18th Annual Conference Application

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When?

The 18th Annual Conference will take place from March 25th until March 31st.

Where?

The United Nations headquarters in Geneva.

Who?

GIMUN’S Annual Conference team welcomes all students from all over the world to Geneva during this week. Our aim is to bring together students from different backgrounds, studies and cultures that are interested in the international relations. Your interests or studies can of course be wider than political sciences. GIMUN aims to ever expand its base, which is why your motivation matters as much as your credentials.

Why GIMUN?

You will not only have the chance to spend one entire week at the United Nations headquarter, but you will also have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, to debate in one of the most international atmospheres. You will attend one of the biggest MUN conferences in Europe, that is entirely bilingual—interpretation and translations are both provided in English and French. Our consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations commands us all to produce work of the highest standard. Thanks to our consultative status your resolutions will not be written in vain, as they will be sent to the ECOSOC in order to give them the youth perspective on some of the most important and current topics. This is finally a unique opportunity for you to live at the pace of Geneva during one full week an internationally renowned diplomatic center.

What is GIMUN?

Geneva International Model United Nations was created in 1999. It is not only a student association but it is also a non-governmental organization, accredited by the United Nations and that has a consultative status at the Economic and Social Council. GIMUN is entirely managed by students. This year GIMUN is hosting the 18th edition of the Annual Conference, due to our proficiency in this field we can guarantee you a unique and unforgettable experience.

How much?

Individual delegate: 205 CHF

Group delegation member: 195 CHF

Please note that group delegations are composed by minimum 6 delegates and/or ambassadors

The fees include coffee breaks, daily lunches during the conference, most social events, a city tour of Geneva, a Gala Night and gifts.

Accommodation?

GIMUN does not cover accommodation and flight costs as part of the conference fee. However, our Human Resources department can help you find a place to stay at a competitive price.

Financial Aid?

GIMUN can provide Financial Aid in order to allow the most motivated students to participate at GIMUN’s Annual Conference. More information to be found at the end of the application.

Committees?

  1. DISEC :
    • Evaluating the relevance of sanctions in maintaining peace and international security
    • The threat posed by the use of Biological and Toxin weapons in the 21st century
  2. Human Rights Council 
    • Refugee crises: integration and the ‘right of return’
    • Capital punishment and the implementation of safeguards guaranteeing the rights of those facing the death penalty
  3. ECOSOC 
    • Improving the economic resilience of landlocked and least developed countries in order to boost their competitiveness in international markets
    • How can short term economic growth help combat world poverty?
  4. Security Council
    • Europe in the 21st century: inevitable re-militarization ?
    • Ongoing tensions in the South China Sea
  5. Special Committee – Strengthening the role of the UN
    • How the current UN structures and bodies are suited to the implementation of SDGs
    • Strengthening the role of the SC in the 21st century
  6. African Union 
    • The African Continent in the 21st century: how good governance can help overcome environmental challenges
    • Peace and Stability in the Central African Republic

Positions?

  • Ambassadors:

This is a rather uncommon position in the MUN world, and is one of the defining criteria of GIMUN’s annual conference. Do you like debates and negotiations, but at the same time, you would like to be more than a delegate? Then this position is perfect for you. During GIMUN’s annual conference, we welcome each year five ambassadors, who are representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council. We are looking for former delegates with experience whom could guide delegates of their representative country in the six different committees, but also content-validate their decisions and the solutions they wish to implement. As an Ambassador you are responsible for the delegate of your representative country to remain strictly on policy. This requires extensive knowledge of the country represented and the issues at hand and can give you unique insight on official advisory positions within the diplomatic world which are constantly moving back and forth between a political stance and a diplomatic one. If you are interested by the topics debated in the six committees and don’t want to choose, if you further want to participate in the negotiations on all subjects, then this is truly the perfect position for you!

You are free to apply for different positions, the Human Resources department will allocate you the position that suits you best, and hopefully your first choice!

  • Delegates:

As a delegate you will be representing one country, where you have to defend your country’s interest. It is a challenge sometimes, as you have to move away from your personal opinion. You will learn or improve your negotiating skills, take part in debates and better your compromise strategies in order to serve at your very best the interests of the country you represent. You will have to contribute to the drafting of a resolution with other delegates in your committees in order to find implementable solutions to the problems you are faced to. During the Annual Conference, you will extend your learning abilities outside of the classroom! We truly believe sharing opinions and perspectives in a professional setting gives you the best preparation possible for a future in public policy!

  • Group delegation:

A group delegation must be composed of at least 6 delegates and/or ambassadors. The delegates must be part-time or full-time students from a University and be endorsed in a MUN society. The same conditions of delegates apply to the group delegation. Each member of the group delegation will be assigned one country. Double delegations are not allowed in GIMUN.

Apply?

Please fill the following application form: http://gimun.org/?page_id=4262

The application deadline is January 30th 2017.

If you still wish to apply after the deadline, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Please note that people applying for a financial aid must apply before November 29th 2016.