SAISMUN 2020

Stamford American International School Model United Nations (SAISMUN)

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Dear MUN Directors and Student Leaders,


We are pleased to announce that Stamford American International School will be hosting their second annual Model United Nations conference in February of 2020! Having held the SEASACMUN XI conference in 2018, and the inaugural SAISMUN conference at our school, we are returning to present the second iteration of SAISMUN. The conference will take place on the days of February 7, 8, 9, 2020, and we would be honoured if you could take part in our event.


SAISMUN II, 2020 is a MUN conference tailored for students from grades 6 through 12. This year, there will be 9 committees, consisting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Human Rights Council (HRC), World Health Organization (WHO), General Assembly 1 (Disarmament and International Security), General Assembly 6 (Legal), Security Council (SC), Historical Security Council (HSC), and Special Conference (SpecCon). There will be separate, as well as joint committees for both middle and high schoolers.


The theme for this year’s conference is “Seeking the Resurgence of a United World in an Era of Isolationism”. It was adopted on the basis that today, as nations continue to isolate themselves from each other and strive for greater independence, what is truly required to solve pressing issues worldwide, is a coordinated international response. As humanity continues to sunder itself, we must band together and fight towards a common goal. Whether it be combating transnational organized crime, or climate change - we must work together, as a united world, to overcome the dangers of today in order to continue to prosper and mould a greater quality of life for future generations. 


It is with the same idea in mind that we have decided to expand SAISMUN into an international conference. We hope to welcome schools from all over the world to further emphasize our idea of a united world and promote our message of internationalism. As an international school, we are committed to expanding our own horizons, as well as those of others. Thus, we place tremendous value on global citizenship and international cooperation. 


Registration:

The registration process will take place through this link, and is open as of now. Please fill out the 

Form I by Monday, October 7, 2019, at 2359 hours SGT. Although it is quite early on, we ask that you aim to be as accurate as possible regarding the number of delegates you intend to bring. The form is also be accessible through the “Registration” page on our website. The conference cost will be $110 per participant - inclusive of delegates, directors, and student officers. There will be no additional delegation costs. 


Student Officers/Chairs: 

Applications for Student Officer/Chairing positions are also now available on our website via the “Student Officers” tab. These applications should be submitted by Monday, October 14, 2019 at 2359 hours SGT. The direct link for Student officer Applications is as follows: https://www.saismun.org/student-officer-application-portal 


The Committees & Topics:

The full list of committees are also available on our website under the “Committees” page. Topics will be announced closer to the date of the conference. You will also find our Delegate Handbook and the full conference procedure posted on this page. These documents will be posted in the coming months, and we will inform you once they are published. The handbooks will be essential to further understand the workings of the specialized committees and how they will function. Please take note that SAISMUN follows THIMUN procedures and protocol. Some pieces of advice regarding committee selections that will be useful to you whilst requesting certain committees on Form I is as follows:

Each and every committee has been designated an experience level; this varies from novice to intermediate to advanced. Most committees will run as per expected, with the exception of the Security Council and Historical Security Council. Our SC and HSC will operate clause-by-clause and delegations will be dual. On another note, the Special Conference committee will discuss topics pertaining to the conference theme but follow the same procedure as normal committees. 


Timeline:

We would like to draw your attention to the “Conference Details” page and the information available there. Most notably, the pre-conference deadlines for a number of different items. The first of all deadlines is for your Form I, as stated above. Some other key dates:


Deadline: 

(always 2359hrs SGT)

Description:

Monday, October 7, 2019

Form I’s (Interest) due

Monday, October 14, 2019

Student Officer Applications due

Friday, October 18, 2019

Form II’s Issued

Monday, November 18, 2019

Student Officer Allocations published


Friday, December 13, 2019

Form II’s due

 (Invoices issued shortly after)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Research Reports released

Monday, January 20, 2020

Delegate Handbook, Rules of Procedure and Administrative Handbook released

February 7-9, 2020

SAISMUN II is officially in session



SAISMUN Invoice:

We will be sending out an invoice to you separately - based on your SAISMUN Form ll numbers. Please inform us of your billing address and contact person for these matters as soon as possible. 


Campus Security:

Chaperones will be issued identification badges that should be worn at all times while on the Stamford Campus. More information will be provided at the conference itself and through the various handbooks.


Miscellaneous:

Please feel free to share the website link (saismun.org) with your delegates! More information and details will come available in the near future. You can look forward to a promotional video that our Press Corps has been working on to spread the word of SAISMUN II! Posts will also be made on the official SAISMUN Instagram page, which can be found here or through typing “saismun” on Instagram.

Note: If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please let us know, so that you do not receive any further communications in regards to SAISMUN.


Should you have any queries, please email us at this address: saismun@saisstudent.sg and we will get back to you or redirect you to the relevant director or executive officer who can.


We hope to see you at the second iteration of SAISMUN!

--

Akhil Venkatesh

Founder and Secretary-General

SAISMUN II, 2020

Email Address: saismun@saisstudent.sg

Website: saismun.org

Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/saismun



Organizers

Committees

Special Conference

Historical Security Council

Security Council

General Assembly 6 (Legal)

General Assembly 1 (DISEC)

Human Rights Council

Economic and Social Council

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime