Model United Nations is a forum for students to research and consider world issues before convening to represent the concerns of individual countries in UN-style debate. At the conference, their task will be to find globally acceptable solutions to real-world problems. It is an invaluable opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with current national and global issues as well as to improve their research and public speaking skills.
The majority of delegates in each committee will be in Years 7 to 9 (Grades 6 to 8); the student officer Chairs leading each committee will be in Years 10 to 13 (Grades 9 to 12) and will be from participating schools. Committee Chairs will need to apply for the positions; we will send out application forms in September. DIMUN delegates are not required to have past MUN experience.
The conference will last three days, starting the morning of Friday the 1st, continuing until Sunday afternoon. The fee per participant is RMB 750/USD 120, which includes lunch on all three days, dinner on Friday and Saturday, and badges, folders, and t-shirts. Accommodation, insurance, and travel to and from Beijing are not included in the conference fee. Accommodation can be booked as needed at a nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel or CITIC Hotel; transport between the hotel and the conference will be provided, as well as transport to and from Dulwich College Beijing and the airport.
If your school is interested in participating, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form (which can be found attached to the email) by the 31st of August, 2018. Please note that submitting this form does not definitely commit your school to attending but it will help us estimate the number of delegates so we can plan a high quality conference for you. Upon your registration, we will also send you delegate preparation guides and other free resources to help you and your delegates.
This year, positions will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please hand in the required letters and payments as soon as possible before the deadlines. As we are also looking for new schools to collaborate with, we would be grateful if you could supply us with suggestions of any other schools that might be interested in attending.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email for further details regarding DIMUN IX.