HMUN China 2016

2016年3月17日-20日 (中国北京)

主办方:哈佛大学模拟联合国 (HMUN)

联合主办方:嘉朋汉坊教育集团 (Alpha Partners Education)

卓越学术|国际盛会|哈佛体验|多元社交

组委会咨询电话:400-6656-176

哈佛大学模拟联合国大会中国会议(HMUN China)是亚洲范围内学术水平及国际化程度最高的中学生模拟联合国会议之一,将有来自全球十余个国家的1200名精英中学生会聚北京,共同辩论与磋商国际热点问题,在竞争与合作中提升领导力与国际视野。作为已有62年会议历史的哈佛大学模拟联合国大会(HMUN)的重要全球分会,哈佛模联中国会议已在中国成功举办五届。将于2016年3月17日至20日在北京举办的第六届哈佛模联中国会议,沿承会议传统并持续学术创新,致力于为参会代表打造充满挑战和收获的学术与社交体验。

会议特色 Conference Highlights

追求卓越的学术标准

HMUN China将邀请到近20位来自哈佛大学的会议指导,他们是学识渊博、经验丰富的模联主席团成员,将全程主持各委员会会议,并在会议开始前数月为代表们撰写出最全面、最具时效性的议题研究指南。HMUN China最为注重会议给代表们带来的学术体验与教育价值,使参会学生在准备和参与会议的过程中,充分锻炼公众演讲、团队合作、谈判磋商、书面表达能力及领导才能,同时提升国际视野、理解错综复杂的国际形势。

精英荟萃的国际会议

HMUN China是一次汇聚精英的国际模联会议,来自全球十余个国家有着不同文化背景和学习经历的代表们聚首北京,在为期四天的模联会议中紧密交流与合作,以联合国各成员国外交官的身份共同辩论国际热点问题,在多元化群体中提升交流能力、建立国际友谊。参加会议的众多代表的母语并不是英语,在会议过程中将用英语演讲与辩论,以全球公民的视角共商互利共赢的解决方案。

汇聚北京的哈佛体验

HMUN China致力于将真正联合国的外交与合作精神、具有61年历史的哈佛模联学术体验原汁原味地带到北京,使代表们通过会议之前深入细致的议题调研、会议之中充分有效的激烈辩论,体会合作与对话的外交精神,掌握分析国际关系问题的方法。来自哈佛大学的会议指导们将通过特色活动之一的“哈佛论坛”及会议间歇期与代表们的交流,这是参会代表近距离了解哈佛大学课程设置、校园生活、课外活动等资讯的绝佳机会。

丰富多元的社交活动

沿承哈佛模联的传统,HMUN China在四天会议之中的间歇期安排了丰富多彩的特色活动,使代表们在紧张激烈的会议之余放松身心、增进友谊和开拓视野。地球村犹如模联会议中的“世博会”,使代表们大开眼界地了解各自代表国家的文化;舞会为代表们营造的轻松愉悦气氛增进交流与友谊;哈佛论坛使代表们有机会近距离对话哈佛优秀学子;短途旅行使远道而来的各地参会者有机会在较短时间内体验北京的城市魅力。

委员会设置 Committees

16个委员会,多元化议题设置

HMUN China 2016共设置16个会议规模及专注领域不同的委员会,为参会代表提供多元化的委员会及议题选择,无论是第一次参加会议的模联新手还是经验丰富的行家里手,无论是关心地区冲突、核能安全,亦或是痴迷区域投资、性别平等,参会者都能在会议中找到适合自身兴趣与能力的委员会。

四大委员会分类

HMUN China 2016所设置的16个委员会共分为四大类别,分别为联合国大会、联合国经济与社会理事会、区域性国际组织和特殊职能机构。除传统的联合国下设机构外,大会秉承学术创新的理念,设置了区域性组织、历史委员会、媒体团、非政府组织等特殊委员会,使代表们能够以外交官、内阁成员、国际新闻记者、非政府组织官员等多个视角观察与探讨国际问题。

联合国大会是联合国系统内最为重要的机构之一,全部193个成员会在联合国大会均有一个席位,大会遵循平等的“一国一票”原则。联合国大会由讨论《联合国宪章》内任何问题或事项的权利,并向会员国和安理会提出建议。HMUN China 2016共设置5个联合国大会委员会,议题范围包括裁军与国际安全、国际法、国际体育、妇女权益等。在这样一个大型委员会的充分辩论中,代表们既要充分维护自己的国际利益,考虑盟友的诉求,又要对整个委员会的利益负责。

裁军与国际安全委员会

Disarmament and International Security Committee

议题:中东地区国家边界的发展 The Future of State Boundaries in the Middle East
Director:Sarah Anderson 议题详述

Topic Area: The Future of State Boundaries in the Middle East

Non-state actors (NSAs) have begun to challenge existing state boundaries in the Middle East. Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and similar organizations have captured territory in the region to mixed success. Furthermore, their operations exacerbate pre-existing ethnic tensions and territorial disputes. International intervention has (arguably) only consolidated more opposition to the political status quo in the region. If peace and security are to be achieved in the Middle East, territorial protection must be prioritized to prevent destabilizing forces from achieving too much power.

The General Assembly faces the challenge of creating sustainable solutions that can evolve along with the changing scape of NSAs and Middle Eastern geopolitics. Resolutions must rely on predictions of NSA development, particularly in terms of structure, scope, and tactics. Delegates will also have to consider the past, analyzing what gave rise to the current path of NSA development, and deterring such causes from forming further conflict. Lastly, existing and latent sources of state boundary destabilization must be analyzed and tackled from a security perspective, with the goal of facilitating a peaceful future for the Middle East.

This issue is of the utmost urgency for the international community. All solutions put forth by the General Assembly will significantly affect Middle Eastern nations and countries with vested interest in the region, and will also set crucial precedents for the future.

Note: The Disarmament and International Security Committee is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Sarah Anderson— Director, Disarmament and International Security Committee

Class year: 2018

Hometown: Singapore

Favorite place: Charles River

Most desired next destination: Barcelona

Favorite food: Coffee

Favorite MUN moment: In high school, I represented Iran in every debate against my best friend, who was Israel. It was every MUN nerd's dream.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Pretty Boy Swag by Soulja Boy

Why did you choose this topic? The question of State Boundaries in the Middle East is an extremely multifaceted topic, covering all of my favorite issues: terrorism, national sovereignty, international law and more. It is also a exercise in making predictions, which is an excellent way to test your skills in political thought.

Advice for new delegates: Assert yourself! You won't get better if you don't try, and the best way to try is to insert yourself.

You should come to HMUN China because... At HMUN China, you get to befriend like-minded people while debating cool issues in suits. What more could you want?

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to HMUN China 2016! My name is Sarah Anderson, and I am extremely excited to serve as Director for the Disarmament and International Security Committee. This committee looks to be a fantastic learning experience for all those interested in International Relations. I am from Singapore, and participated on the Asian international circuit as both a delegate and a chair for five years. DISEC was consistently my committee of choice, and I hope to translate my love of DISEC into a fun and stimulating experience. Outside of staffing our MUN conferences, I compete on our intercollegiate Model UN team, participate in a high school IR education service program, run recruitment for the International Relations Council, and dance in the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company. I will be concentrating in Government, with a possible secondary concentration in Neurobiology; I’m also a pre-medical student. In my free time, you can find me watching FC Barcelona matches, appreciating latte art in coffee shops, and earning for Singapore’s tropical weather in the freezing Bostonian cold. This year’s DISEC topics look to the future; delegates will be challenged to predict trends in terrorist tactics, international intervention, conflict prevalence, and more. The committee will certainly present an intellectually rewarding and fun-filled experience for delegates of all backgrounds. I look forward to meeting all of you at the conference! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Warm Regards,

Sarah Anderson

Director, Disarmament and International Security Committee

社会、人道主义和文化委员会

Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

议题:妇婴幼儿的营养不良 Maternal and Child Undernutrition
Director:Victor Kamenker 议题详述

Topic Area: Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), six pertain in one way or another to the nutritional status of women and children. For example, Goal #2, “achieve universal primary education” can never be achieved if children are not adequately nourished to attend school. At present, many of the world’s Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) and most of the world’s poorest nations are not on track to achieve some of the MDGs. Women and children throughout these nations experience varying degrees and effects of undernutrition. What are the causes of these disparities? Why do they affect women and children differently? This committee will address these questions and look at various interventions and how policy can be directed to ensure that we have a healthily nourished global populace, especially the women and children therein.

Note: The Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Victor Kamenker — Director, Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Favorite place: New York & Los Angeles

Most desired next destination: Australia

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite MUN moment: Traveling to HMUN China 2015 with such an amazing group of friends.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Magic by B.o.B

Why did you choose this topic? I am interested in nutrition and nutritional discrepancies throughout the world ... and I'm fascinated by how different cultures approach food, cooking, and feeding.

Advice for new delegates: Don't be afraid to negotiate: remember what you're not willing to budge on, but also be ready to compromise on certain points.

You should come to HMUN China because… The HMUN China team is the most dedicated and passionate group of Model UN directors in the world. We fly 14+ hours each way to bring our committees from Boston to China because we want to help foster international dialog on pertinent global issues!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

I am so excited to welcome you to HMUN China 2016 and to SOCHUM!

My name is Victor Kamenker and I am a third-year student at Harvard College, concentrating in Statistics with a secondary field in Government. I am incredibly involved with the International Relations Council, the umbrella organization for Model UN and International Relations at Harvard. Within the IRC, I have been competing with the Intercollegiate Model UN Team and directing at both our high school and college conferences (HMUN and HNMUN). Additionally, I have traveled to both of our international high school conferences, HMUN China (where I directed the Global Health Cluster last year) and HMUN India, and I serve as a member of the IRC’s Board of Directors, the group that oversees the IRC’s operations. Outside of MUN, I am involved with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, producing plays on campus. In what little free time remains, I enjoy watching Wes Anderson movies, trying new eateries in Harvard Square, and jogging along the Charles River.

I am extremely excited to be directing SOCHUM this year at HMUN China. Our topic is incredibly important to the furthering of women’s and children’s health and wellbeing throughout the world, and I cannot wait to hear what you will have to say on it.

I hope that the study guide will prove to be a useful tool and resource as your begin to undertake your research. If you have any questions in the course of your preparations, please feel free to email me at sochum@hmunchina.org. I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

Sincerely,

Victor Kamenkar

Director, Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

法律委员会

Legal Committee

议题A:维和部队中的腐败 Corruption in Peacekeeping Forces
议题B:北极法 Arctic Law
Director: Yingxian Guo 议题详述

Topic Area A: Corruption in Peacekeeping Forces

The United Nations Peacekeeping forces are an important component in helping the UN achieve its mission of peace and stability. Peacekeepers are dispatched to handle conflict-torn areas and to ensure access to humanitarian aid. These multinational units are tasked with maintaining and monitoring peace in post-conflict situations as well. However, these operations, carried out by teams assembled from voluntary contributions from member states, have had their effectiveness and legitimacy hindered by corruption within its own forces. The problem is exacerbated when one considers that peacekeepers often operate in areas that are themselves corrupt or largely lawless and that peacekeepers do not have comprehensive training in corruption prevention. Corruption often occurs in the highest levels of leadership, through abuses of power and bribery. Another issue that arises is sexual misconduct and abuse by peacekeepers, including the sexual abuse of female children and direct linkage to involvement in the sex trade. The committee will work to address how an effective legal framework can be established to respond to this and to ensure the criminal accountability of peacekeeping forces. Key points of discussion will involve the scope of international mandate, national jurisdiction over criminal acts according to individual national laws, and crafting innovative solutions using international law.

