Model United Nations (MUN)
MUN is a simulation of United Nations committees, resolution-writing, delegation lobbying, and country and issue debate systems. The issues we deal with encompass human rights, the environment, national security, health, education, and others.
MUN is open to all MYP 5, DP 1 and DP 2 students. MYP 4 grade students are most welcome to attend as apprentices.
MUN meets weekly on Thursdays from 16.00 -17.00. The Executive Committee is available to assist students. Mr. Jespersen and Ms. Martin-Hughes will be available in their offices every Wednesday lunchtime to help with any questions or give advice related to our weekly debates, policy statements, resolutions, procedure, effective researching, etc.
MUN attendance must be regular and ongoing. Research/writing is necessary for the weekly debates. You have to maintain regular contact (physical, telephone, and email - we have a website and can chat via the Student Council site) with each other and the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee is comprised of students from last year´s MUN/THIMUN. The Executive Committee is initially responsible for (co)chairing, opening and closing debates, and for ensuring that MUN notepaper, amendment sheets and other practicalities are in place prior to debates.
MUN ACTIVITIES FOR 2009-2010
MUN DINNER: Self-paid and/or self-provided, in school or at restaurant. October 2009?
6th CIS IB UN YOUTH CONFERENCE: Topic: Sustainability. Organized and executed by the students. The student-run conference involves all CIS DP students as well as 40 - 50 students from gymnasia in Denmark and abroad. MUNers will be directly involved in practical organizing/participation/chairing/recording, catering, etc.
Date: Friday 23 OCTOBER 2009. Location: PAC
HEMUN: Dates: TBA. Location: Herlufsholm Skole. All are encouraged to attend. CIS pays transport and registration fees.
EGMUN: Dates: 23-25 November 2009. Location: Espergærde Gymnasium. All THIMUN delegates and new MUN delegates are expected to attend. Apart from being a very enjoyable social occasion, where you will meet lots of gymnasium students (as unsure as you!) from DK and abroad, HEMUN and EGMUN reinforce all the multiple social, negotiating, debating, lobbying and writing skills expected of effective MUN delegates. CIS pays transport and registration fees.
SEASONAL SILLY DEBATE: End of "official" MUN Club meetings. Please remember that ALL MUN members are welcome to continue attending MUN debates/meetings after THIMUN selections have been made. The Silly Debate is for ALL MUNersl so please come - it is great fun! Refreshments will be served.
THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations): Main topic : Sustainability. Dates: Saturday 23 January - Saturday 30 January 2009. Cost: approximately 5000 DKK. (CIS only pays registration fees). It is unusual that all MUNers are selected as delegates, so do not be disappointed - the chances are you will be chosen next year if you are a regular and participative member. It must be added that THIMUN aspirants must be on top of their IB/MYP work before and during THIMUN. THIMUN may not be used as an excuse for lagging behind in class. Please note that active MUNers will miss a maximum of 7 school days to attend conferences. You may not miss more than 10 days of school on extra-curricular trips/conferences, etc. For more information on selection for THIMUN, see the CIS MUN Code of Conduct (at end).
THIMUN is the oldest and largest MUN and the only one accredited by the UN itself. We have been members since its foundation.