Conference Information and Frequently-Asked Questions

What is Markham MUN?

Markham Model United Nations is a simulation of international diplomacy following traditional Model UN rules of procedure that will take place from June 23 to June 24, 2018, at Markham College (Calle Augusto Angulo, 291, Miraflores, Lima, Peru).

Throughout the two days of the conference, 450 high school students will be deliberating on issues adapted from the agenda of the United Nations and its partner regional bodies, centred on our 2018 theme of "Tackling Security, Development and Societal Obstacles to Sustainable Development", in fourteen committees. They will role-play senior UN diplomats to debate on issues that remain primarily unresolved in the international arena.

This event will offer delegates the opportunity to develop a series of skills that will serve them in the academic ambit and beyond, including but not limited to public speaking, leadership, negotiation, consensus-building, researching, writing and creativity while developing a deeper understanding of the United Nations and multilateral diplomacy.

What is the cost of registering for the conference?

Our Senior Secretariat team works arduously to collect funds and use them efficiently. Therefore, we do not to require delegations to pay any registration fees and to maximise the amount of money donated to our partner, UNICEF Perú, instead.

 

How do I register for the conference?

Any high school delegate or delegation can register for Markham MUN 2018. There are two methods of registration: as an individual delegate and as a delegation, both of which are done through the 'Apply' section of our website. All individual delegates and all delegations must be accompanied by an adult supervisor, who should carry out the brief registration process.

When is the deadline for registration?

Friday, May 25th, 2018

I form part of an international (non-Peruvian) delegation. Are there any registration offers available?

Yes, and we would love to host you at our conference. We request that you email interest to Mr Damien Blanchard at damien.blanchard@markham.edu.pe

When will background guides be uploaded?

Background guides have been researched by Directors for months and will be uploaded by late May 2018, giving delegate four weeks to prepare for the conference.

When will position papers be due?

All delegates attending Markham MUN 2018 will be encouraged to submit a position paper before 11:59 pm by Sunday, June 17th, 2018. In the case of double delegations in the Security Council, only one position paper must be submitted per double delegation.

Will support material be published for delegates?

Yes, support materials to aid delegates' preparation for, and performance in, Markham MUN 2018 will be provided by early May. Conference policies will be published alongside these documents.

Markham MUN 2018 Tentative Schedule

Saturday, June 23, 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am - Registration

8:45 am - 9:15 am - Opening Ceremony

9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Committee Session 1 for General Assemblies

9:30 am - 12:20 pm - Committee Session 1 for ECOSOCs

9:30 am - 12:40 pm - Committee Session 1 for Regional Bodies & Crisis Committees

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch Break for General Assemblies

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm - Lunch Break for ECOSOCs

12:40 pm - 2:10 pm - Lunch Break for Regional Bodies & Crisis Committees

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm - Faculty Advisor Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Committee Session 2 for General Assemblies

1:50 pm - 4:00 pm - Committee Session 2 for ECOSOCs

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm - Committee Session 2 for Regional Bodies & Crisis Committees

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Break for all Committees

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Committee Session 3 for all Committees

5:30 - 6:15 pm - Feedback Session with Faculty Advisors

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Delegate Social Event

Sunday, June 24, 2018

8:30 am - 10:20 am - Committee Session 4 for all Committees

10:20 am - 10:40 am - Break

10:40 am - 12:30 pm - Committee Session 5 for all Committees

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Closing Ceremony

Total Committee Hours: 11

Disclaimer: please note that the above schedule is tentative and may be subject to change before the conference. Faculty Advisors and adult supervisors will be advised of any changes.