Topic Area B: Arctic Law

The Artic, formerly an area of relative small international interest, is increasingly becoming a topic of high contention. With ice caps and glaciers melting and the possibility of changing trade routes, countries now look towards the Artic as a trove of rich resources and vast, usable land. Additionally, reports of undiscovered, untouched oil beneath the Artic has piqued international interest and oil-rigging companies have already started to claim a stake. With countries trying to use the Artic for military or economic means, the need for a comprehensive legal governance of the area is apparent. Further complicating the issue is the role of relentless climate change and the protection of this vast ecological terrain and its limited resources. Delegates will have to craft innovative, thoughtful solutions that take into account the role of international law in establishing control over the area in relation to national interests, national sovereignty, environmental conservation, and power dynamics. I am incredibly excited and interested to hear everyone’s informed, solution-minded ideas about an issue that has arisen into the international conscious and demands deliberation.

会议指导介绍

Yingxian Guo — Director, Legal Committee

Class year: 2018

Hometown: West Haven, Connecticut, USA

Favorite place: Guangzhou, China

Most desired next destination: Madrid, Spain

Favorite food: Soup

Favorite MUN moment: My favorite MUN moment was at closing ceremonies of Harvard National Model United Nations.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys

Why did you choose these topics? I became interested in the topic I chose during my Harvard Model United Nations committee, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations. While researching about the challenges to humanitarian access, I learned about corruption of peacekeeping forces as a hinderance to international efforts. As peacekeepers are seen as guardians of the people and representatives of the United Nations, any corruption and illegal actions have consequences for the UN and investigating this topic further is crucial to improving the effectiveness of international peace efforts and civilian protection. I'm incredibly excited to delve further into this topic and hear delegates' ideas about how to craft and improve legal frameworks to address this pertinent issue.

The second topic, transboundary water management, is yet another contentious issue that has led to disputes between neighboring countries. During my freshman spring at Harvard, I took a very interesting environmental science and public policy class on water policy, which has stimulated my interest in examining the intersection between environment and international relations in a legal context. It is of great value to explore how international law can resolve conflicts and promote sustainable development.

Advice for new delegates: My advice for new delegates is that in researching about the topic and your position, consider the differing views of others fully. The more fairly you consider other countries' perspectives, the stronger and more thorough your understanding of your own position will be. Secondly, and most importantly, enjoy your experience as a delegate. The conference will be a tremendous forum of diverse ideas and dynamic debate from intelligent peers around the world. Have fun in and out of committee and enjoy the singular experience of simulating diplomatic decision-making. Relatedly, I encourage you to speak during committee--always try to contribute to the conversation at hand. Not only will this allow your unique voice to be heard, but it will make the committee experience memorable and exciting.

You should come to HMUN China because… HMUN China will be a truly exceptional model united nations conference. High school students from around the world will engage with each other to craft resolutions to our world's most pressing challenges, exercising critical thinking, leadership, and diplomatic skills. Located in China's capital, the conference stands as a pivotal international stage for substantive excellence and intellectual engagement with fascinating topics. Besides the excitement being in energetic, dynamic committees holds, we are also committed to providing eye-opening opportunities for delegates to connect with each other and learn about different cultures through events such as Global Village and interaction with our generous host country. We are immensely excited to welcome delegates and faculty to share what is sure to be an unforgettable experience with us.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the seventh session of Harvard Model United Nations China as the Director of the Legal Committee!

My name is Ying Guo, and I am currently a sophomore at Harvard concentrating in Social Studies, an interdisciplinary major that combines my diverse interests in the social sciences and explores contemporary social, political, and economic issues. I was born in Guangzhou, China, and after a few years, moved to the tight-knit town of West Haven, Connecticut, where I have lived since. I fell in love with model united nations when I first came to Harvard and now value the International Relations Council as one of the best aspects of my college experience. In addition to being a Director for HMUN China, I also have the honor of serving as the Under-Secretary-General of Finance on the Secretariat of HNMUN and directing at HMUN in Boston and competing as a member of ICMUN, Harvard’s traveling Model UN team. Outside of Model United Nations, I am also a Finance Director of the volunteer club Small Claims Advisory Service and a Cultural Chair of the Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association. In my free time, I enjoy reading novels, swimming, and being outdoors.

I am strongly interested in the role of the legal system in international affairs and institutions and look forward to hearing your ideas about the topics I have chosen, namely, corruption of peacekeeping forces and artic law. The topics are incredibly pertinent issues to how the United Nations shapes the scope and mandate of international law. These issues are multifaceted, dynamic, and complex. I encourage you to consider the topics through differing national interests and values and remember the varying implications of your positions while researching the topics.

My vision for the committee is to facilitate innovative, resolution-driven debate and diplomatic cooperation. I look forward to welcoming delegates and faculty advisors to the Sixty-Second Session of HNMUN and cannot wait to meet everyone this March!

Sincerely,

Yingxian Guo

Director, Legal Committee

国际奥林匹克委员会

International Olympic Committee(IOC)

议题:2024年夏季奥运会主办城市的选择 The Selection of the 2024 Summer Olympic Host City
Director: Kasey Gallagher-Schmitz 议题详述

Topic Area: The Selection of the 2024 Summer Olympic Host City

In the summer of 2017, the International Olympic Committee will gather in Lima, Peru to select the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. For over 200 years, the Olympics have served as the world’s foremost athletic competition. The highest goal for most, athletes spend their entire careers training to earn a spot in sporting’s greatest contest. As one of society’s largest global stages, the Olympics foster international comradery, and wield immense influence. However, the Olympics have faced multiple controversies and issues over the past two centuries. From corruption to human rights violations, the health and sustainability of the Olympics have been plagued by problems that affect the world over. The mission of the Olympic Movement has been threatened, and it is up to the IOC to ensure the strength of their most cherished ideal. Over the course of the weekend, delegates will decide what the purpose of the Olympic Games is. They will debate and discuss the multiple issues facing the Games, and draft a framework detailing how the IOC plans to address these issues. The committee will than propose and select and bid city that best represents this framework, steering the Games further into the 21st century.

Note: The International Olympic Committee is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Kasey Gallagher-Schmitz — Director, International Olympic Committee

Class year: 2017

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Favorite place: Washington, DC

Most desired next destination: London

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite MUN moment: Traveling abroad for the first time to staff HNMUN-LA 2015

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Booty by Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea

Why did you choose this topic? I have been an Olympics fanatic all my life. They are some of the most amazing spectacles in the world, and a time where the global community can come together and celebrate in the name of sports. They also offer great insights into broader world issues, and I believe will give delegates a unique and engaging way to grapple with many global issues.

Advice for new delegates: Read the all of the materials on our website! HMUN China offers dozens of amazing resources, from the committee background guide, to the delegate handbook, to help new delegates get a better sense of how committee functions, and allow them to prepare before hand. They should also never hesitate to reach out to their directors, as they are always willing to help.

You should come to HMUN China because... Simply put, HMUN China offers the best substantive experience on the circuit. The passion, experience, and knowledge exhibited by the directors ensure a rich, engaging committee, where delegates are sure to learn and grow. Not only is the director amazing however, but so is the staff behind him or her, and they work to make committee the best environment possible. HMUN China is also one of the most diverse conferences, meaning delegates will get the opportunity to meet other students from around the world, and get to learn from their different backgrounds. HMUN is the embodiment of the best ideals of model UN.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Hello, and welcome to Harvard Model United Nations China 2016! For those of you who are returning delegates, you already know what a wonderful experience HMUN China is both substantively and socially. For those of you who are new, get ready for one of best Model UN conference in the world! I am so excited to welcome you to this year’s conference, which is shaping up to be the best one yet.

My name is Kasey Gallagher-Schmitz, and I am a junior at Harvard University. I hail from the best city in the world, Madison, WI. True to my state, I am an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and love all things dairy, especially Babcock ice cream (delegates take notes). Here at Harvard, I concentrate in History of Science, which allows me to fuse my love of medicine and science with my passion for history and politics.

Although I did not pursue international relations much in high school, since arriving at Harvard, I have been heavily involved in our International Relations Council, and all of the Model UN programs it offers. I staff our two Boston conferences, HMUN and HNMUN, our conference held in Latin America each winter, HNMUN-LA, and have competed as a member of Harvard’s Intercollegiate MUN team. Outside of MUN, I enjoy swimming, exploring the outdoors, and sleeping.

I am so excited to meet you all in March, and bring the spirit of the Olympic Games to HMUN China! Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have regarding this committee, or life in general, and get ready for a fantastic weekend!

All the best,

Kasey Gallagher-Schmitz

Director, International Olympic Commitee

第五届联合国2020年妇女大会

5th United Nations Conference on Women, 2020

议题:妇女权利的侵犯 Violence Against Women
Director: Miranda Tyson 议题详述

Topic Area: Violence Against Women

According to the 1993 United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, ‘Violence Against Women’ is defined as “…any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Though the United Nations, since its founding, was concerned with women’s rights, only in 1993 did it produce a document explicitly targeting violence.

Many nations continue to make strides for the safety of women, yet we still see large-scale cases of domestic abuse, genital mutilation, trafficking, and sexual assault that go uninvestigated and unpunished by judicial systems across the world. We need to develop a document that not only reminds the United Nations of the necessity of the rights of women, but also creates a modernized method of preventing, catching, and dealing with violence against women.

Note: The 5th United Nations Conference on Women is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Miranda Tyson — Director, 5th United Nations Conference on Women

Class year: 2018

Hometown: New York City, USA

Favorite place: Antarctica

Most desired next destination: Japan

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite MUN moment: Watching Adam Jiang and Colin Mark dance to a Chinese song at HNMUN 2015.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Grown Woman by Beyoncé

Why did you choose this topic? Because I am a raging feminist and think that out of all the problems women face, violence is one of the most important we need to address!

Advice for new delegates: Don't be afraid to ask questions. No director wants their delegates to be confused the whole time. It won't make you look silly— we're here to help!

You should come to HMUN China because… You'll get to learn Model UN from the coolest college students in the world!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Fifth United Nations World Conference on Women, 2020! My name is Miranda and I will be your director for HMUN China 2016. I am a sophomore at Harvard concentrating in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan and Korea. In my free time, I am an active member of Harvard’s International Relations Council and travel to compete for Harvard’s Model UN team. Outside of IR, I figure skate and work at a ramen shop near campus.

As a feminist, I strongly believe in the economic, social, and political equality of women worldwide. I believe that women’s rights must be addressed by the United Nations continuously until women are universally equal to men. However, I acknowledge that traditional cultural beliefs often conflict with this ideal, and so politically achieving this goal is a fascinating concept to me. I hope that in reading the study guide and developing your stances that you become more interested in women’s rights and the success of women in your personal life.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my committee email.

Best,

Miranda Tyson 

Director, 5th United Nations Conference on Women, 2020

联合国经济与社会理事会是联合国六大主要机构之一,负责协调与解决关于人类发展的经济与社会问题,包括经济发展、社会公平、文化教育、医疗健康等。HMUN China 2016设置的4个经社理事会委员会属于中等规模,使代表们既能开展激烈而广泛的讨论,又能有足够的参与感而深入讨论问题。在以下会场中,代表们不仅能够理解全球普遍经济与社会问题的解决方案,还会深刻认识到现代社会问题的复杂性。

联合国开发计划署

United Nations Development Programme

议题:可持续基础设施的发展 Development of Sustainable Infrastructure
Director:Adam Jiang 议题详述

Topic Area: Development of Sustainable Infrastructure

As populations grow and countries modernize, infrastructure demands will naturally grow as well. These infrastructures range from energy infrastructure, such as energy sources and grids, to building infrastructure, such as housing and office spaces. And instead of worrying about maintenance and sustainability a decade after a structure has been built, we have the technology and expertise to be able to build efficiency into many of these systems, such as temperature regulation of buildings via insulation and passive heating of houses through design. This not only saves energy, but is also more financially responsible.

