Invitation Letter for Beijing Model United Nations 2015

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are honored to invite you to Young Horizon, Common Vision – Beijing Model United Nations 2015 hosted by China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU). The confer­ence will take place on May 7-10th on China Foreign Affairs University Shahe Campus.

Beijing Model United Nations Conference, also known as BMUN, is the premier na­tional MUN gathering in China. It provides a unique platform for university and high school students to promote the understanding of international relations and global affairs. As the vanguard that first introduced MUN to China, China Foreign Affairs Uni­versity features a long and glorious MUN history. BMUN marks the highest academic Standard in China, therefore is widely regarded as one of the three flagship confer­ences in China.

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Model United Nations to China, and the 60th anniversary of Chi­na Foreign Affairs University. In memory of this historical time, China Foreign Affairs University Model United Nations Association will hold Beijing Model United Nations 2015 and “Twenty Years a MUN” Forum simultaneously. The secretariat will invite se­nior officials from the United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peo­ple’s Republic of China as well as young minds who have witnessed the development of Model United Nations in China over the past two decades to come together, remi­nisce the past and build the future together. With the lectures, forums, interviews and seminars, let us all share our own thoughts based on the common vision of the United Nations and Model United Nations.

Some 40 prestigious universities (including delegates from Macau, Russian Federation, Indonesia, etc.) and 20 high schools are to join us in BMUN 2015. Each university/high school would send one delegation of up to 9 members. More than 340 delegates will participate in 6 committees with different topics.

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing this summer.

Yours Sincerely,
China Foreign Affairs University Model United Nations Association

About the Conference


Introduction to the Committees

United Nations General Assembly-Disarmament and International Security Committee (GA-DISEC)

Topic: Suppression of Acts of Nuclear and High-Tech Terrorism
Size: 100 Delegates, Double Delegates
Working Language: English

Since the earliest days of the 21st century, terrorism has been a constant threat to the international security. Dreadful activities of ISIS intensify the panic and precaution among governments and people. With the ever-changing international community and booming of technology, this global enemy takes on a more lethal form due to easy access to nuclear material and molecular nanotechnology. The professional terrorist groups equipped with expertise and their destructive assaults involving any of the nukes would cause great loss to victim states, and shall never be tolerated. A practical international mechanism to help nuclear states take care of their nuclear power and prevent terrorists from availing themselves of dangerous military knowledge is in dire need.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Topic: The 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee
Size: 50 Delegates, Single Delegate with the Exception of Applicant Delegations
Working Language: English

Heritage is mankind’s legacy from the past, what we live today and what we pass on to future generations. World heritage properties, as with all heritage properties, are facing serious problems of climate change, exposure to disaster risks, insufficient heritage management, and legitimacy disputes regarding ownership of certain properties. Places inscribed on the World Heritage list are better protected and preserved with greater attention and influences. Each year, members of the World Heritage Committee meet to make final decisions on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List and discuss on related urgent issues.

United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO)

Topic: New Vision for a World with the United Nations
Size: 50 Delegates, Single Delegate
Working Language: English

You are sitting in the United Nations Conference on International Organization in 1945; you are convened in face of the severe historical context, after witnessing a world war, 70 million casualties, and the failure of the League of Nations. You can fight with utmost endeavors for your country’s interests while the UN Charter was still at the dawn of its birth. You, the modern citizen with political insights, shall review and reflect the seven decades the UN has undergone. Recalling its history, you are expected to think big, plan high and secure a brighter future for human kind. Dear delegates, change everything and make a difference in UNCIO.

l’Organisation de l’Aviation Civile Internationale (OACI)

Issue: la Sécurité Aérienne dans les Zones de Conflits
Taille: 40 délégués, seul délégué
Langue: Français

Ce comité de BMUN2015 est destiné à l’amélioration de la sécurité aérienne dans les zones de conflits. De nombreux accidents aériens se sont produits ces dernières années, en particulier dans des régions agitées, ce qui nous a montré une situation de plus en plus sévère. Pourtant, quelques accidents auraient pu être évités. Les accidents causés par des fautes artificielles nous ont posé une question: comment améliorer la sécurité aérienne en minimisant les risques? Au cours de la discussion, nous allons non seulement trouver la cause de certains accidents tels que MH370 et MH17, mais aussi discuter des responsabilités et des obligations internationales. Parmi lesquels, la prévention des accidents, les traitements urgents et les remèdes aux suites seront nos nœuds du débat. Bien sûr, d’autres exemples des pays représentés peuvent aussi être cités en vue de rendre la résolution plus concrète et applicable.

Joint Crisis Cabinets (JCC)

Topic: Kosovo Crisis
Size: 53 Delegates, Single Delegate
Working Language: Chinese

The Joint Crisis Cabinet (JCC) will simulate the tension and volatility brought by Kosovo crisis, which began in October 1998. The JCC committee is comprised of 5 cabinets, namely the Rambouillet Peace Conference, NATO Council, the Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Cabinet of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Kosovo. Every delegate in our committee has his or her unique historical mission; every delegate should be responsive under pressure to a succession of crises; every delegate is given the opportunity to reflect on history and rewrite history.

Media & Press Center (MPC)

Size: 30 Delegates, Double Delegate
Working Language: English/French/Chinese

With the rapid development of the third technological revolution, new specialties including immediacy, modernity and globality have started playing important roles in public media groups. The roles public media groups played in the United Nations system also become much more important with the development of UN activities horizontally and vertically. Media delegates participate in and affect the meetings among venues by reporting in different formats. Opinions of national delegates could spread through media platforms, and reviews from media delegates could deliver pressures toward national delegates, leading the conference toward a more effective vision.

1995 – 2015: Twenty Years a MUN in China

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