To: MUN Faculty
Model United Nations of Alaska
Re: Model United Nations of Alaska Fall 2022
Please plan to “bring” your students to the Fall Model United Nations of Alaska, sponsored by the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the UAA Political Science Department. This one-day VIRTUAL program will provide a tremendous opportunity for your students to learn about the United Nations and how it works.
"The Future of Freedom: Ethnic Tensions, New Media, and the Democratization of Information," is the topic our students will be tackling during this conference. This Fall, Model United Nations of Alaska will have five committees that will spend substantial time dealing with many of the facets of this topic. Please see committee description below:
Fall Model United Nations 2022 Committees
For Details See the Website (continuously being updated)
- United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
- Arctic Council (AC)
- International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)
Model United Nations Goal
The goal of Model United Nations 2022 is to move beyond generalities and focus on specific ideas and goals relating to the topic of “The Future of Freedom” within the realm of the five committees. To encourage thoughtful preparation and serious participation in this simulation, awards will be given to those delegates that demonstrate the best overall role-playing in representing their position in the Model UN. Awards will be presented during the closing ceremony.
Model United Nations Delegate
- Every delegate represents a member nation-state of the Model United Nations of Alaska, or a representative of an Indigenous People
- NGOs will be represented.
- It is up to each Faculty Advisor to determine which committees will be represented by each delegation, i.e. if your delegation only has 3 members; it is up to the Faculty Advisor to determine which committees to represent.
- *If assigned to the AC, delegates may be assigned to a nation-state or a Permanent Representative (Indigenous Peoples). It is a smaller committee, with only 16 spots in total.
- *If assigned to the UNPFII, at least two students must be represented from the same school. For Example – Australia & Aborigine would come from the same school. Smaller committee as well, only 10 - 16 spots in total.
- States that hold a SECURITY COUNCIL seat MUST fill the SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT.
- Every delegate within a team or representing a nation-state, indigenous peoples or an NGO, has the responsibility for representing “their” position in the committees and in the General Assembly and must participate in the preparation of the particular topic focus addressed in their sessions.
- Faculty Advisors with foreign exchange students may request to represent the exchange student’s home nation-state on the registration form.
Model United Nations Secretariat
MUN has a UAA student Secretariat consisting of the Secretary General, the President of the General Assembly and Co-Directors for all 5 of our committees. Each of these bodies needs a delegation member to serve as rapporteur (recorder/reporter). If you have any MUN experienced and reliable students that you would like to nominate for this role, please send us this information on or before January 31st, or include the information in your registration form.
Model United Nations Preparation
To ensure serious preparation and participation in the Model UN of Alaska, INDIVIDUAL DELEGATES are required to submit:
- A single position paper presenting their nation-state’s position or indigenous peoples position on their assigned role . Due date is November 1st, 2022. ALL POSITION PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE LINK ON THE MUN HOME PAGE.
- Visit the http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/modelun/for useful preparatory materials and research resources
Model United Nations Registration and Payment deadlines
MUN FALL 2022 WILL NOT CHARGE ANY REGISTRATION FEES!
We encourage HIGHLY early registration to allow ample time for preparation.
Nation-states/Indgenous Peoples are assigned by the Faculty Director to ensure proper representation in each of the bodies being simulated.
Please respect all deadlines as it provides for smoother conference preparation.
Starting October 1st please visit the Model United Nations website for helpful information, forms, and Secretariat contact information. Look for us on Facebook. We hope to see you and your students at the 40th Anniversary of the Model United Nations of Alaska.
We look forward to “seeing” you and your students at this year’s conference!