SINGAPORE CONFERENCE

The 3rd THIMUN Singapore ONLINE
14 – 18 November 2022

The conference will offer students the chance to lobby, debate and vote on resolutions covering a vast array of topics. Guest speakers and panel discussions will round out the THIMUN Singapore week.

Delegates will be divided into different forums including ECOSOC, Human Rights, Youth and Health and Security Council. In addition, there will be a Student Officer team and a MUNITY Press team to which all participating students are welcome to apply.

The sections below provides you with more general information on the conference.

DEADLINES

COUNTDOWN TO PARTICIPATION

May
In May, schools which participated in the previous year, will receive an invitation to attend. New schools must apply to participate, more information can be found on our Foundation site under participation.


June
Friday 17th June 2022
– (ONLINE FORM I) The request to participate
& Application Forms for Student Officer or MUNITY East Press

Thursday 30th June 2022 – The delegation assignments and the individual Student Appointments will be published in our Conference App (button above).


October
Friday, 7th October 2022  – (ONLINE FORM II) schools must submit a complete list of names of all participants including at least one MUN-Director. This is done via the MUNIS system.
Friday 7th of October 2022 – 100% of Fees/charges are due


November
The online conference takes place 14th – 18th November 2022, ALL participants will receive an email with their login credentials to access the CONFERENCE APP.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The event takes place Monday to Friday from 13:00-18:00 p.m. Singapore Time (SGT) 

MONDAY, 14th NOVEMBER 2022
14:00–14:15     Student Officer Briefing

14:30–16:15     Prep Meetings in Committees
16:30–17:30     Opening Ceremony

TUESDAY, 15th NOVEMBER 2021
13:00–17:30     Lobbying and merging for all Committees Issue 1
13:00–17:30     Security Council inSession
15:30–17:30     Approval Panel Open

WEDNESDAY, 16th NOVEMBER 2022
13:00–17:30     Committees in Debate Issue 1
13:00–17:30     Security Council in Session
13:00–16:00     Approval Panel Open

THURSDAY, 17th NOVEMBER 2022
13:00–16:30     Lobbying and merging for all Committees Issue 2
13:00–16:30     Security Council in Session
14:45- 15:15     MUN-Director Meeting
15:30–17:30     Approval Panel Open

FRIDAY, 18th NOVEMBER 2022
13:00–17:15     Committees in Debate Issue 2
13:00–17:15     Security Council in Session
13:00–16:00     Approval Panel Open
17:30–18:15     Closing of the 3rd THIMUN Online Singapore Conference

ISSUES ON THE AGENDA

ECOSOC (ECO)

  • The question of exclusion from the labour market on the basis of race, religion and gender
  • Towards a global plan of action to safeguard religious sites

ECONOMIC COMMITTEE (EC)

  • Development and promotion of eco-tourism in the tropical rainforest regions of South-East Asia
  • The question of female representation in business and finance

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE (EVC)

  • Follow-up on the Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26)
  • The question of the effects of palm oil plantations in rainforest areas

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE (HRC)

  • Measures to assist Ukrainian refugees
  • The question of the freedom of the press in time of war

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE (ISC)

  • Establishing a nuclear-weapon-free-zone in the Black Sea region
  • The question of piracy and maritime security in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico

LEGAL & FINANCE COMMITTEE (LFC)

  • Promoting micro-financing of small businesses
  • Enhancing the power of the International Criminal Court

POLITICAL COMMITTEE (PC)

  • Promoting dialogue in the Indo-Pacific region
  • The situation in Sri Lanka

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (SDC)

  • Tackling the problem of greenwashing
  • Improving living conditions in slums

YOUTH & HEALTH COMMITTEE (YHC)

  • Measures to end the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Expanding access to education for children in isolated rural areas

SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)

  • The situation in Ukraine
  • The situation between Sudan and South Sudan

 

RESEARCH REPORTS
are written by the Student Officers to give guidance to the delegates on their research and preparation for each issue. The Student Officers per committee will research and write these reports and they will be available to download by clicking on the issue in question by the beginning of October, they will be available under the Conference App button within the menui, Issues and Research Reports.

DELEGATIONS

The size of the delegations will vary according to the type of delegation and the need to be represented in a particular committee or council based on the agenda items affecting these delegations with a maximum of 2 delegates per committee.

Delegates in the same committees are encouraged to work together on speeches, resolutions, amendments, and research the issues. Each duo can determine who and when they speak or vote according to each delegate’s preparations and can take turns at debate. For example, each delegate per committee debates one issue and the other assists.

The complete list of available delegations with the specific committees per delegation can be downloaded below and/or under downloads.

THIMUN Singapore Online Registration Handbook 2022

ASSIGNED DELEGATIONS
The final list of assigned delegations per school can be found in our CONFERENCE APP within the menu DELEGATIONS, this will redirect you to the THIMUN platform that will be used before and during the conference.

