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Annual Conference

  • I don’t speak French, can I still participate in GIMUN events?
    It is possible to participate in GIMUN events without speaking French. We try our best to make all of our events fully bilingual. Still, it can be that certain events have parts that aren't interpreted or translated. We will provide information on that beforehand.
  • I want to participate in one of GIMUN’s events, but I am coming from abroad. Where can I stay?
    GIMUN cannot organise accommodation for everyone participating at all of its events. Housing is relatively expensive in Geneva, but it is possible to find an affordable place in the Youth Hostel of Geneva. AirBnB also has a variety of offers. For the Annual Conference, it is possible to apply to stay with participants living in Geneva, similarly to AirBnB. You should receive all relevant information from the logistics team the moment your application for the annual conference has been accepted.
  • When is the Annual Conference?
    The GIMUN annual conference is normally held in the end of March. In 2019, it will most likely take place from the 25th to the 31st of March. However, we cannot yet confirm the dates and they can be subject to changes.
  • My MUN Team and I would like to come to the Annual Conference as a delegation. How should we apply?
    GIMUN does accept applications of delegations. However, every single delegate has to sign up individually. Every applicant has to indicate the delegation that they are from, as well as the name and the e-mail address of the Head-Delegate. All information concerning GIMUN will then be sent to the Head Delegate. We reserve the right to reject individual applications, even when the other members of a delegation have been accepted to participate.
  • I am in highschool and would like to apply for the Annual Conference. What should I do?
    Sadly, we cannot accept any participants to our Annual Conference that aren't currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate program. Therefore, highschool students cannot participate at the Annual Conference.
  • I need a visa to come to Switzerland. Can GIMUN provide me with supporting documents for my visa application?
    To enter Switzerland you need a valid Schengen visa as well as a travel insurance. While GIMUN cannot provide you with a visa, it is possible for us to transfer an invitation letter to the participant by e-mail. Note that this is only possible when the applicant in question is already accepted as a participant of the Annual Conference and has been assigned a position. We also won't negotiate on the process of your VISA with any Embassies, nor are we able to provide a follow up invitation letter. Please request the VISA at least one month before the Annual Conference.
  • Does GIMUN provide financial aid during the Annual Conference? If yes, how can I apply?
    GIMUN does have a financial aid program for the Annual Conference. You will receive the relevant documents on how you can apply for the financial aid when your application has been accepted.

Become a member of GIMUN

  • How can I become a member of GIMUN?
    You can apply to become part of our General Assembly if you have already participated in one of our events, or have contributed to the work of the association. You can find more information here. We also recruit people during the year for various positions within the association, such as Under-Secretary Generals for the Annual Conference, Head Delegates for our MUN Delegation or photographers for our events to name a few. You can find the open positions on our website and on our social media.

MUN Delegation

  • What is the MUN Delegation?
    The MUN Delegation is a training organised by GIMUN that prepares university students to participate at a Model United Nations conference. The MUN Delegation is open to all students enrolled in an university in Geneva. It is also expected that everyone has a conversational level of English, as the training will be held in English. The MUN Delegation consists of two elements: the delegate training and the participation at a MUN conference. The delegate training takes place at the University of Geneva on Wednesday evening from 18.00 to 21.00. The group will reunite 5 to 6 times before some delegates, selected according to their participation, will participate at an MUN conference elsewhere. In the past, the MUN Delegation went to OxiMUN in Oxford, Great Britain.
  • How can I participate in the MUN Delegation?
    The MUN Delegation opens its applications in the beginning of every semester. Before that, we normally organise an info session, where you can ask us more questions. All information is also available on our website and our social media.

Participation in GIMUN events

  • I would like to get involved with GIMUN. Where do I start?
    There are multiple ways on how you can become involved in GIMUN. You can join as a participant of our events, such as UN Day, International Geneva, our Study Trip or Greycells, as well as our Annual Conference. You can also join our MUN Delegation in the beginning of each semester. Keep an eye on our social media and our website so you know when the next event will happen.
  • I don’t speak French, can I still participate in GIMUN events?
    It is possible to participate in GIMUN events without speaking French. We try our best to make all of our events fully bilingual. Still, it can be that certain events have parts that aren't interpreted or translated. We will provide information on that beforehand.
  • I do not live in Geneva, is it still possible for me to get involved in GIMUN?
    Yes it is! There are certain positions that require you to live in Geneva, however, a lot of our programme is also accessible to people from abroad. It is normally specified on the text on our website whether it is possible or not to apply as a person living outside of Geneva.
  • I want to participate in one of GIMUN’s events, but I am coming from abroad. Where can I stay?
    GIMUN cannot organise accommodation for everyone participating at all of its events. Housing is relatively expensive in Geneva, but it is possible to find an affordable place in the Youth Hostel of Geneva. AirBnB also has a variety of offers. For the Annual Conference, it is possible to apply to stay with participants living in Geneva, similarly to AirBnB. You should receive all relevant information from the logistics team the moment your application for the annual conference has been accepted.
  • How can I become a member of GIMUN?
    You can apply to become part of our General Assembly if you have already participated in one of our events, or have contributed to the work of the association. You can find more information here. We also recruit people during the year for various positions within the association, such as Under-Secretary Generals for the Annual Conference, Head Delegates for our MUN Delegation or photographers for our events to name a few. You can find the open positions on our website and on our social media.