The safety of you and our participants is our number one priority. Thereby we, unfortunately, have to inform you that the XXVII Edition of our annual event has been cancelled due to strict regulations, put in place by the Dutch Government, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). We will get in touch with everyone who has signed up for this year's event shortly. Furthermore, we would like to thank you for your interest in our conference and we would love to see each and every one of you healthy and safe at our conference next year.
We wish you all the best in these tough times and must you be left with any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at all.
The Executive Staff of IMUNA 2020
The registration system is divided into two parts. On the one hand the school must register as participant. The MUN-Director, often a teacher, must fill out Form I and return it to the secretariat by email or normal mail. On the other hand, individual students must be registered online via Form II. Please note that Form I must be returned before the 14th of February 2020.
The financial guarantee must be filled out by the MUN-Director and the main school administrator (the headmaster). The guarantee is added in order to clarify the financial commitment of participants and it is meant to emphasise the financial implications of sending in Form I.
Yes, they can. Special delegate positions are the representatives in the Security Council and the North Atlantic Council. Participants do not have to apply for these positions. MUN-Directors can simply request the SC or NATO countries. Additionally, participants can apply for two different positions: Student Officer and Press Officer. For the Student Officer positions normal application procedures apply, for Press an easier procedure has been devised. Applications for Student Officer should contain an application form, a letter of application and a letter of recommendation from the MUN-Director, while the application for Press Officer only contains an application form and a motivation of 300 words.
IMUNA is a very good conference for them to start. The conference has a friendly atmosphere and the size of IMUNA provides those delegates with a chance to be very actively involved in the procedures. Additionally, IMUNA provides a lot of materials to get started. The organisation has an Instructional Guide, an Audio Guide and before the conference takes place a booklet is published which contains information regarding the different topics. Additionally, IMUNA organises a number of workshops for delegates. These are meant to make sure that all participants have a basic knowledge of the workings of the UN and IMUNA.
It is the overall responsibility of the MUN-Directors to make sure that there is no unruly behaviour at the conference. MUN-Directors represent the school delegations and they carry out tasks at the Approval Panel. MUN-Directors are vital for the MUN Programme as they are the ones that form delegations and educate those who are on the delegations.
Unfortunately, Community Housing is very difficult to arrange. Every year, the IMUNA organisation strives to house all participants in Community Housing. IMUNA guarantees housing for foreign schools. Dutch schools can request housing and every attempt is made by IMUNA to provide such housing.
IMUNA will be held on the 5th - 7th of June 2020 at the Murmelliusgymnasium in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.
The IMUNA Secretariat can be reached via e-mail, telephone. Please note the opening hours of the Secretariat mentioned on our website. The address and other contact information for the Secretariat can be found on the website under "Contact".
Yes, it partly is. Of course, IMUNA is not a part of the UN nor is it affiliated thereto. It is connected in the sense that decisions taken at the conference annually are sent to the United Nations Secretariat.
IMUNA provides several sources of information. The Instructional Guide provides MUN-Directors with basic information concerning the entire simulation and the Audio Guide specifically outlines the structure of a parliamentary debate in the same way as it is used at IMUNA. Further information can be found at the website of the United Nations and the United Nations Association of the United States of America.
The social activities organised by IMUNA are the Saturday night party and the tour around the city of Alkmaar for MUN-Directors. There will also be a tour for delegates arriving on Thursday. This tour will be held Thursday evening. More information on this tour will be provided in the second mailing. While IMUNA of course has a very broad range of social activities, the organisation does not specifically organise events for that purpose. Nevertheless, you will find IMUNA to be a very social and very friendly conference.
The Model UN Programme is constantly developing and it is clear that new dimensions must be added to the normal conference structure. NATO provides MUN with an opportunity to work with a different organization that has more military capabilities and that is based in Europe. An addition to the normal curriculum that proved to be very interesting.
Partly, IMUNA will use Rules of Procedure that are very much like those that are used at other conferences. Nevertheless, the organisation has chosen to apply some changes that, in our opinion, enhance the simulation in general and the level of debate in particular.
All registration after Mailing I will work via the IMUNA website, which has been specially equipped with databases that make sure that MUN-Directors can enter participants themselves. Additionally, the online system makes sure that lesser mistakes are made. The system works with a special registration area at the website. MUN-Directors can fill out delegations there and make changes to them later. The whole system is protected with usernames and passwords. A complete explanation about the system can be found in Mailing II and in the future on the website.
To cover the costs involved in organising such an event we ask €55.00 per student participant (delegates, press, student officers,etc) and €40.00 per adult participant (MUN-director). We also ask €10.00 per participant which requests housing. See the Handbook for Participation for more information.
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