 

SECURITY COUNCIL COUNTRY
The Security Council is composed of 5 permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States of America) and 10 members elected for two-year terms.

Non-permanent members of the Security Council 2022: Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway and United Arab Emirates.

Max. two delegates of each of the 15 member states delegations must be assigned to the Security Council.


ECOSOC

The Economic and Social Council is composed of 54 member countries, a third of the members changing every year.

Max. two delegates of ECOSOC member delegations must be assigned to ECOSOC.

 

NON-MEMBER DELEGATIONS
The size of the non-member delegations will vary according to the type of delegation and the need to be represented in a particular committee or council because of agenda items affecting these delegations.

Such delegations will be accorded both speaking and voting rights on issues relevant to their organisation.

Non-member delegates will be assigned to a particular forum, based on max. two delegates per forum.

THIMUN SINGAPORE CONFERENCE APP

THIMUN has developed an APP to use during our conferences which allows particpants to lobby, debate and vote on resolutions in actual time in their assigned committees.

Registered participating schools and students can find  more detailed information on the upcoming event such as country delegations per school, Student Officer selection, and more under the CONFERENCE APP button in the menu above.

All participants (Students, MUN-Directors, Chaperones, Student Officers and Press) will also be using the app to login into a secure environment and join their assigned committees, for lobbying and debate sessions, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and discussion panels. Login details will be given to all registered participants before the conference.

GO TO CONFERENCE APP

APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS AS STUDENT OFFICER OR MUNITY EAST

GENERAL RULES

All students applying for one of the above positions must complete an Application Form (can be found under downloads), write a formal letter of application, and provide a letter of recommendation from their MUN-Director. The complete application must be returned to the THIMUN Hague office by email (Singapore@thimun.org) by the final closing date. 

 

STUDENT OFFICERS

The Student Officer team consists of the Executive Committee together with the Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Committee Chairs and Deputy Committee Chairs in the various forums.

All student Officers must be thoroughly conversant with Parliamentary Procedure and particularly with the current THIMUN Rules of Procedure. They must have a good knowledge of current affairs as well as of the issues on the agenda. They must write a research report and must be prepared to be actively involved in the lobbying process, coordinating the work of their respective Council or Committee throughout the week. In their application, candidates should state which position and which forum(s) they are particularly interested in.

Important for those students selected: They must be aware that this is an Online event. Once the student officers have been selected, they will be contacted by the Executive Committee with further details on preparing for the conference. Part of this preparation is to research the issues on the agenda and to write a Research Report that must be prepared well in advance to the conference. They will also be required to join briefings before the actual conference as well as a workshop to learn about the functioning of the THIMUN Online Platform.

 

The Executive Committee consists of:
Secretary General
2 Deputy Secretaries
General President of all Committees


Presidents (SC and ECOSOC) and Committee Chairs (all other forums)
The Presidents will each preside over the Security Council or ECOSOC. The Committee Chairs will each preside over one of the eight Committees when they are in session.

Most of these positions are expected to be filled by those who have already held a position at THIMUN or a THIMUN-Affiliated conference as Deputy President or Deputy Chair.


Deputy Presidents and Deputy Chairs
The Deputy Presidents and Deputy Chairs will assist the President or Committee Chair in lobbying and in the sessions.

In general, Deputy Presidents and Deputy Chairs are appointed to provide an opportunity for younger students to gain experience. It is hoped that such students will prove themselves capable and will be available to serve again at the subsequent session of THIMUN. Thus, preference will be given to students able to attend the following year. 

MUNITY EAST PRESS ONLINE
Press delegates will be under the direction of a Press Coordinator and will be responsible for producing the conference online content. The press team includes layout, editors, and reporters. Students who would like to apply should have some journalistic skills, be able to work with word processing and desktop publishing. These delegates will have viewing access to the Online event for reporting and will publish their content via the THIMUN App.


SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

The list of students whose applications have been successful will be published under our CONFERENCE APP button within the menu Student Officers 2022 and MUNITY EAST Team 2022, which will redirect you to the THIMUN platform that will be used before and during the conference. 

2022 ONLINE CONFERENCE FEES  
Delegation fee per school delegation € 60.00

Participation fee per person

for Delegates, Student Officers, MUNITY East Press members

Note: 1 MUN-Director must register on form II but no fee will be charged for him/her.

€ 55.00

By submitting the Online Registration Form (FORM I) the MUN-Director acknowledges that they have read the General Terms and Usage Restricions as well as the THIMUN Privacy Policy (pages 17 to 20 of the Registration Handbook) and that they agrees that the school is obliged to pay in full for the number of students and teachers forecast to attend. A final statement of numbers and names of participants is required on the online FORM II by the deadline mentioned below.

