"UTHSMUN XIII Registration Materials"
Dear Advisors, Students, and Guests, It is my honor to welcome and invite you to the 13th session of University of Tennessee’s High School Model United Nations conference (UTHSMUNXII). For the past thirteen years, UTHSMUN staff has gladly dedicated their efforts to creating an internationally-focused educational environment for high school students. UTHSMUN is a 3-day conference which takes place on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building on January 25-27, 2013. At UTHSMUN, students represent different countries from around the world in a simulation of committees and subsidiary bodies of the United Nations. Through debate in various committees, students immerse themselves in the different cultural and political aspects of the countries they represent. This in-depth study of different nations and international issues cannot be duplicated as extensively in a classroom setting. In addition to the educational aspects of the conference, students also gain valuable skills in leadership, communication, organization, and teamwork. Our staff is dedicated to providing a fun, challenging, and educational experience for your delegates. All committees at UTHSMUN are staffed by excellent and passionate students who care deeply about international issues. You and your students will have many opportunities to contact staff members for assistance in research or with questions before the conference. At the conclusion of the conference, students will be recognized for their hard work and dedication through an awards ceremony. Here students will have the opportunity to be honored with awards ranging from Best Committee Delegate to Best Delegation. This conference was started with the hopes of uniting high school students across the state and region, to further them in developing personal skills and a true sense of global awareness. We sincerely look forward to facilitating this educational experience for your students. Enclosed are the registration materials for the conference. These materials and all fees must be postmarked by December 7th, 2012. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (901) 229-3520. Feel free to visit our web page for updates and information regarding the conference at http://web.utk.edu/~modelun. For those of you who have joined us for UTHSMUN in past, as well as for those joining us for the first time, I am excited to tell you about some of the exciting changes we are making this year! First of all, we will be having our conference in one of the newest buildings on campus- the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. This beautiful new building will be a terrific new addition to the atmosphere of the conference. Because it only has six main classrooms, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the new building, we will only have six committees. These committees are another of our exciting changes this year. We will be adding the International Court of Justice and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. I am confident that these new committees will offer your students the perfect chance to learn about these important groups not normally represented at our conference. In particular, it may appeal to any future lawyers or humanitarians out there! Finally, our last major change this year is that we are shortening General Assembly. It will only be on Sunday this year, giving the students more time to debate in committee instead of sitting in GA. We hope that this will allow students more time to finish debate and avoid some of the down time in GA. It is my hope that these changes will help enrich your and your delegates’ Model UN experience this year! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Sincerely, Emily Leturno Secretary-General, UTHSMUN XIII UTHSMUN XIII Pre-Conference Deadlines Mid-November Topic Guides will be posted December 7th, 2012 Registration Deadline Including All Fees January 11th, 2013 Resolutions and Position Papers Due January 20th, 2012 Final Dockets Posted Online January 25th, 2012 Conference Begins All Topic Guides and Resolution Dockets will be available online at web.utk.edu/~modelun. Delegates will be expected to e-mail resolutions and position papers in a single Word document to their respective committee chairs. Further instructions will be posted online. Conference Schedule This year we are excited to announce that committee proceedings will take place in the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. All times subject to change. Friday, January 25th, 2013 2:00-5:30 PM Registration/Dinner* 5:30-6:00 PM Opening Ceremonies 6:00-10:30 PM Committee Session Saturday, January 26th, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Committee Session 12:30-2:00 PM Lunch* 2:00-6:00 PM Committee Session 6:00-8:00 PM Dinner* 8:00-11:00 PM Delegate Dance Sunday, January 27th, 2013 8:30 AM-12:30 PM General Assembly 12:30-2:00 PM Lunch* 2:00-3:30 PM Closing Ceremonies *All meals are the responsibility of students and advisors. UTHSMUN XI Registration – Country Page In an effort to provide new experiences for delegates and to make country selection more equitable, we ask that advisors apply for countries which their delegates did not represent the year before. (For instance, a school that represented Pakistan last year will not be allowed to represent Pakistan again this year.) Those nations that are members of the Security Council as of September 1, 2011 are in bold and underlined. An asterisk denotes permanent SC members. Security Council countries participate in all seven committees. All other countries will participate in the six remaining committees. Afghanistan Dominica Lithuania San Marino Albania Dominican Republic Luxembourg Sao Tome and Algeria Ecuador Macedonia Principe Andorra Egypt Madagascar Saudi Arabia Angola El Salvador Malawi Senegal Antigua and Barbuda Equatorial Guinea Malaysia Serbia Argentina Eritrea Maldives Seychelles Armenia Estonia Mali Sierra Leone Australia Ethiopia Malta Singapore Austria Fiji Marshall Islands Slovakia Azerbaijan Finland Mauritania Slovenia Bahamas France* Mauritius Solomon Islands Bahrain Gabon Mexico Somalia Bangladesh Gambia Micronesia South Africa Barbados Georgia Monaco South Sudan Belarus Germany Mongolia Spain Belize Ghana Montenegro Sri Lanka Benin Greece Morocco Sudan Bhutan Grenada Mozambique Suriname Bolivia Guatemala Myanmar Swaziland Bosnia and Herzegovina Guinea Namibia Sweden Botswana Guinea Bissau Nauru Switzerland Brazil Guyana Nepal Syrian Arab Republic Brunei Darussalam Haiti Netherlands Tajikistan Bulgaria Honduras New Zealand Tanzania Burkina Faso Hungary Nicaragua Thailand Burundi Iceland Niger Timor-Leste Cambodia India Nigeria Togo Cameroon Indonesia Norway Tonga Canada