“Where diplomacy combats war”
WHAT IS MUN?
Model United Nations or ‘MUN’ for short, is a simulation of the UN General Assembly or other multilateral bodies like the Security Council. In MUN, students step into the shoes of diplomats from UN member states to discuss current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure – all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation“ to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARTICIPANTS?
Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in a MUN session, students research the issue that their committee will address. Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The delegates' in-depth knowledge of their countries guarantees a lively and memorable experience. Model United Nations is a fun way of learning about the United Nations and the wonders of diplomacy thus providing an insight into the issues pertaining to international relations. It also guarantees a hands-on experience of participating in a simulated international conference.
There will be 3 sessions on the day as detailed later in this document. The agenda of the meeting will be decided prior to the event publicity. Before the actual day, a team or two from our own college will have to be selected and familiarized with the rules of MUN and the various official terms and manners that the event demands so as to get them at par with the competing teams and also to instill the spirit of the event in them.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. Language: The official language at SAKEC-MUN 2010 will be ENGLISH.
2. Dress Code:
Men are expected to wear either a suit, or a jacket, button down shirt and dress pants. A necktie is preferable, as are formal shoes. Sandals, jeans and other such patently informal articles of clothing are not allowed.
Women are expected to wear formal trousers and formal full sleeves shirt. Appropriate coat or jacket (Optional) may be worn. Salwar-kameez is also allowed but less preferable. (Reason being this attire represents INDIA and we require delegates to represent different nations)
3. During the session the delegates are expected to exercise diplomatic courtesy when addressing members of the committee and the dais.
4. The delegates are expected to address the other delegates in third person.
5. SAKEC will not be responsible for any expensive items or belongings of the delegates.
6. The participants will be provided with a printed ‘delegate’s handbook’ with details about conduct and formalities and are expected to conform to the same.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT:
This will be decided in consensus with the chair as per the rules and scope of our festival.
TOTAL TIME TAKEN:
Duration of the entire event 8 hours
Proposed to be held in 3 sessions of
Inaugural & pre lunch session : 9.30 a.m – 12.30 p.m
Post lunch session : 1.30 p.m - 3.30 p.m
Closing session : 4.00 p.m – 5.00 p.mv
15 countries with 2 delegates per country, i.e. 30 delegates or 30 students.
Apart from that there will be a “chair”, co-chair and moderator, i.e. 3 other members
Names and contact details of all the team members.
Name of the institution they belong to.
CONTACT DETAILS (of event organizers):
Apeksha Mahale [EVENT HEAD]( B.E- I) : 9757293496
Mukta Sathe [EVENT CORDINATOR] (S.E) : 9920979992