MUNC 2018

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisers, Alumni, and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the next session of the Montreal United Nations Conference. The previous five editions have proven to be very exciting and successful events for our annual participants. We are looking forward to building on the positive results we achieved by making our next edition of the conference stronger, more ambitious and fulfilling.

Our sponsor Dawson College has been instrumental in providing the support and resources to make this event possible each year, allowing us to welcome so many delegates and high-quality speakers from the international community. Previous keynote speakers include Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament; Kathryn White, Chair of the Board of the World Federation of United Nations Associations; and François LaRochelle, President of the Greater Montreal United Nations Association in Canada Branch. We are committed to our vision of MUNC being an educational event for participants, facilitating for them the ability to meet and network with individuals from other schools, and partake in our immersive committee experiences.

We are bringing back some of your favourite creative committees that we organized last year such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Press Forum (IPF). In making these high-quality simulations, we are bringing brand new committees to MUNC 2018 such as the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations General Assembly Task Force on Security Council Reform (UNGA). These classic bodies of the United Nations are key elements in the profile we have worked hard to maintain as Canada’s authentic Model United Nations simulation. This year, we will be simulating the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in French. For those seeking a new twist with crisis elements, we are putting together a historical simulation of the Suez Crisis of 1956.

This creativity and inspiration is made possible through the strength and quality of our diverse staff, with students from throughout Montreal and across Canada working to make this experience incredible for you. We are featuring 10 committees this year being organized by a talented group of students working hard to deliver the expectations and quality that we have become known for. We are the Montreal United Nations Conference and our record of organizing exciting learning activities for our participants is what in return makes us one of Canada’s leading simulations of the United Nations.

Join us this November in downtown Montreal as we welcome hundreds of delegates from across Canada and throughout the international community for a weekend of exciting debate, networking and fun.

With encouragement.

Secretariat
MUNC 2018
https://www.m-unc.org/

SemiMUN 2018

Semiahmoo Model United Nations 2018

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Semiahmoo Model United Nations (SemiMUN) is a day conference held in South Surrey, BC. Ever since its first initiation by a group of Semiahmoo Secondary students in 2014, SemiMUN has strived to provide its delegates with a friendly environment for freely exploring new ideas while learning about global issues and developing qualities of a global citizen.

This year, held on April 14th at Semiahmoo Secondary, SemiMUN will offer 5 unique committees encompassing topics suitable for both beginners and veterans. The General Assemblies this year include the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM). The UNEP will set out tackling energy-related waste, while SOCHUM will be seeking solutions to the growing world population and its related concerns.

SemiMUN 2018’s advanced committees are the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Joint Historical Crisis Committee (JHCC), and the fictional Canadian Crisis Committee. The UNSC will be diving into the dispute over the militarization of the Arctic, the JHCC, the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, and the Canadian Crisis will be a 2056 crisis where a threatening global water shortage has made Canada prey in the eye of the entire world.

With our unique and exceptional committees, we look forward to meeting all our delegates on April 14, immersed and thriving in the world of MUN!

Secretariat
SemiMUN 2018
www.semimun.ca

BAMUN XI

Bishop Allen Model United Nations XI

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The Bishop Allen Model United Nations Conference is a one-day event held in Toronto, open to students in high school or recent graduates, for all levels of experience. The Bishop Allen Secretariat is pleased to have opened registration to our eleventh annual conference, and one of the largest in the GTA. Having had over a decade of Model United Nations experience, this year's conference will feature a variety of exciting councils. This conference offers the classic councils which seek to mirror the real-life discussions of the United Nations which are: ECOSOC, WHO, Security Council, Arab League, and the Human Rights Council. However, we have also planned an exciting array of themed councils to offer a completely different environment for debaters. These include a Marvel Council, a Trump Crisis Council, and a historic USSR (Late 1980’s) Council.

This one-day conference is a great opportunity to meet new people and engage in thought provoking discussions. We have completely redesigned our BAMUN conference this year to be engaging for both beginning and experienced debaters.

BAMUN will be hosted on 6th April 2018 at the Toronto Police College at 70 Birmingham St, Toronto and we encourage all of you reading to register. With our world's ever-changing political climate, it is now more important than ever to stay informed on the issues of today and become leaders with grit and courage for tomorrow. It is our hope that BAMUN XI will continue to challenge and develop a generation of conscientious youth in public speaking skills and expand their horizons of the world we live in.

