S-MUNOB 2014
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More details in the Conference section of our website

More details in the Conference section of our website

Welcome

Welcome to the official page of S-MUNOB! We are looking forward to meeting you all at the conference in Bucharest.

If you are under 18 years old, but you still want to participate, we recommend MUNOB: www.munob.org

Our conference is open to young people (18-28) from all over the world, high school students to university graduates.

The first edition of S-MUNOB (Students Model United Nations of Bucharest) will take place in Bucharest, Romania. We will welcome students from more than fifteen countries and we are looking forward to an amazing experience with all of you.

Word of Welcome by Secretary-General

Most distinguished Participants,

Dear Friends of S-MUNOB,

Cristina Guja

In my capacity as the Secretary-General of Students Model United Nations of Bucharest, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our conference. It is our mission to serve as a forum for a new generation of leaders of the international world. Revolving around one theme “World in need, how do we proceed?” we offer 12 interesting committees addressed strictly to University students.

The Diplomatic world has become my professional yet socially stimulating setting ever since I got curiously involved with my first experience of this kind: Model United Nations of Goldberg 2011. The things I enjoy about these conferences are the encouragement of critical thinking, the intercultural bounding and international diplomatic relations being established. I have participated at MUN Conferences both as delegate and as chair, different situations presenting particular attributes and responsibilities. I still enjoy debating as well as chairing, I sincerely hope you will too. I have worked as an intern in Seoul, Korea at Model United Nations Leaders’ Summit, where I have trained future delegates. And here I am now, organising the first S-MUNOB edition using all my knowledge and experience regarding the UN.

We have assembled one of the best chair-teams ever seen in a Simulation of the United Nations and we’ve chosen current worldwide problems as topics for your committees. During our first edition we will have three committees for highly experienced delegates as: Crisis Security Council, Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency. With great pleasure, I announce, as a novelty to Romania, that we will organise the Crisis Security Council with live updates regarding the topic. I am proud to reveal the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice as part of the committee portfolio, being organised with distinctive attention for Law students. We have four GA-committees (MC1, MC2, MC4 and MC6) and last but not least, the Human Rights Council, the World Health Organization and the ECOSOC. We encourage you to find the best solutions to the problems we will be presenting you with!

It is well known that international security comprises more than issues related to military and political stability. It involves the balance of global economy, overcoming poverty and developing a dialogue between nations. The conference could be expressed through this basic principle: "security for one is security for all". This is the equilibrium we are trying to achieve through our MUN. I trust you are all eager to debate upon solutions regarding economic, humanitarian or political crises, which are also global transformational trends.

This first edition we are organising promises to be highly professional and diplomatic. We are all working hard on preparing the best Conference program for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you here, in Bucharest.

Sincerely,

Cristina Guja

Secretary-General of S-MUNOB 2014

UN General Assembly Hall

About MUN

MUN Term Translation
Secretary General Chief Executive
Director General Executive VP/ Operations Director/ Business Manager
Background Guide Research Paper
Crisis Director Research Analyst
Chair Director or Moderator
Head Delegate Debate Captain or Coach
USG…Finance, Operations, etc Chief [Finance, Operations, etc] Officer
Chargé d’affaires Communication Director
Committee Breakout session or Simulation
Delegate Student, Participant, Debater
Best Delegate First Place
Outstanding Delegate Second Place
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Verbal Verbal Commendation
Delegation Award Team Award

What does MUN mean?

The experience “Model UN” can provide a student, in high school or college, is invaluable. Soft skills such as time management, leadership, flexibility, and adaptability are complemented by a range of hard skills that could include commercial printing, management budgeting, graphic design, curriculum design, and research. After reading, reviewing, and writing more résumés and applications than I can remember, I’m struck by how many Model UN alumni find it difficult to translate their experience effectively into a résumé. Here are some quick, actionable suggestions to make sure your résumé or application properly conveys your experience.

Model United Nations has a language onto itself. While it is important for you to use terms such as Secretary General, draft resolution, background guide, and crisis director in the world of Model UN, it is almost more important to effectively translate MUN-lingo into understandable language. You may be extremely proud of your time as Secretary General, but the title generally confuses people outside of the world of Model UN. You do not want people to think you were the head secretary. I’ve provided substitutes that I have used in the past:

Always use the term “Model United Nations” and be prepared to explain the nature of the activity. When describing Model UN use phrases such as “simulation based education”, “active learning” or “experiential learning.”

There is one exception to the above rules and that is when you are applying to a position that involves Model UN and you are 100% confident your reviewer will understand Model UN terms. In this case, it is probably preferred that you use Model UN jargon.

The experience you gain during your Model UN career may be your strongest personal selling point.

About S-MUNOB

How did S-MUNOB appear?

Everybody is telling us to think BIG. Well, in most people's opinion, some of this “BIG” lacks the limits that common-sense imposes… I guess Mr. Robert Frunza was completely lost in his big thoughts that day.

April 2013. After a wonderful BIMUN we had chaired, there’s me, Daniel, beholding Robert coming towards me with a not-very-intelligent-but-full-of-enthusiasm smile on his face. “Gotta' tell you something”, he said. Later on I found out about the master-plan he and Ms. Cristina Guja had thought up: organize a BIG MUN. “Want in?” they asked. I guess me saying “yes” can be seen as my “leap of faith”, given the fact that at that moment we had NOTHING but some past experience and a lot of enthusiasm (useless sometimes).

