This section of the website provides delegates with detailed information on issues of importance to their participation in the conference. It includes information on the Rules of Procedure, Code of Conduct and Guidelines for the Selection of Delegates. Resources to help prepare for the conference and a Guide on writing Position Papers will be posted shortly.
Other sections on Member State Assignments, Reports of the GMUN Secretary-General, Agenda Items, and Delegate Profiles will be added once Delegates have been selected.
Selection of GMUN Delegates
The Global Model United Nations conference aims to draw outstanding delegates from Model UN programmes around the world. To achieve this, the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) is inviting students to apply for positions as delegates to the 2011 GMUN conference as outlined below. Delegates can be: 1) selected by a Model UN programme they participated in during the 2010-2011 academic year or 2) may apply on an individual basis provided they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the call for applications.
The selection process is designed to ensure that the student delegates are selected through a fair and transparent process that is gender balanced and reflects the geographic diversity of the United Nations.
All delegates chosen for Global Model United Nations conference must be at least 18 but not older than 26 years of age at the time of the conference, must be enrolled in a university during the 2010-2011 academic year and must have at least one prior Model UN experience.
Position Paper Awards
Each delegate at the Global Model UN conference 2011 is required to submit a position paper on the Member State's position on the topic addressed in his/her respective committee. The position paper award is the only award given at GMUN in order to focus attention on the substantive issues addressed by the conference each year. The winners are presented with a special certificate by the United Nations Department of Public Information.
The United Nations Department of Public Information wishes to congratulate the five students who received this prestigious award at GMUN 2011:
Mr. Nicholas Lochner (Australia) representing France (Disarmament and International Security) - read it here
Mr. Dennis Egger (Switzerland) representing Republic of Korea (Economic and Financial) - read it here
Ms. Lyra Dietrich (Philippines) representing Kyrgyzstan (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian) - read it here
Mr. Patrick Desmond (Australia) representing Jordan (Special Political and Decolonization) - read it here
Ms. Confidence Okezuruonye (Nigeria) repersenting the United Kngdom (Security Council)- read it here
Topics covered by each committee at the GMUN 2011
First Committee - Disarmament and International Security
(Topic 1: Nuclear Safety and Security for Sustainable Development)
(Topic 2: The Impact of Armed Conflict on Sustainable Development)
Second Committee- Economic and Financial
(Topic 1: Improving Market Conditions in favour of Alternative Energy Towards a Green Economy)
(Topic 2: Ensuring Global Food Security through Sustainable Agriculture)
Third Committee - Social, Humanitarian and Cultural
(Topic 1: Promotion of Education and Awareness as the main tools to effectively achieve Sustainable Development)
(Topic 2: Gender and Sustainable Development)
Fourth Committee - Special Political and Decolonization
(Topic 1: Environmental Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Forced Migration and the Problem of Climate Change)
(Topic 2:Renewing Political Commitment towards International Environmental Governance)