The Georgia Tech Model United Nations Conference

13-14 October 2014

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. Albert Einstein

Information

Conference Fees

Delegations will be assigned by the GTMUN staff following the completion and submission of the online registration form. All registration must be submitted by filling out the online application. Because GTMUN has to be financially self-sustaining, delegation fees are necessary to offset conference expenses. Schools that do not pay in full will not be allowed to participate in the conference. GTMUN XVII delegation fees are as follows:

8 dollars ($8 / 8 USD) per delegate possible in each delegation

First Day to Register: 7 April 2014
Last Day to Register: 10 September 2014
Registration Fees Due: 1 October 2014

For example: If your school is assigned Austria then the cost for the delegation will be $104.00 dollars. There are a maximum of 13 delegates allowed for Portugal and each delegate is $8 dollars. The fees are based upon the MAXIMUM number of delegates the delegation can bring, and NOT on the number of delegates brought (i.e. if you bring 10 delegates, you can still have one on each committee, but the fee for Portugal is still $104, NOT $80).


Country
GA
(7)
ASEAN
(2)
CSTD
(1)
ICAO
(2)
SC
(2)
UNEP
(1)
UNESCO
(1)
WHO
(2)
Min
Max
Austria
X
X
X
X
X
X
10
13

Please make checks payable to “Georgia Tech High School Model United Nations” and mail to:

Georgia Tech High School Model United Nations
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Country Assignments

Countries will be assigned on a first come, first served basis starting 15 April 2014. When possible, allied delegations will not be assigned to the same school and there will only be one Security Council state assigned per school. There will be a limit of 4 delegations per school. Additional delegations may be requested after 15 April and will be honored on a first come, first served basis, depending on availability.

Delegations and Delegation Sizes

Please review the list of delegations at GTMUN XVI found under Conference → Countries, and take careful note of the restricting number of delegates for each delegation before completing the registration form online. All delegations will be represented in the General Assembly committees. Most delegations will be represented by one delegate in each committee. However, some committees will be allowed to bring two delegates per country. These are Security Council, GA Plenary, World Health Organization, International Civil Aviation Organization and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be granted if the school gives notice to the Secretary General of its intent to withdraw from the conference before 10 September 2014. If the school withdraws after registration closes there will be no refund.

Lodging and Transportation

Since GTMUN XVI is a full two-day conference, we are encouraging delegations to stay at a nearby hotel. The hotels that we will be recommending will be within walking distance from the conference location. Schools are responsible for arranging their own lodging; we will be happy to provide advice, but we are unable to assist in making reservations.

Committees Being Offered

Following is a list of the committees being offered at GTMUN XVI. We have provided a brief description of each committee for your use as an aid in selecting your delegations. Please pay careful attention to which delegations have delegates in which committees.

General Assembly Committees

There are six General Assembly (GA) Committees at our conference. These are GA 1st (DISEC), GA 2nd (ECOFIN), GA 3rd (SOCHUM), GA 4th (SPECPOL), and GA 6th (Legal). Additionally, GA Plenary is offered at the conference. These committees are the main committees of the primary legislative organ of the United Nations and each operates in its own topic area. Every country is represented in these committees. All numbered GA committees allow only one delegate per delegation, BUT GA Plenary is allowed to bring two delegates per delegation.

Security Council (SC)

The Security Council is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining international peace and security. As such, debate in this committee is vigorous and fast-paced. The simulation will take place with the current members of the Security Council with terms ending 2012 or later. SC allows two delegates per delegation.

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP is comprised of those Member States interested in maintaining environmental security and stability. We are excited to offer the UNEP in the wake of the 2009 Copenhagen Accord and the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun. UNEP allows only one delegate per delegation.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ESCO)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization works to develop strategies tackling sustainable development, eradication of poverty and intercultural dialogue through education, science, culture, communication and information. UNESCO allows only one delegate per delegation.

Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

The members of the CSTD will focus on providing recommendations to ECOSOC based upon its specialty technological and scientific expertise. CSTD allows only one delegate per delegation.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

The members of ICAO will focus on maintaining standards concerning air navigation, flight inspection, preventing interference by unlawful forces and expediting border-crossing procedures in international aviation. ICAO allows two delegates per delegation.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO specializes in providing for the universal health of all people. Members are tasked with approving programs and events, setting a budget and forming answers to major health policy questions. WHO allows two delegates per delegation.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The aim of ASEAN is to advance economic growth, social progress and cultural development among its Member States, as well as to promote political peace and stability in Southeast Asia. Delegates will simulate a meeting of the ASEAN Summit. ASEAN allows two delegates per delegation.

Crisis Committees (Crisis)*

Crisis is a slightly different committee than any other offered at GTMUN, and we are proud to offer two crisis committees this year. Member are tasked with drafting solutions to urgent crises that arise throughout the conference. Crisis allows two delegates per delegation.

*Registration information for the two crisis committees will be distributed upon registration for the conference.