NZ Model United Nations Delegate Registrations
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About the Event
DELEGATE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON 2ND MAY 2021.
Registration is $250 for delegates and you will be sent an invoice once you have been accepted to the conference unless you receive a scholarship.
WHAT IS NZ MODEL UN?
NZ Model UN (NZMUN) is UN Youth’s flagship Model UN conference. The event offers four days of thrilling debate, engaging guest speakers, and an all round inspiring experience. Due to the high quality of educational content and facilitation, delegates of all skill levels interested in global affairs, debating, or civics have the chance to experience the Model UN format at its most premier level. Guaranteed to provide education, excitement, and fun, this event is not to be missed.
Hosted at Victoria University in the heart of Wellington, NZMUN offers secondary school students the chance to experience life as a diplomat. Between engaging problem-solving workshops, to simulated committee sessions, students will be given a platform to discuss important topics relevant to global affairs. In the process of debate, students will learn more about the world and their place in it as a global citizen. Furthermore, as a cohort of 280 like-minded individuals, students can band together, build friendships, and tackle the world – one problem at a time. Delegates will emerge from NZMUN, more equipped to make a difference in their communities, and become empowered to make an impact on the decision-making which affects them.
PLEASE NOTE: When applying you will only have 20 minutes to fill in your application form and there is a word limit of 400 characters which is around 64 words. We would recommend writing out your answers on a separate document and then pasting your answers in afterwards.
WHAT IS UN YOUTH?
We are a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops and conferences, we engage youth in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. Our goal is to inspire young New Zealanders to be active, global citizens. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth provides opportunities for delegates to develop their own form of active citizenship. Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event, run by a body of 150 volunteers across the country who dedicate many hours of their time to engaging young people and growing the organisation.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CONFERENCE
Each delegate will experience three committee sessions throughout the conference. These sessions are designed to encourage debate, critical thinking, and negotiation skills between delegates. There are also 3 special committees, in which select delegates are able to demonstrate a high level of in-depth problem solving as it pertains to certain UN bodies – such as the UN Security Council, the International Court of Justice, and NZMUN Crisis Committees.
Workshops feature engaging scenarios and formats which give delegates a chance to showcase and learn communication, creative thinking, and persuasive speaking skills. Separate from committee sessions, workshops do not require the delegates to be representing their countries while in them, but are rather a means of engaging delegates on an interactive level. Previous workshops have included Interactive Problem Solving (IPS) scenarios, ethics workshops, and negotiation based workshops.
Apart from the educational content, there are also many social aspects to NZMUN. Chiefly, the Opening Ceremony, Regional Group Dinners, and of course, the Gala – a highly anticipated cocktail-style evening event for delegates to dance and network at the end of what is sure to have been an invigorating conference!
We aim to make our conference accessible to all participants, so if you have accessibility needs, we will do our best to accommodate those. Please let us know how we can help you!
The Press Corps Programme is integral to NZMUN as it frames the narrative of the conference. Over the last two years, this programme has seen redevelopment and revitalisation to maintain its importance to the conference at large. Being a member of the Press Corps allows students to represent different press media outlets, such as CNN, NZ Herald or Al-Jazeera, to name a few.
The media has always held an essential role in conveying information and heavily influences how much bias is portrayed in the news. While facts may follow a universal truth, the preference that is placed onto these facts to create stories and articles are not afforded the same intellectual purity.
The Press Corps is responsible for accurately representing the press in the simulation of the United Nations and will be reporting on and distributing data and information to delegates during the conference.
Being a part of the Press Corps allows students the opportunity to learn about journalism, hone their skills of writing and critical thinking, and gives students a chance to analyse how to represent best the media outlets they’ve been assigned to. This programme also provides conference delegates with a way to reflect on what they’ve been doing throughout NZMUN.
Press Delegates will be writing the narrative of what goes on in committee sessions throughout the conference, with guidance from trained Press Delegate Facilitators.
NZMUN 2021 has several hardship, equity, and committee scholarships on offer. Below is a list of the various funding you can apply for when you fill out the registration form in the ‘REGISTER’ or ‘VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS’ tabs. There are a number of additional scholarships you can apply for at the bottom of this page.
Note: No scholarship applications will be considered once delegate and volunteer applications have closed.
These scholarships cover the conference fee and are awarded on a case by case basis after considering factors such as need, quality of application, and the benefits of receiving the scholarship. These are allocated by the Organising Committee considering the application holistically.
MĀORI AND PĀSIFIKA SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicants of Māori and/ or Pāsifika descent are eligible to apply for these scholarships, which cover the conference fee. A limited number of scholarships are available and each application will be considered holistically.
These scholarships are offered by UN Member State embassies located in New Zealand and take varied forms. Some embassies will pay for a delegates’ conference fee, while others may opt for a non-financial offer of an embassy visit or both. These are decided by blind marking based on the strength of an application and awarded to select delegates whose applications show depth and quality.
NATIONAL EQUITY FUND
In addition to the above, volunteers and delegates may also apply for a grant from the National Equity Fund to help cover conference-related costs.
Note: the National Equity Fund is a separate grant. You may apply for both a scholarship and NEF grant, but only one or the other will be awarded.
For any questions about the event, feel free to contact our Registrations Officer Laurie Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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