Q: Am I allowed to join if I do not have prior MUN experience?
We are happy to welcome both first-time and seasoned MUN delegates.
Q: Are there limits on the number of delegations each institution can send?
There are no limits on number of delegations each institution can send.
Minimally, there are to be 7 participants per delegation: 1 person per committee, except for Security Council, which has to have 2 delegates representing 1 country.
For instance, if your delegation has 8 delegates, the 8th delegate would be assigned to the Press Corps. We are also pleased to inform you that the Press Corps allocations can be assigned if schools have more than one delegation, but do not have enough delegates to make a 2nd delegation.
The Press Corps will be involved in publications and reporting the debate proceedings in committee, and they are either attached to a committee or go on rounds to all the committees. We have attached a copy of the daily SMUN publication, the Torch, which is produced by the Press Corps, for your perusal.
Q: Can my institution decide on the allocation of our delegates to respective countries/committees?
With regards to country allocations: As per previous years’ practice, country allocations will be given based on schools’ past SMUN track records. Delegations are also allocated countries on a first-come-first-served basis. Typically, one country is allocated per delegation. As not all countries are represented across all committees, however, only delegations who register early (before Mar 1) will be given priority in obtaining a single country per 7-person delegation.
The minimum delegation number still stands at 7, to ensure that each delegation is represented across all six committees as far as possible.
With regards to committee allocations: In keeping with standard international MUN practices, the Secretariat retains the final decision on delegates’ allocations. We understand that certain delegates are stronger in certain topics, and in that regard, we definitely take the preferences listed in their registration form.
However, there are limited places in each committee. If we were to accede to every school’s preferences, we will be put in a hard place it there are schools vying for the same allocation on grounds that their respective students are stronger in a certain topic.
Hence, the decision-making process is made by the Secretariat to ensure fair distribution insofar as we can, whilst taking individual preferences into account.
Q: What is the dress code for the actual conference?
Dress code is strictly conference wear. No school blazers, jeans or sandals are allowed.
Q: How may I contact you if I have further questions?
Please contact us via our Contact Form located here!