• 5th - 8th June 2018

    Singapore Model United Nations 2018

  • 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 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. As further testament to SMUN’s academic stature, a delegation from NUS including SMUN 2018 Secretariat members won the “Outstanding Delegation Award” at Citi-Pan Asia Model United Nations 2017 in Taipei, while 5 SMUN 2017 Committee Chairpersons and Secretariat members have been selected by World MUN 2017 to chair at their conference in Montreal, Canada.

     

    Going into its 15th iteration in June 2018, 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 the region.

    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.

  • Committees

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

    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

    Subject to Changes

    Day 1 (5th June)

     

    1000 - 1230 DELEGATE REGISTRATION*

     

    *Delegates are to be seated for the Opening Ceremony by 1245hr

     

    1300 - 1500 OPENING CEREMONY

    1500 - 1600 LOBBYING SESSION

    1600 - 1830 COMMITTEE SESSION 1

    1830 - 1900 HEAD DELEGATE DEBRIEF

     

     

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

    Day 2 (6th 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 (7th 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 at the social event.

    Day 4 (8th June)

     

    0900 - 1200 COMMITTEE SESSION 7

    1200 - 1400 LUNCH

    1400 - 1700 CLOSING CEREMONY

  • Registration Details

    All delegations should consist of minimum 5 delegates.

    Delegations with less than 5 delegates will be automatically converted to independent delegates.

    Observer and Faculty Advisor fees are not inclusive of entry to social events.

     

    All payments made are non-refundable.

    Early Bird

    8th Jan - 28th Feb 2018

    Independent Delegate: 120SGD

    Observer: 60SGD

    Faculty Adviser: 60SGD

    Regular

    1st Mar - 14th Apr 2018

    Independent Delegate: 140SGD

    Observer: 60SGD

    Faculty Adviser: 60SGD

    Late 

    15th Apr - 1st May 2018

    Independent Delegate: 160SGD

    Observer: 80SGD

    Faculty Adviser: 80SGD

  • Registration form

    Join us today by filling in the form!

    Schools may also choose to download the excel sign-up sheet and send it to usg.liaisons@singaporemun.org after completion.

  • Registration and Payment Flow

    For payment-related queries, contact usg.finance@singaporemun.org for clarification.

    All payments made will not be refundable.

    1

    Register

    Register using the link found on the "Registration form" section and indicate preferred mode of payment (PayPal, Wire Transfer, IFAAS)

    2

    Make Payment

    1. Wire Transfer

    Proceed to the "Make Payment" Section below for immediate payment and bank details

     

    2. IFAAS (Singapore Government Schools ONLY)

    An E-Invoice will be issued to the school after completion of online registration. Faculty advisors should contact USG Finance via email after full payment has been duly made.

    3

    Confirmation

    Complete Excel sheet template for payment confirmation* and submit via email to usg.finance@singaporemun.org, along with proof of payment, such as a screenshot or photograph of the transaction receipt, after payment has been made. It will take approximately 2 weeks for payment to be processed.

     

    *You may click on link to download directly from this site.

    4

    Allocations

    Allocations for committees will be processed by the academics team after payment has been confirmed. Should there be any queries, our Under Secretary-General (Academics) can be reached at usg.academics@singaporemun.org

  • Make Payment

    This section is for Wire Transfer only.

    Please complete registration before selecting the relevant category and making payment.

    Do note that all payments are non-refundable.

    Faculty Advisor Fees (Early Bird)
    $60.00
    Ends 28th Feb 2018
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Observer Fees (Early Bird)
    $60.00
    Ends 28th Feb 2018
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Independent Delegate Fees (Early Bird)
    $120.00
    Pay for your delegation as a whole by changing the quantity of the payment to match the number of delegates in your delegation.

    Delegation fees are waived for SMUN 2018.

    Ends 28th Feb 2018
    Quantity
    Coming soon
  • Conference Resources

    All conference related resources, with the exception of study guides, can be found in this section. Do take note of submission instructions for specific documents.

    Delegate Prospectus

    SMUN 2018

    Download our Delegate Prospectus today! More information on the committees, topics, payment details as well as contact information can be found in this official document.

    Payment Confirmation Template

    To be completed after payment has been made

    Complete Excel sheet template for payment confirmation and submit via email to usg.finance@singaporemun.org, along with proof of payment, such as a screenshot or photograph of the transaction receipt, after payment has been made.

    Indemnity Form

    Bring along during registration/check-in

    The indemnity form will be collected on the first day. You are reminded to complete and bring it with you. Students who are below 18 years old are required to have their parent/legal guardian complete this form. Students who are above 18 years old have to acknowledge by signing this indemnity form.

    Rules of Procedure

    Mandatory Read for all Delegates

    The Rules of Procedure (ROP) apply to all delegates of SMUN 2018, except for members of the Joint Crisis Committee. The ROP may not be altered or changed without the prior approval of the USG (Academics).

    Position Paper Guidelines

    Deadline for Submission: TBC

    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 usg.academics@singaporemun.org directly. Extensions of deadline are not automatic.

    School Registration Template

    Deadline for Submission: TBC

    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 usg.academics@singaporemun.org directly. Extensions of deadline are not automatic.

  • Other Accommodations

    Within close proximity to NUS University Town are various alternative solutions to accommodate delegates, should they wish not to stay with the on-campus residences. Delegates should confirm the latest/most updated pricing details with these accommodation options by themselves before making arrangements. The organising committee will not be held responsible for any mistakes in bookings made by delegates.

     

    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 Sign-up

    Volunteers play a huge part in ensuring the smooth execution of our conference, and we hope you can join us in shaping unforgettable and unique experiences for our participants! Join us today as a volunteer by signing up through the form below!

  • 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 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
  • 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

    To Be Announced.

    Thank you for your generous support.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

    Registration: How do I register for the conference?

    TBC

    Check-In: If I arrive several days or the day before the conference, what should I do to check-in?

    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.

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

    TBC

    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 and Clementi MRT stations. Apps such as FoodPanda and UberEATS can also be used to purchase food around Singapore.

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

    If you are staying at the accommodations at NUS University Town arranged by the Secretariat, you will be right next 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!

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