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.

The theme of the 2017 conference is Sustainable Development and one goal that is covered at the conference is goal 4 in the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian committee.  A NGO that is helping to meet this goal is Room to Read.

This NGO aims to improve child literacy and gender equality in global education systems. Room to Read operates in Europe, Asia and Africa to assist elementary school children with developing literacy skills. In addition, Room to Read provides students with donated books and sets up libraries in communities where there was previously a lack of access to sources of literature. Room to Raed has established more than 17,000 libraries and 1930 schools as part of their goal to lift millions out of poverty.

With your help through your registration fee or sponsorship as a Goodwill Ambassador of the conference, Room to Read can continue with their worthwhile work.

Please feel free to visit their website to find out more: www.roomtoread.org

We are pleased to announce that MUN Bilbao 2017 has raised 530 euros for Room to Read. Thank you!

 

 

 

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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 are:

A: The question of Political Refugees

B: The question of War in Syria

 

Research Reports

Topic A: The question of Political Refugees

Topic B: The question of War in Syria

 

Presidents of the Security Council:

Leo Burmedi, Gymnasium Englisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany

Daniel Teigland, Gymnasium Englisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany

Thursday 26 January 2017

4.30pm - 5.30pm: Registration in the hotels 

5.45pm: Buses leave from the hotels to the Bizcay Parliament, Gernika

6.50pm: General Assembly convenes with the Opening Ceremony and Ambassadors' Speeches

9.15pm: Buses leave for Colegio Ayalde

10pm: Welcoming drinks and pintxos in the main dining room

10.15pm: Chairs' meeting in the Advisors' dining room

11.15pm: Buses leave for the hotels

 

Friday 27 January 2017

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

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

10am: Advisors' meeting in the txoko

10.30am - 5pm: Approval Panel meets

11am - 11.30am: Tuck Shop is open

11.30am - 12.30pm: Policy Statements in committees

12.30pm - 2pm: Staggered lunch

2pm - 5.15pm: All committees in session debating approved resolutions

3.30pm - 4pm: Tuck Shop is open

5.30pm: Buses leave for Bilbao

6.45pm - 7.30pm: Reception with the Mayor of Bilbao in the Town Hall (Advisors, Chairs, Ambassadors and one other delegate from each delegation)

6.30pm onwards: Guided tours around Bilbao (Optional)

10pm: Buses leave for the hotels

 

Saturday 28 January 2017

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

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

11am - 11.30am: Tuck shop is open

11.20am - 2pm: Advisors' excursion to Azurmendi Restaurant (tour of their seed bank, sustainable development centre and bodega)

12.30pm - 2pm: Staggered lunch

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

4pm - 4.30pm: Tuck shop is open

6.15pm: Buses leave for the hotels

8pm: Buses leave from Holiday Inn Express to the Hotel Seminario

8pm - 11.45pm: Formal Black Tie dinner in Hotel Seminario

11.45pm: Buses leave for the Holiday Inn Express

 

Sunday 29 January 2017

9am: Buses collect delegates and advisors from the hotels

9.30am - 10am: Mass (optional)

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

11am -11.30am: Tuck shop is open

10.30am: Advisors' meeting in the txoko

1pm - 1.30pm: Closing ceremony

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Staggered lunch

2.40pm: Buses leave for the hotels

The Human Rights committee deals with the rights of safety and protection that each person is entitled to, but is not necessarily receiving.

The topics to be discussed in the Human Rights Committee are:

A. The question of South Sudan

B: The question the EU-Turkey deal on migrant crisis

C: The question of Protecting Privacy in the Digital Area

D: The question of War in Yemen

 

Research Reports

Topic A:

Topic B:

Topic C:Protecting Privacy in the Digital Area

Topic D:War in Yemen

 

The Chairs of this committee are:

Emil Berschin, Heidelberger Privatschulcentrum, Germany

Alexander Yankovsky, International School of Monaco, France

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