Iran Oman Trinidad and Tobago Cape Verde Iraq Pakistan Tunisia Central African Ireland Palau Turkey Republic Israel Panama Turkmenistan Chad Italy Papua New Guinea Tuvalu Chile Jamaica Paraguay Uganda China* Japan Peru Ukraine Colombia Jordan Philippines United Arab Emirates Comoros Kazakhstan Portugal United Kingdom* Congo Kenya Qatar United States of Costa Rica Kiribati Republic of Korea America* Côte d’Ivoire Kuwait Republic of Moldova Uruguay Croatia Kyrgyzstan Romania Uzbekistan Cuba Laos Russian Federation* Vanuatu Cyprus Latvia Rwanda Venezuela Czech Republic Lebanon Saint Kitts and Nevis Viet Nam DPK Korea Lesotho Saint Lucia Yemen DR Congo Liberia Saint Vincent and the Zambia Denmark Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Grenadines Zimbabwe Djibouti Liechtenstein Samoa UTHSMUN XI Registration Form Please note that this registration form and all fees must be postmarked by December 7th, 2013. School Information School Name:__________________________________________________ Number of Participating Students:________ School Address:________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ School Phone:( )___________________________ School Fax:(___)____________________________ Head Advisor Information Name:__________________________________________________ Home Address:___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Home Phone: ( )_______________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________ All conference materials will be mailed to the school address provided. Please include names and home phone numbers of any additional faculty advisors. Name:__________________________________________________ Phone:( )__________________________________ Name:__________________________________________________ Phone:( )__________________________________ Model UN Experience Has your school participated in a Model UN conference before?_______ If so, which one(s)?________________________________________________________ Fees School Fee = $ 60.00 Delegate Fee ($65/student) = $________ Total = $________ The total amount is due with registration materials postmarked by December 7th, 2013. Please make checks payable to the UTMUN Club. There will be no refunds after fees are paid. Hotel Accommodations This year we have a negotiated a group rate of $91 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. The address is 525 Henley St., Knoxville, TN, 37902. (865) 522-2800. It is within walking distance of the conference location, which we hope will ease your transportation to and from the conference! Meals Food is the responsibility of students and advisors during the conference. There are over 15 different food locations available within a 5-10 minute walking distance of UT’s campus. UTHSMUN XI Registration – Country Request Form Please note that this registration form and all fees are due by December 7th, 2013. School Name:______________________________ Number of Participating Students:______________ Number of Delegations:______________________ PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING FORM: Complete the following form with the countries of your choice, in order of your preference. Delegations representing Security Council countries can have up to 6 delegates. Delegations representing non-Security Council countries can have up to 5 delegates. Each delegation MUST BE FULL before requesting another country or delegation. Each school may only request one non-permanent Security Council country and one permanent Security Council country. There is no limit for all other non-Security Council countries. Every delegation may have only one delegate per committee. A delegation must be complete and have delegates present at all times during the conference to be eligible for awards. Schools may not represent the same country two years in a row. Countries will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis to schools who have turned in all forms and fees. UTHSMUN 2013 Committees: Security Council, Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), Economic and Financial (ECOFIN), Social and Humanitarian (SOCHUM), International Court of Justice(ICJ), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Countries should be chosen from the attached list. Delegation 1: 1st Country Choice _________________________________ 2nd Country Choice _________________________________ 3rd Country Choice _________________________________ 4th Country Choice _________________________________ Delegation 2: 1st Country Choice _________________________________ 2nd Country Choice _________________________________ 3rd Country Choice _________________________________ 4th Country Choice _________________________________ Delegation 3: 1st Country Choice _________________________________ 2nd Country Choice _________________________________ 3rd Country Choice _________________________________ 4th Country Choice _________________________________ Delegation 4: 1st Country Choice _________________________________ 2nd Country Choice _________________________________ 3rd Country Choice _________________________________ 4th Country Choice _________________________________ PLEASE COPY THIS PAGE IF YOU PLAN ON SENDING MORE THAN 4 DELEGATIONS. RETURN THIS FORM ALONG WITH ALL FEES TO: UTHSMUN C/O Emily Leturno 1160 Kenesaw Apt. C1 Knoxville, TN 37919 For Office Use Only Date Received________ Amount Received________ Initials________ Please have each student fill this out. It may be brought to the conference or sent in with registration materials. If it is not sent in, please send us your t-shirt sizes with the registration packets so we will have the correct size URHSMUN t-shirts for you! Release of Liability In exchange for participation in UTHSMUN XIII of ________________, and the use of the property, facilities, and services of UT Model UN, I agree to the following: 1. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions given by UT Model UN, or any staff or University of Tennessee staff. 2. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks with the above activities and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself, and further release and discharge UT Model UN for injury, loss, or damage arising out of my use of or presence on the facilities used by UT Model UN, whether caused by the fault of myself, UT Model UN, or other third parties. I HAVE READ THIS DOCEMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS. Dated:________________ Name:______________________________ Signature:___________________________ T-Shirt Size:_______ Parent/Guardian Signature (if under 18):___________________________ Date:_____________________________ Emergency Contact Name:___________________________ Relationship:______________________________ Phone Number:_____________________________