WELCOME TO EMUN 2019
EMUN, a more realistic approach to contemporary diplomacy.
Dear Delegates, Faculties, and General Guests,
As members of the Eton Community and the Steering Committee, we are pleased to invite all interested high school students to be part of the first edition of ETON Model of the United Nations (EMUN), which will be held at Eton School facilities, Santa Fe campus, on April 3 and 4, 2019.
ETON School’s MUN club tradition has provided many high school students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of high-level events. After three years of preparation, and with the help of faculty members, school authorities, and a strong and diligent team, ETON School will open its doors to invite external participants to attend a MUN event of our own. Over the past few months, the Secretariat has worked hard to reach this goal, and today we can confidently say that EMUN will provide procedural and academic standards of a noteworthy level with the objective of giving delegates an enriching and fulfilling MUN experience.
We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to host this important Conference, during which we will meet and collaborate with determined and engaged young people that will pursue new ideas to improve our world and solve some of the problems that afflict today’s society. Inside our three different committees, meticulously created by the Secretariat, delegates will be invited to overcome challenges and achieve new and original solutions.
Over the past few months, we have put our hearts into planning this project. We are looking forward to making an excellent Model of the United Nations, a MUN that is inclusive and open to Mexico City’s community of young minds. By doing so, we will demonstrate the importance of youngsters’ participation in national and international politics.
On behalf of the Secretariat and ETON community, we invite all students to participate in EMUN 2019 this spring.
EMUN 2019 will include three different committees: the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council and the League of Arab States. The General Secretariat chose the first two due to their status as the most representative committees of the United Nations. The third committee, the Arab League, was implemented with the intention of including a new line of discussion for the delegates, thus bringing originality into our model. It was chosen with the intention of allowing delegations to debate a topic in an unusual context that can provide interesting and new opportunities. These three commissions will allow our delegates to discuss different problematics of international value.
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. It consists of 193 member states, all of which have the right to vote. Its main goals are maintaining security and peace while promoting development; some of its functions include electing the members of the other UN organs, managing the UN’s budget and making recommendations to other countries on matters of peace and security.
The United Nations Security Council is one of six main organs of the United Nations, and its main responsibility is maintaining international peace and security. It consists of 15 members: 10 of which are non-permanent members with terms of 2 years; and 5 permanent members with veto power during voting for resolutions. The permanente members (also called P5) are China, France, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of the actions that the Security Council can take include the imposition of sanctions, the deployment of the United Nations Blue Helmets and the authorization of the use of force to maintain or restore peace and security. The Security Council is the only committee in the United Nations that can emit binding resolutions.
The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab States that looks to promote economic integration. It consists of 22 members located in Northern Africa, in the Horn of Africa and in Arabia. All members of the league have the right to vote. The main goal of this organization is to establish relations between the member states and coordinate collaboration to maintain the independence and sovereignty of the states, all while taking into consideration the interests of the Arab countries. The resolutions made by this organization are binding only to those countries that voted for them.
What is MUN?
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the UN debates where students can learn and practice diplomacy, public speaking and problem solving. In this simulation, students play as United Nations delegates of a particular country, (also known as delegations) inside a defined committee. Model UN is an extracurricular activity where students practice the protocol and special skills required for a formal meeting of the United Nations. Within each committee, the delegates are allowed to choose pre-established topics to discuss. The purpose of the debate is to find solutions for the problem being debated, creating a formal UN resolution regarding the topic. Being part of MUN is a fulfilling and educational experience for all students, where they are given a safe space to expand the margins of their experience in a controlled academic environment.
The Academic and Simulation Secretary greets you with cordiality and gives you a warm and respectful welcome to the first edition of EMUN. This year’s committees have been selected through a rigorous and focused procedure, in order to give each and every delegate participating the best possible experience this conference has to offer. The objective of each committee is to present a respectful but entertaining environment that challenges the delegates to think critically in order to solve several problems that afflict the current global situation. This event seeks to reinforce the rhetoric abilities of the participant delegations, as well as encouraging them to work within a team to bolster collaboration and leadership skills.
The topics that have been selected for this edition of EMUN are pivotal to achieving the aforementioned objectives. While those chosen for the Security Council and the Arab League focus primarily on crises and conflict resolution, requiring delegates to deal with official positions they may not agree with, the General Assembly’s topics concentrate to a greater extent on the delegates’ ability to engage in teamwork in order to reach a solution to current problems that are less divisive than those presented in the other two committees. The General Secretariat expects each participant to come prepared in order to increase the academic level of the discussion that will take place around the presented problems, and in order to maximize the benefit -in terms of new knowledge- the delegates can make off of this experience.
With nothing else to add, the General Secretariat expects you with anticipation and encourages you to join us in this edition of EMUN.
Fees and Payment
|Description||Cost (IVA Included)|
|Delegate or Teacher fee||Includes registration and delegate kit||MX$300.00|
|Delegate or Teacher fee, meal included||Includes registration, delegate kit, and 2 meals||MX$390.00|
|Delegation fee||One payment per school divided between all delegates||MX$300.00|
When the registration is completed, the delegation will receive a link to access a transaction code to make the payment. When the payment is done, the voucher must be sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.