The Pacific in Crisis
Our idea is simple: the entire conference will operate as a United Nations Security Council simulation.
In real life, the Security Council is not a stand alone body. Ambassadors in the Security Council are representative of their national governments. Foreign policy decisions made domestically influence policies and negotiations at the international level and vice versa. It’s a complicated process. This simulation is designed for delegates to understand how international cooperation works and the multifacetedness of the foreign policy decision making process.
In practice, this means AmeriMUNC’s 22 committees exist in one simulated universe. Whether it’s a crisis note from Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un's Cabinet or a working paper in DISEC, any action— big or small — has the ability to affect every committee. It’s our take on a more realistic Model UN simulation.
At the center of the simulation is the Security Council itself. As in real life, this committee will be comprised of the 15 national ambassadors to the UN. The other committees in this simulation will include the national cabinets, regional bodies, NGOs, and specialized General Assemblies. The national cabinets will have 20 delegates and will represent positions such as the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Treasury, etc. The delegates in the Security Council will provide the link between the national cabinets, the General Assemblies, and the Security Council. They will be expected to work with their national governments to formulate policy and then represent that policy on the international stage.
The simulation will be divided into thematic conflicts that will need to be addressed by each of the national governments involved and the Security Council. The goal of the Security Council delegates is to agree upon an international policy for the issue at hand. Simultaneously, the national cabinets will be tasked with formulating their country’s policies towards that issue as well as addressing related domestic concerns. Meanwhile, the General Assembly will be tasked with resolving a subset of the topic based on their purview of their committee
Each committee will be tailored for the experience level of its delegates. In keeping with the AmeriMUNC tradition, the simulation will have advanced, veteran, and novice committees.
Novice: Novice Committees are for students who are either new to Model UN or new to crisis. For General Assemblies, our novice chairs are specifically trained to help students participate in the simulation. For crisis, students are encouraged to follow-up with their crisis directors after each session. When placing students, novice committees should be restricted to delegates who have been to less than three Model UN conferences or less than 2 crisis simulations.
Veteran: Veteran Committees are standard Model UN Committees.
Advanced: Advanced Committees are for students who are looking for a challenge. These committees will be fast-paced, posed with constant crisis updates, and forced to interact with multiple committees. Students placed in advanced committees should be quick-thinking and innovative and should have been participating in Model UN for at least three semesters.