In a nutshell, that’s how things started. Oh, wait! We needed a name, of course! Any ideas? Sure, a very smart one, coming from Robert: “munOBIs”. Not a great surprise, given his nickname: “OBI”. I strongly disagreed, not without putting forward another option: “DANImun”. Next, we had a little argument which, in the end, proved constructive, as we came up with “S-MUNOB”, for “Students Model United Nations of Bucharest”.

Why do we organize S-MUNOB?

Many have asked us why we are doing this. It's quite an easy answer. You see, many of us have participated in conferences such as the one we are currently preparing for and all have had a great time, have learned much and enjoy returning to those conferences every year. We felt it was time to put our own MUN together and so, we did.

We are trying to encompass the defining traits of the MUN conferences in S-MUNOB: a political climate in which the youth of the world to practice their communication, decision-making, rhetorical and problem-solving skills.

We are trying to convey and promote teamwork and collaboration in our participants. We feel that this will develop their social skills and will also form strong bonds between people that live half the world away from each other, but enjoy getting together at this sort of event every year and, if possible, even outside of it. We are also cementing our own friendships with many of the attendants.

Why attend S-MUNOB?

We have assembled a young team that strives to put this event on the MUN map and make it a regular of the MUN calendar. Through hard work and dedication we have surpassed any obstacle we've come across so far and will continue to do so in our quest to provide training for adult life as well as for an eventual career in the relevant fields of politics or business in general.

Organising Team

Cristina Guja

Secretary-General

Cristina Guja

George-Robert Frunză

Deputy Secretary-General

George-Robert Frunza

Daniel Cîrstoveanu

President of the General Assembly

Daniel Cirstoveanu

Văcărelu Cristina

Chief of Public Relations

Cristina Vacarelu

Costin Becheanu

Chief of the Approval Panel

Alexandru Tudosoiu

Chief of Staff

Nica Teodora

Chief of Entertainment

Nica Teodora

Vava Iulia

Chief of Housing

Vava Iulia

Burlăcioiu Răzvan

Chief of IT

Burlacioiu Razvan

Popescu Daniela

Designer

Popescu Daniela

Silvia Petre

Chief of Press

Ovidiu Udrescu

Chief of Photo/Video

Soldiers

Conference Schedule

Schdule

Payment Details

Romanians should deposit the fee in RON at the BNR exchange rate from the deposit day.

Late registration fee is 75€ per international student and 55€ per Romanian student.

We will send the information regarding the bank account via e-mail along with your acceptance letter.

Minimum size of delegation: 5 delegates

Maximum size of delegation: 20 delegates

If a delegation is made up of more than 15 members, each delegate benefits from 10€ discount on their registration fee!

The fee must be transferred to the S-MUNOB bank account within 5 working days from the moment you receive the registration approval. This is the only way to secure your place as a delegation or delegate.

After you pay the registration fee, the Secretariat will inform you about the available countries and committees for you to take part in!

Caution:

*** Delegation coordinator should make the payment for all the members of their delegation as one payment! Members of delegations should not make their payments by their own in order to prevent any unforeseen problems!

*** Please do not forget to send your deposit receipt which includes your full name to cristina.guja@smunob.com in order for your payment to be considered completed. The Secretariat of the S-MUNOB 2014 Conference does not accept any responsibility for payments without proper statements and payments without delivering receipt.

*** The payments which do not include names will not be accepted.

*** Registration Fees are Non-Refundable

Our Registration Fee Includes:

• Acommodation in Bucharest for 6 nights (only for foreign students)

• Lunch from 7th to 10th of March

• Drinks and snacks during Coffee and Snack Breaks

• Conference Materials (Delegates Handbook)

• Transfer from and to the Airport

Our Registration Fee Does Not Include:

• Extra nights.

• Social Event Fees.

THE REGISTRATION FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL EXPENSES!

Accommodation

We offer our guests two types of accommodation:

• Host-family (limited number, availability depending on how fast you register)

• Hotel/Hostel

Unfortunately, we have a limited number of host students

Crisis Security Council

Security Council members are tasked with maintaining the peace and security on an international level. As extraordinary events may arrise at any given moment, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at UN Headquarters so that the Security Council can meet at any time.

Difficulty: Expert | Delegates: 30


Main President: Aitzaz Rehman Sheikh

Esteemed Delegates,

Aitzaz  Rehman  Sheikh

My name is Aitzaz Rehman Sheikh, and I have been granted the honor to render my services as the Committee President for the Crisis Security Council at S-MUNOB 2014.

Having attained a Masters in Public Policy from King's College London, I have been working with the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development & Transparency, alongside serving as the Project Manager for IYLC UAE at Civic Concepts International. Over the course of the last five years, I have had the immeasurable pleasure of participating in over fifty Model United Nations Conferences in the Czech Republic, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. As an ostentatious externality of the passion that I have fostered for elocution, leadership and public-speaking, throughout the course of both my academic and my professional career, I currently also serve as the President of the MUN Society Pakistan.

The requisite simulation of the Crisis Security Council stems almost exclusively from the parity between the diversity of subject-matters dealt with by this august institution of the United Nations and the degree of intellectual rectitude anticipated from the individuals seeking to be a part of S-MUNOB 2014. Accordingly, the subject-areas being selected for the Crisis Security Council are representative of the wide-ranging mandate of the institution at large, while remaining within the confines of its charter. Nonetheless, the Crisis Security Council at S-MUNOB 2014 shall prove to undoubtedly be an exciting and exhilarating experience for all those who arrive with the intent to partake in stimulating discourse.

