Theme & Concept
MaltMUN 2018 is finally here! This year’s conference will be held on the 14th-16th September.
The conference, entitled ‘Universal Deceit: control alt delete’, aims at paving the way for a much needed discussion on the ever-growing concerns of privacy and misinformation in the Digital Age. Moreover, the theme encourages delegates to consider the media tools used by states as propaganda and to contemplate whether we are being fed fact or fiction by the organs we turn to as authorities. Ultimately, our aim in choosing this topic was to address current global concerns along with encouraging an analytical approach towards the implications of living in a world reliant on technology and the consequences of such an environment.
For more information on this year’s four committees, click here.
The delegate fee has been set at €35, and this covers all venues and related expenses for the whole three-day conference.
Additionally, this year’s edition of MaltMUN will yet again include a superb social events programme, allowing delegates to network and socialise, and immersing participants in delegating the full experience of what Model United Nations is all about. For the amazing price of €29, the MaltMUN 2018 early-bird Social Pack shall cover the Delegate Drinks on Friday evening and an open bar event on Saturday night! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn more about International Affairs, whilst having the opportunity to develop your public speaking and diplomatic skills in a most engaging and vibrant environment.
Benefits Deriving from Participation
Alumni from the past two editions of MaltMUN have been amazed at the difference this Conference has made to their practical skills, namely by boosting their confidence to address roomfuls of people with vastly differing areas of expertise, gamuts of experience and ideas. Tact and persuasion are vital to both public presentation and interpersonal relations, and this is something that Delegates can put to the test in the goal-driven but safe environment that is the MUN weekend, by means of the several short speeches and lobbying rounds that they will be expected to participate in. MUNs also make Delegates more aware of the careful balance that must be maintained between reaching a compromise on the one hand, and not exceeding the red lines of one’s own policies on the other – often within the same negotiations with the same person, which in turn teaches consistency. At the same time however, the ever-changing nature of the debate requires Delegates to think quickly and take decisive action without leisurely deliberation and this builds more flexible personalities. Through the collaborative exercise of resolution-writing, Delegates can also learn how to broker relations between people who may have contrasting or clashing work ethics, as well as learning to calibrate their own work ethic so as to complement the team dynamic. The sense of shared responsibility for the work that is put into the resolution documents is a guarantor of the quality of the proposals, while ‘taking one for the team’ is a common occurrence in MUNs and can greatly nourish Delegates’ sense of duty towards common goals even if there is no credit to be had at the end of it. MUNs provide a steep learning curve in communication, self-presentation, and representation of a higher body (in this case, a Nation State) in a deep-end, hands-on manner and all our participants take away a sense of being able to transfer these skills horizontally to the workplace; they become substantive authorities on a particular topic for that weekend, but they also unlock the mastery of skills which they can refine and employ for a lifetime.