Conference details

Important dates

18 September 2017

Registration opens

Registration opens for BayernMUN 2018 at www.bayernmun.org/registration.

22 November 2017 - 9pm

Country assignment opens

Country assignment will open on 22nd of November at 9 pm. If you are registered for the conference, you will get an e-mail with further instructions.

Seal of the BayernMUN

21 December 2017

Cancellation deadline

If you have booked the accommodation option, it is possible to cancel your full reservation minus a 20€ cancellation fee until now. After this day the Accommodation will be booked and paid and a refund for the extra-costs of hotel and breakfast won’t be possible. You can still cancel the rest of your 69€ participation fee minus a 20€ cancellation fee.

20 January 2018

Scholarship application deadline

If you want to apply for a scholarship, you should send in your documents by now. More information on the scholarship: unsn.de/model-un/stipendium/

30 January 2018

Last day of registration

No more refunds possible after this date. It is also the last day of registration.

13 February 2018

Position Paper deadline

Final day to submit your Position Paper. They are due on midnight to 14th of February.

23 - 25 February 2018

BayernMUN conference

The BayernMUN conference 2018.

Conference venue

The conference will take place at the ,,Marmorsaal des Presseclubs Nürnberg". The hall is located at the Gewerbemuseumsplatz 2 in 90403 Nürnberg, right next to the Cinecitta Multiplex Cinema. It is a 15 minute walk away from the accommodation.

Conference hotel

The accommodation will be at the renewed Jugendherberge Nürnberg in three to six people dorms.

Country assignment

On 22nd November at 9 pm the country assignment will open. If you are registered for the conference, you will get an e-mail with further instructions. Country assignments are handled by an online tool after you have been successfully registered and your conference fee has been received. First come, first served.

Topics and background guides

The provisional agenda for the BayernMUN 2018:  

  • Human Rights: Ensuring Access to Clean and Safe Water
  • Security: Ensuring Women’s and Men’s Equal Participation in Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
  • Development: Achieving the SDGs through STI and data-driven decision-making

The Background-Guides can be downloaded HERE.

Visa & chair application

There is no application procedure for chairs/staff, as the conference is fully staffed by people we know in order to ensure a consistent, high-quality experience for all participants.

If you need a visa to travel to Germany, we will offer a letter confirming your participation after all fees have been received. Please ask for this letter via e-mail.  We can offer no further assistance for travel arrangements or the visa application process.

Conference schedule

Time for breaks is up to the discretion of the committee.

Friday

12 noon - 1 pm

Conference reception

  
1 pm - 2 pm

Opening ceremony

  
2 pm - 6 pm

Session

  
6 pm - 7.45 pm

Dinner

  
7.45 pm - 9.30 pm

Session

Saturday

7.30 am - 9 am

Breakfast

  
9 am - 6 pm

Session (including lunch)

  
6 pm - 7.45 pm

Dinner

  
7.45 pm - 9 pm

Session

  
10 pm - open end

Delegates Dance

Sunday

7 am - 9 am

Breakfast

  
9 am - 3 pm

Session (including lunch)

  
3 pm - 4 pm

Voting procedure

  
4 pm - 5 pm

Closing ceremony

Dress code

All clothing must adhere to guidelines that portray professionalism and modesty.

• Standard delegate attire for the conference is business jacket, slacks/skirt, dress shirt (with tie for men) and dress shoes.
• Dress sweaters, jeans, sneakers, and sunglasses are considered too casual. Clothes that expose excessive bare skin or are otherwise revealing are inappropriate.
• It is not appropriate for delegates to display any national symbols such as flags, pins, crests, etc. on their person during sessions. UN symbols are acceptable.
• Western business dress is preferred. Traditional dress is only permitted for international delegates in whose native countries professional business dress includes traditional cultural dress. BayernMUN will not tolerate any delegate’s attempt to portray a “character” using traditional cultural attire as a costume.

Please adhere to the dress code and code of conduct of the United Nations. International business attire and diplomatic decorum is mandatory during sessions.

The chair reserves the right to sanction delegates who are not dressed properly. A dress code guide for BayernMUN is available by going to "Documents".

