2022 MUN Refugee Challenge

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2022 Model UN Refugee Challenge

UNHCR Official MUN 

80+ countries and 40000+ delegates

Shape Your Resolutions with Policymakers

Official Participation Certificate issued by UNHCR

Welcome 

Dear students and dear delegates,

Thank you very much for joining the Model United Nations Refugee Challenge. It's amazing to see tens of thousands of young people eager to find solutions to help refugees. Like most of you, half of the refugees in the world are under 18. You are the future. And as my organization, UNHCR, marks its 70th anniversary, I invite you to become a young champion for refugees. Let us work together to create a better world for people forced to flee.

 


Filippo Grandi

UN High Commissioner for Refugees


Introduction

Model United Nations Refugee Challenge

 

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is challenging Model United Nations (MUN) delegates worldwide to debate the major issues related to forced displacement and shape solutions to help people forced to flee their homes.

The resolutions that emerge from these debates will be put before a jury. The best ideas will be shared with policymakers and be promoted on UNHCR’s social media channels, which are followed by millions of people. Since 2020, over 40,000 students from 80 countries have joined UNHCR's Challenge and developed solutions to issues related to forced displacement during their MUNs. 80% of participants declare that the Challenge has improved their perceptions of refugees.

ASDAN China organizes MUN conferences to discuss refugee topics and invite Chinese delegates to join MUN Refugee Challenge to voice for refugee group! Make the move from Model UN to Real UN!

Your Change to Move From Model UN to Real UN

Why join
2022 Model UN Refugee Challenge

Official Model UN supported by UNHCR

MUN Refugee Challenge features high authority and influence. It is an official Mode UN directly supported and guided by the United Nations.

Since 2020, over 40,000 students from 80 countries have joined UNHCR's Challenge and developed solutions to issues related to forced displacement during their MUNs. 80% of participants declare that the Challenge has improved their perceptions of refugees.

From Model UN to Real UN

The resolutions that emerge from MUN debates will be put before a jury. The best ideas will be shared with policymakers and be promoted on UNHCR’s social media channels, which are followed by millions of people. It's your chance to move from model UN to real UN!

Official Participation Certificate issued by UNHCR

Delegates joining MUN Refugee challenge will receive official participation certificate issued by UNHCR. Outstanding delegates will have chances to receive varied awards issued by UNHCR.

Professional training and tailored personal report

The committee has designed MUN training sessions to better prepare students prior to the event, especially for first-time "MUN-ers".  Throughout the conference, delegates willnot only improve their communication skills and subject knowledge, but also logical thinking. We keep track of this progress and let every delegate have a chance to understand their self progress by receiving a personal report at the end of the conference.

Agenda

Day 1 Day 2
9:00-12:00 Opening ceremony
Committee Session I Open General Speaker's List
Committee Session III Deepen discussion and write draft resolution
14:00-17:00 Committee Session II Discuss solutions Committee Session IV Vote and pass resolution
Closing ceremony

Conferences

ASDAN China organizes three conferences discussing different refugee topics. Students can register for any of the conferences below.

Conference I: August MUN Refugee Challenge

Date: August 20th-21th, 2022
Form: Zoom
Topic: Finding Durable Solutions for Refugees
Topic introduction:
• Being a refugee should not be permanent. Refugeesshould be able to rebuild their lives as citizens.
• 86% of refugees live in low to middle income countries,which have limited capacity to support refugees.
• Long-term solutions include: resettlement, localintegration and voluntary repatriation.
Background Guide

August MUN Refugee Challenge

August MUN Refugee Challenge

September MUN Refugee Challenge

September MUN Refugee Challenge

Conference II:September MUN Refugee Challenge

Date: September 24th-25th, 2022
Form: Zoom
Topic: Climate Change & Displacement
Topic introduction:
• The impacts of climate change are disproportionatelyexperienced by people forced to flee.
• In 2020 alone, over 30 million displacements weretriggered by environmental disasters.
• 80% of displaced people come from countries that aremost prone to the adverse effects of climate change.

Background Guide

Conference III: November MUN Refugee Challenge

Date: November 12th-13th, 2022
Form: Zoom
Topic: Ending Statelessness
Topic introduction:
• 4,2 million people are known to be stateless, meaningthat they don't have an officially reognized nationality.
•Stateless people can't access basic rights, such asgoing to school, having a job or owning a house.
•They often are forced to live in the shadows of society,without basic social safety nets and unprotected.

Background Guide

November MUN Refugee Challenge

November MUN Refugee Challenge

Awards

Individual Awards(each committee)

  • Best Delegate
  • Best Position Paper
  • Outstanding Delegate
  • Honorable Mention
  • Official Participation Certificate (issued by UNHCR)
  • Communication Awards

Awards officially issued by UNHCR

  • Best Resolution
  • Special Mention

*awards per topic

Registration instruction

Process

  • Students could register for any of the three conferences;
  • Make your own videos, poster and social media contents to promote the challenge;
  • Download academic documents and start your pre-conference preparation;
  • Read through Background Guide, and conduct deep research;
  • Receive seat allocation, write position paper and submit it one week before the conference;
  • Attend the conference and get actively involved! Work on the resolution and enjoy the conference!

Registration

Click the banner of "register now" on the right upper corner of the page to fill in personal information and submit it.