ABOUT MUN

What should I wear?

What should I bring?

FEMALE
  • Suit

    • Navy, black, camel, and gray colors are appropriate colors.

    • Underneath the suit, wear blouse or button up with similar pattern or color with your suits.

      1. Blouse or button up should not be too low-cut.

    • Pants should NOT be too long or too short. They CANNOT drag on the floor but should hide your ankles.

  • Skirts

    • Pencil skirts and A-line skirts are great.

    • Colors should not too vibrant and are neutral and slightly muted.

    • Length of the skirts would be better to be knee-length.

  • Dresses

    • Length of the dress should be same as skirt.

    • If the dress is sleeveless, make sure you wear a cardigan or blazer to cover up.

  • Shoes

    • Kitten heels or two-three inches heels are appropriate.

    • Flat shoes would be awesome.

MALE
  • Suit

    • Navy, black, camel, and gray colors are appropriate.

    • Underneath the suit, wear white-shirt or other shirts not too eye-catching colors.

    • Wear a necktie would be appropriate.

    • Make sure that it is formal clothes.

  • Pants

    • Length of the pants would be better to be ankle-length.

    • Color of the pants would be better to be same color as your suit color.

    • No jeans or shorts.

    • Slacks are appropriate.

  • Shirts

    • No t-shirts should be wearing.

    • A collared or button-down shirt is appropriate

    • Wear a tie.

  • Shoes

    • No sneakers or open-toes sandals.

    • Loafers or other type of dress shoes are appropriate.

-Complete Resolutions -Printed

-Opening Speech (Hard copy)

-USB

-Dress Clothes according to dress code (please see dress code link)

-Writing Utensils (Pencil and Pens)

-Notebook

-Backpack/Mail Bag

-Water bottle (optional)

-Computer with charger

-Cellphone

-Money

What is a resolution and how do you write one?

       Resolutions are crucial to Model United Nations Conferences mainly due to its solemnity and fixed language, which are both factors that can lead to the resolution’s actual level of execution. Resolution usually provides direct evidence, which can be intensified. Also, in order not to be frivolous in the language itself, the tone of the language is important to keep its neutrality while transporting the message in the most succinct and approachable manner. The resolution itself is also important for the future development in universities as the language’s formality and solemnity will be kept and entrenched as study goes deeper. Here are some resources that may help you when writing you're resolutions.

What is a position paper and how do you write one?

 

       Many conferences require each delegate to create and submit a position paper. A position paper is an essay explaining and describing countries policies on the topic being discussed in the committee. This essay may also include opinions that your country has regarding the topic, it could also include several ideas of solutions your country has developed to solve the issue at hand. Building a position paper is important because it helps a delegate organize its ideas regarding its nation's position in the committee. Position papers may also be useful to generate speeches and an effective resolution.

 

What is a country report?

       A country report is important to a delegate's performance during the conference because it will help the delegate understand their country better. In the conference the delegate will most likely be questioned about their country, and the country report will provide information that they can use during the conference. 

 

What are the procedures like in GA,  ECOSOC, and HRC?

What are the procedures like in the Security Council?

  1. Security Council starts with roll call. When the Chair calls out the delegations, delegates must raise their placards and say “Present” or “Present and voting”

  2. Next is opening speeches. Security Council usually has opening speeches. The Chair will call on delegates to say their opening speech.

  3. Unlike other committees like General Assembly or ECOSOC, in Security Council, pre-made resolutions are not debated. In the Security Council, the debate is clause by clause. The end result is a full resolution.

  4. The default is Formal Debate in accordance to THIMUN procedures.

  1. The chair will start the conference with a roll call. When the country is called, delegates need to raise their placard and say “present and voting”. Bear in mind that there will also be roll calls at the beginning of each session of the meeting.

  2. After the roll call, delegates will make their opening speeches. The order of the speech usually goes with the alphabetical order of the countries’ names. The speeches usually last for about one minute. When the chair calls your country’s name, please raise and bring your placard to the podium and give your speech.

  3. Once the opening speeches are made, the conference will move into lobbying section. During this section, delegates will form their groups according to their topics. They will discuss their resolutions and combine them resolutions into one. Then the main submitter will send their resolution to the chairs. If the chairs approve the resolution, it is ready for debate.

  4. During the debate, the main submitter of the resolution will first go to the podium, read the resolution, and make a speech on it. Then other delegates could make their speech on the resolution. After every speech, delegates are allowed to ask points of information to the delegate who makes the speech.

  5. About amendment :Delegates are allowed to make changes on the resolution debated. They need to fill in a sheet provided by the meeting, stating which clause they are changing and the reason. That chair will project the amendment on the screen, the submitter now makes a speech, and delegates now need to debate on the amendment. Once the set time for debate on the amendment is over, the meeting will move to voting procedure. If the majority votes for the amendment, it will be passed, and delegates need to change the resolution to the new version.

  6. Debate on one resolution usually lasts for 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Once the time is elapsed, the meeting will now move to voting procedure. The result of the voting will depend on the will of the majority.

What motions and points can I make in what situations?

     Delegates may make a motion or point to the chair when they want something in the conference to be changed. Below is a list of motions and points, when you should use the motions and points, and what they are used for.