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.
EAST ASIA SUMMIT
1. Challenges from the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
2. Drug Policies in ASEAN
disarmament and international security committee
1. The Question of Contemporary Espionage
2. Security Risks of Open Borders
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
More information will be announced soon!
international press corps
Press Agencies will be announced soon!
Special Political and Decolonization Committee
1. Preventing Water Conflicts
2. Peaceful Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
social, cultural, and humanitarian committee
1. Repatriation of Cultural Heritage
2. A Magna Carta for the Internet
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
world health organization
1. Surrogate Births
2. Elimination of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
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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!
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