UNSoc @ AMUNC
This year, the UNSW United Nations Society is hosting the 2018 Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference right here at UNSW Kensington Campus.
You can choose to be part of AMUNC as a single delegate. However if you are a UNSW student, you should also join the UNSoc Delegation for a number of reasons:
- Training and guidance for all experience levels
- Coordinating logistics, such as accommodation and travel
- Potential ARC monetary subsidies offered to UN Society members (you can register after you apply for the Delegation)
- meet like-minded people from UNSW and form lasting friendships
What is AMUNC?
The Asia-Pacific Model United Nations (AMUNC) is the largest annual Model United Nations conference within the Asia-Pacific region. The travelling academic conference brings together a tertiary-level UN simulation where participants act delegates from different countries and organisations to discuss and debate pressing international issues.
AMUNC was established in 1995 as the Australian Model United Nations and has been hosted alternately by universities in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Queensland. AMUNC was hosted overseas for the first time in 2007 by New Zealand’s Auckland University. In light of its success amongst the international MUN circuit, the conference changed its name in 2003 from the Australasian Model United Nations Conference to its current form. The conference has now been held at 17 universities across New Zealand and Australia. In 2015, AMUNC was held in Perth by the University of Western Australia and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2016 when it was hosted by Taylor’s College. In 2017, The University of Hong Kong hosted the conference.
In 2018, the 24th AMUNC is headed home to Sydney for the first time in a long time and will be hosted by The University of New South Wales through the support of their United Nations Society (UNSOC) . We hope to bring together over 700 students from Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Run entirely by student volunteers and a committed Secretariat, the conference will take place over a week in July including social events and provide participants with the opportunity to meet MUN- enthusiastic peers from across the Asia-Pacific region.
The conference includes 5 days of rigorous debate. The conference features standard Model United Nations Committees, with many new ones, including the International Olympic Committee and ASEAN. Furthermore, delegates may also choose to take on the role of NGO's, businesses and media by registering as a Roaming Delegate.
AMUNC will host 4 socials, including:
- an outing at the Wild Life Zoo Sydney
- a night at the Metro Theatre
- a world class finale ball with a lasting food and beverages package.
Register to be a delegate at AMUNC 2018 below:
For UNSW Students: also sign up to be part of the UNSoc Delegation below:
If you would like to apply for a leadership position on the UNSoc Delegation, also fill in the form below: