How do I get involved as a delegate?
What does a delegate do?
As a delegate you play a vital role in every Model United Nations (MUN): You represent your assigned country as well as its values and positions in one of the committees, where you debate political issues of fundamental importance.
Before the conference you are expected to write a position paper, addressing the issues debated in your committee.
During the conference you will write and debate resolutions, forge alliances with other countries and sometimes even prevent nuclear wars. Even though you will discuss serious topics, there is still plenty of fun to be had at an MUN conference, for example you can take part in the social events.
There are only few requirements for becoming a delegate: You should be at least 15 years old, have an interest in political, social and economic issues and you should feel comfortable to actively participate in debates in English.
How do I register?
Students of Gymnasium Klosterschule can register for AMUN 2020 through a registration form, which has to be turned in by April 30th in the school office (Schulbüro). We will be handing out those forms throughout February, March and April or you can download it here
Students from other schools can pre-register by filling in this form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3, 2020. The final registration will take place once we assigned the delegations to every school. Final registration will end on August 15, 2020.
Please note that there is a conference fee, which covers all expenses at the conference such as lunch, a badge, the social events, the conference booklet etc. Students from the Klosterschule need to pay €25 and students from other schools need to pay € 30.
If you have trouble paying this fee, please do not hesitate to contact us, since we wish to provide an equal opportunity for everyone to take part.
What about missing school? (Only relevant for students from Klosterschule)
As you will be missing three days of school, you will need your class teacher’s/tutor’s and a parent’s permission to participate. Also, you are responsible to tell all your teachers when you will be missing their class and to catch up on all the work. It is not their job to give you all the information, sheets etc., it is your job to ask for it!
If you have a test or an exam during the conference, please work out with your teacher in advance when he or she allows you to retake it.
Please be aware that ditching the conference is the same as ditching class and it will be reported to your class teacher/tutor!
What to bring, how to act and to prepare?
For students from Klosterschule there will be a preparation meeting in June with all the information you need. If your school is in the Hamburg area and you would like to have some help preparing your students, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will see if can manage to come to your school.
Everyone else we would like to ask to read our Rules of Procedure , to get further information about the dress code, the rules of the debate etc. You can also get help on how to write your Position Paper
It generally makes sense to bring your laptop or tablet along to the conference, as you will be writing and researching throughout it. We will be taking care of lunch and will also provide water, coffee and tea during the debate. However, it might make sense to pack some snacks for in between. Also, having two pairs of shoes can come very handy, if you get blisters from looking very important in your uncomfortable business shoes.
If you have any further specific questions, feel free to contact us.