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.
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MaltMUN’s Speak Up: Louder! at the U.S. Embassy

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.

Following last year’s successful public speaking seminar, MaltMUN organized Speak Up: Louder, held on Friday, 12th of September, at the US Embassy. The evening started off with a warm welcome from Ms. Winnie Hofstetter, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer, whereby in her introductory speech she expressed the embassy’s support for MaltMUN’s work in developing young people. This was followed by a number of short presentations, delivered by Society President Chris Bergedahl and Events Officer Luisa Cassar Pullicino, illustrating the essential tips to be followed in both speech preparation and public speaking.

The seminar also involved a number of practical exercises, focusing on delivery skills and confidence-building. Participants were given the opportunity to put all that they learnt throughout the evening to the test in a workshop involving the preparation and delivery of a 2-minute speech on a range of topical issues.

MaltMUN members with experience in Model United Nations programs overseas also shared their experiences. In fact, in the following weeks MaltMUN will be sending its next delegation to the Cambridge University International Model United Nations and encourages all those interested in attending similar simulations to keep an eye out for future MUNs, which MaltMUN will be taking part of.

 

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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