Individual delegate registrations open!
At 9.00am AEST this morning, we officially opened our doors to those individual delegate hopefuls wanting to register for the 18th Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC2012). With individual registrations now open, we encourage all interested followers of Equal Student Exchange to make sure that their home university and country are represented at AMUNC2012. For those of you who are interested in the conference follow this link to register via the AMUNC website.
- Who? Over 600 university students from all over the Asia-Pacific and beyond
- What? An international conference for debating global issues within 23 simulated United Nations committees. Participants will be addressed by eminent speakers; and gain access to lively evening socials
- When? A 5 day conference running from Sunday the 8th of July until Wednesday the 13th of July
- Where? La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus in Melbourne, Australia.
- Why? Thought provoking debate, inspiring speakers, exciting social events, and an invaluable networking opportunity to meet aspiring students from throughout the Asia-Pacific. A chance to meet many new friends.
18 year history of the conference:
Since its inauguration in 1995 as a primarily Australian conference, international interest towards AMUNC has gradually grown throughout the past decade. The 18th Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference hosted at La Trobe University promises to be the most internationally representative AMUNC ever held.
Theme of AMUNC2012
This year the theme of AMUNC is Rights, Recognition, and Responsibility. The theme reflects the importance of asylum seeker and refugee rights, the recognition of those rights and the responsibility of Member States of the UN to respect and uphold those rights. For the secretariat, this theme has come to hold a particularly international resonance. Asylum seeker and refugee rights are global issues which bear particular relevance for the Asia-Pacific Region. Indeed, it is the belief of the Secretariat that all Asia-Pacific Member States have a shared responsibility to recognise the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. With regional partnerships becoming increasingly important in safeguarding these human rights, AMUNC2012 has placed a much greater emphasis on raising international participation throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.
The wider significance of AMUNC
Through simultaneously deepening and widening international participation, AMUNC2012 stands to be a landmark conference. The unprecedentedly high number of already registered delegates coming from overseas will no doubt create an environment which is more conducive to the development of internationally aware, skilled future leaders. As a truly international conference, the conditions for networking will be conducive to the establishment of enduring international, educational and professional linkages throughout the Asia-Pacific.
The resulting context will be perfect for a conference based around discussion, cooperation and mutual respect and understanding.
Under-Secretary General for International Links and Promotions
AMUNC2012 will also be providing an Equity Scholarship.ReplyDelete
Through the fund, AMUNC2012 will provide partial reimbursement for the conference registration fees for selected delegates and directors:
This fund is designed to help both directors and delegates from outside of Australia.
The Equity Scholarship is targeted towards those applicants from countries which face particularly difficult financial conditions and steep exchange rates with the current Australian dollar.
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