Thus, to encourage the type of pre-planning necessary to build efficient and resilient structure for the 21st century, this committee will need to create development goals and criteria for various infrastructures, as well as possible implementation methods for these criteria.

Note: The United Nations Development Programme is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Adam Jiang — Director, United Nations Development Programme

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Boise, Idaho, USA

Favorite place: Boise

Most desired next destination: Xi'an

Favorite food: Thai Curry

Favorite MUN moment: Panda Secretariat

Song that plays when I walk into committee: I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys

Why did you choose this topic? I am interested in sustainable development especially for developing countries so that their infrastructure are more environmentally and fiscally sustainable than existing systems (for instance, promoting green architecture and systems within new housing projects).

Advice for new delegates: Speak in committee! I know it may be the first time competing in Model UN for a lot of delegates and that English may not be your first language, but regardless, we love to hear our delegates speak. As you speak more, you'll gain more experience and become better at speaking. But first you have to try which is always the scariest part.

You should come to HMUN China because... Dennis Lee is the cutest.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Congratulations, and welcome to HMUN China 2015!

My name is Adam Jiang and I will be your director for the United Nations Development Programme. I am currently a junior studying Biomedical Engineering at Harvard College. My parents immigrated to the United States from China, and I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grew up in Boise, Idaho, but recently moved to Santa Clara, California, where I now call home. Besides HMUN China, I also am on Secretariat for Harvard Model UN in Boston, and staff for Harvard National Model United Nations. I am involved in the Asian American Christian Fellowship and the Association for U.S.-China Relations. In my free time, I also love to ski, bike, play chess and piano, and sing. While the sciences have always been my main interest, I participated in policy debate in high school where I discovered my interest in international relations.

The UNDP plays a vital role in the mission of the UN, with its primary goal set as the eradication of poverty. As you can imagine, this topic is extremely broad, and so I’ve chosen to narrow down our topic this year to Development of Sustainable Infrastructure, such as green architecture and public transport. I can’t wait to see what ideas you all have to bring to committee, and look forward to meeting you in March!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at undp@hmunchina.org.

Best,

Adam Jiang

Director, United Nations Development Programme 

建设和平委员会特别峰会

Special Summit of the Peacebuilding Commission

议题:新生政权面临的道德与宗教冲突 Ethnic and Religious Tensions in Nascent States
Director: Leszek Krol 议题详述

Topic Area: Ethnic and Religious Tensions in Nascent States

In the 21st century, our world is still plagued with wars and all of their complications: destroyed infrastructure, famine, forced migration, and of course the death of entire populations. But what can be done to ease the pain that war causes, and perhaps prevent an unstable country from descending into war in the first place? Looking around the world today, it’s clear that many of the conflicts our world faces are motivated by two primary factors: ethnic and religious differences that create a tension released through warfare. Whether looking at the effects of the Sunni and Shi’a religious divide in Iraq and Syria, which contributed to the rapid rise of ISIS, or the ethnic tensions between the Dinka and the Nuer in South Sudan, a significant underlying factor in their current civil war, or looking back further into history, the Jewish-Muslim tension endemic to the region since Israel’s founding some 60 years ago or the tension between Serbs, Croats, and Bosniaks that led to the Bosnian Civil War some twenty years ago.

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission was established in 2005 after a reform process that began in the United Nations 60th session. Its stated goal is to act as an advisory body, specifically to the United Nations Security Councils on the issues of state-building and recovery in post-conflict areas. Given the number of wars raging around the world, the ability to help a country transition effectively from war to peace becomes an ever more critical, yet challenging, task.

The goal of this committee will be to further explore the origins of some of tensions, to better understand the factors that exacerbate these underlying tensions into full-fledged wars, and how intergovernmental organizations like the Peacebuilding Commission can downplay tensions inherent in conflict ridden regions, aid in the process of statebuilding, and perhaps even prevent conflicts by removing some of these tensions before they escalate to a dangerous level.

Note: The Special Summit of the Peacekeeping Commission is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Leszek Krol — Director, Special Summit of the Peacekeeping Commission

Class year: 2018

Hometown: Methuen, Massachusetts, USA

Favorite place: My bed

Most desired next destination: Europe (particularly Poland and Spain)

Favorite food: Anything involving noodles

Favorite MUN moment: Personally killing Hannibal (the other committee chair) in a Second Punic War JCC

Song that plays when I walk into committee: The House of Cards theme song

Why did you choose this topic? I chose this topic because I was curious about how many conflicts could be traced back to some underlying ethnic or religious tension. The more research I did into the topic, the more astounded I was at the number of conflicts in the world in which ethnic and religious tensions are a contributing factor. Given how widespread conflicts based on these tensions are, I think it's critical that they are discussed so that the world will have a better understanding of how it can promote worldwide peace through concerted multi-national action.

Advice for new delegates: There are two different methods you should employ to be a successful delegate. One of them starts long before the conference begins in your research. First, and most simply, make sure you read the background guide. This document will give you a sneak peak of what to expect in committee and will give a good overview of the subject matter involved. Don't stop there though, and be sure to continue with research beyond the study guide itself. Secondly, make sure that you try to speak relatively early in the first session. Committee can really drag on and seem boring if you're just sitting around, so it's important to be actively engaged in the committee. The best way to demonstrate this engagement is by speaking early and often.

You should come to HMUN China because... You will have the opportunity to compete with some of the best Model UN delegates in the world, all while interacting with passionate and knowledgeable staff that are committed to your personal growth as a delegate. We look forward to meeting you all in March!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to HNMUN 2016! My name is Leszek Krol, and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Special Summit of the Peacebuilding Commission. I am a sophomore at Harvard College, tentatively concentrating in Philosophy, though I’m excited to continue trying new classes and perhaps discovering a new latent passion.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I have always had a passing interest in politics in general, which I attribute to early consumption of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but I really became passionate international affairs specifically after joining my high school’s Model United Nations team.

On campus, I’m involved in Harvard’s competitive Model United Nations team ICMUN, and have also staffed HMUN and HNMUN, Harvard’s high school and college Model UN conferences in Boston. I am also Clerk of the International Relations Council served as vice president of administration for the Model Security Council, a one-day Model UN simulation run on campus every fall. Outside of Model UN, I'm involved with the Harvard Association for US-China Relations (which runs the Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China every summer), the Harvard Rap Collective, the Institute of Politics through the Harvard Political Union and Citizenship Tutoring, the Phillips Brooks Housing Association (the largest public service organization on campus) through the Chinatown Afterschool Program, Harvard College Mentors for Urban Debate, and Harvard College Stories for Orphans.

I believe strongly in the potential for intergovernmental organizations to have a real positive impact on the world, which is part of why I’m so passionate about international relations. There is no area where I think intervention is more necessary than in the area of war. Working toward a multinational approach to understanding the underlying causes of war and working to prevent new conflicts, end existing ones, and help war-torn nations rebuild are all issues that are absolutely vital to our continued existence and prosperity. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to hear your solutions to some of our world’s biggest problems. Should you have any questions or concerns about the committee, please feel free to reach out to me, and I look forward to meeting you in March!

Sincerely,

Leszek Krol

Director, Special Summit of the Peacekeeping Commission 

国际原子能机构

International Atomic Energy Agency

议题A:朝鲜与伊朗的核项目 The Nuclear Programs of North Korea and Iran
议题B:对核灾难的准备与应对 Emergency Preparedness and Nuclear Disaster Response
Director: Sabrina Devereaux 议题详述

Topic Area A: The Nuclear Programs of North Korea and Iran

It is 2011, and the nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran are shrouded in controversy and speculation. North Korea has completely disregarded demands by the UN Security Council and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to halt their pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. Just a year ago, the IAEA released a statement warning the international community that Iran could potentially be developing a nuclear warhead. Geopolitical tensions surrounding these countries’ nuclear programs have reached a climax. In North Korea, missile tests are being conducted, threats are issued, and new information is being revealed on the capabilities of their program. In Iran, a computer virus is decimating the country’s nuclear power program, expert scientists are dying in mysterious bombings, and IAEA inspectors are being prevented from entering the country.

The IAEA Board of Governors must determine how to handle these two rogue member states. How can Iran and North Korea be forced to comply with transparency mechanisms? What can the rest of the world do to prepare for a potential nuclear threat? Should potentially irrational regimes be allowed to pursue nuclear development, even for peaceful purposes?

The delegates are expected to produce a public statement, agreed upon by consensus, that frames the IAEA’s stance on each of these issues.

Topic Area B: Emergency Preparedness and Nuclear Disaster Response

In the event of a nuclear emergency, the IAEA is charged with preparing emergency plans for response, developing training programs for personnel to handle nuclear accidents, transmitting requests for assistance, developing radiation monitoring programs and procedures, and conducting local investigations. Essentially, the IAEA must be prepared to readily adapt itself to the needs of affected countries swiftly and efficiently. Though the IAEA periodically publishes improvements on basic safety standards, there hasn’t been an update on nuclear disaster response since 2002. Even within this publication, instructions for proper response is vague. Next month is the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. In light of this anniversary, delegates will be asked to re-evaluate and strengthen the IAEA’s current nuclear safety and response guidelines.

Delegates must consider the role of this governing body in the event of a nuclear disaster. Due to the importance of state sovereignty, nuclear countries are largely independent in how they handle their power plants and IAEA assistance must be requested to be provided. However, mismanagement of nuclear accidents by the host country can result in disastrous consequences. How should the agency reconcile invasion of sovereignty with the dire consequences if the host country should make a mistake? How can the IAEA strengthen its role in international nuclear security? Most importantly, should the agency continue to encourage the expansion of nuclear power despite associated risks and consequences? Delegates must consider methods to strengthen and reform the IAEA, and determine its stance on the proliferation of nuclear technologies.

会议指导介绍

Sabrina Devereaux — Director, International Atomic Energy Agency

Class year: 2018

Hometown: San Diego, California, USA

Favorite place: The Beach

Most desired next destination: I would love to go to Egypt!

Favorite food: Tortilla chips

Favorite MUN moment: It's so hard to pick a single moment! My favorite MUN experience has been the many moments I have spent traveling with Harvard's intercollegiate Model UN team. Conferences are such a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun with crazy crisis arcs.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: To be honest, I'm usually too nervous to hear music when I walk into committee. Ideally, it would be something super confident like "All I do is Win" but typically its something more along the lines of "Just keep swimming" from Finding Nemo.

Why did you choose these topics? I want committee discussion to explore the debate surrounding the use and expansion of nuclear technology. There are countless risks and benefits associated with nuclear development. I chose these two topics because they encompass two of the largest concerns with nuclear power: that it can be used to develop nuclear weaponry by irrational regimes (North Korea and Iran) and the potential for nuclear disasters.

Advice for new delegates: Model UN isn't about cooperation. It's about making sure that your interests and opinions are heard in committee, and will be reflected in any policy produced. Don't be afraid to disagree with fellow delegates in committee. Argument makes discussion interesting. Just be sure to be respectful, polite, and never hesitate to ask questions!

You should come to HMUN China because… My fellow staff members are amazing, the committees we have are super cool, and it will be an absolute blast!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Hello, and welcome to the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors. Your job as a member of this distinguished group is to advise and design policy on any and all issues pertaining to nuclear security. For this committee, we will be modeling an actual meeting of the Board of Governors on March 7, 2011. This is an incredibly dynamic time for nuclear development and proliferation, and I am so excited to see you delve into the controversies and consequences of nuclear policy.

My name is Sabrina Devereaux, and I will be your director for this committee. I am a sophomore at Harvard College, and will concentrate in Environmental Science and Public Policy. I am especially interested in areas where international relations and environmental protection overlap. I have always loved foreign policy, history, and politics, and it was this mix of interests that originally led me to Model UN my sophomore year of high school. I went to a small high school in San Diego that didn’t have a Model UN team. After I discovered the program, I started my school’s Model UN club and acted as president for two years. Here at Harvard, I compete on the collegiate circuit as part of the Intercollegiate Model UN team (ICMUN). In addition to staffing HMUN China, I have also worked on our high school conference in Boston and will be directing a committee for our collegiate conference next year. This is the first committee I have directed, and I cannot wait to share my passion for Model UN with all of you.

