How SAIMUN works

When you attend SAIMUN you will be part of a delegation of 4 to 6 delegates representing one of the 193 countries presently in the UN. It will be your job to represent your country as effectively as you can. To do this you will need to have as much information about your country as possible.

The leader of your delegation is known as the Ambassador.

Each delegate should choose one area of specialisation and should argue the country’s case in one of a number of Committees or Councils. These will consist of groups of delegates [one from each country] who all specialise in the same area.

SAIMUN has the following committees:

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)
The Special Conference (S CONF) 
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
The Environment Committee
Economic and Social Council ( ECOSOC)
Security Council (only for those countries who are members)

(Each of these committees will discuss two or three different issues which you will need to research in advance)

Once a Committee has discussed an issue and passed a resolution the next stage is to try to have the resolution passed in the General Assembly.

A delegation which authentically represents its country’s views and which has delegates who show in-depth knowledge of their chosen area of specialisation is set to do well at SAIMUN.