Conference

Committees

Might Makes Right? - Challenging Power and Privilege

24.03.2018 - 28.03.2018

UN-Women: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNEP: The United Nations Environment Programme
ECOSOC: The United Nations Economic and Social Council
SPECPOL: Special Political and Decolonization (4th GA)
UNSC: Security Council (Advanced)
Historical Committee (scenario tba)
ICC International Criminal Court (Advanced)
CEPAL Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) - Spanish Speaking
African Union - French Speaking

Get ready for MUIMUN

Do I need a visa?

In general, most Non-EU citizens (or Non-Schengen citizens) require a visa to stay in Germany. Please check if you need a visa here.

Please note that there are visa fees, which have to be covered by you.

 

In order to receive a visa, you need to fill in an application form, which you can find on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. You need to hand in this application form together with all the necessary documents in person at your German consulate or embassy. For more information about visa requirements and procedure, visit the website of the German Federal Office here.

Do I need an invitation letter?

Eventually you will need an invitation letter from us for your visa. In order to hand these out, we need the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your gender
  • Your passport number
  • Your birth date
  • A scan of your passport
  • A scan of your student ID (or a similar document validating that you are enrolled in a university programme)

 

Please send all required information and documents in one Email to delegates@muimun.org

What do I bring to the conference?

  1. Valid Passport or ID according to the regulations
  2. Money: Make sure to bring enough Euros to cover for your breakfast, dinner and drinks at the evening events. In the registration fee included are lunches, coffee breaks and entry for our social events. ATMs are available in many nearby places.
  3. Clothing:
  • The dress code during the session is formal (European business attire or business attire from your home country).

European business attire includes:

  • Men are expected to wear a suit with a tie and women are expected to wear a suit or a dress.
  • Shoes should be formal as well.
  • However, we are a students’ conference, we are aware that not everyone might have full business attire to their disposal, if you are not certain, feel free to contact the Delegates’ Service (delegates@muimun.org).
  • During the evening events you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
  • At the Global Village Party, you may wear a typical dress representing your home country.
  • A rain coat or waterproof jacket and umbrella are recommended as Münster is famous for being rather rainy in the spring.

How do I prepare myself?

  • Read the study guide (you can find the right one on the site of your committee)
  • Research your committee topic and your country position thoroughly.
  • Position paper: two-page paper about the general position of your assigned country. Find an example here
  • Read up on our Rules of Procedure ; note there will also be a short workshop in the beginning

Any further questions?

 

FAQ or contact delegates@muimun.org

 

Workshops

Among our main goals is to promote and convey a deeper understanding of the United Nations and international politics. Thus, one afternoon of the conference is reserved for our workshop programme “MUIMUN meets experts”. You will get the chance to meet professionals from the field and approach international politics from a different angle.

 

Our workshops for the next conference will be:

- tba -

Socials

 

Socials (for the exact starting times etc. please check also the delegates’ handbook and the schedule )

 

1. Champagne reception

After the opening ceremony, a champagne reception is held to celebrate the beginning of an intense week full of debates, socials and MUIMUN fun.

 

When? The champagne corks are popped on the first evening. Non-alcoholic options and little snacks are offered as well.

Where? The champagne reception takes place in the foyer of the main building of Münster University the Schloss. (Schloss is the German word for castle.)

 

2. Global Village Party

One of the many reasons to join MUIMUN is its outstanding and colourful Global Village Party. Delegates from over 40 nations share traditional food, music and clothing from their home countries. It is a wonderful chance to experience an evening with very special international flair.

  • Everyone is invited to bring food from their home countries. Unfortunately, beverages are not allowed.
  • To make the experience extra special you are welcome to dress up in clothes typical for your country or to dress in something that represents you country in any other way (for Germans it could be a football jersey etc.)
  • You may also bring music that is typical for your home country.

 

When? The Global Village Party takes place on the second day of conference.

Where? At the “Elephant Lounge“ in the heart of the cobblestoned antique city centre of Münster. (address: Roggenmarkt 15, 48153 Münster)

 

3. Münster MUN-Pubquiz

Do you want to test your general knowledge and compete in teams in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere? Then come to our pub quiz, enjoy some drinks with your fellow delegates while having the chance to win a special price at the end of the evening.

 

When? Our quiz masters are awaiting you on the third evening of the conference.

Where? At „Café Uferlos“ just next door to the university dining hall, close to Münster’s beautiful lake “Aasee”. (address: Bismarckallee 11, 48151 Münster)

 

4. Nightwatchman Tour

Rumour has it that there are some creatures strolling around the old parts of town during the night to protect the citizens of Münster. If you would like to explore the city and its historical sights at night, come and join the nightwatchmen with their patrol.

 

When? The nightwatchmen are expecting you on the fourth night of the conference.

Where? The starting point of the patrol is the old town hall right in the city centre.

 

5. Pub Crawl

Right after this short trip into the history of Münster we will take you back to present. In the old parts of town you can also strengthen yourself with a cold drink and snack while exploring the lively pub scene, where students like to spend their evenings.

 

When? Having finished the patrol successfully we will proceed with the pub crawl.

Where? Meeting point is on the market place, the square next to the cathedral (Domplatz).

 

6. Farewell Party

At the end of a fruitful week of discussions it is now time to say goodbye and celebrate together  before everyone is spreading out into different directions. Let’s celebrate the MUIMUN spirit one last time!

 

When?  Last evening of the conference

Where? At the „Gazelle-Club“ near the main station (address: Servatiiplatz 1, 48143 Münster).

 

 

Our Patrons

Fees

Early Bird Offer: 69€

(Ends: December 31, limited to 50 participants)

Regular Conference Fee: 89€

Delegation Discount Fee: 79€

(4 or more delegates)

 

 

Conditions

Our conference fee includes

  • A 5-day high-quality MUN conference
  • Four lunches (Sunday-Wednesday)
  • Coffee, tea, biscuits and cake during the coffee breaks of conference; water, coffee and tea are offered at all times
  • An original, high-quality MUIMUN conference bag for each delegate
  • Free entrance to our social events, including two parties, a nightwatchman tour (historical city tour) and a pub quiz
  • A free edition of our daily conference magazine Westphalian Diplomat

 

Other costs, such as travel expenses and accommodation are not included.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Payment

Payment will be processed by paypal or bank transfer. Should you encounter any problems, please contact us, we are glad to assist you.

International students facing financial problems are invited to inform themselves about our scholarship programme.

 

 

UN-Women: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNEP: The United Nations Environment Programme
ECOSOC: The United Nations Economic and Social Council
SPECPOL: Special Political and Decolonization (4th GA)
UNSC: Security Council (Advanced)
Historical Committee (scenario tba)
ICC International Criminal Court (Advanced)
CEPAL Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) - Spanish Speaking
African Union - French Speaking