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Simulation / Simulationskonferenz

Berlin Model United Nations (BERMUN)

Teilnehmerzahl: Mind. 100 bis max. 600
Altersstufe: Sekundarstufe II, Erwachsenenbildung
Zeitbedarf: mehrtägig - From 2 hours with mere debate, to a day including lobbying or an all-out conference spanning over several days
Preis Materialien od. Lizenz: Delegation Fee: 15.00€ (up to five people), € 20.00 (large delegation, six people or more); Students and Advisers € 50.00 (lunches included); Housing fee € 10.00 (for participants in the Community Housing Program).
Benötigte Ausstattung: Country placards, a United Nations Charter, plenty of paper for notes, amendments and resolutions

BERMUN ist eine Simulation mit dem Ziel die Arbeit der Vereinten Nationen, von NGOs und Themen wie Globalisierung und internationale Diplomatie verständlich zu machen. Durch die Übernahme von Rollen lernen die Teilnehmenden fremde Standpunkte verstehen und zu vertreten. Konferenzsprache ist Englisch.

The aim of the Model United Nations program is to equip students with rhetorical and communicative skills, as well as foster political understanding on a wide range of topics. Delegates will have an opportunity to learn research skills, creativity in drafting ideas for resolutions, social abilities in compromising ideas and rhetorical prowess in defending your view-point. Through the role-play delegates learn to understand different points of view.

Below are the elements and procedures of the BERMUN conference in Berlin:

At the formal opening of the GA, Opening Speeches will be delivered.

During the plenary session of the General Assembly on Saturday, delegates will be asked to formulate a resolution on the topic of "The Implementation of the Declaration on Ethnic Rivalry." The Declaration drafted by the SPEC will provide the basis for this debate. Delegates will apply the expertise gained from their committee research to writing this resolution.

Security Council: The Security Council will once again consist of two delegates per member state. The Council deals with the question of peace and security exclusively. The SC follows different parliamentary procedures than the GA, taking into account the veto right of the Permanent Five members. As there are only 15 member states, all delegates not only have the opportunity but also the duty to speak on the issues.

The Security Council members should be especially familiar with all the issues and should enjoy working together with a small and highly motivated group of students.

ECOSOC: ECOSOC is the UN organ most concerned with stabilizing the economic and social conditions in a country. Membership in the Council rotates periodically. Work in ECOSOC concentrates on establishing regional cooperation and consensus on global issues.

Special Conference: As an independent forum, the Special Conference addresses the annual BERMUN theme.

BERMUN Youth Assembly: We encourage students with an interest in the working of local, national, and world politics to inquire into the theme in their local area and to think about possible approaches to the issues.

Berlin Model International Court of Justice: The Berlin Model International Court of Justice (BMICJ) consists of 15 Judges and two Presidents who also act as Judges. The BMICJ will be judging, in accordance with International Law, a fictional case similar to those under hearing by the ICJ in The Hague. The case will closely follow standard ICJ procedure.

Materialien oder Planspielordner:
Information and guidelines concerning delegate preparation and/or the rules of debate can be obtained by consulting the following publications: A Guide to Delegate Preparation, Veronica Wayner, editor (United Nations Association of the United States of America); The Hague International Model United Nations Instructional Guide, Irwin Stein and David L. Williams (The Hague International Model United Nations, Den Haag, The Netherlands).

Inhaltliche Vorbereitung der Teilnehmer:
Delegates should be well-informed on all topics and prepare resolutions for all issues. Encourage students to exchange ideas and to lobby via the web or in person before the session. Delegates should have access to a digitalized version of their draft resolutions.

John F. Kennedy School
Karin Hövermann, Dr. Walter Peterson
Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 - 81 53 312