Welcome To the Bandung Model United Nations

Dear Honourable Guest, Advisor, and Delegates

It is an incredible honor for me to be the Secretary-General of BMUN 2016, and here I am, proudly present to you, the 2nd Annual Bandung Model United Nations 2016.

Back in 2015, Bandung Model United Nations started as the first International Model United Nations event in Bandung region itself, delivering great debate on various global issues discussion. This year, we, the Organizing Committee of BMUN 2016, striving to deliver a greater Model United Nations with fun yet amazing debate in a more excellent manner to give an unforgettable yet exceptional experience to all of its delegates.

Bandung Model United Nations 2016, which will be held in 6th – 9th April 2016, are going to establish four Councils, which is United Nation Human Right Council (UNHCR), United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and for the last one, the Crisis Committee which is the United States National Security Council (USNSC). As the theme of this year BMUN, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, we determined to bring those council for you, wishing for a fascinating debate in discussing each topic and also to come up with your ground-breaking yet original ideas on solving these issues.

Aside from our Model United Nations itself, we’re also providing you, our delegates, with our wonderful Social Events, which will be held two times, giving an even more satisfying experience for you to remember. While offering you our great debate and entertaining event, we also determined to give you our finest services, in assisting you regarding our event, and everything related to the BMUN 2016. As the hospitality to our delegates is one of our main objectives. And so, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, welcome to BMUN 2016 and see you in Bandung!

Yours Faithfully,

 

Andrian Gandhi
Secretary-General of Bandung United Nations

MUN Introduction

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and United Nations agenda.

The participants play the role as diplomats representing a nation of NGO in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or General Assembly. Participants make a research of represented country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to the world problems. More recently, simulation of other deliberative bodies, such as the United Nations Security Council, has been included in Model United Nations. In some Model United Nations, The participants that are considered to be the most contributing are given awards. We believe that practice can seek the best one in diplomacy without detracting the diplomacy experience itself. The purpose of MUN is to promote cooperative problem solving.

During the conference, participants must employ variety ways of communication and critical thinking skills in order to present the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, reaching consensus, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. Model United Nations groups are there to develop these skills and are usually organised as either a club, conference, or class. A conference is a school-wide, local, regional or international gathering of Model United Nations Students who come together over a period between one and five days.

We believe that Model UN teaches students much needed 21st century skills. Students learn how to research, write, speak, and negotiate. Students get the opportunity to lead their peers and organise large-scale conferences. These are skills that colleges look for and that employers value. But most importantly, these are skills that students will use throughout their lives as they grow into positions of leadership. We believe that the students who participate in MUN, one day will change the world.