 

Financial Statement

A financial statement can be found in the main menu of the MUNIS Online Registration System, once you have logged in. The link Account (financial) links to a printable statement of account. Once your submitted Online Form II is accepted, and there is an outstanding balance, it will be an actual invoice requesting payment.

Deadlines and Cancellations

Changes / Substitutions:

All changes and substitutions must be sent by email to THIMUN Singapore (Singapore@thimun.org).

Cancellations:

From Friday, 7th October 2022 100% of the fees/charges are due. The full fees are due at this time whether or not a school or individual participant is unable to attend for whatever reason.

PAYMENTS

The total balance must be transferred before 1st November 2022. The details of your statement of account can be found in the MUNIS system, once you have logged in.

All payments are to be made in Euro to our ABN AMRO account or to our DBS account. Please use the exchange rate given by your bank on the day of transfer, net of all bank charges.

Bank Transfer

Please clearly indicate the name of the school and/or School ID and the conference. The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and the International Bank Code (BIC/SWIFT) should be used to avoid unnecessary delays and charges. To avoid or minimize such charges, schools should instruct their bank to transfer the money, net of bank charges, directly by bank giro transfer into one of the THIMUN Bank accounts.

THIMUN BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION

ABN AMRO Bank:

Account No.: 484279939
IBAN:NL22ABNA0484279939
BIC/SWIFT: ABNANL2A

Account Name:
STICHTING THE HAGUE INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS

ABN AMRO Bank,
Kneuterdijk 8, The Hague

DBS Bank – Development Bank of Singapore:

Account No. 022-900798-4
SWIFT: DBSSSGSG

Institution Code:
7171, Branch 022
Account Name: The Hague International Model United Nations LTD

Beneficiary’s Address:

2nd Van Blankenburgstraat 119, 2517 HC
The Hague, The Netherlands

EXPECTATIONS OF CONDUCT

Our intention is to create an environment that supports our educational mission. Delegates are simulating the bodies of the United Nations. Thus, for the period of the online conference, they are to be regarded as diplomats and official representatives for the country/organisation to which they have been assigned, as well as representatives of their own school. Professionalism in speech, actions, and appearance by all participants (delegates, Student Officers, MUN-Directors, guests, secretariat, staff, and board members) is a requirement at all THIMUN conferences. These guidelines are provided to help establish clear expectations.

Schools are expected to select their students. This is important not only for the good name of THIMUN but also for the good name of the school concerned.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST:

  • Be always Respectful in both spoken and written language.
  • Have a courteous behaviour towards Student Officers, advisors and others assisting in the programme.
  • Always switch their camera on during the conference, however the microphone needs to be muted until they are allowed to speak.
  • Not use music or audio recordings during online lobbying and debate.
  • Respect the participant dress code, portraying professionalism as expected in diplomatic settings.
  • Not use photos as screen backgrounds. The only accepted background will be that of the flag of the delegation the delegates are representing.
  • Participate in constructive and positive chats. All chats can be reviewed at any time by moderators/admin staff/MUN-Directors and can be made available to Directors and THIMUN Staff on request.
  • Be aware that all sessions will be recorded, and all materials used are the property of THIMUN, and can only be used for the purposes for which they were intended.
  • Remain in character by consistently advocating the interests and representing the policies of the country/organisation assigned. To act in character also entails displaying respect for the opinions and ideas of fellow delegates, even if these opinions and ideas conflict with a given delegate’s own country’s priorities.
  • Collaborate with fellow delegates whenever possible within the THIMUN Online platform.

MUN-DIRECTORS MUST:

  • Make efforts to ensure that students maintain a positive and professional approach to the conference and help them understand the skills of diplomacy as practised.
  • Must help their students during the preparation period since the students are the responsibility of the designated MUN-Director.
  • Are expected to be available during conference hours to supervise their students and to be available as their advisor.
  • Always switch their camera on during the conference, however the microphone needs to be muted.

Student Preparation

Preparation guidelines, rules and procedures, sample resolutions etc. can be found on our Foundation site under the Education section.

Practicalities and Forms

Click the links below to download the Registration Handbook for THIMUN Singapore 2022 Online, as well as all forms.

Application Forms for THIMUN Singapore 2022 Online:

Please note that the Registration form (ONLINE Form I) and the Participation form (ONLINE FORM II) are only available online in a secure environment (MUNIS).

Terms of Agreement

By downloading any PDFs, you agree to the following terms:

All materials available for downloading from the THIMUN website are copyright of the THIMUN Foundation and the authors named in the publications.

  1. All materials may only be used for the purpose of teaching and training THIMUN participants. No part of the publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
  2. The publications may not be distributed by any means.
  3. Hypertext links to the publications require prior permission from the webmaster.

All publications are correct at the time of publications.