My objective, as the Committee Chairperson/President, is to enhance this learning experience for each of you, and to ensure that you return home with a far greater understanding of global issues in the realms of multilateral diplomacy and foreign policy than you arrive with. I shall be delighted to provide as much assistance as necessary to all the delegates, both prior to and during S-MUNOB 2014, and I eagerly look forward to meeting with you all this March.


Andras Adam

Co-President: András Ádám

Hi there everyone,

My name is András (even though Adam seems to be more natural, that is my family name), I am studying Mechatronic Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (engineering is awesome, just sayin').

I am fond of good music, tasty meals and basketball, but I couldn't refuse a good cup of green tea or a few bottles of beer. And of course I am maniac when it comes to MUN, even though this is going to be only my 7th international MUN.

Kind regards to you all, and good luck with the preparations!

Security Council

Security Council members are tasked with maintaining the peace and security on an international level. As extraordinary events may arrise at any given moment, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at UN Headquarters so that the Security Council can meet at any time.

Difficulty: Advanced | Delegates: 15

Topic: The situation in Kashmere


Main President: Bryan Ha

Bryan Ha

Dear Delegates,

My name is Bryan Ha and I will be the Main President of the Security Council. I look forward to working with you on what I am sure will be an engaging and stimulating committee.

I am currently studying Political Science at Vanderbilt University located in Nashville, Tennessee. I was originally born in Seoul, South Korea but I have been living in the United States for quite some time. After experiencing Model UN for the first time in 2006, I have participated in numerous conferences as a delegate, chair, and secretary general. Outside of MUN, I enjoy watching films, playing lacrosse, drawing, and from time to time, spending a lazy evening in my room with a Hemingway novel.

Please come prepared to voice your opinions, formulate innovative resolutions, and seek out new ideas. But more importantly, be ready to grab the countless joys you will experience, making lasting memories and friends that you will cherish. I'm pumped to see you all this March. I hope you are pumped too.


Co-President: Péter Szilágyi

Péter Szilágyi

Most distinguished delegates, fellow chairs, ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, I’d like to thank the Secretariat and the PGA once more for inviting me as one of the presidents of the most powerful, indeed challenging, but wonderful committee, the Security Council. It is a true honour to return to Bucharest to a university-level conference.

My name is Péter L. Szilágyi, from Budapest and I have graduated two years ago from the organizer school of BIMUN, the Eötvös József Secondary School. I’m writing these lines from Leuven, Belgium spending my Erasmus semester. Besides Erasmus, I am a second year student of International Relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

When it comes to MUN I realise I’m addicted to it. Concerning MUN experiences I can tell you that S-MUNOB will be my 8th conference so far, 4th as a chair. I was in charge for the MCI twice and the SC once. My chairing policy is about balancing in between the two radical points, in order to keep to the middle ground, so that professional and fun parts are encouraged.

I’ve always been bad at saying special things about myself when it comes to introductions, well I could say that I’m an open-minded person and so on, but I won’t do that. You’ll have the chance to get to know me, so feel free to use it!

Can’t wait for the first session of S-MUNOB,

Looking forward to seeing you!

MC1: DISEC – Disarmament and International Security

The Main Committee 1 deals with the issue of peace in the world and how to reach it. As the name DISEC describes, this includes both efforts towards disarmament and in general all issues of international security.

Difficulty: Intermediate | Delegates: 25

Topic 1: Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace

Topic 2: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction


Aakaash S. Raju

Main Chair: Aakaash S. Raju

Hello there!

I’m Aakaash S. Raju, a first year student at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. This will be my 14th MUN, 3rd as a chair. I’ve been a mentor for students in Republic of Korea twice and have also attended UN summits in Vienna and Hague. Although my field of study is Aeronautics Engineering, I show a great deal of interest in international politics. I tend to participate in MUNs as much as I can, but now since I’m a university student, I cannot really be skipping a lot of college.

I’ve been in Bucharest in 2012, I enjoyed Romanian Hospitality, the culture, nightlife and the weather (it was -25 Celsius!)

My hobbies include social work, fencing, horseback polo, golfing and boxing, (this is a huge list, but, somehow I put up with it). I haven’t really done most of them (except the social work) on a professional level, but I hope to someday.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!


Co-Chair: Barbara Bazánth

Hello there, delegates!

Barbara Bazanth

My name is Barbara Bazánth, I'm 19 years old and I am a first-year law student in Budapest at Eötvös Loránd Science University. I am looking forward to March to meeting you all in DISEC with my wonderful chair mate, Aakaash and I am more than sure that we are going to have the best time ever in our committee. Besides taking part in MUNs abroad, I organize BIMUN in Budapest.

Concerning my hobbies I am obsessed with singing, hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and I also have some TV series I can't resist not watching. Besides the fun-part, I think I am an optimistic and open-minded person; I like to try new things and meet new people. I like getting to know new cultures and studying new languages. I hope we will meet in March at S-MUNOB and will spend a great time together. See you there!

