UN4MUN is the official Model UN platform provided by the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Model UN is one of the most popular ways to learn about the workings of the United Nations. Conferences are organized by hundreds of educational institutions at all levels to engage young students in diplomatic debates and conversations that resemble those at the United Nations.
Most of MUN simulations digress from the actual UN procedures. RMUN is a MUN which will follow the rules and regulations of UN4MUN as provided by UNDPI. In RMUN, we expect students to have an everlasting and enriching experience which they can go home with. Awards are an inherent part of any MUN but here in RMUN, the focus will also be in developing negotiating skills in each diplomat attending the conference. Consensus between delegates will play a major role in RMUN.
The flow of MUN proceedings will be as follows:
1. Opening Plenary.
2. General Debate also known as the Formal Debate where each country will specify their point of view on the topic.
3. After all the delegates have spoken, the committee will break into groups which may be political, regional or otherwise to draft resolutions. ( There will not be any working paper). The blocks will try to merge their draft resolutions into at least two draft resolutions, which will be submitted to the chair for amendments and discussion by the committee.
4. Other than formal debate, RMUN will incorporate formal informal and informal informal sessions.
5. Informal informal sessions are where diplomats meet informally to draft resolutions or meet to discuss points which would require consensus. Consensus cannot be achieved without negotiations. The highlight of RMUN is negotiations that must be employed by all delegates. These sessions are not chaired by anybody.
6. Formal informal sessions are chaired and diplomats are to bring in amendments to the draft resolutions. Everybody gets to voice their opinion on the resolution.
7. There are no votes since the UN believes it is more important that a resolution be passed by consensus rather than by votes, where every country big or small has the right to voice their opinion. It is important that everyone gets an opportunity to be heard by everyone else.
8. Speakers time is set for 2 minutes for each delegate.
9. Closing Plenary.
Position paper should be submitted by June 30, 2017 via email. The format of a position paper should be as follows:-
1. The position paper should not exceed 1 ½ page.
2. On the top left corner specify as given below:-
Name of the school :
The position paper should consist of only three paragraphs.
The first paragraph should state the issue and actions taken globally.
The second paragraph should specify the country’s point of view and the actions supported by the country, actions taken by the country , treaties signed or anything done by the Government of the member state with respect to the issue.
The third paragraph should include the solutions that the country would like to implement , solutions that would like to be discussed in the committee. We encourage innovative solutions from the delegates.
|6th September||4.00 p.m||Inauguation and Opening Plenary|
|7th September||8.30 am – 12.30 pm||Session 1|
|12.30 pm – 1.30 pm||Lunch|
|1.30 pm - 4.30 pm||Session 2|
|8th September||8.30 am – 12.30 pm||Session 3|
|12.30 pm – 1.30 pm||Lunch|
|1.30 pm – 4.00 pm||Session 4|
|4.00 pm||Closing Plenary & Award Ceremony|