Weekly Resolution – October 4, 2010

by KFC on October 4, 2010

Highlights: BarMUN Recap, News from HMUN and MUN programs in Lebanon and India, and Preview of CMUNNY, which Best Delegate will be liveblogging this weekend!

Conference Recaps

Boston University’s Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN)

Boston University kicked off the Model UN season for the college circuit with their BarMUN conference this weekend. According to their blog, “BarMUN III, arguably the most innovative simulation conference on the collegiate Model UN circuit…achieved something that no other collegiate Model UN conference in the US has ever dared to attempt.” Find out what by reading the rest of their blog here!

Community News

SOCOMUN makes the news. Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s SOCOMUN Conference received press coverage from the Orange County Register for hosting one of the largest one-day Model UN conferences in the world with nearly 1,200 students from 27 high schools. Best Delegate also recapped this conference in last week’s Weekly Resolution.

SOCOMUN Covered in OC Register

Harvard MUN 2011 is already full. Their website announces: “Due to unprecedentedly high interest in HMUN 2011, the conference is now full. However, we will continue accepting delegation applications until October 8, and will place new applications on a waiting list.”

LAU MUN stands up for the MDGs. Students at the Lebanese American University Model United Nations program put forward a set of recommendations for implementation in response to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for renewed commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.

VIT University in India simulates an issue close to home. College students in India were challenged with the limitations of power of the UN as they attempted to resolve a Future Security Council scenario that hit close to home – a crisis involving Pakistan and Afghanistan.

MUN World is out of service. As first reported by The Circuit, this Model UN website’s web domain has apparently expired and is currently out of service.

And if you missed it…

MUN Research Made Easy. Ryan breaks down the 15 things that every Model UN delegate should have in their research binder and the framework for effective binder organization.

Why Strength, Size, and Finances Matter. KFC explains how competitive strength, size, and financial stability help define a top travel team and how teams can improve on those factors.

Upcoming Conferences

There are two conferences being held this weekend, with Best Delegate liveblogging one of them:

Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY)

Columbia University will be hosting its college conference, CMUNNY, from October 7 – 10. This crisis-based conference features a lineup of present-day committees, historical simulations, joint crisis committees, and new to this year’s conference, future and fictional committees.  CMUNNY’s Secretary-General this year is Karen Woodin Rodriguez, a fellow UNA-USA MUN staffer.

Best Delegate will be liveblogging CMUNNY this weekend! We’ll be interviewing Karen and covering all the interesting crises. Look for updates by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

University of California, San Diego Model United Nations Conference (UCSDMUN)

UC San Diego will be hosting its one-day novice conference, UCSDMUN, on October 10. This year’s theme is “Protecting the World for Future Generations” and the committee lineup includes the Security Council, UNEP, UNICEF, and NATO. The conference is unique in that it usually brings in professors who have worked on the committee topics as guest speakers.

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