'Global Security: working towards a safer tomorrow'
Global Classrooms: London is proud to announce our Model United Nations conference held at Mulberry School on 9th-10th July 2015
Registration now open: We are pleased to announce the 20th Global Classrooms London Model United Nations conference on global security. The conference is open to state school students aged thirteen to eighteen and will welcome approximately three hundred students from the UK and our international school partners.
Our conference programme: GC London is proud to be the largest secondary Model United Nations programme in the UK. This professional two-day student conference has a warm, supportive atmosphere aimed to promote cooperation, leadership and confident global citizenship. The conferences are led by student leaders and university students. The MUN conferences adopt Global Classrooms approach, where students research and write country position papers on the assigned topic, and through discussion and negotiation, seek to build a consensus towards a resolution during the conference.
The conference structure aims to progress both new and experiences delegates. GC London warmly welcomes first time delegates: about one third of our students at each conference will be new to MUN. Experienced delegates are invited to apply for the fast-paced and challenging Crisis Committees. Prior to the conference, delegations and supporting staff are provided with comprehensive research and preparatory resources including committee background guides, position paper templates, multimedia resources and other research links through our website, mmun.org.uk. For supporting staff, our conferences offer creative and powerful learning for your students, as well as important opportunities to network with colleagues in our partnership of over forty schools.
The Topic: This conference will address how the United Nations can build stability, security and a safer world. What can the UN do to support its most fragile member states? What should the international response be to the threat of cyberterrorism, covert drone strikes and extremist activities? How can we ensure that children in conflict-affected areas do not miss out on their education? The world needs new ideas and approaches and, at GCLMUN July 2015, students as ambassadors will be required to consider the various facets of this pressing international issue and work together to come to pragmatic solutions as the United Nations. The advanced Crisis Committees will address a crisis unseen before the conference.
Conference venue: The July conference will take place at Mulberry School for Girls, London E1 2JP.
Food: Lunch will be provided at the July conference.
Fee: For UK schools there will be a £20 registration fee per school and a £15 fee per delegate for places at the conference. For international schools, there is a £100 registration fee per school, and a £50 fee per delegate. Invoices will be posted to you before the event. Please note that we are obliged to charge for places which are cancelled less than one month prior to the conference.
Chairing: Students who are experienced MUN delegates may wish to apply to be a committee chairperson. They can do so through our website, but please note that only students from registered schools may apply since they are not permitted to attend the conference independently. Successful applicants will be required to attend chair training at Mulberry School, starting on 21st May, 4pm – 5:30pm, and running every subsequent Thursday in the lead up to the conference.
Key Conference Dates:
5th March – Registration opens /chair applications open1
18th March – Registration closes /chair applications close
19th March – Country allocations sent /chairs confirmed
20th March – resources available on the website
8th May - Deadline for submission of delegate names
9th June - Position paper deadline
9th-10th July - Global Classrooms London Model United Nations Conference