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Committees and topics

Get to know the committees in which you can participate and the topics we have chosen.

Memberstates: (till 2018): Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Brazil, China, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Qatar, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine

General info: The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. As a delegate in the UNHRC you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the session.

Topic: In this committee, the question of the protection of internally displaced minorities will be addressed. Most of the displaced populations in humanitarian situations in the world today are persons belonging to minorities. How can minorities be protected against over layering with other populations? What legal or official status do minorities have? How can the forcible transfer of populations be minimized? What rights do minorities have in situations of conflict? The representatives in the Human Rights Council will address these questions.

Member states: 193 states (list is online) Non-member obersver states: Palestine, Holy See

General info: The General Assembly is the main deliberative policymaking and representative organ within the United Nations system. The UNGA strives to reach specific goals to aatain peace, security and disarmament along with development and poverty eradication; to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law; to protect our common environment; to meet the special needs of Africa; and to strengthen the United Nations. As a delegate in the UNGA you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the meeting.

Topic: Over the last years, there have been major developments with regard to peace, security and development in Africa. The general assembly will talk and negotiate about key elements for institutional cooperation with the African Union. Also the political and economical relationship between countries in the African Union will be discussed and argued. Major subjects like conflict prevention, conflict management and peacekeeping will be on the agenda, as well as the questions on how to maintain sustainable economic growth and sustainable development in African countries.

Member states (2018): Permanent members: China, Russian Federation, United States, France, the United Kingdom, Non-permanent members: Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden

General Info: The Security Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC is the only organ within the UN that makes decisions that the member states are obligated to implement under the charter, other organs can only make recommendations. As a delegate in the UNSC you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the session, while also reacting to any possible international crisis that may occur.

Topic: Arctic boundaries are difficult to draw. The delineation of boundaries between Arctic states remains therefore an unresolved matter. Climate change has made that this region is increasingly accessible, both for possible energy exploitation and for maritime trade routes. The Arctic constitutes one of the planet’s last frontiers, and all states bordering it are racing to make sure they will get their piece of the action. This region entails very serious issues of military security, energy security, environmental security and governance. Representatives in the Security Council will try to negotiate about the future of governance in the Arctic.

Member states: All the members of the UNGA except: Cook islands and Niue, Observer states: Holy See, Palestine, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

General Info: The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health by providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends. As a delegate in the WHO you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the meeting.

Practical information

Everything you need to know about our sixth edition.

The simulation will take place from Thursday the 7th of March 2019 until Sunday March the 10th. The opening ceremony will take place in the “Klooster van de Grauwzusters”, the chapel of the university. This is the address: Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen. Building S on the city campus of the University of Antwerp. The committee sessions will be held in the conference rooms in the magnificent, historic Hof van Liere building. This is the address: Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen.
If you’re interested in becoming a chair in one of our committees, you can apply on our My-MUN page for a position as chair. We will revise your application and get in touch with you. Alternatively you can let us know by filling in the contact form or sending us a mail. We will respond as fast as we can.
Our early bird registrations are open now until early December. You can register to become a delegate on our My-MUN page.
When you apply as a delegate you’ll have to choose the committee you want to join. We try to make sure everybody can join his/her preferred committee. Then you’ll have to choose your top three countries you want to represent in that committee. We try to distribute countries fairly and to everybody’s preference. Next you’ll have to pay your registration fee. You’ll get confirmation once you’re accepted. We also ask every delegate to make a position paper a few weeks in advance of our simulation. More information about the position paper can be found a little bit lower on this page.
During the first registration wave the fee will be €55 for members and €65 for non-member. In the second wave the prices will be €65 and €75 for members and non-member respectively. What is included in your fee? Apart from the administration and arranging all the goods you need, we will provide you every day with lunch, snacks and drinks during the breaks so you can negotiate at full power. Our evening activities are included in the price as well.
We have an arrangement with some local hostels to accommodate you with a slight discount. Please contact us if you’d like to stay in a hostel during the AMUN.
Of course we do! Participants from all countries are welcome on our simulation. English will be the language during our MUN so it is accessible for people all over the world.
A position paper is a short paper about the view of the country that you will be representing on the topic of the committee. You’ll need to give some general information about your country, the view of that country on the topic of the committee, the goals you want to achieve during the negotiations and how you will get to these goals. More information about the position paper will follow soon in the information booklet you get when you have applied. The deadline will be a few weeks before the simulation so that the chairs have the time to go through the position papers. Why do you have to write a position paper? It guarantees a certain level of quality for the simulation. A position paper is a guideline for you during the simulation and a way to prepare so all delegates can contribute to the committee session.
You can always reach out to us for any question or remarks that you have. Fill in the contact form, send us a mail or send us a message on Facebook and we will get back to you as fast as we can.

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