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 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 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.
Getting to NUS University Town
Closest MRT stops: Clementi, Buona Vista, Kent Ridge
From Buona Vista MRT Station:
Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Tuas:
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
All Delegates (Group + Independent)
Priority Registration - TBC
Regular Registration - TBC
Group Delegations Only
Delegation Fee (paid once per every group delegation) -TBC
Faculty Advisors (optional) - TBC
Student Observers (optional) - TBC
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 2018 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
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 email@example.com directly. Extensions of deadline are not automatic.
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