18-22 March 2018 (Conf. A)
25-29 March 2018 (Conf. B)

 

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NMUN•NY Chair and Rapporteur Information

Another educational feature of the conference is elevating delegates to serve as volunteer committee staff, replicating the UN system where ambassadors serve as committee chairs. Past Secretariat members note the strong educational value in using topical knowledge to help move forward the committee agenda. Delegates with previous committee experience (in NY or elsewhere), as well as delegates who may be interested in applying for volunteer staff positions in the future are particularly encouraged to apply to become a chairperson or rapporteur for their committee. You must be registered for the New York conference to apply. Use the NMUN•NY Chair/Rapporteur Application, linked to on the right.

Details on Applying

Applications received by the preferred deadline will receive priority consideration. Any submitted after that date, may be considered but are not guaranteed an interview.
Deadlines: Conf. A: 12 March 2018, Conf. B: 19 March 2018

Delegates who are selected for the positions of chair and rapporteurs are required to be present on the morning of the second day of NMUN•NY (during the time allotted for mission briefings) for training sessions run by the NMUN•NY Secretariat and are required to execute their assigned duties.

Impact on Awards

A delegate’s service in these positions in no way detracts from his/her delegation’s ability to win an overall delegation award. All individuals who are selected as chairs or rapporteurs will be required to relinquish their position as delegates representing a given Member State or NGO. If you have two delegates assigned to the committee, the other person will continue in that role representing the assigned country or NGO. If there's only one delegate on the committee and they are selected, they are still eligible for awards recognition each session of the committee.

Committee Chair Position

The chair is responsible for the procedural functions of the committee. Working with the Director and Assistant Director (AD), he or she assures that the committee operates in a smooth and efficient manner. This position requires a very thorough working knowledge of the rules of procedure and a professional presence on the dais. Chair applicants should have significant Model United Nations experience, particularly at the NMUN Conference. To ensure consistency and overall preparedness, there will be a mandatory training session for all selected committee chairs. This training session will help both new and returning chairs familiarize themselves with the rules being implemented at the Conference.

Rapporteur Position

Each committee has a rapporteur who serves as an aide to the Director, the Assistant Director (AD), and the chair. Often, full membership committees appoint two rapporteurs to assist in the management of large rooms. The rapporteur is responsible for maintaining the speakers list, the order of the resolutions on the floor, amendments, verifying vote counts, and similar administrative matters. The rapporteur is also called upon to assist in the preparation of final committee reports. Applicants for this position should be highly organized, alert, flexible, and possess strong writing skills. There will be a mandatory orientation session so that rapporteurs may familiarize themselves with committee and Conference Services procedures.

Application Form:

The application form will be posted in early February 2018.



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