• 5 - 8 June 2018

    Singapore Model United Nations 2018

  • All About Singapore Model United Nations

    The MUN experience of a lifetime

    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.

    About the Singapore Model United Nations

    Over the past 14 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. More recently, in March 2017, members of the SMUN 2017 Secretariat served as Chairpersons in various committees of the 27th World MUN, held in Montreal, Canada. Members of the SMUN 2018 Secretariat were also part of the NUS Delegation that clinched the Outstanding Delegation Award at Pan Asia MUN 2017, held in Taipei, Taiwan.

     

    Going into its 15th iteration this year, SMUN promises to uphold the high standards set in previous editions, and to uphold its reputation among the most prestigious MUN conferences in the region.

    Organizer: NUS Political Science Society (PSSoc)

    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 Singapore 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.

    SMUN 2018 Venue

    SMUN 2018 will be held at University Town, in National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS is Singapore's flagship university, and consistently ranks first in Asia and amongst the top universities in the world. In the 2017/2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, NUS emerged as #1 in the Asian region and #15 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 2018 with an enriching and conducive environment for debate and self-development.

  • Getting to NUS University Town

    Closest MRT stops: Clementi, Buona Vista, Kent Ridge

    By Bus

    From Buona Vista MRT Station:

    • Walk to Bus Stop No. 11369 (OPP. BUONA VISTA MRT STATION, outside Buona Vista MRT Station Exit D)
    • Board SBS Service 196 (towards Clementi Interchange)
    • Alight 6 stops later at Bus Stop No. 19059 (TRANSVIEW GOLF CLUB)
    • Walk into University Town
    From Clementi MRT Station:
    • Walk to Clementi Bus Interchange, connected to the MRT Station and Clementi Mall
    • Board SBS Service 96 (towards Clementi Interchange (loop))
    • Alight 3 stops later at Bus Stop No. 17099 (AFT DOVER RD)
    • Walk into University Town
    From Kent Ridge MRT Station:
    • Walk to Bus Stop No. 18331 (KENT RIDGE STN EXIT A/NUH, near Kent Ridge MRT Station Exit A)
    • Board NUS Internal Shuttle Bus Service D2
    • Alight 5 stops later at UNIVERSITY TOWN STOP

    By Car

    Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Tuas:

    • Exit at EXIT 9
    • Turn left on Clementi Road
    • Turn left onto Kent Ridge Crescent (note: University Cultural Centre is on the left)
    • Turn left into College Link at roundabout
    Via Dover Road from Clementi Road:
    • Head onto Dover Road
    • Turn right into University Town
    Via Dover Road from North Buona Vista Road:
    • Head onto Dover Road
    • Turn left into University Town
  • Committees

    Please find detailed committee write-ups in the Delegate Prospectus here.

    Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

    General assembly

    1. The Regulation of Private Military Corporations
    2. Addressing security threats in the Fifth Domain

    Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

    general assembly

    1. Child Terrorism
    2. Addressing healthcare needs for refugees and stateless persons

    Legal Committee

    general assembly

    1. Criminalisation of UN workers
    2. International Adoption

    Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

    United nations principal organ

    1. Reviewing the International Seabed Authority’s mandate
    2. The Gender Wage Gap

    World Health Organisation (WHO)

    Specialized agency

    1. Traditional Medicine
    2. Reformation of Healthcare Frameworks

    Special Session of the Arab League

    Crisis committee

    Addressing the Qatar-Gulf Crisis

    United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

    United nations principal organ (double delegate)

    1. Promoting regional stability in the Middle East
    2. Threats to International Peace and Security (Addressing DPRK)

    ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3)

    regional body

    1. Skills Mismatch
    2. Addressing Sustainable Development

    International Press Corps

    A meeting of the world's top new agencies

  • Conference Schedule

    Day 1 (5 June)

     

    1000 - 1230 Delegate Registration*

     

    *Delegates are to be seated for the Opening Ceremony by 12:45hrs

     

     

    1300 - 1500 Opening Ceremony

     

    1500 - 1600 Lobbying Session

    1600 - 1830 Committee Session 1

    1830 - 1900 Head Delegate Debrief

     

     

    Note: Delegates may visit booths set up for registration anytime from 10:00hrs to 12:30hrs to pick up their registration packs and individual delegate tags.

