~Background Guides for CAIMUN 2013 are now up!
CAIMUN 2013’s Committees are designed to provide an exciting, unique experience for every delegate, ranging from the friendly General Assemblies to the prestigious UNSC and intense Ad Hoc Committee, and even an IPC experience like no other. Delegates are sure to find a committee that appeals to them, and we are committed to ensuring that delegates’ experiences and the quality of debate in all committees is at the highest level.
At CAIMUN, we do things a little differently. Position papers in SA’s follow a unique format, consisting of both a diplomatic cable and a press release – please see our page on Position Paper Policy for more information. This innovative system allows for the introduction of WikiLeaks and use of the CAI-FORUM to post press releases and resolutions, creating committee dynamics that will certainly push delegates in new directions.
Furthermore, CAIMUN 2013 will be home to joint-crises, utilizing the Ad-Hoc Crisis Committee to put numerous committees in direct confrontation with each other, forcing delegates to rally together against a common rival while still competing for supremacy. Not all debate will be pure competition, however – facts and understanding the realities of the situation will always play a major rule. To aid in this, delegates will have the opportunity, beginning at the regular registration period, to represent NGO’s in committees and play a key role in creating factual, realistic debate. With all these innovations, we at CAIMUN can’t wait for the debate to begin!
Three General Assemblies:
Eight Specialized Agencies:
viii. Ad-Hoc Crisis Committee*
International Press Corps
*Signifies Advanced Committee
What kind of committee should I select?
Beginner Committees: These committees provide an excellent introduction for those with no or little experience in Model United Nations, while those with experienced will do well. Position papers follow standard procedure (NOT the press release and diplomatic cable) and are not mandatory, though they are strongly recommended. Position papers are still required to be considered for awards.
Intermediate Committees: These committees are excellent for delegates seeking a challenge above that of the General Assemblies, but without the pressure of an advanced committee like the Security Council. All delegates are welcome to choose these committees; though more experienced delegates will be given a priority in assignments. Position papers, as Press Releases and Diplomatic Cables, are mandatory for all delegates.
Advanced committees: These committees represent the pinnacle of challenge at CAIMUN 2013. Delegates wishing to test their skills are recommended to choose one of these committees. Position papers, as Press Releases and Diplomatic Cables, are mandatory for all delegates.