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MaltMUN 2015

The Malta Model United Nations Society is proud to present Malta Model United Nations 2015, the first International MUN conference in the 2018 European Capital for Culture, Valletta.

Throughout history, Malta has been heralded as ‘The Nurse of the Mediterranean’ and it has once again been called upon to fulfill this role as the irregular immigration problem has come to a head in our seas. In order to deepen understanding of the calamitous fate of these immigrants the Society would like to invite discussion on the theme of ‘Lives Adrift: Fighting the Exploitation of Irregular Immigrants’. Between the 18th and the 20th of September 2015, delegates will have the opportunity to listen to inspiring guest speakers and to produce a particular nation state’s views on the issue, all the while guided by knowledgeable Chairs and aided by newfound friends.

The Conference is about people: the plight of the immigrants, the dilemmas of statesmen, and the building of bridges between different delegates. The social events will unite all of these with a boat party on Saturday night setting delegates adrift in style following the traditional delegate drinks on Friday. So be one of our distinguished delegates at MaltMUN 2015 and apply here!

Lives Adrift Poster

Applications for CUIMUN 2015

The MaltMUN Society will once again be sending a delegation of students to the Cambridge University International Model United Nations (CUIMUN 2015), which will be held between the 20th and 22nd of November 2015. Applications to join the MaltMUN delegation shall close on Wednesday the 15th of April at 23:59 local time.  Kindly note that late applications will be only accepted until Saturday 18th April 23:59 local time at an additional fee of €10 per application.

Please note that MaltMUN can only accept applicants who will be aged 18 or over by the start of the MUN.

In line with our primary aim of Fostering Excellence, we will be providing top-level training to the selected participants. Candidates shall be assessed on the basis of objective criteria. We highly encourage first timers to apply.

UPDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

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Maltese Delegation takes home five awards at the London International Model United Nations

The MaltMUN Society is an independent, internationally-minded organization committed to securing close ties among the most diverse of its members, investing in their personal development and nurturing leadership skills, whilst embracing the spirit of the United Nations throughout.

To mark the second anniversary of its creation, the MaltMUN Society sent a delegation of fourteen students hailing from highly diverse courses to participate in the 16th edition of the London International Model United Nations held at Imperial College. Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.

Members of the Maltese delegation represented countries as diverse as France, New Zealand, Somalia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka. This year a number of delegates were also selected to participate in some of the most highly competitive and prestigious simulations of LIMUN: with Saman Bugeja and Claire Caruana assuming the roles of Counsel and Judge respecitvely in the International Court of Justice, Charlene Gauci representing New Zealand in the Security Council and Hillary Briffa participating in the Crisis Committee.

During the Closing Ceremony awards are given to delegates that epitomise the spirit of LIMUN. Award winners succeed in communicating their objectives, cooperating with other delegates, seeking a consensus, and representing the policy of their country accurately, yet not in detriment of the committee. In this year’s edition of LIMUN, the Maltese delegates succeeded in winning five awards, these being the award for Best Position Paper won by Claire Caruana participating in the ICJ, two Honourable Mentions going to Bernice Saliba participating in UNESCO and Sephora Gauci in UNICEF, and the coveted, prestigious award of Distinguished Delegate won by MaltMUN’s very own Secretary General, Clara Chetcuti in UNRWA and International Officer, Hillary Briffa in the Crisis Committee – a new record for the Malta Model United Nations Society.

The MaltMUN Society is highly satisfied with the results achieved at this year’s edition of LIMUN – which demonstrate the Society’s dedication to maintain a high level of debate, leadership skills, and postive portrayal of the Maltese people internationally.

For more information about the society and future events, follow us on Facebook (fb.com/MaltMUN) or send us an email on info@maltmun.org.mt

 

MaltMUN's delegation to LIMUN featured on the Malta Independent

MaltMUN’s delegation to LIMUN featured on the Malta Independent

 

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Press Release: Maltese Delegation to the Cambridge University International Model United Nations

The Malta Model United Nations Society sent a delegation of six students to participate in the twentieth edition of the prestigious Cambridge University International Model United Nations for the first time. Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The MaltMUN Society is an independent, internationally-minded organization committed to securing close ties among the most diverse of its members, investing in their personal development and nurturing leadership skills, whilst embracing the spirit of the United Nations throughout.

The Maltese delegation represented Brazil with Cristina Cefai, Head Delegate, in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Naomi Bugre in the Disarmament and International Security Programme (DISEC), Francesca Hili in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (SOCHUM), Ruth Bonnici in United Nations High Commissioner for Agencies (UNHCR), Luisa Cassar Pullicino in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) and Robert Napier in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). During the Closing Ceremony awards were given to delegates that epitomised the spirit of CUIMUN. Award winners succeed in communicating their objectives, cooperating with other delegates, seeking a consensus, and representing the policy of their country accurately, yet not in detriment of the committee. This year, Robert Napier and Luisa Cassar Pullicino won Commended Delegate Award. Two other delegates won the most coveted Award of Distinguished Delegate, these being Cristina Cefai and Naomi Bugre. The Malta Model United Nations Society also won the Commended Delegation award, a first for the Society.

The MaltMUN Society is highly satisfied with the results achieved at this year’s edition of CUIMUN which demonstrate the Society’s dedication to maintain a high level of debate, leadership skills, and postive portrayal of the Maltese people internationally.

For more information about the society and future events, follow us on Facebook (fb.com/MaltMUN) or send us an email on maltmunsociety@gmail.com

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Applications for LIMUN 2015

The Malta Model United Nations Society (MaltMUN) is proud to announce that it intends to send an official delegation to the 2015 London International Model United Nations (LiMUN 2015) which will be held at the Imperial College London and Central Hall Westminster between the 27th of February and the 1st of March. This is the third time that MaltMUN will have a participating delegation at LiMUN and our delegates have always had high praise for the event and found it to be both interesting and challenging. This will be the 8th international MUN MaltMUN will be attending and our delegates have always performed well with many applying to participate multiple times.Applications to join the MaltMUN delegation shall close on the 16th of November at 23:59 local time.  Kindly note that late application forms will be only accepted until Wednesday 19th November 23:59 local time at an additional fee of E10 per application.
In line with our primary aim of Fostering Excellence, we will be providing top-level training to the selected participants. Candidates shall be assessed on the basis of objective criteria. We highly encourage first timers to apply.
UPDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.