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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!

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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.

Announcing: UNASMUN Press Corps & Financial Assistance!

Dear Delegates,

We are pleased to announce two new initiatives:

1. Press Corps

We’re proud to introduce the Press Corp as this year’s addition to UNASMUN 2017!

Aimed at budding delegates-to-be or students curious about MUN, the Press Corp will provide a safe and engaging learning environment for students to be immersed in the conference experience.

As Journalists, students will be in the thick of action – reporting on committee events and writing editorials with a critical slant. Journalists will be allocated to Publishing Houses, where they will be given autonomy to work with fellow writers in producing engaging articles covering the matters and events arising from this year’s conference. Committee articles will not be the only editorials featured – Journalists are encouraged to pursue other mediums to discuss the topics up for debate as well, such as research and opinion columns. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to interview the conference’s distinguished guest speakers and pick their brains on the complex issues they have discussed

Students will not only hone their literary prowess as Journalists, but learn much about the intricacies of global affairs from getting involved with the debate happening in the conference proper.

Sign up here!

2. Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

In line with our mission of broadening access to Model UN conferences for every student in Singapore, we are offering to subsidize our UNASMUN 2017 conference fees for students from financially needy backgrounds.

Our subsidy scheme, guided by a means testing framework, offers subsidies depending on each student’s household’s Monthly Gross household Income (GHI) or Per Capita Income (PCI)

To be eligible for the Scheme, you should be under either the
i. MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS); or the
ii. MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme

Please refer to this document for a more detailed outline of how our FAS will work.

To apply, simply fill up this Google form, and our Secretariat will get back to you as soon as we can.

We hope these two new initiatives will help more people access UNASMUN, and experience it in a different way.

Either way, we’re excited to host you from 19 to 22 December, and we hope you’re excited for the conference too!

Yours,
Yohanes Ng
Secretary-General, UNASMUN