

    2. Extrajudicial Killings

     

    ILO

    international labor organization

    1. Union & Labour Rights

    2. Anticipating Technological Disruptions

     

    Korean Peninsula Crisis

    Joint Cabinet Crisis

    More information will be announced soon!

     

     

    PRESS

    international press corps

    Press Agencies will be announced soon!

     

     

    SPECPOL

    Special Political and Decolonization Committee

    1. Preventing Water Conflicts

    2. Peaceful Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

     

    SOCHUM

    social, cultural, and humanitarian committee

    1. Repatriation of Cultural Heritage

    2. A Magna Carta for the Internet

     

    UNDP

    united nations development programme

    1. Building Cities for the Future

    2. The Paris Agreement

     

    UNSC

    united nations security council

    1. The Situation in Libya

    2. Comprehensive Review of Peacekeeping Operations

     

    WHO

    world health organization

    1. Surrogate Births

    2. Elimination of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Your question can't be found below? Contact us at usg.liaisons@singaporemun.org!

    Accommodation: I am a foreign delegate. What are my accommodation options?

    We currently have two options for accommodation. The first would be in NUS at Dover road, where you may opt to stay in a hostel. The rooms are all single rooms.


    The second option would be at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel in Orchard Road, a prime location for you, should you wish to explore our beautiful city at night or on your days away from the conference.

    Accommodation: I am a local delegate. What are my accommodation options?

    Unfortunately, due to limited resources (especially for accommodation in NUS), we are unable to provide such options for you. Apologies!

    Food: What meals will I be provided?

    The conference will be catering lunch throughout all days of the conference unless otherwise specified. All catered meals will be Halal-certified. If you have any specific dietary requirements, you will be able to input your needs into the registration form, and we will make arrangements for you. Breakfasts and Dinners are not provided, except for Day 3 Socials Dinner. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Food: Are there other dining options around the conference venue?

    There are several dining and fast food options around NUS. These are located around campus, at the University Town, Yusof Ishak House, and the nearby Kent Ridge MRT.

    Registration: How do I register for the conference?

    Proceed to our conference at mymun.com once registration opens, and register either as an individual or group delegation. If you are unfamiliar with myMUN, don’t fret! We will be releasing a detailed guide complete with screenshots on how to register shortly.

    Registration: If I arrive several days or the day before the conference, what should I do to register?

    You should check into your hotel first and enjoy yourself. Our Liaisons staff will contact you to assist with your needs, but other than that, you will only need to officially register for the conference on the first day of the conference, during the stipulated period. More information will be provided closer to the date.

    Transport: I will be staying at NUS over the duration of the conference. How do I get to the Conference venue?

    There will be internal shuttle buses running through the entire NUS campus. We will release a list of these routes shortly.

    Transport: I will be staying at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel. How do I get to the Conference venue?

    There will be a free shuttle bus service that will run from the Hotel to the conference venue. However, do note that this will be subject to availability, based on how many individuals apply for accommodations here. Alternatively, you may wish to take public transport to the venue. We will be releasing a step by step guide to such transport closer to the date.

  • Registration

    SMUN 2017 is proudly powered by MyMUN.

    Important Dates

    • Priority Registration: OPENING SOON!
    • Regular Registration: OPENING SOON!
    • Release of Allocations: 2 working weeks after confirmation of payment
    • Release of Study Guides: Early to Mid-May 2017
    • Position Paper Deadline: To be confirmed at a later date

    Registering as a Delegation

    Delegation Registration requires an individual to register as a Head Delegate on behalf of other delegates. Head Delegates will serve as the point of contact between the SMUN 2017 Secretariat and the delegation during the pre-conference period, as well as during the conference itself.

     

    Delegates within the same delegation may be from the same school, or may form an independent delegation not participating under a school name. A delegation may consist of maximum 11 delegates. Schools and other educational institutions may submit more than one group delegation if they wish to.

    Registering as an Independent Delegate

    Independent Registration must be performed by an individual who does not wish to attend as part of a delegation.

    Instructions and Procedure

    SMUN 2017 will be utilizing the MyMUN conference platform for registration; all registration and communications to delegates will be conducted over MyMUN. If you are familiar with using MyMUN, please head to SMUN 2017's conference page to register once registration opens. If you are unfamiliar, we will be making a registration guide available soon!

  • Sponsorships & Partnerships

    For any enquiries, please feel free to contact our Under Secretary-General, Alastair Loh, at usg.businessrelations@singaporemun.org.

    Sponsors form the backbone of SMUN

    With you, we can enhance the breadth and depth of our activities to offer delegates the smoothest and most academically fulfilling conference experience possible. We understand the importance of matching your needs with our pedagogical vision.Therefore, we offer you a multi-tiered sponsorship programme where you may tailor your partnership with us based on your requirements for interaction with our delegates and brand prominence. From publicity on traditional and new media platforms to the setting up of a corporate booth, SMUN provides you unparalleled opportunities to profile your brand to hundreds of ambitious, intelligent and cosmopolitan young minds from the region and beyond.

     

    By sponsoring us, you will have the unprecedented opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the education community in Southeast Asia, while promoting your organization to the next generation of regional leaders. This will undoubtedly enhance your organization’s image as a student-friendly corporation and increase the goodwill between your brand and the student population in the long-term.

  • Our Existing Partners

    Thank you for your generous support.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

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