SINGAPORE CONFERENCE

The THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) conference is a five-day simulation of the United Nations for secondary school students, which takes place at the end of January each year in the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague.

THIMUN now attracts over 3,200 students and teachers from around 200 schools located in countries as far apart as Norway, Australia, China and Ecuador. The students themselves originate from more than 100 different countries.

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
The request to participate (ONLINE FORM I)must be received by Friday 18thof June 2021
The Application Forms for students applying for Student Officer or MUNITY Press team must also be received by Friday 18thof June 2021

The delegation assignments and the individual Student Appointments are published by Wednesday 30thof June 2021under Conference 2021 App


October
By Friday, 8th October 2021 schools must submit a complete list of names of all participants (ONLINE FORM II) includingat least one MUN-Director. This is done via the MUNIS system.


November
The online conference takes place 15th – 19th November 2021, ALL participants will receive an email with their login credentials to access the CONFERENCE 2021 App.

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

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

MONDAY, 15th NOVEMBER 2021
14:00–15:00     Student Officer Briefing

15:00–16:15     Prep Meetings in Committees
16:30–17:30     Opening Ceremony

TUESDAY, 16th NOVEMBER 2021
13:00–17:30     Lobbying and merging for all Committees Issue 1
13:00–17:30     SecurityCouncil inSession
15:30–17:30     Approval Panel Open

WEDNESDAY, 17th NOVEMBER 2021
13:00–17:30     CommitteesinDebateIssue1
13:00–17:30     Security Council in Session
13:00–16:00     Approval Panel Open

THURSDAY, 18th NOVEMBER 2021
13:00–16:30     Lobbying and merging forall Committees Issue 2
13:00–16:30     Security Council in Session
15:30–17:30     Approval Panel Open

FRIDAY, 19th NOVEMBER 2021
13:00–17:00     Committees in Debate Issue 2
13:00–17:00     Security Council in Session
13:00–16:00     Approval Panel Open
17:00–18:00     Closing of the 2nd THIMUN Online Singapore Conference

ISSUES ON THE AGENDA

ECOSOC (ECO)

  • The question of the impact of technology on the quality and quantity of jobs
  • Ensuring that growth and sustainable development occur simultaneously in LEDCs

ECONOMIC COMMITTEE (EC)

  • Enhancing the role of small holder producers in achieving food and nutrition security
  • The question of the cancellation of governmental debt to promote growth and development

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE (EVC)

  • Implementing measures to improve international cooperation to reduce the use of plastic
  • Addressing the role of climate change on the development of urban areas facing extreme weather events

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE (HRC)

  • Providing protection and medical support for people suffering HIV/AIDS
  • The question of cyber surveillance on civilians

LEGAL & FINANCE COMMITTEE (LFC)

  • Moving towards full access to formal financial services for all
  • The question of euthanasia and the right to die with dignity

POLITICAL COMMITTEE (PC)

  • Maintaining the Iran Nuclear Deal Framework
  • The question of piracy and maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (SDC)

  • Strengthening international standards on eco-labelling
  • Improving agricultural methods to reduce forced child labour

YOUTH & HEALTH COMMITTEE (YHC)

  • Safeguarding migrant workers’ healthcare
  • Combating the global childhood obesity epidemic

SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)

  • The situation in Myanmar
  • The situation in Afghanistan

 

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 2021 App

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 (see the list Delegations 2021 below), 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 available delegations are mentioned below, however for the complete list with the specific committees per delegation please download here THIMUN Singapore Online Registration Handbook 2021

The final list of assigned delegations per school can be found under our SINGAPORE CONFERENCE 2021 WEB APP, which will redirect you to the THIMUN platform that will be used during the conference.