MC2: ECOFIN - Economic and Financial Committee

The Ecofin Council covers EU policy in a number of areas including: economic policy coordination, economic surveillance, monitoring of Member States' budgetary policy and public finances, the euro (legal, practical and international aspects), financial markets and capital movements and economic relations with third countries. It decides mainly by qualified majority, in consultation or codecision with the European Parliament, with the exception of fiscal matters which are decided by unanimity.

Difficulty: Beginner | Delegates: 30

Topic 1: International Financial Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Topic 2: Measures to decrease the financial gap between emerging and least developed countries


Lucas Schaefer

Main Chair: Lucas Schäfer

Hey guys, this is Lucas from Paris, your ECOFIN President at S-MUNOB 2014.

First of all, congratulations that you're part of this fabulous conference! Guess what a whole bunch of VIPs like Samuel L. Jackson, the Danish Prime Minister or H. E. Ban-Ki Moon himself have in common? Apart from the fact that surely all are being surveilled by the NSA, they share the project where they all started to become publicly known and famous: this Magnificent Universe of Nobleness, known as MUN.

You see, it may be your chance of a lifetime to come to Bucharest in March and ace your performance. My special respect if you go for the ECOFIN committee, because with the breathtakingly awesome President Mr. ROBERT GEISZT you'll have such a fantastic atmosphere that you'll simply be all smiles! Oh, and finally there's myself alongside, Lucas, equipped with 7 passed simulations and studying Politics, Economics and Sociology in Paris.

I promise you we'll share plenty of highly top quality and deeply fun moments together - see you in Bucharest!


Co-Chair: Róbert Geiszt

Hey everyone!

Róbert Geiszt

My name is Robert Geiszt, I’m from Hungary and I study Business and Management at Corvinus Univesity of Budapest. I’m really enthusiastic about my studies, and I do hope that this will not change in the future. I’m pretty sure that, with Mr. Supercool Lucas Schäfer, we will be able to provide an appropriately professional but in the same time friendly atmosphere. From my MUN experiences I’d like to highlight MUNOG 2011 where I managed to become the best delegate and BIMUN 2013 where I filled the position of the PGA.

S-MUNOB is organized by a highly qualified and very professional team therefore I’m convinced that this MUN will be organized excellently, however, for an unforgettable Conference the contribution of the delegates is unavoidable. So please come with eagerness to share your and your country’s opinion, be prepared but most importantly be ready to work together and get to know new people.

I’m really looking forward to get to know all of you, and I can ensure that we, the Presidents of the ECOFIN, will always be ready to provide the necessary help.

Greetings!

MC4: SPECPOL - Special Political and Decolonization Committee

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee deals with a variety of subjects which include those related to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and University for Peace.

Difficulty: Beginner | Delegates: 30

Topic 1: Colonization of outer-space

Topic 2: Implementation of specific measures regarding nomad people


Andrea Recanzone

Main Chair: Andrea Recanzone

Hello!

My name is Andrea Recanzone, I’m 21 years old and I come from Rome. I’m a university student in this wonderful city, at “La Sapienza” university. I’m attending my third year there at the Political Science and International Relations Faculty.

I’m keen on international issues and I like debating on themes and problems of our age. And that is why I like MUNs so much! This conference’s motto will be “World in need, how do we proceed?”. Can you imagine a better one? When it comes to my MUN experiences, this will be my 14th MUN. I attended several high school conferences and a university level one.

I love meeting new people, travelling and making new experiences! I also like sports and music; I practice karate and play the guitar a little bit. I’m really looking forward at this conference, because every MUN experience is like the first one, it is a new world to be discovered, or just the old one to be seen in a different light. I can’t wait for this conference to come also because of the brilliant organizing team that stands behind it, and I’m sure they will make this experience unforgettable for us all! See you in March!


Co-Chair: Szabadi Dorina Ágnes

Dear all,

Dorina Szabadi

I am Dorina Szabadi, 18 years old, from Budapest, Hungary. It is a great honour for me to welcome you to S-MUNOB as the one of the chairs of the 4th Main Committee - Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the UN. When the lovely executive board asked me if I’d like to take part in their truly fresh organized conference, I just couldn’t say no, mostly because I consider them as friends but we can’t overlook how professional they are. This will be my first university level MUN and I am very happy to get to know this new experience in Bucharest with this team.

I’ve taken part in MUNs in several positions: as supervisor, delegate, chair at BIMUN, MiniMUN, MUNOG and at the weekly organised MUN-Club; and my next challenge is working as the Deputy Secretary-General of BIMUN 2014. I enjoy doing all these jobs because every single one’s main goal is to create a week where you can step out of your known limits, have a chance to change people’s mind about different topics and live a few days full of adventures, joy and love.

Besides MUNs I really like reading, walking around the city, listening to music, going to concerts and travelling – I can say I’m a typical downtown girl. Unfortunately, I don’t have much time for these lately because I started university this September. I study Communication and Media Science at the Corvinus University of Budapest. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys in March to have some interesting debates, with my dear partner Andrea (also known to me as the MUN-grandpa) and I also can’t wait to see Bucharest as well where I can meet again some MUN-friends!

MC6: Legal – Legal Committee

The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. All of the U.N. Member States are entitled to representation on the Sixth Committee as one of the main committees of the General Assembly.

Difficulty: Intermediate | Delegates: 25

Topic 1: The question of legalization of marijuana

Topic 2: Legal regulations of foreign intervention in national conflicts


Adam Acosta

Main Chair: Ádám Acosta

Dear everyone,

My name is Ádám Acosta, was born about 21 years ago, and as far as this very website is concerned, I am going to be one of the chairs for this committee.

