Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General Information

When and where will MUNiSC be taking place?

  • MUNiSC 2018 will take place from March 15-17, 2018 at Qingdao Shangri-La Hotel. Please note that the conference does not take place on the campus of the International School of Qingdao.

How many committees does MUNiSC have?

MUNiSC currently has eight committees: General Asssembly I, General Assembly II, Disarmament Committee, Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council I, Human Rights Council II, Security Council, Advisory Panel

What is the theme for this year’s conference?

The theme for this year’s conference is yet to be determined“”

Who is going to be leading my committee?

Check out the “Appointments” section for more information

How many schools and delegates are participating this year?

Over 350 delegates and 25+ schools will be participating in MUNiSC 2018 this year.

Is MUNiSC a THIMUN affiliate?

MUNiSC is NOT a THIMUN affiliate. All delegations that represent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are not allowed to vote and not all MUN motions and points are entertained in MUNiSC. In addition, only one follow-up Point of Information is allowed.

Can delegates participate individually? Do the delegates have to be associated with a school in order to participate in MUNiSC?

Participants are only allowed to participate as members of a school. Individuals that are not part of a school are not allowed to participate in MUNiSC.  Students who wish to participate should encourage their schools to fill out the interest form.

However, under certain circumstances, participants are allowed to participate individually if they have a chaperone to take care of them throughout the conference. Please email us via munisc@students.isqchina.com if you are planning to come individually.

How can schools apply for delegations?

Schools can apply for delegations by filling out the interest form that is on the MUNiSC website. All schools that wish to attend MUNiSC should fill out their minimum and maximum number of students that can participate. Also any schools that wish to have delegations from AP or SC should specify their interested committee(s) in the interest form. However, specifying does not guarantee position(s) in the following committee(s)

Does ISQ issue a Fapiao?

No. As a non-profit organization, ISQ is not able to issue fapiaos, however we are able to issue a receipt once payment has been received.

Before the Conference

How much do I have to pay for the conference?

All participants must pay 700RMB for the conference fee. Hotel lodging fees will not be paid to us, but will be individual. Please check the Fees and Payments page or send us an email at munisc@students.isqchina.com if you have any questions

How do I apply for student officer positions?

Anyone who is interested in applying for a student officer position must fill out the chair application form that is attached onto the website. There are specifics about due dates and application forms on the website under Appointments. Also there will be notices on the MUNiSC Facebook page. The deadlines for all the student officer positions for MUNiSC 2018 is September 24th.

Also, please keep in mind that the executive positions are opened only for ISQ students.

How do I apply for media positions?

Applications for MUNiSC TV and MUNiSCOOP (MUNiSC Newspaper) TBA

Do schools have to stay at the hotel where the conference is to be held?

Schools coming from outside of Qingdao are recommended to stay at the Shangri-La hotel.

During the Conference

What should I wear on the day of the conference?

All participants have to dress up professionally and formally.

Will MUNiSC be providing lunch for the participants?

MUNiSC will not be providing any lunch meals for the participants.

Then where can we get lunch?

The hotel provides lunch meals that are roughly 20-30 RMB, but if the participants want to choose from a wide range of food choices, a mall next to the hotel has a plenty of restaurants that could satisfy the participants.

Does MUNiSC hold a party on the first day of the conference?

We would like to invite you to this year’s MUNiSC Bash! MUNiSC Bash, which normally takes place on Thursday night, is a party which all delegates and directors could come and enjoy free buffet, play interactive games and watch jaw-dropping dance performances. MUNiSC Bash will end at around 9 PM.

How do we get to the hotel from the train station or the airport?

The Administrative staff members will be waiting for schools either at the train station or at the airport before the schools arrive. However, if, for any reasons, the administrative staff members are not present, the International School of Qingdao will provide transportation to the conference venue for all schools. After the conference, schools will be provided transportation to the train station or the airport.

Do I have to make an opening speech? If I have to, how long should my opening speech be?

All delegates  should prepare to make an opening speech on Thursday morning within their own forum. Opening speeches are an opportunity for each delegation to emphasize their concerns about current global issues and to indicate the topic that will be their focus during the conference. Speeches in all committees will be limited to three minutes for the Advisory Panel (AP), two minutes for the Security Council (SC) and one minute for all other forums.

*Note: Please print or write the opening speeches on paper since the use of electronics is permitted only during the lobbying session.

What happens if I get injured or feel uncomfortable during the conference? Will the conference hall have nurses to give necessary treatments?

Although we won’t have a nurse, there will be a first aid kit in the Approval Panel (directors’ room). A municipal hospital is located near the Shangri-La hotel if needed.

Are we allowed to use computers and other electronic devices during the conference?

The use of computers and other electronic devices are permitted only during lobbying-merging session. The usage of computers and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited during the debate session. If a delegate is caught using electronic devices without any permission from the chairs, the chairs and the admin staffs will automatically confiscate the devices and notify the student’s director.

If a delegate wants to know the definitions of any terms in the resolution, please either use a paper dictionary or ask the main-submitter through notes.

Debate Guidelines

How many clauses are necessary to pass a resolution?

In MUNiSC 2017, there has to be at least 4 clauses in order for a resolution to pass.

How many co-submitter signatures should the main submitter receive?

This also depends on the size of the committee. Further notices about co-submitter signatures will be made by the committee chairs during the conference.

How many resolutions/action plans are typically debated in each committee?

The number depends on the size of the committee. In bigger committees, at least 6 resolutions and at most 8 resolutions should be debated. In smaller committees, 4 resolutions should be debated.

Which motions and points are used in MUNiSC?

Delegates are allowed to use the following motions: Motion to suspend the meetingMotion to move into the previous question and Motion to divide the house

Delegates are allowed to use the following points: Point of Information to the Chair, Point of Information to the delegate(with follow-ups to the first degree), Point of Order, Point of Personal Privilege, Point of Parliamentary Inquiry and Point of Clarification

***Because MUNiSC is not an affiliate of THIMUN, there is a limit to the usage of points and motions (only the usage of the aforementioned points and motions are permitted)

Are we allowed to submit amendments to the second degree?

Yes, delegates are permitted to submit amendments to the second degree during time against the amendment.

MUNiSC will be my first conference. What happens if I am blank on MUN in general?

Please visit the Rules of Procedure page. Once you get there, you’ll find a document named “How to Help MUN Delegates Become Prepared” by Uday Rai Mehra. Please read through the document to gain a better understanding of Model United Nations.

Miscellaneous

Is the International School of Qingdao responsible for planning touring activities for participating Schools?

The International School of Qingdao is not responsible for planning touring activities for participating schools. However, please refer to the “Touring Qingdao” tab for some information on touring Qingdao if schools want to tour Qingdao individually.

 

If you have more questions, please ask us via munisc@students.isqchina.com