This past weekend was one of Best Delegate‘s busiest with liveblogging three conferences!! We were at UCLA BruinMUN, McGill SSUNS, and UCONN UCMUN. Be sure to check the posts out! This upcoming weekend Best Delegate will be abroad at THIMUN Singapore!
The 2011 Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) has a theme of “We Ignite” and aimed to ignite the delegates’ passion for Model UN during Opening Ceremonies. It seemed that the 800+ delegates at Canada’s premier secondary school conference took that to heart as both experienced and new delegates from many schools participated actively throughout the weekend. Even the faculty advisors got into it with their own crisis simulation!
Also be sure to check out SSUNS Feature: MI6 Agents Save the World
Over 700 high school delegates from schools through California and across the United States attended this weekend’s BruinMUN at the University of California – Los Angeles. UCLA MUN Club President Ethan Scapellati began opening ceremonies with a speech encouraging delegates to continue with Model UN throughout high school and college. Opening Ceremonies also featured a keynote speech by Dr. Paul Kyo Jhin, CEO of the United Nations Information Technology Corps, who called upon delegates to be the world’s future leaders and challenged them to “ring the bell of world change.”
The University of Connecticut’s 13th annual UCMUN conference commenced this year on November 10. The UCMUN conference is a learning conference that prides itself on providing both novice and experienced delegates a like, with a productive conference they will never forget. Being that it is a learning conference UCMUN stresses the importance of parliamentary procedure, delegate’s accuracy and debate. UCMUN provides delegates with a learning center, a place they can go, even during committee, to research their country or topic. They can also speak with topic experts who have extensively researched the issue. UCMUN topic experts also give a presentation during debate to help inform delegates and give them new ideas for debates.
Also check out the liveblog coverage of the IAEA/Security Council Crisis
THIMUN Singapore Preview
Best Delegate will be liveblogging from THIMUN Singapore! THIMUN Singapore will hold its Seventh Annual conference at the SALT Centre on the HWA Chong Institution campus in November 2011. Best Delegate will be very interested in learning more about THIMUN and the mission of the THIMUN Foundation.
Other Conferences This Weekend
- Virginia Model United Nations (VAMUN)
- Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN)
- UNA Rochester Model United Nations (UNAR) – Hilton HS
- William & Mary High School Model United Nations (WMHSMUN)
- Tustin High School Model United Nations (THSMUN)
- Berlin Model United Nations – John F. Kennedy School
- Leiden Model United Nations (LEMUN)
- Isai Model United Nations (IASIMUN)
- The Hague International Model United Nations Conference Qatar (THIMUN Qatar)
- Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC)
Best Delegate News
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- High School MUN Rankings Review: October 2011
- 5 Sports Tips for Training Your Model UN Team
- Strategy Tip: How I Dominated the P5 as Bhutan and How Your “Little Country” Can Too
- University of Colorado High School Model United Nations (UCHSMUN) Recap
- Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Model United Nations (SBIMUN) Recap
- Horace Mann Conference Gives Back to the World Food Programme and the Alexander Capelluto Humanitarian Initiative
- Model United Nations Conference Database: 2011-12
Model U.N. Community
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- Marian University Model United Nations team competes in Washington D.C
- Erie’s Collegiate Academy takes 1st, 3rd at Model U.N.
- Menendez hosting model UN
- Gannon to Host Model UN
- RUMUN 2011: Day 1
- ZABMUN : From Kashmir to Palestine, students talk about diplomacy
- UNA-USA Honors Human Rights Activists – Leo Nevas Awards Presented to Dr. Asma Jahangir and Karen Woodin-Rodriguez
- Students witness Occupy movement at its roots
- Fairfield University hosts Model UN conference for 250 tri-state high school students
- High School Model UN Teams Conference on Juniata Campus
- Model UN takes third at LEIMUN conference
- CSUN’S Model United Nations team wins award in D.C.
- Model United Nations Class Hosts Visit From International Court Judge
- Model UN convenes for 21st annual conference