Be prepared for a fast-paced and exciting committee. Discussion on Iran and North Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons will be filled with argument and speculation. Nuclear crises will require your immediate attention, and any mistakes you make in creating policy will have dire consequences. Discussion in committee will hopefully explore the consequences and benefits of the expansion of nuclear power and methods to strengthen the IAEA. I look forward to seeing the solutions you develop to these pressing nuclear issues!

Sincerely,

Sabrina Devereaux

Director, International Atomic Energy Agency 

国际货币基金组织

International Monetary Fund

议题:非洲发展融资 Financing Development in Africa
Director:Pavan Hegde 议题详述

Topic Area: Financing Development in Africa

Over the last half century, global economic development has reached a new high. Many countries now experience a high degree of financial stability, economic trade and sustainable economic growth. However, this wave of development has largely overlooked the world’s second largest continent with over 1.1 billion people: Africa.

Plagued by corruption, disease and poverty, Africa has experienced a large degree of regional instability that has made it a risky continent for many private investors to fund. As a result, Africa has been involved in a vicious cycle and a growing wealth gap. There are very few countries or companies with the resources to tackle Africa’s economic problems head on. The International Monetary Fund is one such organization that is tasked with the responsibility to help Africa on its path to sustainable development.

The International Monetary Fund was formed in 1944 with the goal to facilitate balanced growth of countries and international trade. It is your duty as members of the IMF to help and support the growth of Africa. The process will not be easy. As a committee you will have to decide how to persuade African nations to the negotiating table – many of which deeply distrust the IMF as having a hidden western agenda. The committee will have to engage with regional problems of corruption and political instability while watching out for multinational corporations that seek to take advantage of the resource rich continent. At the same time, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) seeks to undermine the IMFs standing globally and must be dealt with. The goal of this committee will be to fully explore and find solutions to the myriad of barriers preventing Africa from pursuing economic development. The delegates will be required to produce a concrete plan to help propel Africa forward in the 21st Century.

Note: The International Monetary Fund is a single-topic committee.

会议指导介绍

Pavan Hegde — Director, International Monetary Fund

Class year: 2018

Hometown: Hong Kong

Favorite place: Bangalore, India

Most desired next destination: Bora Bora

Favorite food: Thai

Favorite MUN moment: Sitting with the team at the end of a long day packed with committees and talking about all we have achieved and what more we can do the following day.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Back in Black by ACDC

Why did you choose these topics? I am genuinely interested in international finance and want to see your ideas about this topic. Obviously the global financial crisis was a big deal to everyone and the aftershocks of that cataclysmic event are still being felt now. I am interested to see how you would act differently in these highly stressful and complex times.

Advice for new delegates: Don't be afraid to work with others but also make sure you voice your opinion! Remember to include yourself with the discussions happening in the committee and be confident!

You should come to HMUN China because… HMUN China will really be an amazing experience for all of us. We will discuss complex issues, build our MUN skills and most importantly have a good time! I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming spring!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Harvard Model United Nations China 2016!

My name is Pavan Hegde and I am very excited to be the director of the International Monetary Fund. As a member of this committee you will be challenged to engage in many pressing and controversial issues. The topics you will discuss have been handpicked to challenge and motivate you at this year’s conference, and I have no doubt that you will all enjoy this experience. I look forward to an intelligent and engaging debate. In addition to this, you will be required to assist other delegates in their various topics to lend your expertise in their resolutions. I am sure it will be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

I am a second-year student at Harvard College and I major in Applied Mathematics and Economics. I have been part of Model UN for 2 years now and have been competing with the Intercollegiate Model UN Team. Other than MUN, I am engaged in the Harvard Debating Union and the Harvard College Consulting Group. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, playing tennis and cycling.

I hope that the study guide will prove to be a useful resource as you begin to prepare for the conference. I look forward to meeting all of you at the conference.

Best,

Pavan Hegde

Director, International Monetary Fund 

在当今多极化国际关系中,区域性国际组织在处理地区性问题中扮演着不可替代的作用,并与联合国的宗旨与原则相符合,倡导国家间的对话与合作。HMUN China 2016设置了阿拉伯国家联盟与拉美及加勒比国家共同体这两个具有重要政治与经济影响力的区域性组织供代表们模拟,使参会代表在中型委员会中更加深入集中地进行讨论,体会处理国际关系中地缘政治的微妙之处。

委员会:拉美及加勒比国家共同体

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

议题A:消除饥饿与贫困 Eliminating Hunger and Poverty
议题B:非法药品的合法化与控制 Legalization and Control of Illicit Substances
Director:Aidan Chavez 议题详述

Topic Area A: Eliminating Hunger and Poverty

Latin America and the Caribbean as a region have high poverty rates and as of 2011 around 210 million people or around 35% of the population live on less than $5 per day. This widespread poverty leads to around 37 million people or about 6% of the population to suffer from hunger and malnutrition. These significant rates of hunger are not due to lack of food but poor distribution of goods leaving the poorest areas with insufficient access to food. This is compounded by the fact that Latin America exports more food than it consumes. Latin America is also the region with the world’s highest economic inequality. Poverty and inequality, combined with a removal of US intervention supporting the political right, have led to a great political leftist shift since around the turn of the century especially in the last five years. This has occurred in hopes that more progressive policies will decrease poverty and hunger. However after around a decade of their implementation, inequality has stagnated since around 2011. This has been coupled with recent widespread economic slowing in the region with Brazil and Argentina experiencing recession, and Venezuela experiencing severe recession and inflation. This topic will require delegates to consider the best strategies to eliminate hunger and alleviate poverty against the backdrop of slowing economic progress. What are the best strategies to solve the issue of hunger? How can food be distributed more efficiently without sufficient infrastructure? What methods can be utilized to stimulate economic growth decreasing poverty and renewing the decrease in inequality? How can programs be protected against corruption?

Topic Area B: Legalization and Control of Illicit Substances

Latin America is a major center for the production and distribution of illegal substances. The two main exported substances are cocaine and cannabis which are both illegal federally in the United States and in most European countries.

The world’s only source of coca, any of the four species of plant containing cocaine, is the Andes region where the plants are cultivated mainly in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Additionally, Latin America is a large exporter of cannabis as well and the plant is grown all over the region. Drug trafficking is almost completely controlled by cartels that are primarily Mexican and Colombian. The main cartel drug distribution routes are through Mexico and then across the border of the United States southwest, through the Caribbean then into Florida, and across the Atlantic Ocean into western Africa. These cartels combined take in at least 18 billion dollars in revenue per year, and are the major cause of the high levels of corruption within Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to contributing to increasingly high corruption, the “war on drugs” begun by the United States and now in combination other governments and international agencies cause Latin America to have the highest crime rate of any region in the world.

Many Latin American leaders have begun to question whether the war on drugs is worth pursuing and what the consequences of decriminalization and legalization of softer drugs might be. Various South American countries, including Uruguay, which in 2013 became the first nation to legalize a government regulated marijuana market, are beginning to shift towards decriminalizing and possibly legalizing the production and possession of Marijuana. However, these new tendencies are far from ubiquitous across the region and contrast starkly with the U.S. federal views on legalization. Also views concerning harder drugs, mainly cocaine, still remain firmly against their production and distribution. Should the production, distribution, and possession of cannabis be decriminalized or legalized and to what extent? Should other illegal substances be decriminalized? How can we more efficiently fight organized crime and corruption? What effect would legalization have on cartels? What are the cultural and societal effects of legalization? Are there better methods of controlling and eliminating distribution and production of harder drugs?

会议指导介绍

Aidan Chavez — Director, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

Class year: 2018

Hometown: Arcardia, California, USA

Favorite place: Kauai

Most desired next destination: Cina

Favorite food: Burritos

Favorite MUN moment: My favorite MUN moment is when as an Admin Director for HMUN, one of the committee directors and I started writing love letters to each other in the midst of print requests. To this day I have never met that director in person.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Shake It Off! by T Swift

Why did you choose these topics? I chose these topics because they are relevant to me as the war on drugs in Mexico has made it too dangerous to visit my family there. Also I feel lie they will challenge the delegates as there are no easy solutions.

Advice for new delegates: Prepare beforehand and do not be scared! Just be confident, have fun, and look at committee as a chance to demonstrate all of the hard work you have put in before hand.

You should come to HMUN China because… It is going to be amazing. All of our directors and staff have put a gigantic amount of hours into making HMUN China the best experience possible for delegates. Do not miss out on a great chance to learn a lot and have a ton of fun.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Hello, and welcome to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States!

My name is Aidan Chavez and I am currently a sophomore at Harvard College. I plan on concentrating in economics with a citation in Spanish and tentatively a secondary in psychology. I am originally from Arcadia, California, a suburb around 25 minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles. Some of my other extracurricular activities besides MUN include teaching with the Leadership Institute at Harvard College, jamming and teaching drum set with the Harvard College School of Rock, playing club soccer, and complaining about Boston’s horrible weather. I was first exposed to Model United Nations during my first few weeks of college and have since grown to love it through staffing HMUN and HNMUN 2015. I believe MUN is a great vehicle for broadening perspectives and an effective way to develop and practice critical thinking and reasoning skills.

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States is an extremely heterogeneous region both geographically and in terms of populations. Because of this major diversity the problems the region experiences are very multifaceted in nature and solutions are not always easy to create or implement. CELAC was created as a body without the presence of the United States and Canada in order to further deepen integration within the Americas and in order to solve problems without the traditional interventionist influence of the United States. It will be our committee’s challenge to evaluate some of these difficult problems and work through them in order to create unique and applicable solutions.

I believe the one of the greatest parts of Model United Nations is the aspect of collaboration and creativity in such a short time frame. It will be my pleasure to help guide you all during committee and to encourage such cooperation and work toward solving the challenges presented during our committee. In order for everyone to have the best experience possible I hope everyone takes time to prepare amply for conference. I cannot wait to see what you all will have to say and I wish you all the best of luck in your time until conference.

Sincerely,

Aidan Chavez

Director, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States 

委员会:阿拉伯国家联盟

League of Arab States

议题:人口的迁徙与贩卖 Human Migration and Trafficking
Director: Jonah Saltzman 议题详述

Topic Area: Human Migration and Trafficking

Although high-profile disasters involving human migration across the Mediterranean Sea have dominated headlines in recent months, migrants facing death or poverty in their home countries have been leaving Arab League countries for many years, often with Europe or Australia as their intended destination. Lured by visions of enormous wealth and an endless supply of employment opportunities, every year tens of thousands of migrants embark on risky, sometimes fatal journeys from countries like Libya, Syria, and Iraq to destinations along the Mediterranean, or take long land routes through Central or Western Asia for the chance to sail to Australia. In most cases, the prospective migrant will save money, sometimes several thousand US dollars, to pay a human trafficker to bring him or her to common migrant destination like Greece or Italy; however, once migrants place themselves under the care of traffickers, they are often subject to further extortion, sexual abuse, torture, or kidnapping as the traffickers work to maximize their profits by paying little attention to the safety or well-being of the migrants they are smuggling. Boats provided by traffickers are often old and may not be seaworthy; every year thousands of migrants drown due to boat failure, although many more are rescued by European coast guards. However, those migrants who are able to reach their intended destinations are almost always faced with resistance from local governments, who would rather send them back to their home countries than provide for them, discrimination from potential employers, and abuse and sometimes violence from local populations wary of foreigners.

