MUN DICTIONARY

Back Office

The Back Office is the placewhere you can directly ask the Staff for information about the foodscheduleroomsetc.. In front of the Back Office is the registration before the conference will start 

BGG

The Background Guide (BGG) is the main document delegates can use for preparing for the conferenceIt contains specific information on the topics which are
 debated in the committeesEach committee has its own BGG. Delegates will receive their respective BGG via the MainMUN webpage a few weeks in advance of the conference.

Chaperone

chaperone is someone who accompanies a group delegation. At MainMUN chaperones and faculties are considered the same thingChaperones are required at MainMUN for delegates under the age 
of 18. Without a chaperone under-aged delegates cannot participate in sessions or socializing events

Country Assignments

All country or NGO requests must be made through the conference’s online application process. All applications received by the priority deadline (24 January 2021) will be given equal consideration. Applications received after this date are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Delegate

All regular participants at MainMUN are delegates. A delegate has to pay the delegates feeis assigned a country in one of the committees and has to be present during committee sessions

Delegate Fee

 The delegates fee has to be paid by every delegate who wants to take part in the conference. It covers the costs for the organisation of the conference such as the online platforms. The Delegates fee at MainMUN 2021 is 10€, of which 8€ go to the MainMUN and 2€ to MyMUN (Our registration plattform). 

Delegation

delegation is a group of people attending MainMUN togetherDelegations usually are from other universities or schoolsThey usually
 consist of a faculty or head delegate and a number of delegatesYou do not need to be part of a delegation to attend MainMUNwe accept single delegates as well. All delegates sign up through our regular application form (please state the name of your delegation in the provided field in the form). 

Faculty

The Faculty is the head of a group delegation that is attending MainMUN. Faculties usually do not take part as delegates as they are usually teachers, supervisors or chaperones and therefore don’t pay a fee. They need to sign up through our regular form and provide a full list of their delegation members. If their delegation has members under the age of 18 faculties as well as the under-age delegates must fill out a consent form (which will be distributed on time).

Head Delegate

A Head Delegate is the coordinator of a group delegation. He or she will be attending the conference as a delegate as well and is our contact for the group. The Head Delegate will pay the regular delegate’s fee and sign up through the normal application form 

NGO

At this year’s MainMUN you can apply to take part in the conference as a member of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). Delegates representing an NGO advocate for the interests of their NGOs and thereby try to influence the debates in the committees and can move freely between them. NGO delegates do not have voting rights in the committees. NGO delegates pay the same fees as delegates do.

RoP

The Rules of Procedure (RoPare the rules that apply during the committee sessions. These rules are handed to the delegates before the conference. Every delegate is kindly asked to take a look at the RoPs as preparation for the conference. For preparation, we will provide additional material and a time slot to ask questions on Friday afternoon.

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