Awards

BayernMUN issues a total amount of eleven awards in three different categories:

The Position Papers will be read by a special committe, which will chose the five best written and researched papers. To participate for this award you will have to hand in your Position Paper on time.

The following criteria are used by the conference staff to evaluate Position Papers:

  • Overall quality of writing, proper style, grammar, etc.
  • Citation of relevant resolutions/documents
  • General consistency with bloc/geopolitical constraints
  • Consistency with the constraints of the United Nations
  • Analysis of issues, rather than reiteration of the Committee Background Guide

The Chair Awards (three) will be distributed by the Dais. Areas of evaluation are remaining "in character", Participating in committee and Proper use of the Rules of Procedure.

The Peer-Awards (three) are distributed by the committee. During the last day, each present delegation may vote for the delegetations, they consider most successful.

Age and participants

BayernMUN is open for university students aswell as for school students. Participation without supervision is only possible for delegates who are older than 16 years at the time of the conference. Students younger than 16 years will have to be supervised by a teacher or any other adult. Please contact the secretariat in this case. The participation in social activities in the evenings might be restricted for delegates under 18 years.

Social event

The delegates' bar on saturday evening will take place at the "Lounge-Bar" in the multiplex-cinema "Cinecittà". With eleven different bars, 4.646 seats in 22 cinema halls the Cinecittà is one of the biggest multiplex cinemas in Europe and with its generous sized bars a perfect location for the Delegates' Bar.

BayernMUN updates

Some weeks before the BayernMUN conference starts, we send weekly updates to all registered delegates. In order to help you preparing in the best way for the conference we will post regular updates concerning about research strategies, writing of Position Papers and general conference information. You will find them here once they have been sent in case you might have missed one of them.

Discover Nuremberg

Being close to the famous city of Nuremberg, we offer participants an additional touristic program before the conference starts. Let us introduce you to a charming and lively medieval city with a huge range of thrilling historic impacts.

Meet …

  • the city of the first assembly of nobles under several German Kings in the Middle Ages;
  • the city that has better than others reconstructed the medieval flair of a vivid center of merchandizing, the arts and craftsmenship;
  • the city of Albrecht Dürer, the famous painter and contemporary of Martin Luther;
  • the place where Adolf Hitler celebrated the annual conventions of his Nazi movement, called Reichsparteitage and where the Nazi leaders were trialed and found their just punishment after the end of World War II;
  • a city that prides itself nowadays with being the City of HUMAN RIGHTS and that engages in many activities promoting the idea of HUMAN RIGHTS;
  • a city with the skyline of its impressive world famous medieval castle called the Kaiserburg, the Emperors’ castle;
  • a hospitable city with a huge amount of very traditional as well as en vogue gastronomy, famous beers and ambitious cuisine.

Please be aware that there can't be a staff member with you at every stage of the "Discover Nuremberg" program. This offer is intended for participants of the BayernMUN conference and is organized on a non-profit basis. Are you interested? Please contact us!

History of BayernMUN

BayernMUN was founded in 2011. It first started with the local name of the region of northern bavaria around of Nuremberg "Franken" (engl.: franconia) and was called "FrankenMUN". As the conference became bigger and more international the name was soon changed to the well known word "Bayern" (engl.: bavaria), and was renamed to what we know today as "BayernMUN". After switching the location from Neuendettelsau to Nuremberg and accomplishing a larger reform of the conference in structure, design and professionality in 2016/2017 the conference has the appearance it has today. BayernMUN is especially known for its quality in chair, organisation and rules of procedure among the German and European world of Model UN.

Position paper

The Position Papers will be read by a special committe, which will chose the five best written and researched papers. To participate for this award you will have to hand in your Position Paper on time.

The following criteria are used by the conference staff to evaluate Position Papers:

  • Overall quality of writing, proper style, grammar, etc.
  • Citation of relevant resolutions/documents
  • General consistency with bloc/geopolitical constraints
  • Consistency with the constraints of the United Nations
  • Analysis of issues, rather than reiteration of the Committee Background Guide

Please send in your position paper by February 13 2018 (midnight to 14th of February) to secretariat@bayernmun.org.
We will make all position papers available for download to all registered delegates one week before the conference starts.

You can find the template for the position papers at "Documents".

Documents and Downloads