GhentMUN 2018

Ghent Model United Nations

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Welcome to Ghent Model United Nations

GhentMUN is the MUN conference of Ghent, in cooperation with Ghent University (UGent) and the United Nations Youth Association of Ghent (VVN Youth Gent). We offer committees for beginners to expert level participants.

Chair applications are now closed

The team of chairs, as well as the topics of each committee, have been selected. We have gathered a team of experts in each field, therefore ensuring that the best candidate has been allocated to each committee. You can check who the chairs are below in this page.

Delegate applications are now closed

Applications after March 20th will not be taken into consideration.The result of the selection will be communicated to successful candidates by March 24th. As participants, you are offered multiple choices on which country and committee you would like to represent. However, we cannot ensure that you will be chosen to represent such country, as this will depend on the assigning criteria of the Secretariat. We will base our assignment criteria on the previous delegate's experience, motivation letter and expected outcome of the MUN.

Delegates are expected to cover their participation fees, transport, and visa (if necessary to enter Schengen) costs and reservations. Anyhow, GhentMUN will be covering most meals during the event and we can offer you free accommodation with a local host (limited spots available). We will also provide you with an invitation letter in order to get a visa as soon as the 25€ participation payment is made. If you cannot take part in GhentMUN, we can provide you with a full refund (participation + social events fees) up to March 31st; or a refund of the participation fee up to April 8th.

Payment of fees We acknowledge there can be trouble with the payment of the participation fees. Therefore, we provide you our bank data in order for you to make a transfer. Please state your name and surname in observations.

  • GhentMUN vzw
  • IBAN: BE09 5230 8095 4457
  • BIC: TRIOBEBB
  • Triodos Bank Ghent

Official GhentMUN 2018 Schedule

April 27 (Friday)

Arrivals

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Registrations, Het Pand

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Opening Ceremony, Aula Ceremony Hall

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 1st Committee Session, Het Pand

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Reception & Modest Party, NEST

April 28 (Saturday)

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 2nd Committee Session (with free coffee breaks), Het Pand

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Beak (free lunch provided), Het Pand

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: 3rd Committee Sessions (with free coffee breaks), Het Pand

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Committee Dinner, Location Depending on Committee

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Delegate Ball, Belfry of Ghent

April 29 (Sunday)

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 4th Committee Session (with free coffee breaks), Het Pand

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break (free lunch provided), Het Pand

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: 5th Committee Session (Voting Procedure), Het Pand

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing Ceremony, Aula Ceremony Hall

Departures


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Organizers

Angel González
Deputy Secretary-General

Yassin Moustahfid
Director of Events & Socials

Hannah Carlota Osaer
Chief Editor

Rakoen Maertens
Director-General

Nicolás H. Folley
Secretary-General

Robin Roels
Director of PR

Stijn Paulissen
Director of Finance

Committees

Human Rights Council (beginner)

Topics
The Human Rights situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Chairs
Sebastiaan Van Severen
Miriam Mcn
Hanne Pollet

UNESCO (beginner)

Topics
Fostering inclusive education programmes in developing countries

Chairs
Philippe Lefevre
Marina Navarro

World Health Organisation (beginner)

Topics
The double burden of malnutrition

Chairs
Steven Franckowiak

Security Council (mediocre)

Topics
Israel-Palestine: Jerusalem Case Study

Chairs
Ruth del Pino Bleijerveld
César Gimeno Rodríguez

Historical Security Council (expert)

Topics
The Genocide in Rwanda

Chairs
Florian Fermin
Jasper D'Huyvetter