In this committee, delegates representing the member nations of the League of Arab States, or Arab League, will come together and attempt to solve the problem of illegal migration and human trafficking. As trafficking is extremely lucrative, many powerful criminal organizations have become heavily involved in the practice, making it difficult to prevent, especially in the context of states such as Libya where the central government exercises almost no authority in some parts of the country. Delegates are encouraged to consider all aspects of the problem, from its root causes in the socioeconomic problems that drive residents of a country to flee, to the groups, governments, and organizations that facilitate human trafficking, to the safety and human rights of migrants who successfully begin their journeys. As a result of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria due to the civil war and in Iraq due to the spread of militant group ISIS, human trafficking in Arab League member states has increased dramatically over the last several years, and with thousands of migrants sailing to Europe and Australia every week, the issue is as pressing as ever.

会议指导介绍

Jonah Saltzman— Director, League of Arab States

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Favorite place: Boston

Most desired next destination: Beijing

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite MUN moment: Leading a Hezbollah takeover of the Paraguayan government.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Pleasant Valley Sunday

Why did you choose this topic? Terrorism/counter-terror is overdone in Middle East committees, and I thought human trafficking would be a good way to approach often-overlooked humanitarian situations.

Advice for new delegates: Don't hesitate to speak up, ask the director questions, or engage directly with other delegates. All of those things will help you understand the topic better, and will set you up to perform well in committee.

You should come to HMUN China because... HMUN China has a unique combination of directors who are passionate about their topics and delegates who are eager to learn and engage with new ideas, which produces an unforgettable experience that is fulfilling, educational, and very fun.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Congratulations on choosing to participate in a committee that will consider human migration from Middle East/North African nations and will address the associated humanitarian issues of human trafficking and refugee protection. Welcome to the League of Arab States!

My name is Jonah Saltzman, and I could not be more thrilled to be your director for the Harvard Model United Nations China 2016 conference. I study government at Harvard, am interested in international relations, and love expressing that interest through Model UN. Two months after I was born in Akron, Ohio, my family moved right here to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I have lived ever since. I attended Cambridge’s only public high school, which also happens to be approximately two blocks from my freshman dorm at Harvard.

I had no experience with Model UN in high school, but since the very first week of college I have whole-heartedly devoted myself to programs within Harvard’s International Relations Council, including this conference. I am a delegate on our Intercollegiate Model UN traveling team, and in my freshman year I was an Assistant Director on ECOSOC committees for both HMUN and HNMUN. In addition to the League of Arab States this year, I will also be directing the Reagan’s CIA committee at HMUN, and will be crisis directing the UN Security Council at HNMUN, our Boston conferences. I’m very excited for all of these conferences, especially HMUN China, and I look forward to experiencing your own passion for diplomacy and debate. My eyes are opened wider each time I participate in a conference like this one, whether as a delegate or staff member, and I know that HMUN China 2016 will be no exception.

Sincerely,

Jonah Saltzman

Director, League of Arab States 

特殊职能机构中设置的5个会场是HMUN China 2016中最具挑战性的委员会。这当中既包括在处理突发国际安全问题中举足轻重的联合国安理会,也包括目前全球的焦点——亚投行。这些小委员会给代表们提供了在小型会场中深入讨论具体而复杂的国际问题的机会。在这些委员会中不仅代表们的讨论更加针锋相对,同时议题危机层出、瞬息万变,只有经过深入调研后熟悉议题且具有相当强的临场应变能力的代表才会最终脱颖而出。

联合国安全理事会

United Nations Security Council

议题:乌克兰危机 Crisis in Ukraine
Director: Anastasia Moran 议题详述

Topic Area: Crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine has escalated far beyond what anyone could have predicted and has become a regional conflict with global implications. After Ukrainian President Yanukovych’s ousting in 2014, pro-Russian Ukrainians began protesting against the revolution and demonstrations quickly turned into armed conflict with accusations that Russian soldiers had entered Ukraine and were involved in the unrest. In Crimea, Ukrainians, with Russian help, declared their own government and passed a referendum on independence, followed by Russia annexing the region despite widespread condemnation from the rest of the world powers. Russia’s military involvement in Crimea turned an internal struggle into an international conflict. This crisis not only threatens Ukraine’s security but also the willingness and capability of the global community to handle threats by world powers. After Russian military action against Georgia in 2008, the UN and world powers failed to act and now we are witnessing a similar crisis in Ukraine. This massive violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty has largely gone unaddressed by the international community, including the UN Security Council. Limited sanctions have been imposed, but the global community has failed to take significant action against Russia. This crisis continues to develop and the actions you take will set precedent for future conflicts in the region. If the UNSC remains divided and uncertain on this issue, then Russia may take bolder, more aggressive actions in other former Soviet states. You will be forced to grapple with issues of separatist movements, violations of sovereignty, the external threat of Russia, and UN structure as you seek to resolve a crisis involving a permanent member of the Security Council. Only you have the power to resolve this crisis and restore stability to the region.

Several nations have invoked the “right of hot pursuit,” i.e. the right to continue pursuing criminals who leave the territory of the nation in which pursuit began, to justify violations of other nations’ territorial integrity in the fight against non-state actors. Although the right of hot pursuit is clearly articulated in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, it currently only applies to ships leaving territorial waters and entering international waters, and it ends when the fleeing vessel enters the territorial waters of a new state. This new conception of a right of hot pursuit on land is a challenge to established notions of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

As nations continue to claim this right of hot pursuit, UNSC must be prepared to respond to any destabilizing violations of national sovereignty and territorial integrity

Note: The United Nations Security Council is a single-topic committee. This is an application-only, continual crisis committee.

会议指导介绍

Anastasia Moran — Director, United Nations Security Council

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Favorite place: Seattle, Washington, USA

Most desired next destination: Cairo, Egypt

Favorite food: Chocolate

Favorite MUN moment: Traveling with our competitive Model UN team to other conferences because I've gotten to bond a lot with our team in addition to meeting really great people from other schools

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce

Why did you choose this topic? I'm very interested in security issues and democratization efforts which first drew me to the topic of the Ukraine crisis. I also find the situation particularly interesting since it involves Russia, a permanent member of the UN, and therefore raises important questions about the structure of the UN Security Council. So far, the UNSC, and world powers more broadly, have not taken decisive action in response to the crisis so there is a lot of room for creative solutions.

Advice for new delegates: Don't be afraid to speak up! I think the first speech is always the hardest, so I try to get it out of the way as soon as possible. Also, if you're unsure about anything at all whether its parliamentary procedure or questions on the topic, please ask me!

You should come to HMUN China because... You get to meet students from around the world and discuss the most pressing issues of our time! It's a great chance to get to know people from all over who share your interests but have very different backgrounds. It's also just a lot of fun!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

My name is Anastasia Moran and it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Historical Security Council, 2008. I am a junior concentrating in Government with a secondary concentration in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. I regularly compete as part of Harvard’s Model UN team and have staffed Harvard’s college and high school conferences for the past three years. This conference is my first trip to China and I am very excited to meet everyone! I hope to share my passion for security issues with all of you at HMUN China 2016!

I am very interested in exploring the role of the UN in military conflict as well as questions of sovereignty, statehood, and reform in the UN. As member states of the UN Security Council, you will face an enormous challenge in addressing the crisis in Ukraine, which raises questions of sovereignty, separatist movements, and aggression by a permanent member of the UNSC. When dealing with the complex issues of this topic, you will also run into the politics of the UN, as states have their own incentives to prevent UN action or influence it to their own personal gain. Tensions among countries will arise and compromises will have to be reached to accomplish anything. Over the course of several days this March you will have the power to shape world history and determine the role of the UN in international conflicts, setting precedents that will last for years to come.

I am very excited to meet all of you and see how you react to the crises I throw at you. If you have any questions or concerns about the committee please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to welcoming you to HMUN China 2016 and this amazing committee!

Sincerely,

Anastasia Moran

Director, Untied Nations Security Council

亚洲基础设施投资银行

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

议题A:通过金融促进增长 Financing Growth
议题B:管理 Governance
Director: Gregory Dunn 议题详述

Topic Area A: Financing Growth

The history of Asia for the past twenty years could be summarized with the word "growth", yet growth is not a panacea for all ills. The modernization of many Asian economies has created significant strains on existing infrastructure, which will require US$ 8 trillion in investment from 2010 to 2020. However, growth is not merely a product of spending. The countries that make up Asia have unique economic challenges, ranging from energy scarcity to underdeveloped transportation infrastructure. Through wise investment, the AIIB can become an engine of growth, spurring further improvement in living conditions throughout the Asian continent. The AIIB has emphasized a "lean, clean and green" approach that emphasizes principles of efficiency, sustainability, and transparency, but identifying projects that meet these standards is a challenging task.

Members of the committee will need to make choices between risky investments that may yield larger rewards or safer, less lucrative, options. The AIIB will be able to direct the course of Asian economic development, and committee members must develop a vision for Asia's economic future and deploy sophisticated investing strategies to bring these visions to fruition.

Topic Area B: Governance

While the AIIB will work closely with existing multilateral development banks, its approach to governance represents a new development in managing multilateral organizations. The AIIB is founded upon cooperative principles that have not been strongly emphasized in other development banks, making the AIIB an exciting opportunity to develop new strategies to balance cooperation with the need to maintain fair incentive structures for AIIB members. Asian international affairs have only grown more complicated over the course of the past decade, necessitating the creation of institutions strong enough to bring together one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

Delegates must consider strategies for balancing the need to make all AIIB members feel enfranchised with the need to ensure that the bank can be governed effectively and efficiently. Since the AIIB continues to expand, delegates must also consider strategies for balancing the recruitment of new members with the tensions inherent to Asian geopolitics.

Note: This is an application-only, continual crisis committee.

会议指导介绍

Gregory Dunn — Director, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Class year: 2016

Hometown: Palo Alto, California, USA

Favorite place: The Coast of Maine

Most desired next destination: Sichuan

Favorite food: Rice

Favorite MUN moment: The first time one of my directives passed--it felt great to contribute to the discussion!

Song that plays when I walk into committee: 10,000 Men of Harvard (Harvard's fight song)

Why did you choose these topics? They're great ways to study one of the emerging trends in international relations.

Advice for new delegates: Focus your research on coming up with innovative ideas. If you can come up with an idea that helps you stand out, that will take you a long way.

Advice for new delegates: Don't get too caught up in trying to 'win' the committee. Make friends, have fun, play your role as best you can, and don't take yourself too seriously!

You should come to HMUN China because… It's a forum where the best students from Asia and around the world meet to discuss the issues of our time in an in-depth, yet fun, way.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Hello and welcome to Harvard Model United Nations China 2016! My name is Gregory Dunn, and I am the Director of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank committee. I look forward to getting to know you over the course of the coming months and to working with you in Beijing next March.

I am a senior at Harvard studying Government, with an emphasis on multinational decision-making and cyberwarfare. I maintain secondary academic interests in Computer Science and History, and enjoy reading about the latest developments in these fields. At Harvard, I've worked with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Outside of class, I serve as the Secretary-General of Harvard Model United Nations, HMUN China's sister conference that is held in Boston at the end of January. Beyond my role as Secretary-General, I also serve on the board of the Harvard International Relations Council, a non-profit organization whose educational programs in international affairs include HMUN and HMUN China. When I have the chance to visit my home in the US state of California, I enjoy bicycling, skiing, and tennis.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is one of the fastest growing multilateral bodies in the world, representing both an exciting opportunity for financing Asia's rapid growth and and an opportunity to demonstrate new ideas in multilateral governance. Progress in these areas is advancing every day, and I look forward to hearing your insights about the rapid developments in this field. When I served as a Director at HMUN China 2014, the AIIB was only an idea, and its progress over the course of the past two years has been remarkable.