List of Delegations for
THIMUN Singapore 2nd Online (2021)

Delegation                      Delegation kind                            

Afghanistan Standard Delegation
Angola ECOSOC Delegation
Argentina Standard Delegation
Australia ECOSOC Delegation
Bahrain Standard Delegation
Bangladesh Standard Delegation
Belgium Standard Delegation
Benin Standard Delegation
Botswana ECOSOC Delegation
Brazil ECOSOC Delegation
Brunei Darussalam Standard Delegation
Bulgaria ECOSOC Delegation
Burkina Faso Standard Delegation
Cameroon Standard Delegation
Canada ECOSOC Delegation
China SC/ECOSOC Delegation
Colombia ECOSOC Delegation
Denmark Standard Delegation
Dominican Republic Standard Delegation
Egypt ECOSOC Delegation
Estonia Security Council Delegation
Ethiopia ECOSOC Delegation
European Union Non-Member Delegation
FAO Non-Member Delegation
France SC/ECOSOC Delegation
Georgia Standard Delegation
Germany ECOSOC Delegation
Greece Standard Delegation
Greenpeace Non-Member Delegation
Honduras Standard Delegation
Human Rights Watch Non-Member Delegation
ILO Non-Member Delegation
IMO Non-Member Delegation
India Security Council Delegation
Indonesia ECOSOC Delegation
Interpol Non-Member Delegation
Iran ECOSOC Delegation
Ireland Security Council Delegation
Israel Standard Delegation
Jamaica ECOSOC Delegation
Japan ECOSOC Delegation
Kazakhstan Standard Delegation
Kenya SC/ECOSOC Delegation
Malawi Standard Delegation
Malaysia Standard Delegation
Mauritania Standard Delegation
Mexico SC/ECOSOC Delegation
Morocco Standard Delegation
Myanmar Standard Delegation
Namibia Standard Delegation
Netherlands ECOSOC Delegation
Niger Security Council Delegation
Nigeria ECOSOC Delegation
Norway Security Council Delegation
Oman Standard Delegation
Pakistan ECOSOC Delegation
Philippines Standard Delegation
Poland Standard Delegation
Qatar Standard Delegation
Rep. of Korea (South) ECOSOC Delegation
Russian Federation SC/ECOSOC Delegation
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Security Council Delegation
Saudi Arabia ECOSOC Delegation
Senegal Standard Delegation
Singapore Standard Delegation
South Africa Standard Delegation
Spain Standard Delegation
Sudan Standard Delegation
Switzerland Standard Delegation
Thailand ECOSOC Delegation
Togo Standard Delegation
Tunisia Security Council Delegation
Ukraine ECOSOC Delegation
UNEP Non-Member Delegation
United Kingdom SC/ECOSOC Delegation
United States of America SC/ECOSOC Delegation
UN-Water Non-Member Delegation
UN Women Non-Member Delegation
Venezuela Standard Delegation
Viet Nam Security Council Delegation
WHO Non-Member Delegation
World Bank Non-Member Delegation
WTO Non-Member Delegation

 

 

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 2021: Estonia, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Norway, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Viet Nam.

Max. two delegatesof 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 delegatesof ECOSOC member delegations must be assigned to ECOSOC.

Angola Egypt Japan Saudi Arabia
Australia Ethiopia Kenya Thailand
Botswana France Mexico Ukraine
Brazil Germany Netherlands United Kingdom
Cambodia ILO (Labour) Nigeria United States of America
Canada Indonesia Pakistan World Bank
China Iran Republic of Korea
Colombia Jamaica Russian Federation

 

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.

European Union Interpol World Bank
FAO (Food & Agriculture) IMO (Maritime) WHO (Health)
Greenpeace UNEP (Environment) WTO (Trade)
Human Rights Watch UN-Water
ILO (Labour) UN-Women

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.

Executive Committee

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 seven 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 in 2021 as well as in 2022. 

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 in our CONFERENCE 2021, which will redirect you to the THIMUN platform that will be used during the conference. 

Conference fees

2021 ONLINE CONFERENCE FEES  
Delegation fee per school delegation € 60.00
Participation fee per person

for Delegates, Student Officers, MUNITY 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 he/she has read the General Terms and Usage Restricions as well as the THIMUN Privacy Policy (pages 17 to 20 of the Registration Handbook) and that he/she 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 Friday 20th November 2020.

 

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 have to be sent to the THIMUN The Hague office by email to info@thimun.org.

Cancellations:

From Friday, 20th November 2020 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 January 2021. 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. 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 the THIMUN Bank account.

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

For preparation guidelines, rules and procedures, sample resolutions etc. click here
This link will take you to the website of the THIMUN Foundation.

Practicalities and Forms

Click the links below to download the Registration Handbook for THIMUN Singapore 2021 Online, as well as all forms.

Application Forms for THIMUN Singapore 2021 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.