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BiMUN/SINUB 2015

Conference Information
Bonn, Germany
Date: 26 - 29th November, 2015 (long weekend)
Official Website: http://bimun.org/neue_hp/conference/2015-secretariat/
BiMUN Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BIMUNSINUBeV

The total price of the trip per delegate will be approximately: 251 - 292.50 (depending on
flights and staying the extra night) Due to currency fluctuations figures subject to change, but
in pounds cost = 186 - 216.
Information about conference:
The topic of the Bonn MUN conference is The UN at 70 Moving Towards Peace and Justice? At the
UNs 70th anniversary it is time to reflect on the past, in order to move towards the future.
What has this unique institution achieved so far? Is the United Nations equipped with the
right means to tackle the issues of the 21st century? And what needs to be changed? We
challenge you to discuss these most intriguing and unsolved questions of our time because in
a time of changes and transformations, new ideas and approaches are needed.
Contact Information:
Delegation & Conference
BiMUN Head Delegation: Michal Wichowski

Conference Officer : Tom Slaney

mwichowski6995@gmail.com

t.slaney@uea.ac.uk

General Committee Inquiries


Society President: Michal Wichowski

Secretary : Jack Spoor

m.wichowski@uea.ac.uk

j.spoor@uea.ac.uk

Queries can be sent to any of the contacts above via Facebook or email. General queries and
queries about any other conferences outside should be directed to Michal Wichowski.
Queries dealing with ManMUN finance and trip logistics should be sent to George
Appleyard.
Queries regarding procedure, etiquette, and training should be sent to Emilie Bragginton.
Conference email: info@bimun.org.

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Committees:
United Nations Committees
1.) United Nations Security Council
2.) United Nations High Commission for Refugees
3.) United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee: Legal
4.) United Nations Framework on Climate Change, 2015 Paris Climate Conference
Special Committees
5.) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
6.) Council of the European Union
United Nations Security Council Topic: Stability and Security in Central Northern Africa:
Tackling Terrorist Insurgencies.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- Trilingual english, french and spanish. The
agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve
refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another
State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It
also has a mandate to help stateless people) Topic: Women in Refugee Camps: Places of Peace
or Persecution?Protecting women and men in refugee camps as a step towards international,
societal justice.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Topic: Improving Development Finance: Finding strategies
to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable development goals). 2015 is a year of change and innovation. It was
the year of the Third International Conference on Financing For Development, held in Addis Ababa
and focused on improving financial tools and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs). It will also be the year of the COP21 Conference in Paris. Thus, given the broad range
of stakeholders involved in said debates and agreements, the role of the IMF and institutions fostering
monetary and economic cooperation and stability is vital and yet to be outlined. Through the revision
of structural impediments within the IMF, appropriate collaborations and policy recommendations,
the aim is to find ways to foster financial deepening in developing countries as well as strengthening
and enforcing innovative financial tools in a sustainable way.
UN General Assembly Legal Sixth Committee (UNGA6) Topic: The Scope and Issues of
Applicability of the Principle of Diplomatic Protection. (The General Assembly of the United
Nations, Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General
Assembly. All of the United Nations Member States are entitled to representation on the Sixth
Committee as one of the main committees of the General Assembly.)
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) / 2015 Paris Climate
Conference (COP21) Topic: Simulation of the 21st conference of the parties to the UNFCCC.

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(In 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN
negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. One major goal is
to keep global warming below 2C. But in our quest to finding solutions for the reduction of gas
emissions, we have ignored a parallel, but increasingly crucial area of focus: adaptation. We are more
and more aware of the destructive effects (i.e. floods, droughts, storms, rising sea levels) that climate
change has on countries (especially African countries and Island states). Thus adaptation and
protection from climate change is of high importance in order to reduce its impact on the socioeconomic environment and in order to increase peace and safety. Adaptation covers a wide area, from
the understanding of the impact to adaptation practices, policies and financing mechanisms. The
UNFCCC Committee of the 2015 BIMUN/SINUB Conference will address these subjects.)
Council of the European Union Topic: Working towards a Global Low Carbon Economy
Through the Supervision of Trade Policies and Production Chains.

Information about Location:



Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, is a Germany city located in the western
province of North Rhine-Westphalia and is often considered the second capital of Germany,
with various ministries including defence still located in the city. A word from the conference
organisers:
We are delighted to host you in Bonn. Today, Bonn is the official United Nations city in Germany with 19
UN institutions. Our Conference will take place in a city that combines the intellectual spirit of the University
of Bonn with the cultural environment of Ludwig van Beethovens place of birth. But not only that: Bonn is
also a city with a very rich history you will debate in the legendary halls that housed the German parliament
when Bonn used to be the capital of West Germany

Finances
Delegate Deposit consists of:
Delegate Fee: 65 (89 euro)
Accommodation Fee: 60 (80 euro)
Additional Night: 15 (21.5 euro) - any leftovers will be returned.
Expected Additional Payments consist of:
Note: these costs are time sensitive
Flight Costs: 50 - 90
Transport to Stansted: 25 (National Express)

Total Estimated Cost: 200 - 265

The delegate fee is not refundable

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Required Documents and Information


Each delegate must apply individually, but assistance WILL be provided in the process,
however you need the following criteria:
Before starting to fill out the application form, please prepare the following documents/
information:
1. Your committee and country preferences. Find available committees here: http://
bimun.org/neue_hp/committees/
2. Previous MUN Experience (including full conference name, place, year and your position)
3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
4. Motivation (for all applicants)
5. Journalistic Writing Sample (for journalist applicants) (max. 2 pages)
6. Portrait Picture
VISA
If you are not a member of an EU country or free travel area, a visa may be required to enter
Germany, of which up to 5 working days will be required.

For the following nationals the visa processing time takes a minimum of 14 working days:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Bangladesh, Burundi, Egypt, Indonesia,
Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Kazakhstan (diplomatic passport only), Dem. Rep. of
Congo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, North Korea, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan,
Palestinian travel document holders, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, South
Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Fees: 16.10 service charge + 44.20 visa cost.
Further information: http://www.vfsglobal.com/germany/uk/
Further support can be offered from committee members if required.

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