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UNASMUN 2018: Student Officers Applications Open!

Now in our eighth year, the UNASMUN Preparatory Conference is once again looking for competent and committed Student Officers. From the chairing of committees and training of delegates, and preparation of conference materials, Student Officers play an important role every year.

As faces of the conference, Student Officers should be nurturing, committed, and willing to learn. If you fit that description, and if you possess a keen interest to be involved with chairing and conference academics, we welcome you to apply to be a Student Officer this year.

For more details, refer to the application form:

UNASMUN 2018 Student Officer Application Form (in PDF)
UNASMUN 2018 Student Officer Application Form (in Word format)

Applicants are reminded that there are three documents they need to submit for their application to be considered:
1. An application letter
2. A letter of reference from a teacher
3. The completed application form

More details can be found in the application form itself. Applicants are also reminded that applications should ideally be sent in through their teacher referees.

They should be sent to yohanes@prepmun.sg by May 27, 2018.

We look forward to having you on our team!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. What is the difference between Category A, B, and C?
Category A committees are for first-time Model UN participants;
Category B committees are for delegates who have prior Model UN experience;
Category C committees are our crisis committees.

2. What are the guidelines for the teacher’s letter of reference?
Letters should be no more than 200 words long, and should detail the student’s:
(i) Suitability for the role of a Student Officer
(ii) Past Contributions
(iii) Future Potential

3. Can I still apply as a Student Officer if my national exams are this year?
UNASMUN has a long-standing policy of not accepting applicants who are taking their national exams this year. At UNASMUN, we believe that preparing for your national examinations should take precedence over preparing for UNASMUN, and we would not wish to place our student officers in a position where they would have to compromise on their preparation for either event.

*National exams refer to the following: ‘O’ Levels, ‘A’ Levels & IB Examinations

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UNASMUN 2018: Organising Committee Applications Open!

Dear Prospective Applicants,

It is only with the support of our Secretariat, Student Officers, Administrative Staff, and participants, that UNASMUN is able to grow from strength to strength each year. 2017 has been no exception to this rule, as our biggest conference yet, and we believe that we can achieve even greater heights in 2018 – if only with the help of passionate and dedicated individuals with a heart for service.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about Model UN and who identify with UNASMUN’s mission and vision. Applicants must be willing to commit a significant portion of time to fulfill the responsibilities of their role, and to be readily contactable at all times. Experience with Model UN conferences is a plus, but not required for all roles.

To sign up, access the application form.
For more information on roles and responsibilities, please refer to this document.
Note: If you feel that you can contribute to our organisation in a manner that is not specified in the document, please feel free to let us know by dropping an email to yohanes@prepmun.sg.

Applicants are reminded that both an application letter and a completed form are required for your application to be considered.

They should be sent to yohanes@prepmun.sg by February 15, 2017.

We look forward to having you on our team!

UNASMUN 2017: Allocations and Preparations

Welcome to UNASMUN 2017!

With almost 800 participants from 65 schools in Singapore, the seventh edition of the United Nations Association of Singapore Model United Nations (UNASMUN) is our biggest, and most diverse conference yet.

Important: An email containing the following information has also been sent to all delegates. If you did not receive that email, do check your Spam or Junk folder, and be sure to add yohanes[a]prepmun.sg to your address book.

These are the three things you should do to prepare for UNASMUN:

1. Check your country and committee allocations.

Search your allocation documents (by school) to check the country and committee you have been assigned to. If you have been assigned to our Xingu River Crisis Simulation, your allocations will be released on Friday, 10 November.

There are four tracks:

i. Committees for first-timers, Category A (CSW, DISEC, SOCHUM, ECOSOC, HRC, ILO, SPECPOL, WHO, UNDP, and UNODC);
ii. Specialised committees for those with experience at one or more conferences (Single Delegate), Category BEuropean Commission, the African Union (AU), , and the United States Senate);
iii. Double Delegate Committees, Category B/Category C: ASEAN +3, the Arab League (AL), the Union of South American Nations (USAN), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
iv. Category C: The crisis committees (the Xingu River Crisis) – specific allocations should have been sent to your email address.

Do note that delegates assigned to ASEAN +3, USAN, AL, SCO, and UNSC have been assigned to double delegations within the same school, or have indicated their choice of double delegate partner.

If you are unable to find your name in any of the lists, you are an independent delegate that has yet to make payment. Otherwise, please send an email to yohanes[a]prepmun.sg

*There are 3 individual delegate vacancies in UNSC. Delegates in UNSC who wish to transfer from their double delegation to one of the vacancies should send an email to academics[a]prepmun.sg, and copy (c.c.) yohanes[a]prepmun.sg in the email. 

2. Read your study guides.

There are study guides for each issue on the agenda. Some study guides have been uploaded, while the rest will be progressively updated by 15 November.

Please read through the study guides carefully and familiarise yourself with its contents. Questions may be directed to your committee’s student officers.

The relevant documents for the crisis simulation will be released on Friday, 10 November.

3. Prepare the documents.

i. If you are a delegate in the first-timer committees (Category A), you are required to complete a country matrix. You may refer to the guidelines for the document and a sample to get yourself started.
ii. If you are a delegate in the specialised committees (Category B/UNSC), prepare two position papers (one for each issue on the agenda). Guidelines can be found here; and
iii. If you are a delegate in the Xingu River Crisis simulation (Category C), do await further instruction (Friday, 10 November).

All documents should be sent to the respective committee chairs by December 8. When submitting your document, please name your file as “UNASMUN_Committee_Country.docx” (or .pdf), and send it to all the chairs in your committee.