Like everyone and everything, BratMUN was and is strongly affected by the Covid pandemic. The important question is, what does it mean for You?
In 2012, some people thought (and hoped) the world would end, so they spent all they’re money, left their jobs and went crazy. It was probably quite unpleasant to see life continue as before even after 2012 ended. This is not our case.
We hope BratMUN will take place and we are doing everything just as we would without any viruses. It is hard to honestly and authentically show the amount of people contributing to this project; the section about our team can help illustrate this.
Similarly, we are also preparing for the pandemic situation regarding all the hygienic standards. We aim to hold a constructive conference, not a Corona-sharing party. And yes, we are firm supporters of face-masks and hand-sanitizer as everyone should be.
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst…
To be honest, it is sometimes difficult to stay motivated. With everything around going to…bad, it is hard to convince yourself AND other people to keep deadlines and spend hours preparing for something that may not even happen.
The positive thing is that we are not alone; the whole team works essentially like a ‘safety-net’ with everyone having good days and bad days while mutually supporting each other (and occasionally arguing and pushing each other the ‘rough’ way).
After all, the whole world is going through this at the same time and unfortunately, we are constantly reminded that we are definitely not the ones suffering the most. Still, hours of motivational rap have been played via my phone in the last months.
What Does This All Mean?
We cannot change the situation, so we have to learn to live in it. It is hard to say what we will do if…
All we can do is hope, all we need is love (I think). We will keep You informed and do everything so that BratMUN 2020 can take place. It is on a good path and we are all quite hyped.
So, stay positive (in the good way)! We are looking forward to seeing each other soon!
In this piece information on the segments of the BratMUN conference will be provided, as well as information on the ‘side events’ of the conference, including social gatherings, a city tour and of course a major party. This article will be frequently updated, so as to provide accurate and up-to-date info.
The first part will concern the conference itself and the second part will be dedicated to the various activities. Enjoy!
BratMUN will begin with a grand opening ceremony were all of the staff and delegations will gather. Multiple speakers will participate in the official opening of the conference, together with a cultural performance which will be kept as a surprise.
The bulk of the conference will be spent in the committees of various UN bodies. The topics discussed as well as the concrete UN bodies will be announced beforehand, together with the chairs and underchairs in charge of them.
Each delegate will have the opportunity to choose the committee they want to participate in and the country they wish to represent. Materials to prepare for the committee discussions will be will be made digitally available in time.
For the time of the conference, the delegates will hold negotiations which should result in a resolution to be presented before the General Assembly in the very end.
Here delegates from all of the standard committees will gather to discuss resolutions passed by their committees. The General Assembly will then hold a vote on whether these resolutions should be implemented into practice.
Delegates from the expert committees will continue their negotiation process as an unexpected crisis (spoiler alert) will force them to postpone the standard negotiation process. They will then proceed to hold a vote on their resolutions.
The chairs of each of the committees will select the best delegates from their committees and these delegates will then be awarded in the closing ceremony. Not to worry though, the feeling of accomplishment and of a job well done will be a reward in itself for all of the delegates.
The 20th anniversary of the BratMUN conference will then be officially closed, to open again on the following year.
Apart from the Exhausting Discussions…
Conferences are hard, life is hard. To end BratMUN 2020 on a positive note, we will be throwing a party in on the last day. All of the delegates and staff will be able to meet in an unofficial setting and enjoy a program consisting of bands, DJs and sick dance moves.
History and culture are not for everyone. Don’t worry, no boring tour guide will force you on a 4 hour ‘death march’ through the city of Bratislava. Given the sheer number of delegates, no centrally organized city tour will be organized; we prefer a more personal approach.
Simply tell your delegation guide which part of the city you want to see and they will. Or if you are out of ideas, ask them or your favorite staff member which part of Bratislava they recommend seeing and you will be taken there when it suits you best.
And if you do not want to amazed by the wonders of Bratislava, better make sure to keep your eyes shut during your stay. Its hard to avoid all of the beauty…
For all of the delegates (and staff) wishing to put their general knowledge to the test this is your opportunity. All of the winners will be given handsome prizes!
We fully understand if you don’t want us to organize your free time for you. We are a bit offended, but we get it.
If you want to see any museum, go to some bar, have a glimpse of Slovak nature or hang out with the seems-like-a-nice-guy delegate of China, go for it. Ask the staff or your delegation guide for any info or assistance you may require and we’ll make it happen.
All of the activities are of course purely optional, but strongly recommended!
If you are unfamiliar with the official lingo or process of the conference, not to worry. Everything will be explained thoroughly on the conference. And if you want to come prepared or you prefer self-study check out our Rules of Procedure article, which will be published soon.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask via our Facebook, Instagram or e-mail.
Model United Nations is a great concept and we recommend that all of the interested participants read the description provided by the amazing bestdelegate website here.
BratMUN is organized by students for students, which we believe makes us more capable of relating to our dear participants and prepare the experience accordingly.
All parts of the organizational team, from the secretariat to the PR team have experience from other MUNs, such as JasMUN, KatMUN or AntwerpMUN and will be more than pleased to utilize this experience during BratMUN.
Isn’t it unbelievable? BratMUN has been around longer than the vast majority of its participants and organizers.
This is a distinctive reason for us to make the 20th edition special and unique, an MUN to remember. We are thinking of some quiz nights, parties and a couple of surprises.
On this occasion, we want BratMUN to prosper in the future, with all of its history in mind. We have already introduced a new elegant logo, a modern website and much more is to come!
BratMUN is great for MUN beginners, as it offers numerous large committees with many experienced MUNers, who will gladly provide any guidance.
BratMUN is great for experienced MUNers, as our chairs will make sure to lead professional debates and challenge your arguments, as well as our other dedicated and well-versed delegates.
In fact, we love Bratislava so much, we wrote an entire blog about it here. Read about the reasons why we love it, what it offers and more…
This year will be the 20th anniversary of an inclusive conference, organized by skilled students who will try as hard as they can to make it worthwhile and memorable…
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