Initiative for International Model United Nations 2017
Initiative for International Model United Nations (IIMUN) is a recognized Model United Nations organization, operating under the Institute of Public Administration and Management-University of Sierra Leone (IPAM-USL). Our mission is to enhance diplomatic partnerships; creating an exhaustive platform where young people’s leadership skills would be sharpened through a navigation of the UN systems and it’s procedures. In order to prepare the next crop of United Nations Managers, IIMUN is organizing an international model United Nations conference.
IIMUN Conference is a diplomacy event, where young leaders, University students, and High school students from around the world are invited to the Institute of Public Administration and Management, in Freetown, to engage in an intensive week long programme of practical sessions, policy exercises, institutional visits, workshops and discussions on how to create a positive change in the world. They will step into the shoes of international Diplomats from UN member states and act on their behalf through a lens of current event. The theme of 2017 conference is Global Citizenship. IIMUN2017 conference aims to foster global citizenship in our youth by educating them on current and relevant issues that the United Nations and international community is facing and to equip them with the skills to research, negotiate, and resolve those issues together. All topics discussed at IIMUN are current items being considered by the UN itself on its Agenda, and participants are taught to prepare with UN resources and documentation in online webinars prior to the conference. The conference is scheduled for the 1st to 4th November 2017.
Eligibility • IIMUN welcomes youth between the age of 14 and 30 from around the world, who have interest in global affairs and the United Nations. • Delegate participants must be enrolled in a high school, university, grade school, or be a recent graduate under the age of 30. • High school and university level conferences will operate separately with the exception of sessions in the United Nations. • University delegates may register as part of a group or as an individual. • High school delegates must register as part of a group. High school groups are required to be accompanied by at least one faculty advisor. • IIMUN also welcomes advisors who have a role in planning and organizing MUN conferences and teachers who use Model UN in their education curriculum. Registration Deadlines • All registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once maximum capacity is reached, Delegates will be able to register to be placed on a waitlist. • Early registration period is from August 1 to August 31, 2017. Regular registration period is from September 1 to September 30, 2017. Privacy and Intellectual Property • IIMUN reserves the right to utilize all data submitted to IIMUN and to collect data in the form of photographs or videos during the conference and social events without limitations. • All registrants agree that no data, results, and materials for use in IIMUN 2017 will be disseminated by means of publications, reports, conferences, or any other form without the express written consent from IIMUN of which these products, data, results, and materials are its exclusive property. • IIMUN reserves the right to update and change information without further notice. Code of Conduct • Registrants hereby certify by completing the registration process that all information submitted is truthful and accurate. The registrant understands that falsification of any information provided will disqualify him or her from participation in IIMUN and future IIMUN activities, and falsification of information or impersonation will result in legal actions. • Participants agree that all materials produced for this conference will be original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at IIMUN, and should the IIMUN Secretariat discover instances of plagiarism, the individual will be disqualified from the conference without refund. • Participants are expected and obliged to obey the laws of the Sierra Leone while participating in IIMUN. Participants are personally responsible for all charges and damage to facilities of the conference and social events venues. • Participants agree to accept and abide by the Code of Conduct published in the Conference Handbook and decided by the IIMUN Secretary-General. • Please refrain from bringing national flags with you for IIMUN. • No food or drinks are permitted during the sessions. To apply, go to our official website iimunonline.com