Even though I don't get to attend MUNs as many times as I'd like, I had to come to the realization that I'm an MUN-addict. I've tried myself in both delegate and chair roles quite some times, but S-MUNOB will be my first experience as a university level conference, and I'm highly excited about it.

I study engineering in my hometown, Budapest, and mostly live for participating in and improving social life at the college. I love playing the guitar and singing, too bad that the latter usually results in a week-long uprising. I also like getting to know new people, so what could be a better opportunity than crashing each other's arguments during the day and getting together at a bar at night?

See you all soon!


Co-Chair: Tobi Ibitoye

Tobi Ibitoye

It sometimes is very hard to write a few words about you, but if I tried to, the one thing I can affirm with certainty is that I'm a fun guy. That's all (Just kidding) My name is Tobi, actually Ibitoye Oluwatobi Ayokunle, I'm 20 years old and I'm from Nigeria. I was born and raised in Nigeria's capital Abuja, which explains my big love for cities, including the one I now live in (Bucharest).

I've been living in Bucharest for about 4 years now and for the past two years I've studied Biochemistry at the University's Faculty of Biology. Nonetheless I have a very huge passion for debate and that, as a matter of fact, is how I got involved with MUNs. From one session of intense debating to the other, my love for it grew and over the past 3 years I've racked in about 9 MUN conferences, during the last of which I chaired the Security Council.

Asides from MUN conferences and Debate, writing, acting, singing, dancing, playing my violin, football, Chelsea FC, FIFA 14, Basketball, but to mention a few, are the things I spend my free time involved with. That doesn’t mean that I have a lot of free time, but whenever I do, I enjoy one of these.

Having said that, I'm hoping to make many new friends at this conference. However, until then, I'd like to wish everyone the best of luck with preparations. I'm sincerely looking forward to having a great time with you all!

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization within the UN family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

Difficulty: Advanced | Delegates: 25

Topic 1: Multi or Internationalization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Topic 2: Strengthening IAEA safeguards and the International Security


Main President: Adam Geiszt

Adam Geiszt

Hey Everyone,

Let me introduce myself shortly! I'm Adam from Hungary. Currently I attend Corvinus University of Budapest, I'm in my 5th semester in international business BA. My field of research is sort of the WTO's work and the Doha round, but I get on well with international marketing-communication, too.

So far I've been to a couple of interntational MUNs and participated some MUN preparation courses. If I had to choose my favorite MUN experiences, I would say the two bests were winning commission award in the ECOSOC at AIMUN10 and being the PGA of BIMUN11. Serving as the President of the IAEA seems to be a great challenge for me. A very new field I can come through, a new load of knowledge I can face and hopefully a wonderful experience I'll always be thinking of.

See you all in March !


Co-President: Omar Zaghloul

Omar Zaghloul

To start off my name is Omar Hisham Zaghloul and I am a 19 years old Egyptian citizen. I study Economics in the Modern Sciences and Arts University, Cairo, Egypt. My interests center around three main things: history, politics, and music. These three things to me are my passion.

Moreover, as I have explained my interests, I would like to share my MUN experiences. I now have six MUN experiences, three times as a delegate, twice in Egypt and once in Budapest, all in the United Nations Security Council. I also have two experiences as a secretariat, one in Security Council as well, and one in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. These experiences have completely changed my life in so many ways, it taught me how to express myself better, it made me realize my goals and aspirations, it made me travel abroad, meet new people, embark upon experiences, and share perspectives. All these experiences have taught me valuable lessons, ones that I shall never forget; they altered my life in so many ways, in regards to my studies, my professional life, and even my social life.

To not extend my words, I am a simple man that just as everyone else, dreams big. I aspire to achieve a lot of things, some of which I will succeed in and some that I might not; however I do believe a man should not be ashamed of not achieving something. One must always try to achieve what they wish, try again if they fail, then one day you will. We face a lot of negativity in our world yet we must understand that if there is a will, there is a way.

I come to Bucharest, Romania, making the right choice for myself and others, to start a new experience, that shall definitely be a value added to my life, and I can only hope that my presence will be part of an experience that not only benefits me, but others as well.

See you all in March!

ICJ - International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) represents the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

LAW Students have priority in this simulation !

Difficulty: Intermediate | Delegates: 15


President: Maximilian Schmidt

Maximilian Schmidt

Dear friends and future friends,

My name is Maximilian Schmidt, but please just put it short and call me Max or Maxi. I am 19 years old and I am studying law in the beautiful city of Munich. It is a great honor for me to be the Main Chair of the ICJ of the first session of S-MUNOB. In the last few years I have participated in various MUNs all around Europe. Every single MUN was a great experience where I have always met interesting people from all around the world.

In my free time, if there is any besides studying, I enjoy doing sports, especially martial arts, watching TV or just having a nice cool beer with my friends. I don’t want to bore you and introduce myself for too long but I am looking forward to meeting some old friends again and of course to meeting some new ones. I wish you guys a good time in the committees and an incredible time after our committee meetings!


Co-President: Flora Polakovits

Flora Polakovits

My name is Flóra Polákovits and it is my greatest honor to serve as your Deputy-President in the International Court of Justice. I am twenty years old, studying Sociology, Business and Management, and Financial Mathematics at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Besides that, in my free time I work as a dance instructor or in the Student Union of my University.

