UBIMUN 2016

University of Birmingham International Model United Nations Conference

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This World. Our Future in Debate

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of the University of Birmingham International Model United Nations Conference (UBIMUN). The event will take place from the 27th to the 29th of January and will be hosted by the United Nations Society of the University of Birmingham.

For the 6 years previous to UBIMUN, our society held UoBMAL, one of the biggest and most accurate crisis simulations in Europe. It focused on the Arab League where a plethora of students would debate political, economic, cultural and social affairs concerning the Arab World. Following UoBMAL’s success, the decision was made to expand the conference and include various committees in order to introduce moderated debates as well : and that is how UBIMUN was born.

This year, we are continuing on with the successful legacy of UBIMUN as we enthusiastically work towards a new conference thanks to our passionate and qualified secretariat. We are dedicated to making this conference as enriching and enjoyable as possible for all the delegates participating.

The theme this year is “This world. Our future in debate” and has been chosen in order to encourage delegates to take a good look at the world that surrounds us and find a way to improve it through discussion. Today, many people say that the world is in crisis, as we deal with issues such as terrorism, climate change, migration and many others on an unprecedented scale. Yet, as the next generation in charge, we, the youth, must stay pragmatic and hopeful as we take on these issues with an open mind and are confident with our opinion and the impact it may have.

Being part of this conference is an enriching experience through which you develop crucial skills whilst having an amazing time and meeting many new and interesting people.

We welcome students from all academic backgrounds to participate in our conference. All information will be updated on this website, you can also find us on facebook, instagram and twitter.

We very much hope to see you in January.

Best regards,

The UBIMUN 2017 Secretariat


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Organizers

Katarina Dubrova
President UN Soc UoB

Angus Gillan
Secretary General

Committees

NATO North Atlantic Council

Topics
NATO Enlargement

Chairs
Mihai Cristian Vrabie
Albert Dognin

UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee

Topics
The Effectiveness of the Coalition’s Actions Against ISIS The Problem of Christian Terrorism in Africa

Chairs
James Clegg
Sofia Barahona Sanchez

United Nations Security Council

Topics
International Response to the Ongoing Conflict in Syria

Chairs
Margaux Da Silva
Hassnain Safdar

Crisis Simulation - The Ukrainian Republic

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Human Rights Council

Topics
Human Trafficking Digital Rights: Protecting Freedom of Opinion and Expression as a Human Right Online and Offline

Chairs
Pauline Jottrand
Areej Abbasi

SOCHUM - Third Committee of The United Nations General Assembly

Topics
Eliminating Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance Climate Change: Humanitarian Threat and Human Rights Challenge of the 21st Century

Chairs
Célia Pellet
Nia Cooper

Crisis Simulation - The Republic of Turkey

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
Nik Maksimov

Crisis Simulation - The United States of America

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
James Sproston

The International Court of Justice

Topics
Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v India & United Kingdom)

Chairs
Ambika Sharma
Veronica Luhtanen

Crisis Simulation - The Federal Republic of Germany

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
Nicole Dutton

Crisis Simulation - The French Republic

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
Jane Pursey

Crisis Simulation - The Russian Federation

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
Angus Gillan

Crisis Simulation - The United Kingdom

Topics
Europe in Crisis: diplomatic solutions for modern challenges to global development. Addressing the concerns of human security in 2016 and the threat of political and state violence throughout the 21st century world order

Chairs
Tanase-Marius Manafu