What is BIGMUN?
Birkerød Gymnasium Model United Nations is a Model U.N. conference held at Birkerød Gymnasium with approximately 200 delegates participating in debate.
What is a Model United Nations conference?
Some Model U.N. exercises take place in the classroom and others are school wide. Still others are regional, national, or even international. These are called conferences, and the events are much larger, with participants from all over the world. More than 1,000,000 people have participated in MUN conferences around the world since the conferences became popular over 50 years ago. Today there are more than 400 conferences that take place in 35 countries. Depending on the location, the average conference can have as few as 30 students or as many as 2,000.
What is a Model United Nations delegate?
A Model U.N. delegate is a student who assumes the role of a diplomat to the United Nations at a Model U.N. event. A Model U.N. delegate does not have to have experience in international relations. Anyone can participate in Model U.N., so long as they have the ambition to learn something new, and to work with people to try and make a difference in the world.
How can my MUN club participate at BIGMUN?
If your MUN club is interested in participating at BIGMUN, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does the participation at BIGMUN cost and what will the conference fee cover?
The participation fee of BIGMUN 2013 will be 50 Euros (approximately 375 DKK) and it will cover location costs as well as lunch throughout the conference, entrance to the BIGMUN party, the formal dinner and also the canal tour of Copenhagen. This fee is per delegate. Furthermore, delegates wishing for host accommodation will be charged a 10 Euros administration fee.
In what language will BIGMUN take place?
The official language of Model United Nations and thereby of BIGMUN is English.
What are the specific rules of procedure at BIGMUN?
For information on the specific rules of procedure at BIGMUN, please look at our Procedures page by clicking here.
What are the topics of my committee?
For information on the topics of each committee, please look at our Committees and Topics page by clicking here.
What committees will be present at BIGMUN?
For information on the committees present at BIGMUN, please look at our Committees and Topics page by clicking here.
What countries will be represented at the conference?
For information on the countries represented at the conference, please look at our Countries page by clicking here.
What country will my delegation represent?
As soon as the participation at BIGMUN has been confirmed by the organisers and the administration of the conference, each MUN club participating will receive information on the country they will represent and the committees this country has delegates in.
How do I write a resolution?
For information on how to write a resolution, click here.
How do I write a position paper?
For information on how to write a position paper, click here.
What does an ambassador do compared to other delegates?
Each MUN club participating at BIGMUN will have to choose an ambassador among their delegates who will be held responsible for the group. At BIGMUN we do not ask ambassadors to give ambassador's speeches.
What does the programme of BIGMUN include?
For information on the programme of BIGMUN, click here.
What is the dress code of BIGMUN?
The dress code of BIGMUN is formal; gentlemen wear suits and ties, ladies appropriate formal wear. Jeans and slacks are strictly prohibited and the ambassador of each country will be held responsible for any disregarding of the dress code.
What is MUN?
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies.
When does the conference take place?
BIGMUN 2014 will be hosted from 19th of February - 23rd of February 2014
Where can I ask questions about BIGMUN?
Should there be any questions regarding BIGMUN, do not hesitate to contact us via email@example.com.
Where can I find more information about MUN?
For information on MUN resources, click here.
Where will BIGMUN take place?
BIGMUN will take place at Birkerød Gymnasium, Birkerød, Denmark.
Who are the guest speakers at BIGMUN?
For information on the guest speakers at BIGMUN, click here.
Who organises BIGMUN?
For information on the organisers and the administration of BIGMUN, click here.
Do MUN directors (teachers accompanying students) have to pay the delegate fee?
No. MUN directors are free of charge.
Do we have to pay € 50 per delegate plus € 150 deposit?
No. The payment for each delegation is € 50 per delegate. The € 150 deposit is to be paid upon registration and then the final payment is the no. of delegates x € 50 minus € 150 deposit.
What are some of the educational benefits of Model United Nations?
For over 50 years now, teachers and students have benefited from and enjoyed this interactive learning experience. It not only involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development of skills useful throughout their lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and compromise and cooperation.
Why should I participate in Model United Nations?
You should participate in Model U.N. because it promotes student and teacher interest in international relations and related subjects, increases the capacity for students to engage in problem solving, teaches aspects of conflict resolution, research skills, and communication skills, and creates the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
Who participates in Model United Nations?
The popularity of Model U.N. continues to grow, and today more than 400,000 middle school, high school and college/university students worldwide participate every year. Many of today's leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model U.N. during their academic careers, from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former World Court Justice Stephen M. Schwebel to actor Samuel L. Jackson. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is a Model U.N. veteran as well.
How did Model U.N. begin?
Simulating international organizations began even before the birth of the United Nations, when students held a series of Model League of Nations in the 1920s. The Model U.N. Program is a successor to a student-directed simulation of what preceded the U.N. itself, but it is not documented exactly how the Model U.N. began.
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