Michael Bellucci and Oscar Dimanov
BAMUN XI Secretaries-General
www.bamun.org

CCIMUN 2018

Collège Charlemagne Model United Nations 2018

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Collège Charlemagne Model United Nations (CCIMUN) is a weekend-long conference held in the West Island of Montreal. It is oriented towards beginner delegates, with committees suited for any taste. Due to the nature of the conference, CCIMUN is only accepting delegates from the high school circuit. Participants will take on the role of a country or character and spend a weekend debating various topics trying to find solutions to a plethora of problems plaguing the world. For example, a delegate may find himself in the OAS trying to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, just like he might be in SOCHUM attempting to end gender-based violence across the world.

Ultimately, CCIMUN tasks itself with initiating delegates into the wonderful world of Model United Nations, as well as deepening their knowledge of the state of our world. To achieve this task, the conference will offer options for everyone to enjoy. It offers committees ranging from general assemblies to crises, real to fictional, anglophone to francophone and everything in between.

The 2018 edition of CCIMUN, held on the weekend of March 17-18 at College Charlemagne, will feature 4 committees: the Organization of American States (anglophone GA), la Commission Sociale, Humanitaire et Culturelle (Assemblée Générale francophone), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (bilingual Specialized Agency) and Harry Potter’s Order of the Phoenix (anglophone crisis). We hope to see you there!

Secretariat
Collège Charlemagne Model United Nations 2018
http://ccimun.collegecharlemagne.com/

MonWHO 2018

Montreal World Health Organization Simulation 2018

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The Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) is an annual 3-day conference hosted in Montreal simulating the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) which takes place in Geneva each year. At MonWHO, participants assume the role of a country's ambassador to the WHO, a non-governmental organization representative, pharmaceutical representative, private corporation representative, academic expert, or journalist, and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address the different global health themes chosen every year.

The main objective of this conference is to acquaint students with the role of the WHO while providing them with an opportunity to play a proactive role in global health policy. The conference brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to discuss global health issues in a setting similar to the World Health Assembly. MonWHO's founder recognized the importance of developing inter-professional relationships in order to develop a deeper understanding of health and more sustainable solutions to its problems. We are very proud to welcome students from all educational backgrounds to our conference.

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The 2018 edition of MonWHO, held on March 16th-18th at the Delta Hotel in downtown Montreal, will have the theme "Health Crises" and will feature 9 unique, action-filled crisis committees. In addition, the conference will feature various speakers and workshops on different aspects of global health, with the opportunity for participants to network with global health professionals. The 9 committees are the following: 1) HIV/AIDS Crisis, 1980s, 2) Tuberculosis and Antibiotic Resistance, 3) Malaria in Africa Today, 4) The Black Plague, 5) Cholera, 6) The Obesity Epidemic, 7) Le Désastre de Fukushima (French/English bilingual committee), 8) The Day Humanity Was Almost Wiped Out - Mystery Epidemic, 9) The Spanish Flu.

Sydney Groen & Nina de Murat
MonWHO 2018 Co-Chargées D'Affaires
http://monwho.org/

YLSBCMUN 2018

Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia Model United Nations 2018

Delegates standing alongside Mayor of Coquitlam, Richard Stewart and Member of Legislative Assembly, Linda Reimer at YLSBCMUN 2016.

Delegates standing alongside Mayor of Coquitlam, Richard Stewart and Member of Legislative Assembly, Linda Reimer at YLSBCMUN 2016.

Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia Model United Nations is a one-day, one-committee conference held at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam, BC. The conference is intended for novice and beginner delegates, and with a capacity for only 25 delegates, offers an encouraging environment for learning and experience building. In accordance with the conference’s goals of providing exceptional and equal opportunity to all students, the conference accepts delegates from both the secondary and post-secondary level.

The committee of this year’s conference is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Specifically, the topic of debate will be on disrupting the global opiate trade. Today, the production of synthetic opioids proves itself to be double-edged sword. While beneficial to some, it destroys the livelihoods and social wellbeing of communities. Yet, the root of this issue is confounded with several underlying issues that are pertinent to economic, social justice, and cultural values.

The Secretariat is confident that delegates will display admirable leadership and diplomacy in leading nations and stakeholders from this crisis and toward a favourable resolution. In addition, to providing excellence in teaching model United Nations rules and procedure and debate skills during the conference, we are pleased to also be offering a training session prior to the conference on March 4th, 2018.

Aishwi Roshan
Secretary-General, YLSBCMUN 2018
https://ylsbcmun.wixsite.com/conference