About the Event
WMSC will provide an engaging platform for students to immerse themselves in the proceedings and intricacies of the United Nations Security Council. This event is designed for both experienced Model UN delegates and newcomers who wish to learn more about international diplomacy and the role of the Security Council in promoting global peace and security.
The overall theme of the day will be UN+Certain which connects to the nature and intent of the Security Council being of certainty and stability. The issue of security and stability is one that is very relevant in today's world. We have seen numerous instances of unrest, conflict, and insecurity across the globe. It is vital for us to understand the importance of ensuring certain and stable conditions for the people of the world.
The event will span over one day and will include a variety of activities, such as an IPS workshop and a mock Security Council session Participants will work together to debate and amend a Security Council resolution aimed at resolving the Cold War conflict and ensuring peace and stability in the region.
The Chair runs the debate for committee and plenary sessions. Chairs usually are our most experienced volunteers, with a large amount of knowledge about how Model United Nations runs required to facilitate a lively and smooth debate. They must also be able to lead the team of CAs in their committee.
The Secretary receives and clarifies amendments and controls the AV in the room. Secretaries need to be able to work efficiently alongside the Chair (they may even have the opportunity to Chair the committee at some point!). Secretaries will need to be able to use a computer efficiently.
The Special Rapporteur is the "Google" of the committee. They must be prepared to do research around the educational content before the conference, and to prioritise what amendments will be debated in order for the committee to reach a resolution. They will also be able to search up answers to questions the delegates may have.
Logistics Facilitators keep the conference running smoothly. Their tasks involve setting up catering, directing delegates around the venue, and keeping the venue clean. Logistics Facilitators should have good time management skills, and be able to work in a team.
Welfare Officers hold the essential responsibility of supporting the welfare of both delegates and volunteers at Wellington Model United Nations. The ability to handle sensitive issues with a caring attitude is required as all Welfare Officers must constantly be approachable for unwell, stressed or upset participants. A First Aid Certificate is required to be a Welfare Officer.
Our photographers are essential in making our events memorable! They spend the day visiting different committee rooms to take photos of the experience, which are sent to event participants once the event concludes.
Contact Tegan ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the event.