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Focusing on providing information to students from developing countries, ESE acknowledges the financial and organisational obstacles these students must often come to face. It is the belief of ESE that both universities and students can benefit through international engagement. A more culturally diverse range of international students will contribute to the continued exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between different universities and countries.

The volunteers of ESE recognize the importance of establishing enduring educational, cultural and professional links through student exchange.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The 18th Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC2012)

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.

Key details
  • 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.

Nicholas Metherall
Under-Secretary General for International Links and Promotions

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  1. AMUNC2012 will also be providing an Equity Scholarship.

    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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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.