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.
Please note that study guides will only be provided to registered delegates.
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disarmament and international security committee
1. The Question of Contemporary Espionage
2. Security Risks of Open Borders
EAST ASIA SUMMIT
1. Challenges from the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
2. Drug Policies in ASEAN
human rights committee
1. Ending Violence Against Women
2. Extrajudicial Killings
international labor organization
1. Union & Labour Rights
2. Anticipating Technological Disruptions
Korean Peninsula Crisis
Joint Cabinet Crisis
The date is 12 September 2018. Months of growing tension on the Korean peninsula seems to have spilled over. Intelligence sources within Pyongyang have gone silent. Will the government be able to tread the fine line between caution and paranoia? Will the balance of power in East Asia be maintained or will it see Korea become a battleground for regional powers?
The JCC for SMUN 2017 will consist of 3 separate committees: the DPRK Cabinet, ROK Cabinet, and a Conference of Ambassadors.
international press corps
social, cultural, and humanitarian committee
1. Repatriation of Cultural Heritage
2. A Magna Carta for the Internet
Special Political and Decolonization Committee
1. Preventing Water Conflicts
2. Peaceful Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
united nations development programme
1. Building Cities for the Future
2. The Paris Agreement
united nations security council
1. The Situation in Libya
2. Comprehensive Review of Peacekeeping Operations
*** The UNSC at SMUN 2017 will be a double-delegate council.
world health organization
1. Surrogate Births
2. Elimination of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Last Updated: 17 May 2017
June 13 2017
1000 - 1230 Delegate Registration*
1230 - 1300 Seating for Opening Ceremony^
1300 - 1600 Opening Ceremony
1600 - 1830 Committee Session 1
1830 - 1900 Head Delegate Debrief
* Lunch will not be provided on Day 1. Various food options can be purchased within the University Town campus before the Opening Ceremony begins.
^ Delegates are to be seated in the Opening Ceremony venue by 12:45PM.
June 14 2017
0900 - 1200 Committee Session 2
1200 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1600 Committee Session 3
1600 - 1830 Committee Session 4
1830 - 1900 Head Delegate Debrief
June 15 2017
0900 - 1200 Committee Session 5
1200 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1730 Committee Session 6
1730 - 1800 Room Checking and Clearing
1800 - 1900 Transportation to Social Event
1900 - 2200 Social Event: Night at the Museum*
* Dinner for all delegates will be provided at the Social Event.
June 16 2017
0900 - 1200 Committee Session 7
1200 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1700 Closing Ceremony & Awards Presentation
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All Delegates (Group + Independent)
Priority Registration - SGD$130 per delegate
Regular Registration - SGD$160 per delegate
Group Delegations Only
Delegation Fee (paid once per every group delegation) - SGD$50 (listed as 'Head Delegate' fee in MyMUN)
Faculty Advisors (optional) - SGD$60
Student Observers (optional) - SGD$80
Student Observers will receive an allocation assignment, and will be rotated between councils so as to maximize exposure to the different councils and topics. Student observers will be required to meet attendance requirements in order to receive their participation certificate, and will need to inform the conference staff if they wish to move around the different councils. Independent Delegates may not sign up as Student Observers.
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 12 delegates with a maximum of 1 allocation per available council (including double-delegates in UNSC). Schools and other educational institutions may submit more than one group delegation if they wish to, and need to label their delegations clearly e.g. Singapore Junior College Delegation 1, Singapore Junior College Delegation 2.
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!
Allocations will be assigned within 2 working weeks after the end of the registration period. Do note that to qualify for Priority registration pricing, all payment must be completed by/before 31 March 2017 11:59PM (Singapore GMT+8). Proof of payment is required to be uploaded to MyMUN, or emailed (in pdf or image format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. When uploading proof of payment, please make sure the date and time of payment is clearly visible. You may be asked to reupload if it is not.
All applications submitted during Priority Registration but paid after 31 March 2017 11:59PM will be required to pay Regular pricing and will receive their allocations after Regular Registration ends on 30 April 2017. Allocations will only be released to individuals who have completed all required payments by the stipulated times.
All payments for all price groups should be made by 30 April 2017 11:59PM (Singapore GMT+8). Deadline extensions are not guaranteed.
All committee study guides have been uploaded to the MyMUN platform, under the "Documents" tab. All participating delegates have also been emailed links to PDF versions of these guides on Google Drive.
Rules of Procedure
Mandatory Read for all Delegates
The Rules of Procedure (ROP) apply to all delegates of SMUN 2017, except for members of the Joint Crisis Committee. The ROP may not be altered or changed without the prior approval of the USG (Academics). A separate ROP for the JCC has been uploaded onto MyMUN.
Position Paper Guidelines
Deadline for Submission: 9 June 2017
All guidelines for the position papers have been set forth by the organisers, and are non-negotiable. Should you have any questions or need for extensions, please contact the USG (Academics) at email@example.com directly. Extensions of deadline are not automatic.
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