    Day 2 (6 June)

     

    0900 - 1200 Committee Session 2

    1200 - 1330 Lunch

    1330 - 1600 Committee Session 3

    1600 - 1630 Break

    1630 - 1830 Committee Session 4

    1830 - 1900 Head Delegate Debrief

     

    Day 3 (7 June)

     

    0900 - 1200 Committee Session 5

    1200 - 1330 Lunch

    1330 - 1800 Committee Session 6

    1800 - 1900 Transportation to Social Event

    1900 - 2200 Social Event

     

    Note: Dinner will be provided for all participants before the social event.

     

    Day 4 (8 June)

     

    0900 - 1200 Committee Session 7

    1200 - 1400 Lunch

    1400 - 1700 Closing Ceremony

  • Register Now!

    Sign up for the experience of a lifetime here!

    Early Bird

    (ENDED)

    8 Jan - 14 Mar 2018

    Delegate Fee: 120SGD

    Observer Fee: 100SGD

    Faculty Adviser Fee: 60SGD

    Regular

    15 Mar - 14 Apr 2018

    Delegate Fee: 140SGD

    Observer Fee: 120SGD

    Faculty Adviser Fee: 70SGD

    Late 

    15 Apr - 1 May 2018

    Delegate Fee: 160SGD

    Observer Fee: 140SGD

    Faculty Adviser Fee: 80SGD

  • Registration and Payment Flow

    Please contact Mr. Russell Marino Soh at usg.finance@singaporemun.org for payment-related inquiries.

    Please contact our Academics Team at usg.academics@singaporemun.org for allocation-related inquiries.

    Please contact Ms. Liew Yi Ling at usg.liaisons@singaporemun.org for all other inquiries.

    Please note that all payments made to SMUN 2018 are non-refundable.

    1

    Registration

    Register here! An email containing payment details will be sent to your registered email address shortly after your response has been submitted.

    2

    Payment

    Make payment and proceed to complete our Payment Details Submission Form here.

     

    3

    Confirmation

    Confirmation of your payment will take a maximum of 2 weeks to be processed. Your registration at SMUN 2018 is confirmed once your have received this confirmation email. Please email us immediately if you have yet to receive confirmation after these 2 weeks have elapsed.

    4

    Allocations

    Committee allocations will be released 2 weeks after each round of registration has elapsed.

  • Conference Resources

    Delegate Prospectus

    More information on committees topics, payment details, as well as contact information can be found in the Delegate Prospectus.

    Indemnity Form

    Please bring along a signed copy of the Indemnity Form for registration on Day 1 of the Conference. Participants who are below 18 are required to have their parent/legal guardian complete this form.

  • On-Campus Accommodations

    SMUN 2018 is offering on-campus accommodations in University Town, NUS (“UTown”) from 4 to 9 June 2018. Participants may request for either air conditioned or non-air conditioned rooms, all of which will be within walking distance of the conference venue. UTown houses a wide range of recreational facilities, food establishments and study spaces; shuttle buses are also available daily around the NUS campus.

     

    As there are limited rooms available, priority is given to international participants. If you are a Local participant and intend to stay on-campus, please note that you will be put on a wait-list and will receive a response by late April. The total cost for accommodation from 4 - 9 June 2018 are as follows:

     

    Non air-conditioned room:
    NUS Student: S$120
    Non-NUS Student: S$180
    Others: S$280

    Air-conditioned room:
    NUS Student: S$150
    Non-NUS Student: S$220
    Others: S$330

  • Other Accommodations

    The following is a list of accommodations options within close proximity of UTown. This list is provided for participants’ reference only; the SMUN 2018 Secretariat will not be involved in, or liable for, any arrangements or issues arising from such arrangements made between participants and the venues listed in this section.

     

    Hotels will have their hotel stars indicated, while hostels will have their room types stated.

    Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore

    $270/night

    Symbiosis Tower, 3 Fusionopolis Way, 138633

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    3.6km away from conference venue

     

    Park Avenue Hotel

    $218/night   

    31 Rochester Dr, Singapore 138637

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    3.3km away from conference venue

    Park Hotel Alexandra

    $175/night

    323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972

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    6.3km away from conference venue

    Fragrance Hotel - Ocean View

    $92/night

    432 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118773

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    2.5km away from conference venue

    Fragrance Hotel - Ocean View

    $92/night

    432 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118773

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    2.5km away from conference venue

    Fragrance Hotel - Waterfront

    $75/night

    418 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118759

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    2.4km away from conference venue

    Santa Grand Hotel West Coast

    $71/night

    428 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118769

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    2.4km away from conference venue

    Pasir Panjang Inn

    $66/night

    404 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118741

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    2.4km away from conference venue