Please feel free to email me at any point before conference with your questions or concerns. Again, I am looking forward to HMUN China 2016, to seeing the effects of your research and study, and to a fantastic conference!

Sincerely,

Gregory Dunn

Director, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

贝宁国家议会1990主席会议

The Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990

该委员会将重现1990年贝宁主席会议的场景。
Director: Monica Mishra 议题详述

The Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990

Benin in 1990 is, in short, an organized chaos. Although by this time, Benin is no longer governed under the Marxist-Leninist ideology that marked the past 17 years, the detrimental effects and political remnants remain, preventing the country from progressing forward. Following a severe economic downturn brought forth by the present authoritarian regime, Benin currently faces the phenomenal challenge of rebuilding an entire economy, political, and educational system and quelling the related protests of government officials and civil servants (most notably, teachers) that have yet to receive paychecks from the Beninese government.

In recognition of the failure of the state and current political regime, Mathieu Kérékou, Benin’s president, has commissioned the National Conference of Benin. This conference has been tasked with laying out the foundations of the transitional government in order to push Benin to a more productive economic state. Thus, the National Conference has convened to deal with the current issues facing the country, while also considering its democratic future. 15 members, representing various interests in this conflict, including the teachers union, members of the old political system, the Beninese military, women’s rights activists, and various other political interests have convened to deal with this situation as the executive body of the National Conference—the Presidium.

Members of the Presidium will be faced with finding solutions for the desperate economic situation of Benin, which most certainly will include representing their case to the international committee and the World Bank. Furthermore, the striking teachers still need to be paid, the educational system needs to be reformed, and the people are increasingly demanding that past and present corruption within Benin be persecuted.

As they deal with these realities, the Presidium must also grapple with questions of the future transitional government. Will the transitional government have a presidential or semi-presidential regime? Who will be eligible to run for elections after the transitional government? How is the divide between the political “old guard” and the younger generation resolved (is there an age cap in the presidency)? How can actors of the past be prevented from dominating the new political system? While members are confronted with issues of governmental decentralization, governmental checks and balances, and questions of civil liberties, they must keep in mind that Kérékou needs to actually peacefully accept the framework laid forth.

会议指导介绍

Monica Mishra — Director, The Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Favorite place: My local public library

Most desired next destination: Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Favorite food: Bhindi Masala

Favorite MUN moment: During the time of the HNMUN 2014 closing ceremonies a few years ago, the SOSVenezuela movement was at its height, and yet the majority of the international community remained blissfully unaware of any serious domestic turmoil within the region. A delegation from Venezuela took the time before the ceremonies began as an opportunity to begin that conversation, at least from my standpoint, by holding up demonstration signs with SOSVenezuela messages. And yet that demonstration signified something much deeper than an introduction to a modern international crisis. To me it showed how empowering MUN is to the youth, meaning the future generation of world leaders. It connects students from all around to globe to discuss issues that are relevant and important to them inside and outside of committee in an equalizing manner that wouldn't be possible without Model UN.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Good Life by OneRepublic

Why did you choose these topics? The reason I’m so passionate about the Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990, is because it is one of the unique times in history in which a group of opinionated individuals from a variety of opposition backgrounds were able to sit down in a room for 10 days and successfully transition a state to a functioning democracy with relatively little bloodshed. It’s ideal to be simulated through Model UN because the reality of the situation was a very close mirror to Model UN processes. While Benin seems like a niche country of relatively little importance to the world, the process of its transition is extremely applicable to all states. Benin is small enough for us to be able to reasonably represent the multitude of frictions and complications and considerations throughout this process without flattening any of it, and giving delegates as close to an authentic experience as possible. The specific contextual problems Benin faces are also not so different from Western problems either, thanks to Benin’s remarkably high development. Thus, the questions the delegates will grapple with are practically universal questions of governance and of transition.

Advice for new delegates: MUN is meant to be a space of discussion, compromise, and learning. It's a time for you to be able to wield the power of shaping the political future of an entire country, and in doing so, hopefully learn more about the political processes of the real world. Don't think of it as a race to beat everyone or as an assessment of your competence, but as an opportunity to deeply engage with the topic with incredibly bright students. Ideally you'll leave conference with a few new friends and feeling like your understanding of the world has broadened.

You should come to HMUN China because… What we do in committee may not be real, but the themes we discuss, and the process of negation and deliberation is the exact process that occurs in the real world. MUN demystifies international relations and helps delegates realize that the world is an entirely changeable place, and they themselves have the capabilities and the right to make that change. HMUN China brings together some of the brightest minds in the world to engage in this process in an incredible four days of conference. Furthermore, the staff of HMUN China is dedicated not only to helping you learn, but also to learn from you, which fosters an invaluable dialogue that isn't found at any other conference.

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to The Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990, in Harvard Model United Nations—China 2016! My name is Monica Mishra, and I am delighted to be serving as your director this weekend.

This committee comes at an exciting time, as a significant portion of the world is currently going through transitions to democracy of their own. Benin, in particular, represents a unique time in history, in which this significant political change from an authoritarian regime to a democratic system was carefully executed without the massive levels of violence that have characterized previous regime changes. This committee demystifies the chaotic and complex political processes of governmental conversions that are ubiquitous to many countries globally, yet still distinctive to Benin. As you grapple with the challenges of democratization, I hope you draw parallels between Benin and better-known western democratic transitions, and also identify the diverse range of issues specific to the country. At the end of this committee, my goal is to help you see Benin, and hopefully the African continent as a whole, as a region of the world as complex and diverse as any, yet also not so removed from more familiar political situations.

On a more personal level, I will be a sleep deprived, yet cheery junior at Harvard College around the time of HMUN China 2016, pursuing the seemingly unrelated concentration of Computer Science with a citation in Spanish. I like to think that I’m also pursuing a joint concentration with CS and the Harvard International Relations Council (IRC), on account of the insane amount of time I spend travelling with Harvard’s competitive MUN team, working on HNMUN and HMUN committees, and various other IRC central related activities. Outside of MUN and Computer Science, I enjoy following obscure photography accounts on Instagram (I highly recommend following the US Dept. of Interior’s account, usinterior!), marathon watching Friends and Game of Thrones, and long distance running. In addition to the IRC, at the College, I’m involved with the Harvard Bhangra Dance Company, Harvard Women in Computer Science, and Harvard Dharma. I am also a black belt in taekwondo and I absolutely love T-Rex jokes and terrible puns of all kinds.

Please feel free to contact me early and often about any concerns or questions you may have. I would absolutely love it if each of you sent me an email introducing yourselves before HMUN China. Looking forward getting to know and working with you all over the next months and then over conference!

Best,

Monica Mishra

Director, The Presidium of the National Conference of Benin, 1990 

媒体代表团

Press Corps

该委员会成员将代表国际各大通讯社及新闻媒体,作为记者和新闻工作者穿梭于各委员会,捕捉会议精彩瞬间,报道会议亮点新闻,并发布自行制作的新闻出版物。媒体代表团将是整个会议中发布议题进展咨询、在各委员会之间沟通信息、报道新闻热点的工作团队。
Director: Angel Jin 议题详述

Topic Area Summary

The press plays an integral role in our modern society, influencing global politics and the dynamics of social development. It is through the press that we learn about events in every part of the world, subsequently allowing us to form our own informed opinions about various global affairs. Through disseminating the information otherwise inaccessible to the majority of the citizens, the press enables citizens to actively participate in the global community and demand accountability from those with power.

Just as the importance of media in the global sphere cannot be understated, Press Corps serves as a vital bridge at our conference. As a Press Corps delegate and a representative of a leading press organization, you will embark on an exciting journey, using various mediums to investigate and disseminate information about the inner workings of the committees at conference. Whether it is a press conference, a casual conversation with Directors, or a private interview to extract a state secret from a delegate, Press Corps offers a unique opportunity for delegates to engage substantively in the breadth of issues at play across committees at conference.

Note: This is an application-only committee.

会议指导介绍

Angel Jin — Director, Press Corps

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Anhui, China

Favorite place: Nanjing, China

Most desired next destination: Hong Kong or South Africa

Favorite food: Anything chocolate chip

Favorite MUN moment: Every moment with the HMUN China 2015 team, from singing "Peng You" at karaoke to Panda Secretariat to playing the Country Game on long bus rides.

Song that plays when I walk into committee: On Our Way by The Royal Concept

Why did you choose this topic? Today, most of our information comes to us through secondary sources, some of which we trust more than others. The media, in essence, frames what we consider "truths" about events around the world, around which we formulate our views. I believe it is crucial that a committee like Press Corps exist at conference, in order to add a degree of realism to Model UN.

Advice for new delegates: Raise your placard and speak in committee as often as you can. Articulating your thoughts will help you to better engage with the material and improve your public speaking skills. Plus, Directors really want to hear from you!

You should come to HMUN China because... You will never meet another group of staffers as dedicated and passionate about conference as us! We promise you a truly educational experience and a really great time! And we want to get to know you!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Hello, and welcome to the Press Corps committee of Harvard Model United Nations China 2016! My name is Angel Jin, and I am a junior at Harvard studying Economics and Government. It is my distinct pleasure to serve as your Director this March, and I cannot wait to return to HMUN China to embark on this exciting journey with you!

Originally born near Hefei, China, I lived for several years in Nanjing before moving to the Boston area at the age of six, where I have been ever since. At Harvard, I am heavily involved in the International Relations Council as a member of the Board of Directors, and as a Director for Harvard’s two Boston-based Model UN conferences. I am also an active member of the Harvard Financial Analysts Club and Women in Business, as well as a dancer with the Modern Dance Company and Asian American Dance Troupe. In high school, I was an avid dancer and competitive fencer, and had my first introduction to Model UN when I tried out for the competitive Model UN team at Harvard. As a member of the team, I traveled to multiple conferences my freshman year, fostering my passion for international relations.

As a delegate of Press Corps, you are tasked with speaking and writing through the lens of a journalist. You will engage with the many diverse committees offered across conference. I challenge you to be critical and innovative as you think about the best ways to gather and report information. As you prepare for committee, think of the different mediums through which we obtain information on a daily basis, the techniques that allow information to be disseminated effectively, and the different purposes for which media and information can be used.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at presscorps@hmunchina.org with any questions or concerns in the months leading up to conference. I look forward to seeing you in March!

Warmly,

Angel Jin

Press Corps

非政府组织

Non-Governmental Organizations

该委员会成员作为国际各大非政府组织的代表,穿梭于联合国大会、经济与社会理事会的各委员会会场并参与讨论,以人道主义的视角观察与讨论国际问题。
Director: Charlene Hong 议题详述

The Non-Government Organizations Program is one of the most unique and dynamic committees at HMUN China. It offers the stimulating challenge of speaking in committees as an outside party. Delegates in the NGO Program represent different NGOs and advocate for the issues their NGOs are passionate about in multiple committees. The NGO Program’s opportunity for outside parties to become involved in committee allows for problems to be addressed in fresh and diverse ways that other delegates are not able to suggest or that they would not think of. By carefully choosing which committees to speak in, NGO delegates can influence debate and take it in an entirely different direction. By participating in the NGO Program, delegates will learn from others, educate others, and improve their speaking abilities.

Note: This is an application-only committee.

会议指导介绍

Charlene Hong— Director, Non-Governmental Organizations

Class year: 2017

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Favorite place: Seoul, South Korea

Most desired next destination: Istanbul, Turkey

Favorite food: Coffee

Favorite MUN moment: My first General Assembly committee at University of California-Berkeley MUN

Song that plays when I walk into committee: Blank Space by my homegirl, Taylor Swift

Why did you choose this topic? In this age, third party organizations are increasingly becoming more important to the discussion and actions regarding political issues. Being knowledgeable about the positions of various non-governmental organizations and being able to advocate for those viewpoints in committee is crucial to re-directing the current discussion on potential solutions to problems. As someone who is seriously considering working in social impact, I want to ensure that HMUN China delegates realize how the expertise and experience of NGOs redefines the nuances of the problems at hand and creates invaluable impact on the outcomes of the conference's discussions.

