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AMUN 2016 Intro page 1

Apeejay School, Nerul, hosted the 1st Inter-School Apeejay Model United Nations (AMUN). The conference was held from 19th to 20th October, 2016, at ‘Three Star Hotel, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.   

The concept of Model United Nations (MUN) is to have students of all ages actively participate in a simulated version of the United Nations. It is a forum where students act as representatives of their appointed country and gives the students an opportunity to showcase their unique talents.

What is a MUN?

Model United Nations or a MUN is an extra-curricular activity in which students play the role of delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.

The delegates get to represent member-states of the United Nations or unique characters as they face either preplanned topics or unpredictable crises–both of which test their skills in diplomacy.

It involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

 

  • A MUN allows you to understand how international bodies work and how one can solve some of the challenges that affect our planet today.
  • It develops your skills and talents, which include the gift of the gab, having a quick wit, being able to formulate plans of action under pressure, and being able to come to a workable compromise.


Preparing for a Model United Nations conference entails research on three levels: the procedure and structure of the conference, the topic of the committee to which the delegate belongs, and the position of the country being represented.

  • Each delegate is assigned to a certain committee and represents a certain country within it. Each committee has a specific topic that will be deliberated during the course of the conference.
  • Delegates have to prepare a Position Paper, which summarizes their country's stand on the issue being discussed. Delegates can submit their position papers to their committee Director on the committee email id.

 

AMUN 2016 will be a simulation of four Committees: Historic Security Council (HSC), European Union (EU), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The basic focus is for students to research political positions of nations and global areas of conflict to gain a better understanding of the world through it.

 


DETAILED SCHEDULE   DAY 1

8:30 am -9:00 am

Registration

Reception Area
(Delegates And Faculty Will Proceed For Tea After Registration

Reception Area

9:00 AM -9:45 am

Opening Ceremony

Lighting Of The Lamp

 

9:45 am -11:30 am

Committee Session Begins

  • Each committee head will start with the procedure of AMUN
  • It begins with the roll call of the delegations.
  • This will be followed by debate on the respective issues.
  • The delegate’s debate starts with the general speakers list where each member nation gets an opportunity to put forward their point.
  • European Union (EU) 

     Agenda: The Brexit Crisis
VENUE : Conference Room

  • Historic & Social Council(HSC) Agenda: Korean War(1950-53)

     VENUE : Conference Room

  • Economic & Social Council(ECOSOC)

      Agenda:2008 Global Recession
VENUE : Lobby Area (2nd Floor)

  • Association of South East Asian Nation(ASEAN)

      Agenda: Spratly Island Dispute
VENUE: Lobby Area (2nd Floor)

11:30 am -12:00 noon

TEA  BREAK

VENUE : Lobby Area( 2nd Floor)

12:00 noon -2:00 pm

Second Session in Committees Begins

It also includes un-moderated caucus where an informal discussion amongst the delegates is done.  
A moderated caucus would mean to facilitate substantive debate at critical junctures. Delegates use this opportunity to formulate their working papers This is the main time for lobbying, making allies and gathering support of other nations.

2:00 pm -  2:45 pm

Lunch ( Vegetarian)

Restaurant / Lobby Area

DETAILED SCHEDULE   DAY 2

9:00 am - 9.30 am

Delegates break into committees after tea

9:30 AM - 11.30 am

First Session of the committees  begin
Delegates will propose working papers for committee consideration

11:30 am -11.45  am

TEA  BREAK

VENUE : Lobby Area( 2nd Floor)

11.45 am - 1.30 pm

Second Session In Committees Begins

The delegates derive at a solution on the issue
Draft resolutions and  Voting
Resolution is passed by committees

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm

LUNCH ( Vegetarian)

Restaurant

2:00 pm -2:45 pm

Closing Ceremony

Felicitation
Vote of Thanks                                                      
VENUE :Conference Room