My MUN-experience started more than two years ago when the first simulation of Budapest International Model United Nations was held in my high school. As I saw those hundreds of people having the passion to understand the problems affecting millions around world and find a solution, I immediately fell in love with the MUN-atmosphere. Since then I had the pleasure to serve several times as a delegate, ambassador, chair and organizer or even as a Secretary-General. The last one gave me unforgettable memories, but, more importantly, it taught me how to research, understand and see different facets of the same problem. They don’t teach these things in school and that is why I believe that MUN is a unique and marvelous opportunity.

See you in March!

ICC - International Criminal Court

The ICT sets the norm for conflict resolution and post-conflict development across the globe. In its precedent-setting decisions on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Tribunal has shown that an individual’s senior position can no longer protect them from prosecution.

LAW Students have priority in this simulation !

Difficulty: Advanced | Delegates: 15


President: Romina Iancu

Romina Iancu

Hello everyone!

Ad usum, all the chairs and presidents have to introduce themselves in a few words. Ad-hoc, my name is Romina Iancu, I am 20 years old and I am a second-year student of the Law School – University of Bucharest (this is the explanation for these Latin-things ;) ). You will fancy me as the President of the International Criminal Court of the S-MUNOB 2014. My connection to the MUN-World is very tight, taking into account the last five years, during which I have experienced almost every possible role: delegate, MUN-Director, observer, President or Deputy-Secretary General.

Grosso modo about my likings: I am a tea-drinker, I am addicted to sport and healthy food, Bon Jovi solaces me, I am also quite fond of good books, German and, of course, Law. My unrealistic wish would be going back in time to Ancient Rome and I would describe myself as being ambitious, self-confident, perfectionist, but also rational.

Omnia dicta est and I am looking forward to meeting you all in March! :)

HRC - Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.

Difficulty: Beginner | Delegates: 30

Topic 1: Defining international regulations regarding freedom of speech for journalists

Topic 2: Question of death-sentence


Main President: Wiebke Hangst

Hey everyone!

Wiebke Hangst

It is an honor for me to be invited as a chairperson to the very first session of SMUNOB and I’d like to thank the organizers for putting so much effort in the conference. My name is Wiebke Hangst, I’m nineteen years old and I currently live in Heidelberg, Germany where I study political science and ethnology at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität. I graduated from Goldberg-Gymnasium in Sindelfingen last year; a town which some of you might know (if you like cars) because of Daimler or (if you like MUNs) because of MUNOG which annually takes place at Goldberg-Gymnasium, my “old” school.

I’ll take this chance to introduce myself a little bit and tell you something about my MUN-experience: Even though I don’t have an amazing talent such as singing, playing an instrument or drawing, there are a lot of things I like very much; including horse riding, spending time with my friends and family, watching (preferably old) movies, reading, meeting new people, listening to music and of course travelling and attending MUNs. As you might have guessed from what I told you about university, I’m very much interested in politics and diverse cultures. My previous MUN-experience influenced my choice of university subjects and I think that my studies will affect the future conferences the other way around.

SMUNOB 2014 will be my eighth MUN, my fifth time as a chairperson and my second stay in Bucharest. I could tell you a lot about MUNs changing your personality and giving you the possibility to meet great people, but you probably know this – and if not, you surely will after SMUNOB.

I’m sure that getting to know each other, having “fruitful and smooth” debates and sharing this awesome and unique MUN-feeling will be an unforgettable experience.

Best wishes from Germany!

See you soon!


Co-President: Bowen Weng

Bowen Weng

Hello there, greetings from Taiwan!

My name is Bowen Weng. I am a student of Kaohsiung Senior High School from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. S-MUNOB will be my sixth MUN and second time as a chair. Although I’m not the most experienced person among the crew, I’m sure I’ll do whatever it takes to make your experience here unforgettable!

My very first MUN was MUNOG, which was an incredible experience. That’s when I started to gain interest in international relations and related studies, and, of course, the obsession of MUNs. Back in Taiwan, I attended MUNs not only as a delegate but also as a chair. Meanwhile, I’m really thankful that my first MUN has given me the best memories that I can ever imagine to receive from MUNs, so I’m hoping that I can hold a MUN that provides opportunity for those who don’t know MUN or haven’t experienced this amazing event. That’s why I became a Deputy Secretary-General in 2013 and held SHSMUN in Taiwan.

The most important part about MUN is not your English ability, but to make yourself “heard”. Don’t worry about making mistakes or being too shy in the committee. Make sure your placard is also in the air for calling. Top of that, HAVE FUN!

“Work hard, play hard.”


Co-President: Orsolya Princz

Orsolya Princz

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Orsolya Princz, I am 19 years old, living in Hungary’s beautiful capital city, Budapest. I’ve just started my university studies at Corvinus University of Budapest where I am studying Human Resources.

This will be my 5th MUN and I will be a chairperson for the 3rd time. I really love chairing and watching how the delegates agree and disagree and how, at the end, they find beautiful solutions together. MUNs are addictive, that is the truth…if you start, there is no way to stop.

Dear delegates, all I can say is that these weeks were some of the best weeks of my life and I am sure they will be yours too. It is about realising that you’re one of a kind and that you deserve to deliver yourself to the world as the best person you can be and every MUN takes you a step closer to that person.

I can’t wait to meet you all!