Advice for new delegates: The first speech is the hardest, but once you speak, it definitely gets easier from there! And it's absolutely fine if you don't feel confident about your English. This is the best place to practice and improve!

You should come to HMUN China because... I guarantee it is going to be a fun and transformative experience! Not only are you going to learn more about the real-life issues that we discuss, but you will learn so much from the delegates. You will learn from the diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of your peers, and in that process, you will figure out so much more about yourself as a leader and member of the world that needs your positive impact. Plus, the staff is so much fun to hang out with!

委员会欢迎信

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to HMUN China 2015 and to the Non-Governmental Organizations Committee! My name is Charlene Hong, and I hail from Nashville, Tennessee. I am a third-year student at Harvard concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on civil society in East Asia. Beyond my studies, I am involved in expanding educational opportunities for girls in developing countries by working in a non-profit organization called Circle of Women. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, fashion, dessert, and coffee.

My main passion, however, is Model United Nations, which I believe to be the most effective educational platform in shaping students into impactful global leaders. Currently, I serve as one of the head delegates of Harvard’s competitive Model UN team, which travels to various college conferences around the United States and Canada. I also staff both the Harvard Model United Nations and Harvard National Model United Nations conferences in Boston, and last year, I traveled to China for the first time to direct the NGO Program at HMUN China 2015. I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to direct the NGO Program once more since I am still passionate about the work NGOs are able to do in order to effect positive social change in the world.

The NGO Program is one of the most dynamic and unique committees HMUN China has to offer. During the conference, you will visit many committees as a representative of your assigned NGO and advocate for the issues it cares about. While other delegates work within a single committee, you have the special opportunity to influence debate in multiple committees by speaking on behalf of your NGO’s actions and causes.

I look forward to meeting all of you at the conference in March. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or comments that you have about this committee. See you soon!

Best,

Charlene Hong

Director, Non-Governmental Organizations

学术标准 Academic Highlights

为期四天的HMUN China会议共有六段正式会期,每段会议时长为三至五小时。每个委员会的议程进展及学术方面的事宜由来自哈佛大学的会议指导负责,会议指导按照会议规则流程主持会议,引导代表们进行辩论,并推动会议实质性进程。在充满挑战的会议进程中,代表们既要准确地代表本国立场和维护国家利益,也要为了加强委员会中各国之间的合作、推动达成共识的进程不懈努力。以下几个关键词诠释了HMUN China会议中的学术标准与特色。

充分辩论

辩论是模联会议中的核心部分及代表之间主要的交流形式。观点的分享与争论,国家之间共识的达成,对话与合作的建立,都是通过辩论来实现的。HMUN China正如真正的联合国,将为代表们提供交流观点、整合立场、形成方案的交流论坛,因此充分的辩论是达成有效合作方案的前提条件,也是判断会议是否成功的重要条件。模联会议中的辩论追求语言上的细致与精准、构思上的逻辑性与整体布局,代表们应为辩论做好充分的内容与语言准备。

正式文件

HMUN China对于会议中出现的各类文件有着严格的学术标准,最终被会议通过且具有价值的决议应是数个小时激烈辩论、磋商谈判与沟通妥协的结果。工作文件的作用是收集代表们经过讨论后较为成型的观点,并在委员会内流通及传阅。工作文件中的观点被充分讨论后,由代表们按照真正联合国决议的格式被写作为正式的决议(草案)。为了最大程度地鼓励代表们协调彼此立场以达成合作,HMUN China不设置决议草案的正式起草过,且每个议题只有一份决议草案能够被投片通过成为最终决议。

危机设置

危机是模拟联合国会议中考验代表们对于议题相关突发事件的外交应变能力的重要手段,增加了会议的学术挑战性与趣味性。HMUN China 2016会议中的每个委员会都将不同程度地涉及到危机设置。危机事件通常情况下通过新闻媒体报道、专家证人口述、视频短片播放等形式发布。当危机事件出现在某个委员会中时,该会场需立即讨论和处理危机事件,在有限时间内寻求对于自然灾害、经济危机、军事冲突等突发事件的解决方案。联合国大会、经济与社会理事会、区域性国际组织涉及到的危机事件较少,不会明显打断会议进程,而特殊职能机构的会议进程会从始至终受到一些列危机事件的影响。无论是哪类委员会,危机都会增加议题的复杂性与偶然性,这也是变幻莫测的国际形势的一种真实缩影。

媒体团

经过申请进入媒体团的代表们将在会议中扮演全球具有影响力的各大媒体记者角色,对HMUN China会议进行全方位报道。记者们将携带相机等采访设备,与非政府组织的代表一样穿梭于各个委员会,捕捉有报道价值的会议精彩瞬间,并进行专业新闻报道。对于某个委员会已通过的决议文件的新闻评论,反映会议中某个热点争论性问题的政治漫画,对深受代表欢迎的某位哈佛会议指导的个人专访,以及会议进程中的精彩照片,都可以成为记者们工作内容中的亮点。媒体团代表将发布自行制作的新闻出版物,供全部会议人员阅读。媒体团将是整个会议中发布议题进展咨询、在各委员会之间沟通信息、报道及捕捉会议亮点的工作团队。

非政府组织

作为在当今全球事务中作用日益显著的国际关系行为体之一,非政府组织被HMUN China 2016列为其中一个特殊职能机构,为议题的辩论提供崭新的观点与视角。非政府组织的代表以人道主义的视角看待国际问题,穿梭于联合国大会、经济与社会理事会各委员会中参与辩论且提供咨询意见。在真实的国际关系中,具有影响力的非政府组织获得联合国的认可,有权以咨询者和观察者的身份出席联合国会议。该委员会的设置使参与代表有机会从不同视角观察、理解与讨论国际问题。

特色活动 | Social Events

哈佛论坛 | Directors Panel

哈佛论坛由各委员会中担任会议指导的哈佛学子主持,是代表们在会议之余 了解哈佛文化、接触新领域知识的绝佳平台,也是中学生们与哈佛学子近距 离面对面交流学习与大学申请经验的难得机会。哈佛论坛按照分会场的形式 设置多个主题,包括大学生活与学习规划、哈佛文化、国际关系、科技与艺 术等多个领域,代表们可以根据自身兴趣选择其一。往届哈佛论坛的精彩题 目包括从中国哲学视角观察中美关系、哈佛学子暑期生活、诗歌及电影中的 浪漫主义、幸福学等。

地球村 | Global Village

在会场之中为了国家利益据理力争的代表们,在会场之外对于国际大家庭中 极具多元性的各国文化充满兴趣。地球村犹如模联会议中的“世博会”,使 代表们通过欣赏各代表团所准备的各国传统服饰、文化风俗、特色小吃及文 艺表演展示,更直观地了解世界各国文化传统。通过申请获得展示台位的代 表团可在地球村中展示所代表的联合国成员国、或是自身所来自区域和国家 的文化风情,并可以申请节目表演的机会,登上舞台成为聚光灯的焦点。地 球村是代表们发现世界、发挥创意、发展友谊的绝佳平台。

代表舞会 | Delegate Dance

代表舞会作为国际模联会议中的传统特色活动,是往届 HMUN China 会议中 深受代表们欢迎的社交聚会。在正式会议中身着正装紧张辩论的代表们,在 舞会轻松愉悦的氛围中增进友谊,同时有机会结交来自不同委员会的新朋 友。每年会议中的代表舞会都是一次洋溢青春活力、鼓励交流与广泛交友的 精英聚会。

北京短途探索 | Excursions

作为HMUN China 2016的主办城市,北京是一座融合传统文明与现代精神的国际化大都市,来自各国的参会代表们期待着在会议之余感受这座城市的文化魅力。短途探索项目将作为一项特色活动安排在会期之间,组委会将提供前往故宫、天坛、北京胡同等文化景点的多条线路选择,使远道而来的代表们找到会议之外的城市探索乐趣。

组织团队 | Conference Staff

HMUN China 2016 会议由美国和中国最为专业和富有经验的模联项目团队组织与运营,致力于为参会代表们打造高水平学术与会议标准的国际模联经历。大会组委会由哈佛大学模拟联合国资深成员与嘉朋汉坊教育集团模联团队共同组成,在长达 10 个月的会议筹备期中全程把控每一个学术与会务细节。

全部16个委员会的会议指导是来自于哈佛大学的资深模联主席团成员,从会前写作议题指导,到会议中主持会议与引导辩论,他们都将给各委员会代表们带来纯粹的哈佛模联体验。与此同时,组委会还将面向高中生群体招募主席助理、志愿者等角色,给经验丰富的高中生模联爱好者及往届会议代表提供不同角色的体验与成长机会。

哈佛组委会 HMUN Secretariat

HMUN 组委会成员是哈佛模联团队中会议组织经验最 为丰富的杰出模联人,他们曾在具有 62 年传统的 HMUN 会议及往届 HMUN China 会议中担任要职,并 带着他们的模联专业经验与教育热情投入到 HMUN China 2016 的组织工作中。

 

Ren Jie Teoh

秘书长 Secretary-General

Dennis Lee

会议总监 Director-General

Charlene C. Hong

行政副秘书长 USG for Administration

Angel T. Jin

运营副秘书长 USG for Operations

June E. Criscione

学术副秘书长 USG for Committees

会议指导 | Committee Directors

16 位来自哈佛大学的模联会议指导将负责各委员会的学术准备及会议主持,他们是 HMUN 组委会从每年 2 月在波士顿举办的哈佛大学模拟联合国大会 (HMUN)及大学生模联会议中选拔出来的模联精英,在议题所属的专业领域具有渊博学识,并热衷于与参会的中学生们交流与分享。

报名注册 | Apply Now

HMUN CHINA 2016会议已于2015年6月5日正式开启报名,除部分特殊委员会采用个人代表申请外,会议报名以学校代表团的形式进行,指导教师或学生社团负责人需进入会议报名系统认真填写表格,以代表团的名义申请会议名额。由于申请会议的国内外代表数量较多且委员会名额有限,建议各代表团尽早完成报名流程,请在报名前认真阅读以下须知,详细了解会议相关政策。

有意参加会议但无法立即填写报名表的代表团,可在下面填写预报名表,以便组委会及时了解该代表团的参会意向。最终有效的报名以进入报名系统填写报名表为准,建议填写完预报名表后,尽快进入报名系统完成申请流程。

优先报名阶段: 2015 年 6 月 5 日-10 月 14 日

在此阶段报名的代表团,将有被优先接受为正式代表团及分配名额的机会,在更早的时间段得知国家分配结果,同时填写 的国家选择意愿也有更大几率被满足,有助于代表们在会前有更多时间进行国家和议题调研,因此强烈建议在此时段内完成报名。

报名截止日期: 2015 年 12 月 23 日

会议报名系统将于12 月 24 日关闭,在此日期前完成的报名均为有效报名。在优先报名阶段之后(即 10 月 14日之后)提交的报名申请,组委会将按照滚动录取的形式进行审核,是否能够被分配名额视评估结果及会议剩余名额而定。

填写申请

进入会议报名系统,注册代表团账号后填写报名信息。报名申请以代表团的形式进行,每个代表 团需至少有一位领队教师。建议填表工作由指导教师或代表团学生负责人来完成,避免同一代表 团内多人重复申请。填表前请仔细阅读《报名表填写指引》中的各项信息。

录取通知

报名申请表提交后,组委会将会审核申请资料,并在5-10个工作日内向代表团发送邮件,通知会议录取结果,确认参会名额数量,并发送《缴费说明》等相关文件。

完成缴费

代表团在收到组委会发送的确认邮件后,需按照《缴费说明》中的细则将全团会议相关费用汇入 组委会指定账户。组委会在收到缴费后将进行国家分配,因此建议代表团尽快缴费,以便能够尽 早获得国家分配。会议缴费截止日期为 2016 年 1 月 27 日。

