Cambridge Model United Nations (CamMUN) 2021

Deadline
As soon as possible

Opportunity begins:

Dec 03, 2021

Opportunity ends:

Dec 04, 2021


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  • Online
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to hold this year’s conference, which will take place from the 3rd to the 4th of December, entirely online.

Overview

The Cambridge MUN Secretariat would like to welcome you to our annual conference hosted in 2021 based at the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge UK! Thanks to the highly anticipated international participation, as well as Cambridge’s stimulating academic environment and rich architectural style, your experience is doubtless going to be fresh, empowering and memorable.

Details

What Is CamMUN?

A three-day event during which participants research a country's position on current topics and faithfully represent its viewpoint throughout debates, with the goal of passing resolutions and discussing on-going global issues.

It is an excellent opportunity for students in Years 10-13 to gain hands-on experience with public speaking, international affairs and teamwork.

WHAT IS MUN?

Event spanning two days (Friday and Saturday) during which participants research a country’s position on current topics and faithfully represent its viewpoint throughout debates, with the goal of passing resolutions and discussing on-going global issues.

It is an excellent opportunity for students in Years 10-13 to gain hands-on experience with public speaking, international affairs and teamwork.

How do such simulated UN debates work?

When a potential delegate signs up to an MUN they are assigned a country to represent. Together, delegates from the same country form a delegation. Each delegate from every delegation represents the country’s position in one committee.

Each committee is run by a Chair and a Deputy Chair. They lead the debates.

There are debates on various topics and delegates vote for or against a resolution.

By the end of the debates each committee draws up a final resolution and presents it at the General Assembly. These resolutions, coming from all the different committees, are voted on by everyone. 

KEY TERMS

  • Delegate – a participant of the MUN conference that represents a specific country
  • Committee – a group of delegates, together forming a body that debates issues of a similar nature, like the environment or global trade
  • Resolution – a written agreement between countries
  • General Assembly – “the principle deliberative body of the UN in which each member nation is represented and has one vote” (UN official definition)
  • Position paper – a written paper written by a delegate describing the position of the country they represent on a specific topic

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

CamMUN is aimed at secondary school students between the ages of 14-18. You must be in secondary (high school) education at the time of the conference to be able to attend. All abilities are welcome and no previous MUN experience is required to take part in this conference!


Dates:

Deadline: As soon as possible

Program Starts: December 03, 2021

Program Ends: December 04, 2021


Cost/funding for participants:

Virtual & free of charge.

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