MUN Bilbao, as well as debating real problems that affect the World, would also like to help tackle a problem through more positive action.

Therefore, every year MUN Bilbao will choose a NGO that is linked to one of the topics discussed and debated during the conference and will donate a sum of money to that NGO. For every person who registers to attend the conference, two euros of their registration fee will be donated, along with any remaining sum of money received from sponsors after all conference costs have been covered.

For the 2018 conference, MUN Bilbao will be supporting the organization Deliveraid, based in England. Deliveraid is a "charity outsourcing and promotion company" that uses businesses' sponsorship money to buy materials such as toys, clothes and other necessities from U.K. charities and then delivers these materials to worthy causes overseas, particularly orphanages.

The benefits include the sponsorship money effectively being used twice as the charities receive the money whilst the orphanages and other causes receive the materials. It also creates a sustainable and repeatable model where the sponsor receives a tangible benefit whilst allowing Deliveraid to keep on fulfilling their mission.

With your help through your registration fee, donations to the collection buckets during the conference or sponsorship as a Goodwill Ambassador of the conference, Deliveraid can continue with their worthwhile work.

Please feel free to visit their website to find out more: Deliveraid


Previous NGOs supported by MUN Bilbao:

MUN Bilbao 2017 raised 530 euros for Room to Read (

MUN Bilbao 2018 raised 840 euros for Deliveraid (




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MAC Bilbao will be organized and run by Anthony Speca. Anthony is the founder and manager of Polar Aspect, a consultancy focused on Arctic public policy. From 2008 to 2011, he lived and worked in the Canadian Arctic as a senior policy official with the Government of Nunavut, and he continues to publish and speak on a range of Arctic issues.

Anthony also teaches Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Norwich School, one of the UK's leading independent schools. Outside of class, he oversees the school's extension programmed for pupils applying to Oxford and Cambrishe, and he supervises MUN and other youth diplomacy - including NORMAC, the world's first secondary-school-level Model Arctic Council.

Whilst schools with experience of MUN may find some aspects of the Arctic Council familiar, it does offer an exciting new format of model diplomacy. The Arctic Council is unusual not only in promoting the active involvement of indigenous peoples alongside states, but also in making all decisions by consensus rather than majority vote. The Arctic Council is also well-known for collegiality and consensus-building even during times of tension between participants elsewhere in the World - valuable lessons for delegates to learn.

MAC Bilbao will run alongside MUN Bilbao, sharing the Opening Ceremony and the final General Assembly session and Closing Ceremony. During the rest of the conference, the MAC delegates will be in Working groups, the Senior Arctic Officers' meeting and the Ministers' meeting.

There are two Working Groups which will debate one topic each. The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) will debate the Question of Arctic Wetlands and Climate Change, whilst the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) will debate the Question of Educational Opportunity for Arctic Children. Each delegation consists of two delegates, each one sitting in one of the Working Groups. They will then sit together in the Senior Arctic Officers' Meeting where one of the delegates is the Senior Arctic Officer and then in the Minsters' Meeting, where the second delegate is the Minister.

A Delegates' Guide and Research Report will be provided to delegates before Christmas 2017.

The first Working Group session will start with Opening Statements from the delegates. The remainder of the first session and the second session will be used to draft resolutions. More than one resolution can be drafted on each topic. These resolutions will then be presented in the Senior Arctic Officers' Meeting for debate and amendments.

Saturday Morning will start with Pre-Ministerial Briefings where Dr. Speca will speak individually to each Minister. Delegations will then have some free time to prepare theirselves before the Ministerial Meeting starts at 2pm. During this meeting, the prepared resolutions will be debated and if time allows, a new topic of 'The EU as an Arctic Council Observer' will be brought up for discussion.

On Sunday, the Arctic Council delegations will join the GA session where the Bilbao Declaration (final resolutions) will be presented.






Thursday 24 January 2019

To Be Confirmed

3pm - 4pm: Registration in the Hotels

3.40pm: Buses leave Ayalde for the hotels 

4pm: Buses leave from the Hotels to the Basque Government, Vitoria 

5.15pm: Everyone takes their seats

5.30pm - 7pm: General Assembly convenes with the Opening Ceremony and Ambassadors' Speeches

7.15pm: Buses leave for Bilbao

8.30pm - 10.30pm: Welcome Cocktail in La Bilbaína, Bilbao

10.30pm:  Buses leave for the hotels


Friday 25 January 2019

To Be Confirmed

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

9.15am: Chairs' meeting in the Approval Panel

9.30am - 11.30am: Lobbying and Merging begins in committees

9.30am - 12.30pm: Arctic Council Working Group 1

10am: Advisors' meeting in the txoko

10.30am - 7pm: Approval Panel meets

11am - 11.30am: Tuck Shop is open

11.30am - 12.30pm: Policy Statements in committees

12.10pm - 2pm: Advisors' Excursion to Mendible Jauregia

12.30pm - 2pm: Staggered lunch

2pm - 4pm: Arctic Council Working Group 2

2pm - 7pm: All committees in session debating approved resolutions

2pm - 7pm: Information Session with the Director of Deliveraid in committees

     - 2pm Human Rights

     - 2.45pm Environment       

     - 3.30pm World Health

     - 4.30pm Ecofin

     - 5.15pm Disarmament

     - 6pm Sochum

4pm - 4.30pm: Tuck Shop is open

4.30pm - 7pm: Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officers Meeting

7.05pm: Buses leave for the hotels


Saturday 26 January 2019

To Be Confirmed

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

9.30am - 11.30am: Arctic Council Pre-Ministerial Briefing

9.30am- 12.30pm: All committees in session debating approved resolutions

11am - 11.30am: Tuck shop is open

11.30am - 2pm: Arctic Council preparation time and lunch

12.30pm - 2pm: Staggered lunch

2pm - 6pm: General Assembly in session debating committee-approved resolutions

2pm - 6pm: Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

4pm - 4.30pm: Tuck shop is open

6.15pm: Buses leave for the hotels

8pm: Buses leave from the hotels to Bilbao 

8.30pm - 11.30pm: Formal Black Tie event in the Iberdrola Tower

11.30pm: Buses leave for the hotels


Sunday 27 January 2019

To Be Confirmed

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

9.30am - 10am: Mass (optional)

10am - 1pm: General Assembly in session debating committee-approved resolutions

10.30am: Advisors' meeting in the txoko

11am -11.30am: Tuck shop is open

1pm - 1.30pm: Closing ceremony

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Staggered lunch

2.40pm: Buses leave for the hotels

The Security Council consists of 15 members, five permanent and ten temporary who sit on the council for two years each. The permanent members are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The topics discussed by the Security Council are the most challenging, eg nuclear arms in North Korea, and resolutions approved by the Security Council are enforced by the UN peacekeepers.

Delegates who wish to sit on the Security Council need to represent one of the 15 member countries and should have previous experience of MUN.

The topics to be discussed in the Security Council 2018 are:

A: The question of Conflicts in the Central African Republic

B: The question of the Situation in Yemen


Research Reports

Topic A: Conflicts in the Central African Republic

Topic B: The Situation in Yemen


Presidents of the Security Council:

Gabriella Emery, Bishop Thomas Grant, England

Jorden Hoek, Rijnlands Lyceum Sassenheim, The Netherlands 

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