会议准备

组委会将陆续公布各代表团国家分配,并发布各委员会背景文件(议题指导)。参会代表应围绕议题、国家、委员会进行充分的会前学术准备,并在2016年2月24日前提交立场文件。代表团应在组委会公布的指定日期提交代表姓名、免责声明、地球村展位申请等信息,详见上面《会议政策及时间点》

会议费:1600 元/人

HMUN CHINA 2016 每位正式参会代表的会议费为人民币 1600 元,费用包含报名费、参会费、资料费、会议期间人身意外伤害保险费。费用不包括会议期间的住宿、餐饮及交通费。

滞纳金:在缴费截止日期(1 月 27 日)前未能完成缴费的代表,需额外缴纳 300 元/人的滞纳金。在指定日期(2 月 10 日)前未能提交代表姓名、或未上传《免责声明书》的代表团,同需额外缴纳300元/人的滞纳金。

住宿选择

组委会将为参会者们提供会议周边酒店的全面信息,推荐一系列不同价位及标准的酒店选择,方便与会教师和学生们根据自身需求选择入住酒店。选择入住会议举办酒店的代表团,可享受组委会与酒店协商的优惠入住价格。出于安全及便于参会的考虑,组委会建议代表团选择入住会议酒店,并提早预订房间。

餐饮安排

会议酒店内及周边步行距离范围内有多个不同类型的餐厅,为代表们提供多样化的餐饮选择。建议参会代表们与新结识的朋友们共同用餐,利用就餐时间充分交流与增进友谊。

助学金申请

为了使每一位有梦想的优秀青年人都不因为经济条件困难而错失参会机会,HMUN CHINA提供助学金申请政策,并在审核与评估申请材料后按需分配助学金名额与金额。有需要申请助学金的同学需下载助学金申请资料包,认真填写后在指定日期前提交给组委会,组委会将严格保密申请者提交的信息。

会前准备重要时间点

2015 年重要时间点

6月5日

★ 会议报名系统正式开启

6月15日

>助学金申请资料包上线

>免责声明文件上线

7月15日

>主席助理申请资料发布

9月16日

>特殊委员会申请资料发布

10月14日

>优先报名截止

11月18日

>主席助理申请截止

12月23日

>会议报名最终截止

>助学金申请截止

2016 年重要时间点

1月13日

>特殊委员会申请截止

1月27日

>会费缴纳截止

>地球村展台及表演申请资料发布

 

2月10日

>确定及提交代表姓名截止

>提交免责声明文件截止

>地球村申请截止

2月24日

>立场文件提交截止

 

3月17日-20日

★ HMUN CHINA 2016正式会期

会议文件下载

报名表填写指引(中文)
各代表团进入会议报名系统填表前需认真阅读此份文件,
详细了解关于代表团人数、国家意愿选择的相关政策

报名表填写指引(英文)
各委员会国家席位参考表
查看每个联合国成员国在HMUN CHINA 2016各委员会中的代表席位,更有针对性地填报国家意愿

助学金申请资料包
有需要申请助学金的代表,需认真填写助学金申请表,并 在 12 月 23 日前交至组委会。

免责声明文件
会议要求全部参会人员填写,签名后将扫件发送至组委 会邮箱:info@hmunchina.org,截止日期为 2 月 10 日

更多即将发布的会议文件,请持续关注此页面。

会议日程
2016年哈佛大学模拟联合国大会中国会议将于3月17日至20日在北京举办,请各代表团根据会议注册及结束时间合理安排行程,全程参加会议。
会议注册时间:3月17日(周四)08:00-14:00,会议开幕式预计将于15:00举行
会议结束时间:3月20日(周日)会议闭幕式预计将于15:00前结束

组委会将在2016年3月初公布会议期间的详细日程安排,最终会议日程以注册报到当天发放的《会议手册》中的内容为准。

会议场地

会议将在位于北京CBD核心地带的JW万豪酒店举办。会场紧邻地铁1号线,距离首都国际机场半小时车程,周边餐饮、购物便捷,为代表们提供高档、舒适、便捷、安全的参会环境。

 

主席助理(Assistant Directors)是HMUN CHINA会议各委员会主席团的重要成员,将协助来自哈佛大学的会议指导(Directors)完成与委员会相关的各项学术和后勤工作,包括会前文件准备及与代表的联络,会议之中的协助主持会议、观摩代表讨论、解答代表提出的问题等。一场在学术和组织上都非常成功的委员会会议,需要主席助理与会议指导的默契配合与主席团的团队努力。

HMUN CHINA 2016组委会将公开招募各委员会主席助理,招募对象面向全球各地的优秀高中生及大学生。主席助理的职位申请已在2015年7月15日正式开放,符合要求的申请者需认真填写申请资料,并接受组委会的现场或视频电话面试,最终选拔结果将在2015年12月公布。在国际模联会议中担任主席助理将是一次难得的经历,并将在从参与者到组织者的角色转换和学术挑战中提升自我。

主席助理申请入口(点击进入)

联系组委会

咨询电话:400-6656-176

地址:北京市朝阳区工体北路4号39 Office 401

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会前准备 | Conference Preparation

模拟联合国如同各项体育运动,需要通过不断的实战练习来升参会技巧。我们希望代表们通过HMUN China的会前学术准备及为期四天高水平的会议, 全面升自身能力的同时掌握模联参会技巧。如果这是你的第一次参会经历也请不必担心,许多代表都是初次接触模联的新手,通过充分有效的会前准 备依然可以弥补经验的不足。充分利用会议网站上的各种信息及委员会背景文件,是最有效进行会前调研及准备辩论的方法。会议期间,会议指导也会 认真回答关于会议流程、议题内容的任何专业性问题。会议指导的邮箱地址可以在组织团队板块找到,我们鼓励代表们在会前与会议指导加强联络。

议题分析
代表们应该充分准备委员会可能讨论的两个议题(部分委员会为单议题)。背景文件将于 2015 年 11 月发布,它包含了关于议题的全面介绍与重点解析。背景文件是代表们获取委员会和议题信息的一手资料,因为会议指导们会在编写背景文件的过程中将他们希望讨论的内容都逐一呈现给代表们。在 阅读背景文件过程中,要特别留意“Questions A Resolution Must Answer”这一部分,因为其中包含了在会议中需重点磋商探讨的问题,以及代表最终 交的决议草案中应解决的问题。所有的背景文件都会包括一些参考书目或者推荐阅读的文献,代表们可以作为延伸资料阅读。

国家调研
对于即将代表的国家,不论是总体概况还是与议题相关的某一个特殊领域的详情,代表们均需做最充分地了解。背景文件包含了在议题所涉及的领域对国家集团立场做出分析的内容,代表们应该对他们所代表国家的特定立场有所了解。

《会前准备指南》
组委会将于 2015 年秋季在网站中发布《会前准备指南》,代表们通过这份培训资料可以系统地了解联合国与国际关系知识,以及熟悉模联会议之前进行学术调研的方法与技巧。代表们在会议中的收获以会前准备所投入的努力是成正比的,充分的会前调研可以使会议中的讨论更加贴近国际关系中的 现实博弈、更加激烈和有趣,使代表们更出色地做好对外交官的角色扮演。

立场文件
代表们需要在会前针对将要在会议中讨论的每个议题写作一份立场文件。在即将发布的《会前准备指南》中将详细介绍HMUN CHINA对于立场文件的内容与格式要求。特殊委员会的立场文件要求往往与联合国大会、经济与社会理事会和区域性国际组织下属的委员会不同,具体要求请参加各委员会背景文件中对于立场文件的要求。全部委员会的立场文件均需要在2016年2月24日前通过会议报名系统(MUNbase)提交。含了在议题所涉及的领域对国家集团立场做出分析的内容,代表们应该对他们所代表国家的特定立场有所了解。

常见问题 | Frequently Asked Questions

首先,HMUN CHINA 追求卓越的学术标准,邀请优秀的哈佛会议指导对代表们进行指导,注重会议的学术价值;其次,HMUN CHINA 面向全球范围招募代 表,是优秀青年人的国际盛会;第三,HMUN CHINA 带给代表们全面的“哈佛体验”,不仅将哈佛模联原汁原味地带到北京,更设置了“哈佛论坛”这一 环节,让参会代表充分了解哈佛文化;最后,会议之余,大会组委会为代表们安排了多元的社交活动,如地球村、舞会、哈佛论坛和短途旅行,代表们 在放松的同时能够体验多元文化,广泛结交朋友。

哈佛模联中国会议秉承哈佛模联已有的 62 年传统,邀请同年哈佛大学模拟联合国大会(HMUN)以及大学生模联会议(HNMUN)的原班人马主持、指导 会议,他们具有丰富的模联经验,能够准确控制会议进程和引导辩论,保证会议与在波士顿举办的 HMUN 会议具有同等学术水平。

本届HMUN CHINA一如既往地面向全球招募代表,往届会议代表主要来自中国大陆、中国港澳台地区、部分亚洲国家、美国及欧洲等地区超过一百所学 校的千余名学生。HMUN CHINA 的特色在于其国际化程度高,参会者能够在会议中结识来自全球各地的优秀的同龄人。

本届HMUN CHINA要求参会者为14至18岁的在校学生,鉴于本次会议的全部委员会及活动的官方语言均为英文,所以要求代表具备使用英文进行学术 调研、口语表达、文件写作的能力;不论是经验丰富的模联高手,还是即将首次参加会议的代表,只要对国际事务和模联活动充满热情,均可以通过 HMUN CHINA 锻炼与锻炼与提升个人能力。

在本届HMUN CHINA所有委员会中,只有部分特殊委员会可以采用个人名义申请,且只能单独申请并提交相关材料。除这部分特殊委员会外,整体的会议报名都是采用代表团申请的形式,同一学校的学生组成代表团。无论是以代表团形式还是个人申请,来京参会都需要有领队老师陪同。

HMUN CHINA的奖项包括各委员会设置的Best Delegate(最佳代表奖)、 Outstanding Delegate(杰出代表奖)、Honorable Mention(荣誉提名奖)三个级别的奖项,大会设置的Delegation Awards(代表团奖)、Global Village Awards(地球村奖)等奖项。虽然会议设置的奖项是对表现出色的代表的奖励,但是代表们通过会议所获得的学术体验和能力提升更为珍贵。

会议注册于3月17日(周四)开幕式前进行,开幕式预计将于当天15:00开始(以最终公布的日程为准),参会代表务必在开幕式前到达。根据往届会议惯例,建议代表们在周三晚上或者周四上午到达。

代表们在参会之前首先要认真阅读背景文件,全面了解议题和委员会的背景,把握议题的争议焦点;其次,进行国家调研,结合对议题的深入分析形成本国的立场,提出针对议题的解决方案;然后,代表们需按照会议要求撰写立场文件并按时提交;最后,可以通过邮件积极地与会议指导探讨准备会议过程中的问题,以及同委员会代表交流沟通。

HMUN CHINA将是参会代表们在中学阶段参加高水平国际会议的一次难得经历,增加自身的课外活动履历。无论是会前学术准备还是会议中的辩论挫伤,都将有助于全面提升参会者的综合能力,既包括英语演讲能力、学术调研能力等硬实力,还包括领导力、团队合作能力、有效沟通能力等软实力。

除正式会议外,HMUN CHINA将会安排四项特色活动:哈佛论坛(Directors Panel)、 地球村(Global Village)、代表舞会(Delegate Dance)以及北京短途探索(Excursions)。代表们可以增进彼此之间的交流与了解,通过与来自哈佛大学的会议指导们交流互动感受哈佛文化,还可以探索北京的历史与文化。