WHO - World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

Difficulty: Beginner | Delegates: 25

Topic 1: Human exposure to Radiation from the accident of Fukushima

Topic 2: Combat of depression and anxiety


Joseph Mensah

Main President: Joseph Mensah

Born and raised in Ghana, I have always been keen on contributing my quota to improve the developing world and the world at large. I am very passionate about the work of the UN too, and have participated in several MUN's around across the globe. I have also had the rare privilege of meeting people from about 150 different countries and this has really shaped my perspective of world politics.

Outside the MUN world, I enjoy making music in the studio, creative writing, playing or watching basketball, ballets and operas! I believe it is an honor to be involved in S-MUNOB and I am particularly delighted to see that you are drawn to the intellectual challenge of tackling the problems of the international community. This goes without saying that I am excited about the exceptional pleasure of meeting passionate and intelligent people from around the world.

Warm regards !


Co-President: Ana Maria Lipan

Ana Maria Lipan

During the sessions, I expect to learn lots of new things from the delegates while sharing my own experience as well. I’m looking forward to having a great time with you!

Hey, everyone! My name is Ana Maria Lipan, and I am proud to call myself a chair of the S-MUNOB 2014 conference. I’m in my 2nd year of college, studying Veterinary Medicine, and this will be the 8th conference I will be attending. I enjoy exploring new things like musical instruments, dancing or archery, though I love singing and debating in particular. My goal is to cram as many interesting experiences as I can in my life, even the most unusual or unconventional – I am truly convinced that this conference shall be one of them.

ECOSOC - Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC constitutes one of the principal organs of the United Nations. It is responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system.

Difficulty: Beginner | Delegates: 35

Topic 1: Digitization of labor

Topic 2: Concerning developments towards mainly human-computer interaction


Sarthak Sharma

Co-President: Sarthak Sharma

Hello Delegates,

My name is Sarthak Sharma and I'm from New Delhi, India. I am 19 years old and I am a 1st year Chemistry student. This will be my 12th MUN and 7th time as a member of the Executive Board. I'm done with the formal part I guess. So Bucharest. The chairperson at S-MUNOB would like to raise a motion to get crazy, party hard (you know what I mean) for 5 days.

Ohh by the way, we need you to research as well so that we can see heated debates and informative resolutions in the committee. ‘Till then!


Co-President: Sophia Charlotte Hösi

Co-President: Sophia Charlotte Hösi

Honourable Delegates,

My name is Sophia Charlotte Hösi and I will be one of your chairs in the S-MUNOB 2014 ECOSOC committee. Having attended several MUN-conferences so far, I feel highly honoured to be invited to Romania to contribute to the first time of S-MUNOB.

I personally am living in Munich, Germany, where I study English, History and Educational Sciences in my second semester. My first MUN took place in 2009 and since then, participating has become one of my passions besides listening to and doing music, travelling, meeting new people and (of course) spending time with my friends. Since I was not able to take part in any conference for one year now, I really can’t wait for it to begin and I am extremely excited to meeting all of you.

I furthermore would like to encourage you to prepare well for our sessions, learn about the country you are representing and the issues we will be debating about to create fluent and pleasant sessions.

Looking forward to meeting you in March!

Treasure Hunt - Discover Bucharest - more details coming soon!

Planet of Bucharest

What is there to say about our fair city? A lot if you ask the right people. Not so much if you trust the majority. Well I dare say the majority is wrong: we live inside a collection of parks and museums, cafes and restaurants, movie theaters and shopping centers with which not many East-European capitals can compete.

The History

The city of Bucharest represents a very old settling, the documents attesting the first man presence in the area at about 150.000 years ago. The first documentary attestation dates back to the 20th September 1459 (Vlad Țepeș was ruler at the time, called Dracula by the film-makers from Hollywood).

As far as the name of the city is concerned, there are several legends. One of them promotes the idea that its name comes from the first settler on the banks of the Dâmbovița river, a shepherd called Bucur. Another one sustains that the name of the city comes from the Greek "Helis" (meaning sun, joy) - "the City of Joy" - as the city was called during the times of Dromichaetes.

The City

Although many areas of Bucharest were demolished during the Communist period, to make way for the monochromatic neighborhoods that had the same architecture, the city still retains the old charm that attracted tourists after the First World War (1914-1918).

Bucharest is a modern city built on old foundations. There was a time it was called "Little Paris" and that image still remains at the very heart of this city, albeit a little worse for wear: the Lipscani and Blanari districts.

Planet of Bucharest

The Nightlife

In terms of going out on a friday night even if you don't know what you want to end up doing, this is the go-to place for 90% of Bucharest's youth. And although it may get crowded at times, there's always bound to be some table or chair in one of the many bars and clubs still waiting for its patron. It's not only the music and the drinks that people go out at night in search of - many of Bucharest's boulevards and streets are filled with buldings old and new alike which look amazing during the day, but spectacular come night time when they are lit up by smartly-placed light emitters that truly bring out the best in them. A long walk come nightfall when most of the city's cars disappear is bound to give you a few things to talk about the next day.

The Everyday life

If you're not that much of a night prowler, that's fine! Our capital caters to everybody's tastes. For the outdoorsy kind, we've got parks like Herastrau, Izvor, Cismigiu and others that keep us cool during sweltering summer days and offer us islands of green amidst a sea of gray.