    Backpacker Hostel

    $22/night

    149 Silat Ave, Singapore 160149

    8 Bed Mixed Room

    9.2km away from conference venue

    Carline Hostel

    $50/night

    1 Telok Blangah Rise, Singapore 098888

    N/A

    8.1km away from conference venue

    Happy Snails Hostels

    $18/night

    147 Silat Ave, #01-32, Singapore 160147

    8 Bed Mixed Room

    9.2km away from conference venue

    Lotus Hostel

    $26/night

    146 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 160146

    4 Bed Mixed Room

    8.4km away from conference venue

  • Volunteer Registration

    Volunteers play a huge part in ensuring the smooth execution of any MUN conference. We welcome anyone to be part of our Volunteer team, no experience is required. Join SMUN 2018 as a volunteer at the sign-up form below!

  • Sponsorships & Partnerships

    Please contact our Sponsorships Team at usg.businessrelations@singaporemun.org for any sponsorship-related queries.

    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 Sponsors & Partners

    The SMUN 2018 Secretariat extends its warmest gratitude to the following sponsors and partners for their generous support.

    Diamond sponsor

    The Middle East Institute (MEI) founded in 2007, is an autonomous research institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS). From its vantage point in Singapore, a crossroads of the world, MEI exists to advance understanding of the Middle East, and to deepen engagements between the Middle East and Asia. We do this through research, and aim to provide reasoned views to scholars, students, policymakers, businesses and the public through publications, lectures, consultations and outreach. We host speakers and visitors from and on the Middle East, and serve as a concourse for exchanging ideas and information on the Middle East in Singapore, Asia and the world.

    Diamond sponsor

    Active Red is a leader in the Kickboxing Fitness Community. Focusing on Non-Combative Active Kickboxing Fitness for women only, Active Red has grown and expanded its services to meet the fitness needs of women. With a clientele of 100% women, Active Life Center is your one-stop center providing group fitness programs which are specially programmed and catered to women only. With a variety of 5 different group fitness classes, you can be sure that your workouts are always fresh, exciting and challenging! So get ready to burn some calories and work hard as we push you to achieve your fitness goals! Join us and be part of the Kickboxing Fitness Community!

    Diamond Sponsor

    Founded in 1962 in Singapore, Boncafé is a leading gourmet coffee manufacturer and supplier in South East Asia / East Asia and the Middle East. As the pioneer European-style gourmet coffee roaster in Southeast Asia, and guided by the Swiss tradition of precision and pursuit of perfection, Boncafé prides itself on its quality products and services to its valued, blue-chip customers in foodservice – international hotels and resorts, airlines, restaurants, clubs and retail outlets by being a one-stop beverage solution provider, supplying roasted and ground coffee, tea, juices, ready-to-drink products, sauces and syrups, coffee machines, smoothies and frappé mixes.

     

    Boncafé Group of Companies is part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, a holding company founded and chaired by Massimo Zanetti in a bid to strengthen their presence in Asia.

    Platinum sponsor

    JTB, founded in 1912 as "Japan Travel Bureau", is the largest travel agency in Japan.From corporate business solutions (such as meetings, incentive tours, international conferences and conventions, and exhibitions) to educational business projects, our experienced professionals are honored to provide high-quality service all over the world with "OMOTENASHI" spirit - the Japan's unique spirit of hospitality.With this "OMOTENASHI" spirit, JTB has been serving for valued customers in Singapore over 30 years since 1987 when JTB Pte Ltd (Singapore) was established.

     

    In educational business field, JTB aims to contribute to the communities in 14 Asian Pacific countries and regions where we have bases, by cultivating young generations through international exchange to get mutual understanding of each other. As a part of this activity, JTB annually hosts "Global Link Singapore"since 2014, an international idea contest for Asian Pacific students which provides an opportunity to share their idea of Science and Social issues.

     

    Today JTB Pte Ltd (Singapore) is qualified as one of appointed travel agencies under the educational framework agreement for schools overseas programmes by Ministry of Education Singapore and coordinates various study trips to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Cambodia as well.
     

    Bronze Sponsor

    The name Xpressflower.com was chosen to mean the flower as an expression of love; our continuously efficient service; and to emphasize our focus on the Internet as an integral part of the company’s long-term expansion plan. Having started out importing dried flowers in the ‘90s; we entered the florist business carrying a wide range of flowers and gifts in Singapore. Presently we have 17 outlets islandwide and more to come as we relentlessly adhere to our Mission to provide not only quality products but also excellent service. For more information, you can visit us athttps://www.xpressflower.com/.

