Below you will find the American Model United Nations International (AMUN) 2018 Representative Handbooks, the main preparation guides for the AMUN Conference.
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The Issues at AMUN Handbook includes descriptions of the purview of each body, background research and bibliographies on the topics which will be discussed at this year’s AMUN Conference. These are not intended as complete background guides, but rather as a starting point for additional research by AMUN participants.
- Introduction to the United Nations
- Research and Preparation
- Security Council
- Historical Security Council 1948
- Historical Security Council of 1993
- Historical Commission of Inquiry of 2005
- General Assembly Plenary
- General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)
- General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial)
- General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
- General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal)
- The World Health Organization Executive Board – WHO
- SPECIAL COMMITTEE: United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
- ECOSOC Commission: Committee for Development Policy – Expert Group (CDPEG)
- ECOSOC COMMISSION: Commission on Population and Development (CPD)
- International Court of Justice
The AMUN Rules and Procedures Handbook includes logistical information about the AMUN Conference, a detailed guide on how students can prepare for the Conference, and the rules of procedure for the various AMUN Committees and Councils.
- General Information
- Simulations, Roles and Roleplaying
- The International Press Delegation
- International Court of Justice
- Historical Commission of Inquiry
- Introduction to United Nations Documents
- Security Council Rules of Procedure
- General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Rules of Procedure
- SC Short Form
- GA Short Form
- Document Format and Style
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