Delegate FAQ’s

The Secretariat highly suggests that all delegates/journalists refer to the STAMUNPARC Documents/Waivers webpage if they have any questions about MUN, etc. as the webpage will have a list of documents to refer to. If you have any questions that are unanswered by the Delegate FAQ's or by the documents provided under the STAMUNPARC Documents/Waivers page, please contact us on our Contact Us webpage or email staguammun@gmail.com. Thank you.

1.     What is Model United Nations (MUN)?

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations Assembly. In Model United Nations, students debate issues concerning international affairs and attend Model United Nations conferences held all over world by various schools. The Saint Thomas Aquinas Model United Nations is holding its very first Model United Nations conference from March 25-27 at the University of Guam and invites all students to attend.

 2.     Do I have to be a part of a Model United Nations Club to attend the 1st Saint Thomas Aquinas Model United Nations Pacific Asia Regional Conference (STAMUNPARC)?

No, all students, regardless of whether or not they are affiliated with a Model United Nations Club, are invited to attend.

3.     How does a Model United Nations conference run?

Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268ROcmJjLU for a video description of Model United Nations. In addition, please visit the STAMUNPARC Documents/Waivers for guidebooks, etc. 

4.     What do I have to do before the conference?

Before the conference, delegates are required to write a position paper covering at least one of the topics in their respective committees. Please refer to the Delegate Handbook under the STAMUNPARC Documents/Waivers page for more information, as well as the following FAQ's. In addition, delegates are strongly recommended to come equipped with a research binder.

5.     May I use my laptop during the conference?

Delegates are not allowed to use their laptops, phones, or other electronic devices during the conference with the exception of unmoderated caucus (please refer to the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268ROcmJjLU and the STAMUNPARC Documents/Waivers page for more information on what is an unmoderated caucus). During unmoderated caucus, delegates may use their laptops to draft resolutions. Delegates are strongly recommended to come equipped with a research binder.

6.     Will Internet be provided during the conference?

Wi-Fi will be available to the delegates during the conference, but they will only be allowed to surf the web during unmoderated caucus.

7.     What is a Position Paper?

A position paper is written by a delegation (single or double) and details his/her/their topic’s background, country’s historical background relevant to the topic, country’s current/past position on the topic, and possible solutions to the problems identified within the topic area. Please refer to the Delegate Handbook for more details.

8.     Do I have to write about both of my topics or only one of my topics in the position paper?

Delegates may write their position papers on only one of their two topics. 

9.     Where do I email the Position Paper?

Please email your Position Paper to your respective committee’s email:

  • Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM): stamunga3@gmail.com 
  • Special, Political, and Decolonization Committee (SPD): stamunspd@gmail.com
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP): stamununep@gmail.com
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP): stamunundp@gmail.com
  • Press Corps: stamunpc@gmail.com
10. How much is the delegate fee, and is it per person or per group?

The delegate fee is $10 per person.

11.     How do I pay the delegate fee?

On the day of the conference when you register with us, please have ready your delegate payment in either cash or check. Please make the check out to Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School for the purpose of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Model United Nations Conference.

12. When Do I submit the waiver form?

On the day of the conference when you register with us, please have ready your signed waiver forms.

 13. In regards to Double Delegation, does my partner have to be from the same school as I am? In addition, must my partner be in the same grade as I am in?

No. Double delegations can consist of two individuals attending different schools and at different grade levels between 8th grade and college/university level.

 

 

 

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