FAQs Answered

  1. What is Model United Nations (MUN)? Model United Nations or MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that includes discussion, negotiation, public speaking and international affairs. At MUN conferences, participants who a referred to as delegates are given the opportunity to represent different countries on different committees. Delegates participate in discussions on international issues ranging from world conflict and international security to human rights and education. Through these exchanges, delegates ae able to develop and refine skills such as collaboration, decision making, critical thinking and verbal communication. During a conference delegates work together to cooperate and compromise to create practical and innovative action plans to the issues they are discussing. These solutions are then incorporated into a plan called a working paper and then introduced to the delegates in the form of a draft resolution. The draft resolutions are then amended with the hope of passing and becoming a resolution. While most MUN conferences only last a few days, delegates leave more interested in the United Nations, international affairs, and become more aware of their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  2. What does “JUEMUN” stand for? Japan University Model United Nations
  3. What is JUEMUN? Japan University English Model United Nations commonly referred to as JUEMUN is an annual collaborative faculty organized conference held in the Kansai region of Japan. Since its inception in 2010. JUEMUN has grown into Japan’s premier English MUN experience for university students around the world. JUEMUN participants bring an array of backgrounds and perspectives to make an exciting, engaging and unforgettable simulation. JUEMUN was the first MUN in Japan to offer the most accurate simulation of the United Nations by using UN4MUN procedure that the founders learned from UN officials that emphasize achieving consensus with delegates representing their countries positions on policies.
  4. Why should I participate in JUEMUN? JUEMUN serves as a platform for domestic and international students to study together within Japanese universities fostering global citizenship. JUEMUN’s goal is to have 40% international students and 60% domestic students.
  5. Who can participate in JUEMUN? JUEMUN accepts domestic and international university students living in Japan and abroad as country delegates or members of the JUEMUN News Centre. Our priority is to have a diverse number of international students who are currently studying at Japanese universities.
  6. What is the language of the conference? Delegates at JUEMUN are expected to use only English at the conference.
  7. What is the English level requirement of the students at the conference? Students must be able to discuss and negotiate on UN issues after they have studied about their country and its policies on the issues.
  8. How can I apply for JUEMUN? Click HERE and send a message.
  9. Can students apply as individuals? Yes university student apply individually but are encouraged to apply as a delegation with one person designated as the leader or head delegate.
  10. What are the important dates and deadlines for applications? Applications Open January 10; Materials are available on March 1; International Delegate Fees are due March 31; Domestic Delegate Fees Due May 12; Position Papers Due Monday June 5; JUEMUN Conference June 23-25, 2017
  11. How much does the JUEMUN conference cost? ¥25000.
  12. How can conference fees be paid? Conference fees must be paid by a bank transfer to the JUEMUN account. Once an application has been received, information will be emailed on how to transfer conference fees. Note that if you are making a remittance from abroad, an additional 4,000 yen is required to cover the bank commission in Japan per transfer.
  13. When will official receipts be issued? Official receipts will be issued at conference registration.
  14. What is included in the JUEMUN conference fee? 3 lunches & 2 dinners; 2 night’s accommodation, breakfast included; Transportation to and from the conference hotel; Participation Certificate.
  15. Is there bag storage at the conference? Bags can be securely stored at the conference site
  16. Does JUEMUN provide financial or visa support? There is no financial or visa support for JUEMUN. Letters of invitation can be sent on request.
  17. Can I get a letter of invitation? What will the letter include?
  18. Yes, invitation letters can be sent upon request
  19. When will official receipts be issued? Official receipts will be issued at conference registration.
  20. Are there awards at JUEMUN? There are no awards at JUEMUN. We encourage collaboration and cooperation and delegates to remain in character. Individual participation certificates will be given only at the end of the conference.
  21. When will the countries for JUEMUN be assigned? For students who do not have a faculty advisor, once applications have been received and fees have been paid then countries will be assigned and materials will be sent March 1. For delegations with a faculty advisor, countries will be assigned after an application has been received and materials will be sent March 1.
  22. When will JUEMUN preparation materials be available? JUEMUN Preparation Materials will be emailed March 1. Preparation Materials will include: Meeting Background Guides; Rules of Procedure; Position Paper Writing Guide; Working Paper Preparation Guide; Draft Resolution Template; Amendment Template
  23. Is there delegate training support for new faculty advisors? Yes, upon request there is support.
  24. Can I be a delegate for 1 or 2 days of the conference? No, you have to be a delegate for three days.
  25. Can faculty or students attend as observers? Faculty or students can attend as observers with the permission of the organisers.
  26. Can universities send observers? Yes, universities can send observers, but they must register on-line in advance.
  27. Can photos or video be taken during the conference? Yes, as long as they do not interfere with the sessions. (for video-taping please contact the organisers in advance to discuss specifics/logistics)
  28. Does everyone have to stay at the same conference hotel? Yes, everyone must stay at the same conference hotel to be able to work on working papers and network as a MUN community of learning.
  29. What is the dress code? For delegates, press corps, faculty and guests, clothing must be western business dress. For men: a dress shirt with a tie, business jacket, slacks and dress shoes. For women: a business jacket, dress shirt and skirt or dress or slacks, and dress shoes. Clothes that are revealing or expose bare skin excessively are inappropriate. Denim or jeans or other casual wear are inappropriate.
  30. Why do delegates have to agree to the JUEMUN code of conduct? Delegates and the Press Corps have to agree to the JUEMUN code of conduct to maintain the highest level of professionalism and diplomacy. They must treat everyone with the highest level of respect and courtesy and respect the property of the conference site and hotel.
  31. Is there a sexual harassment and discrimination policy? JUEMUN does not tolerate discrimination based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin or color. Any instances of discrimination must be brought to the attention of the organizers and they will be investigated and action will be taken.
  32. What is the age for drinking alcoholic and smoking cigarettes in Japan? The legal minimum age for drinking alcoholic and smoking cigarettes in Japan is 20.
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