MACE MUN 2014 (Event is over)

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MACE MUN 2014

28_29_30 March 2014 (Friday_Saturday_ Sunday)

Model United Nations

Organised by Mar Athanasius College of Engineering and Rotary Club, Kothamangalam

 

ASHNA organization is a partner of this event. They will nominate candidates from Afghanistan and Nigeria for MACE-MUN

ASHNA organization is a partner of this event. They will nominate candidates from Afghanistan and Nigeria for MACE-MUN

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UPDATE: The topic for discussion will be related to the situation in Ukraine. The study guides will be uploaded soon in this page.

UPDATE:- We will be doing the GA and the prize money has been increased to Rs. 20,000/-. It might be increased even further.

Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam (near Ernakulam, Kerala), one of the pioneers in engineering colleges in the country, has over 50 years of excellence to its credit. MACE provides every facility to its students to push their limits and achieve academic as well as professional excellence.

The MACE-MUN(Model United Nations) , the first of its kind, is an initiative of the students and staff of the college. Just like its sister MUN’s around the world, MACE-MUN hopes to create the same enthusiasm that it has created over the years.

The general rules and structure of MACE-MUN conferences mimics that of a real United Nations conference, although greatly simplified in order to correspond to the younger generation. These rules are designed to maintain structure in the academic aspect of the event from start to finish, preserving the rights of each delegate while at the same time permitting freedom and creativity through courteous debate. This set of guidelines is directly suited for modern politics, involving principles that will surely come in useful to any aspirer in the future.

So go on and write your own rules, not for the conference but for the world. Imagine yourself at the highest and most trusted level of power, with the fate of the world in your hands. Only through respect for the rules and guidelines that shape our current lives may we excel at creating our own.

For more information about the rules and procedures followed at MACE-MUN, please visit the link given below:

Procedures and Rules Handbook

Click here to go to the registration page.

 

For details, contact:

Jitesh Sivakumar: +919567126444 (Co-ordinator, MUN-MACE)
Eric Kalapura: +91 9961856662 ( Secretary General, MUN-MACE)
Prince Raju +91 8281073752 (Technical Head, MUN-MACE)
Email id: macemun@gmail.com

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Frequently asked questions

What is an MUN?

MUN (Model United Nations) is a simulation of the UN. The UN has several divisions like the General Assembly and the Security Council. At MACE-MUN we are doing the General Assembly (GA). The participants debate and discuss on several socio-political issues during the 3 day event. The prize money on offer is Rs. 15,000/-. It is likely to be increased to Rs. 20,000/-

There will be a total of around 100 participants for the event. Each participant will represent a country assigned to him/her taking his/her preference into account. No two participants will represent the same country.

The selected participants will be given the topics for discussion by 8th March 2014. Examples of topics given in a MUN General Assembly are Women Empowerment, Human Rights violation in XYZ country etc.

A chair and a co-chair will moderate the proceedings. Participants may even be expelled in case of indiscipline. There will be no audience for the event. The entire procedure will be an exact simulation of the UN and in accordance with the UN protocols.

What are the benefits of participating in an MUN?

There are many benefits. First and foremost is the value of the participation certificate. MUN is easily the best and the most challenging public speaking event. A participant is required to know about the country he/she is representing, need to have adequate general awareness and needs to engage in discussions which are extremely formal.

Participants are expected to behave and address each other exactly as in a UN. For eg: even the use of first person is forbidden during discussions. There are many other rules and procedures. These are available in the handbook available for download.
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This is the most professional public speaking event. The certificate, hence has great value, and gives a huge boost to one’s profile/CV. This is also particularly useful for those who are aiming for leadership roles as well as to those hoping to go for MBA/Civil Service etc. The certificate has value for admission to foreign universities as well.

The certificate of participation in an MUN is a testimony to a student’s public speaking skills and awareness on global issues. MUNs are organized all over the world. Thus, the participation certificate has global acclaim.

There is prize money worth Rs.20,000/- on the offering. This will be given to the best delegate, high commendation, special mention and to the best first timer.

In addition to this, there are dignitaries from the UN addressing the participants. There will also be a cultural night to add to the fun.

Who all are the dignitaries speaking at the event?

1) Mr. Muralee Thummarukudy: Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction in UN Environment Programme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murali_Thummarukudy)

2) Mr. Jose Matheickal: Chief Technical Adviser (GBP) at an United Nations Agency (IMO). (http://in.linkedin.com/pub/jose-matheickal/45/30b/242)

3) Rotary Club District Governor

There will be a few more dignitaries arriving for the event. It will be finalized soon.

Who all can register for the event?

Anyone in the age group 16-27 as on 1/1/2014 can participate in MACE-MUN. They may be from within India or abroad. They have to register from the link provided in this website.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on the form they filled out during registration. The criteria will be their public speaking skills, social concern and general awareness. Previous experience in similar events will also be considered as a bonus.

After this initial screening, there will be further rounds of screening, if necessary. These may include telephone interview, reference checks etc.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is Rs. 1,000/- which also includes food for all the 3 days of the event. But, accommodation charges will have to be paid extra. There are different options available for accommodation.

Participants can opt for nearby college hostels or hotels. The details are given in the registration page.

We will shortlist the candidates who have registered and the fee will be collected from them by 1st March, 2014.

How will I know if I am selected?

We will intimate the selected candidates by 7th March, 2014.

When will I know the topics and the country I am representing?

The topic will be given and the country will be assigned on payment of the non-refundable registration fee of Rs.1000/-. Accommodation charges can be paid at the venue.

The fee is non-refundable just to ensure that a participant who is assigned a country does not back out. Because, if a delegate who is assigned USA fails to come, it will significantly affect the proceedings and discussions will be limited. Thus, any participant who is selected needs to pay the fee. Only then will the country be assigned.

Will there be any training?

Since this is an event that many are unaware of, we will be conducting a free mock workshop during a weekend before the final event for those who are participating in the event for the first time. It will be optional. Any selected participant can come and attend this workshop at his/her own expense.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. Participants must wear Indian formals or Western formals for the event(Skirts and dresses won’t be allowed for girls). The UN procedures apply here as well. Ideally, delegates must wear suits for the event. But, we are giving minor relaxations since this is event is new. Delegates are allowed to come in any formals, the dress-code that is followed while appearing for an interview.

Has MUN been organized elsewhere?

MUN is a hugely popular event in European countries as well as in Gulf countries. In those countries, they have MUN clubs in their schools, and they organize inter-school and inter-college MUNs at a very large scale.

In India, however, there is a very low level of awareness on MUN. Here, MUN is limited to the top metro cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai etc where the schools, colleges and universities organize this event.

In Kerala, there has only been 2 MUNs organized so far. The first MUN organized by a college was in 2011, by St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. That event was conducted in association with MUN-India and most of the participants were from outside Kerala.

MACE-MUN hopes to spread awareness on this event and educate the youth on this great event.

For details, contact:

Jitesh Sivakumar: +919567126444 (Co-ordinator, MUN-MACE)
Eric Kalapura: +91 9961856662 (Secretary General, MUN-MACE)
Email id: macemun@gmail.com

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Websites:

www.mace.ac.in (official college website)

www.themacepost.com (college newsletter)

 

 

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