23rd ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATION Conference
SPIMUN GENERAL INFORMATION
23rd ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
You are invited to participate in the 22nd SPIMUN conference (25—27 March 2019) organized by Gymnasium 157 founded by Princess of Oldenburg in 1868 and located in the center of St.Petersburg. SPIMUN is one of the United Nations Models affiliated to The Hague International Model United Nations with the same rules of procedure. The conference is a three-day-long simulation of the work of the United Nations. The structure of SPIMUN includes the Security Council, the General Assembly (4 Committees), the ECOSOC and the Special Conference. SPIMUN is designed for high school students (14 — 19 years old).
The object of the conference is to seek through discussion, negotiation and debate solutions to the various problems of the world dealing with economic, social, environmental and cultural issues. The young delegates in seeking solutions to these problems can learn to break away from narrow national interests and to develop true international cooperation.
At SPIMUN, students play the roles of diplomats and learn to negotiate and debate in the formal way of the UN. According to the rules, every delegation can represent any member-state of the UN, except their own one. Before the conference participants should research and prepare draft resolutions on the issues of the agenda (from the view of the country they represent). The official language of SPIMUN is English. Therefore, for learners of English as a foreign language a MUN conference gives the opportunity to improve their knowledge.
SPIMUN 2016 brought together more than 700 delegates and teachers from Bahrain, Cyprus, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Egypt, Belarus, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, the USA, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
Attendance at SPIMUN will mean much more than just doing another MUN. You will be able to discover the splendour of St.Petersburg, one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Conference & Events Schedule
Monday, 25 March
9.00 — 12.30 — Registration & Opening Ceremony
12.30 — 14.00 — Lunch
14.00 — 18.00 — Lobbying
Tuesday, 26 March
9.30 — 16.00 — Committee sessions
12.00 — 12.45 — Lunch
Wednesday, 27 March
9.30 — 13.30 — General Assembly Plenary session
13.30 — 14.30 — Lunch
14.30 — 16.00 — Closing ceremony
19.00 — 22.00 — Disco party for SPIMUN participants