Model United Nations are simulations designed to teach students how international organizations like the UN operate, what the important issues facing the globe are, and, most importantly, how countries perceive issues differently based on their cultures, ideologies and national experiences. There are hundreds of model United Nations simulations run at the colleges and high schools each year in the United States and throughout the world. Park University is offering the opportunity for high schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area to participate in this outstanding educational opportunity.
Date: PMUN 2013 will be November 11, 2013
PMUN will take place on the Parkville campus of Park University at 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152.
Come into the front entrance of the campus from Route 9 on the river and immediately veer left at the first triangle. Continue to your left as you reach the top of the triangle. At the stop sign, turn right and go up the hill. As you go up the hill, veer to the right. The Thompson Building is on your right at the top of the hill. Buses can pull left around the roundabout and let students out.
The PMUN is sponsored and conducted by the Park University United Nations Team and the Park University Office of International Education and Study Abroad. All questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Park contacts for the conference:
Angie Peterson, Director, Globall Education and Study Abroad
Dawn Hyatt, International Program Assistant
Tentative Conference Schedule:
Please note that university facilities will not be open before 7:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive after 7:30.
The lunch will be $6.25 per student. Lunch fees and delegation fees should be submitted with your conference registration form by the registration deadline.
Other Changes for PMUN 2013:
The following changes were instituted at the 2008 PMUN and will be continued this year, most of which are in response to faculty advisor recommendations.
- There will be no advanced submission of draft resolutions. The faculty advisors agreed that resolutions should be developed by delegates in committee.
- Committees will be limited to voting only on one resolution per topic. The goal is to encourage delegates to combine resolutions and ideas into a single, comprehensive resolution that will satisfy as many countries as possible.
- Restrictions have been strengthened on the use of points of inquiry to prevent intimidation of delegates through their misuse.
- Faculty advisors agreed to continue the simulation of a reformed Security Council.
- The reformed Security Council will be changed slightly to conform to Model A proposed by the Secretary-General. It will consist of 11 permanent members (5 traditional members with veto and 6 new members without the veto) and 13 two-year members for a total of 24 member countries.
Conference Registration, Country Assignment and Conference Cost:
The participation fee will be $50 per country delegation. Please note the registration deadline is October 4, 2013.
Rules, Resolutions, and Position Papers
We have made every effort to simplify the complicated rules used at Model United Nations. Rules details can be found by clicking below. Position papers are extremely important in helping students formulate and concisely state their country's position.
Delegation Size Limits
We will be simulating five MUN committees: GA First, GA Second and GA Third Committees, Security Council (SC) and a Historic Security Council. We are limiting country delegations to one representative per committee. Therefore, minimum delegation size is three and maximum is five. A list of countries available is attached.
Research Tips and Links
Most of the time spent prior to participating in a Model UN conference is spent researching. The confidence required to be an effective Model UN delegate can only come from being well prepared. This link will give you some valuable research tips and links.
We have made every effort to simplify the complicated rules used at Model United Nations. These rules are spelled out in the Procedural Primer page of the PMUN website.
A reservation form is attached. Countries are assigned by the PMUN coordinator in the order of the arrival of applications. Full payment for all delegation requests must accompany the reservation form. Make the check payable to Park University (PMUN) or see instructions on the form for paying by credit card.
MODEL UN TRAINING
We have added a model UN training module for your use in preparing your students. You may access it by clicking on "Model UN Training" on our PMUN website.
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