GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2017
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.
With less than a month left for Great Lakes’ first Model United Nations to kick off, we are presenting the committees and councils that we are going to simulate in GLIM MUN
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Our first committee is the G20:
The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. It was founded in 1999 with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization. The G20 heads of government or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008, and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors.
The members include 19 individual countries—
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States—along with the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank.
The second committee is the Joint Crisis Committee (JCC)
The Joint Crisis Committees are no simple rehash of the typical MUN experience. The ritual raising of placards is replaced with international espionage, fast-paced decision-making, and incessant debates, all aimed destroying the ideological enemy.
The Joint Crisis Committees are very different from the normal MUN experience, yet equal even the United Nations Security Council in their complexity and challenge. JCC consists of two independently running subcommittees whose decisions and actions immediately affect the perpetual crisis at hand, thus providing for an experience like no other. What delegates will be asked to deal with is only partially revealed for your preparation; covert plots, terrible luck, and the well-meaning — or hostile — actions of the opposing committee together offer an unpredictable, volatile, and urgent, but undoubtedly exciting, experience. If the bloc as a whole is to succeed, the delegates must compromise, negotiate, and persevere in a battle of diplomatic wit; after all, there is a nemesis waiting, biding its time.
The third Committee is the UNGA DISEC
From fast-paced conflict resolution to revolutionary policy changes, the Disarmament and International Security Committee lies at the forefront of the United Nations General Assembly. As the first committee of the General Assembly, DISEC addresses conflicts and threats to international peace, and tries to maintain global stability and security. Although its resolutions are non-binding, DISEC’s efforts are highly influential and often lay the groundwork for resolutions in other committees of the United Nations. The vast membership of DISEC makes it an especially important organ for dealing with issues of an international scope. As this committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike, delegates of all abilities are welcome.
Last but not the least, The International Press
The International Press is a wing of an MUN which goes much beyond publicising conversations between delegates and clicking awkward (read as: brilliant) photographs. Behind the newsletter and the photo gallery is a team of immensely talented, hard-working reporters and photographers who strive to bring you well-researched, authentic information in the form of concise, refined, and structured articles, as well as photographs which serve as evidence of your presence at the conference.
The International Press, burn the midnight oil in order to uphold the standards of journalism and the ethics of media. The newsletter shall have you witness the dynamics of politics, the ephemerality of alliances, the significance of opinion, and so much more.
If you wish to take part in GLIM MUN 2017, make sure that you register on the Google Form by clicking on the "Register Now" button on top. We will then contact you to take things forward.
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