SAISMUN 2021

Stamford American International School Model United Nations

  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 1 Woodleigh Lane
  • Feb 05 - Feb 07, 2021
  • 500 Delegates

Semper Ducit Aequales

Dear MUN Directors and Student Leaders,


Warmest of greetings from Stamford American International School, Singapore! Having hosted SEASACMUN XI 2018, as well as founding SAISMUN in 2019 and amassing close to 300 participants at last year’s session, we are pleased to invite you to our third iteration of the conference on the days of February 5, 6, 7, 2021. 


SAISMUN III, 2021 is a conference tailored for students from grades 6 through 12. This year, there will be ten committees, consisting of the Special Conference (SPC), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Group of 20 (G20), General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security (GA1), the Security Council (SC), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the War Cabinet (WarCab).


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 safety, sovereignty, and 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 as one, and fight towards a common goal. Whether it be combating transnational organized crime, unifying intergovernmental pandemic responses or curbing climate change - we must work together, as a united world to overcome the dangers of today, so that we continue to prosper and mould a greater quality of life for the future generations. 


Keeping these same ideals in mind, SAISMUN will continue to welcome schools from all over the world to further emphasize our philosophy of a united world and promote our message of internationalism. As an international school ourself, 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 Friday, October 2, 2020, at 2359 hrs 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 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. Conference materials, catering and amenities will all be included within your payment. 


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 Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2359 hrs SGT. The direct link for Student Officer Applications is as follows: https://tinyurl.com/SAISMUNSTOFF 



The Committees & Topics:

The full list of committees are also available on our website under the Committees (https://www.saismun.org/saismun-committees-topics) page. You will also find our Delegate Handbook and Rules of Procedure posted on this page closer to the dates of SAISMUN. 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 rules of procedure and protocol


Each and every committee has been designated an experience level; this varies from novice to intermediate to advanced. The Security Council, International Criminal Court and War Cabinet are regarded as advanced committees and would operate on a specialized procedure: 


Our Security Council (SC) will operate clause by clause, and all delegations will be dual (signifying two delegates representing a single nation). Additionally, there would also be 5 permanent members of the council: Russia, China, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France who would be allotted the ability to “veto”.


The War Cabinet (WarCab) will operate using Joint Crisis Committee (JCC) procedure, in which delegates will be encouraged to use both military and political pressure to compel the opposing side into a favorable agreement. All delegations will consist of four delegates (signifying four delegates representing a single nation) which provides a unique teamwork-oriented experience. 


The International Criminal Court (ICC) is one of the most prestigious committees; similar to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ settles disputes between nations, while the ICC investigates and enforces laws against war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the ICC, delegates have the opportunity to participate as either a member of the defense, prosecution, or serve as a judge. Participating in the ICC entails large responsibility for delegates and thus should not be taken lightly. It is most ideal for those students pursuing a career in Law. 


Timeline:

We would like to draw your attention to the “Conference Details(https://www.saismun.org/saismun-conference-details) page and the information available there. Most notably, the pre-conference deadlines for a number of different items. You will find the same attached below for your reference:


Deadline:

(always 2359 hrs SGT)

Description:

Friday, October 2, 2020

Form I’s (Interest) due

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Student Officer Applications due

Monday, October 12, 2020

Form II’s Issued

Monday, November 16, 2020

Student Officer Allocations published


Friday, December 4, 2020

Form II’s due

 (Invoices issued shortly after)

Friday, January 8, 2021

Research Reports released

Friday, January 15, 2021

Delegate Handbook, Rules of Procedure and Administrative Handbook released

February 5-7, 2021

SAISMUN III is officially in session


SAISMUN Invoices:

We will be sending out an invoice to you based on your SAISMUN Form II 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 and/or directors! More information and details will come available in the near future. Posts will also be made on the official SAISMUN Instagram page, which can be found here.


Should you have any queries, please email us at the following address: saismun@saisstudent.sg and we will get back to you or redirect you to the relevant director or Secretariat member as soon as possible.


Looking forward to hosting you at the third iteration of SAISMUN!

--

Akhil Venkatesh

Founder and Secretary-General

SAISMUN III, 2021

Email Address: saismun@saisstudent.sg

Website: saismun.org

Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/saismun




Organizers

Country Matrix
Committees
Special Conference (SPC)
Special Conference (SPC)

Topics

  • Empowering vulnerable groups through increased social stability
  • Formulating greater healthcare infrastructure and medical support systems to prevent future outbreaks
  • Ensuring adequate financial aid is provided to Less Economically Developed Countries
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Topics

  • Addressing the issue of currency substitution in developing nations
  • Examining and promoting efforts to protect the Mekong river
  • Minimising the rate of ‘Brain Drain’ in Less Economically Developed Countries
Human Rights Council (HRC)
Human Rights Council (HRC)

Topics

  • The Question Of indigenous land rights
  • Combating police brutality through improved training frameworks and guidelines for law enforcement officers
  • Eradicating slave labor and debt bondage in South East Asia and the Middle East
United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD)

Topics

  • Addressing the recent surge in deep fake video and audio technology
  • Preventing identity theft in the digital era
  • Measures to regulate the commercial space industry
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Topics

  • Combating the rise of New Psychoactive Substances
  • Curtailing the production and distribution of counterfeit prescription medications
  • Strengthening military equipment tracking systems to disrupt the flow of arms to illicit groups
Group of Twenty (G20)
Group of Twenty (G20)

Topics

  • Curbing international tax evasion and money laundering
  • Addressing the lack of domestic recycling infrastructure and the overdependence of More Economically Developed Countries on the international scrap plastic market
  • Lessening the global economic implications stemming from the extraction of natural resources in the Antarctic region and disputed territories in close proximity
General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security (GA1)
General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security (GA1)

Topics

  • Implementing more stringent regulations to better enforce the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
  • Addressing the use of private military contractors as a substitute for conventional military forces
  • The Question Of the militarization of the Arctic
Security Council (SC)
Security Council (SC)

Topics

  • Measures to resolve the Kurdish-Turkish conflict
  • Alleviating the situation in Maghreb
  • Responding to the Sino-Indian border dispute
International Criminal Court (ICC)
International Criminal Court (ICC)

Topics

  • Joseph Kony
  • Saif Al Islam Gaddafi
War Cabinet (WarCab)
War Cabinet (WarCab)

Topics

  • The Korean War