If you're a shopaholic or movie buff, there are many shopping centers that double as movie theaters and even ice-skating arenas that you can find everywhere around the city as well as on its outskirts. The AFI Palace, the Military Plaza or the Baneasa Shopping City are just a handful of these so fear not - your thirst shall be appeased.

Say you're into culture and history. Bucharest has so many museums and historical buildings you'll likely spend days on end exploring them all. Things like the Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural history or the Romanian Peasant's Museum will certainly keep enthusiasts enthralled and yearning for more.

The Conclusion

And more of everything is what Bucharest does not lack in the slightest. What I'm trying to say is that, as a youth, you can find plenty of things to do around our city whichever your preferences may be. So get on that plane, clear your mind of whatever foul things you may have heard and get ready to experience Bucharest as it truly is: a modern city of wonder and opportunity that always has something new to entice you with.

Discover Bucharest - more details coming soon!

Here is a guide for Bucharest -> Guide.pdf

IOR Park

Professional Partners

Bimun - Budapest International Model United Nations

The biggest Model United Nations in Hungary. Since the first edition in 2011, BIMUN organisers have proven integrity, professionalism and dedication to UN Conferences. We are honoured to call them our close friends.

BIMUN






VWI ESTIEM Bucharest

VWI ESTIEM Bucharest is the economical German-speaking engineers' association. It came to life in June 2001 in the city that lends it its namesake. The organisation represents a middle-man between students and business entities that cater to German-speaking graduates of economical background. This offers young adults a good way to get into contact with and experience a business segment for which they are training or have trained. Values that VWI ESTIEM Bucharest holds dear are events and activities that work towards the extracurricular training of students.

VWI



The Electronics Students League - http://lse.org.ro/

The Electronics Students League is an organisation dedicated the pursuit of knowledge in all shapes and forms, not only for its members, but for all students of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. We take it upon ourselves to organize various events which aim to educate and also to entertain our fellow students and also to represent the interests of the student body in front of the university officials.

LSE



Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Established on 6 April 1913 by the Royal Decree of Carol I of Romania, the Academy of High Commercial and Industrial Studies was the first economic higher education institution established in Romania.

ASE



University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Politehnica of Bucharest is the largest technical university in Romania. Its traditions are connected to the founding of the first higher technical school in Wallachia, in 1818, by Gheorghe Lazăr.

UPB






Clubul pentru Romania

Asociatia Clubul pentru Romania România urmareste promovarea, pe baze reale de profesionalism si integritate morala, a României sprijinind proiecte în plan cultural si educational.

Consideram necesara conturarea unei sinergii reale între societatea civila, mediul de afaceri, autoritatile statului român si mediul academic, pentru repozitionarea imaginii statului si poporului român, prin exponentii merituosi ai tinerei genera?ii cât si prin tezaurul sau cultural.

Asociatia Clubul pentru România a sprijinit si a colaborat cu asociatii si pe programe precum Biblioteca de carte româneasca de la Torino, Gala Clasic e Fantastic, Funacia Blue Heron, Gala Studentilor Originari din Republica Moldova, expozi?ii / vernisaje: Paris versus Bucarest, Marian Condruz, seria de concerte sub titlul: Simfonism Scandinav (compozitor Jukka Pelkanen) si nu în ultimul rând Liga Studentilor Români din Strainatate, etc.

Clubul pentru Romania




Clubul Roman pentru Relaţii Externe, Diplomaţie şi Afaceri Externe

C.R.R.E.D.A.E. urmareste promovarea, pe baze reale de profesionalism si integritate morala, a României, atât pe plan politic, cât si pe plan economic, stiintific, cultural si spiritual. Consideram necesara conturarea unei sinergii reale între societatea civila, mediul de afaceri, autoritatile statului român si mediul academic, fara nici un fel de discriminare politica, ori pe baze economice, rasiale, sexuale sau legate de credinta.

Asociatia CRREDAE a sprijinit si a colaborat cu asociatii si pe programe precum CSD (Clubul Studentilor Diplomati din cadrul ASER), BISMUN (Asocia?ia Tineretul ONU din România), SIMPE (Simularea Parlamentului European organizata de Societatea Studentilor Europenisti), Geopolitics.ro (un proiect ASAGRI – Asociatia Studentilor si Absolventilor la Geopolitica si Relatii Internationale), EUROLINK – HOUSE OF EUROPE, Fundatia România Generatia Urmatoare (constituirea Proiectul Civic “Unitate si Exigenta pentru Schengen în România “), si nu în ultimul rând Liga Studentilor Români din Strainatate

CRREDAE


Uniunea Naţională a Studenţilor din România

National Union Students of Romania is the biggest national student federation , founded in 2006 , it brings together over 70 local student organizations representing students from 21 universities in 14 cities.

UNSR has experience in organizing educational events, cultural, social and sports for youth and students in Romania resulted in: national festivals, competitions, contests, creativity, training, health campaigns.

UNSR


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BILBOR






Avon

Liliana Badea- Senior Manager Avon Cosmetics (Romania) SRL; Tel 0766 10 59 49 sau 0723 32 72 91 (portat in Orange).

AVON

For further details:

info@smunob.com

Cristina Guja

Secretary-General

cristina.guja@smunob.com

Robert Frunză

Deputy Secretary-General

robert.frunza@smunob.com

Daniel Cîrstoveanu

President of the General Assembly

daniel.cirstoveanu@smunob.com

Cristina Văcărelu

Public Relations Director

cristina.vacarelu@smunob.com

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