    Bronze Sponsor

    We are a harmony of food, flowers, and furniture. Knots Cafe and Living is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. This is the to-go place, whether you’re looking to have a gathering with friends or searching for a place to unwind after a hard day’s work. We look forward to having you at Knots! For more information, you can visit us at http://knotscafeandliving.com/

    More Sponsors To be Updated

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Can't find your question below? Contact Ms. Liew Yi Ling at usg.liaisons@singaporemun.org!

    Academics: When will my study guides be uploaded and where can I find them?

    You will receive your study guides via email by 5 May 2018, 1159 (GMT +8), along with guides to assist you in the writing of position papers, and other important details relating to the conference.

    Academics: When are my Position Papers due?

    Position Papers are due on 28 May 2018, 1159 (GMT +8).

    Accommodations: I have reserved and paid for a room at UTown, but I have not received confirmation regarding it. What should I do?

    You should receive an email from our Finance team to confirm that you have successfully reserved a room on-campus for the conference within 2-3 weeks of payment.

    Accommodations:When do I check-in and when do I check-out of my on-campus accommodation?

    Check-ins will begin on 4 June 2018, 1400 (GMT +8). All delegates are to check-out by 9 June 2018, 1100 (GMT +8). More details regarding accommodations will be provided as the conference approaches.

    Administrative: A member of my delegation is suddenly unable to make it for the conference and I would like to replace him with a new member. How should I go about doing so?

    Please contact Ms. Yi Ling Liew, Under Secretary-General for Delegate Liaisons, at usg.liaisons@singaporemun.org to inform her of such a request. Do note that as conference collateral (e.g. certificates and name tags) have already been printed, a SGD$10 administration fee will be charged. Our Finance team will send your delegation an invoice for payment to be made.

    Administrative: What is SMUN's conference dress code?

    The dress code for SMUN is Western Business Attire. Delegates should not be wearing school uniforms or have any visible school emblems on their attire.

    Food: What meals will I be provided?

    The conference will be catering lunch from 6 - 8 June, and dinner on 7 June (Socials night). Rest assured that all catered meals are Halal-certified. Please indicate accordingly on our Registration Form should you have any specific dietary requirements, and we will make the suitable arrangements.

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

    There are several dining and fast food options around UTown and NUS, as well as the nearby Kent Ridge MRT and Clementi MRT stations. Apps such as FoodPanda and UberEATS can also be used to purchase food around Singapore.

    Payment: I am facing issues regarding making payment to register for the conference. What should I do?

    You may email our Under Secretary-General for Finance, Mr. Russell Soh, at usg.finance@singaporemun.org to seek assistance on all payment-related matters.

    Registration: How many people should there be in a Delegation?

    SMUN accepts a minimum of 5 delegates and a maximum of 10 delegates in a delegation.

    Registration: What should I name my delegation?

    We recommend that, if you're all from the same school/institution, you name your delegation '[Name of School/Institute] Delegation'.

    Socials: When and where will socials be held this year?

    Socials for SMUN 2018 will be held on 7 June 2018 and it will be held at Fleek Singapore club.

    Socials: What is the legal age to enter a club in Singapore?

    Most clubs in Singapore require you to be at least 18 years old for entry (there are some which require you to be at least 21 years old). However, all delegates will be allowed in to Fleek Singapore club (our socials venue) as the club is booked for conference socials.

    Socials: What is the legal drinking age in Singapore?

    Most clubs in Singapore require you to be at least 18 years old for entry (there are some which require you to be at least 21 years old). However, all delegates will be allowed in to Fleek Singapore club (our socials venue) as the club is booked for conference socials.

    Transport: I will be staying On-Campus over the duration of the conference. How do I get to the Conference venue?

    Signs will be put up to guide you the correct rooms - if you are still unsure, don't be afraid to ask any of the Secretariat members you see around!

    Transport: I am an international delegate attending the conference. How do I make my way to the conference venues every morning?

    As committee sessions begin early in the morning, we strongly advise you reserve a room on-campus -- which will be a 5-minute walk away from conference venues. However, if you are not opting for on-campus stay, you may arrive at UTown (our conference venue) via public transport.

    Transport: I will be staying on-campus over the duration of the conference. How do I get to the conference venues?

    Signs will be put up to guide you the correct rooms -- if you are still unsure, don't be afraid to ask any of the Secretariat members you see around!