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General information

Every year, the HagaMUN secretariat chooses a specific theme for the upcoming conference. This theme will be chosen upon current events happening in the world at that specific moment. The secretariat will then continue with searching for a charity it can connect to this theme and can support with donations throughout the conference. Guests of the charity will do speeches at the HagaMUN opening and closing ceremony and in specific committees about the charity, their projects and their achievements. A large number of the issues that will be debated in the committees will be based on the conference’s theme. Choosing a theme is a good way to connect the conference to current events happening in the world.

This year’s theme is “Safeguarding a Child’s Right to Innocence”, to learn more about it, click here.

The upcoming HagaMUN conference will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of March at the Gymnasium Haganum school in the Hague, on the Laan van Meerdervoort 57. You can view our exact location and building here.

Where can I find the exact Rules of Procedure for HagaMUN?

At HagaMUN the most recent and updated version of the THIMUN Rules of Procedure are used. You can always find these on the THIMUN website or via the link under the header ‘Downloads’.

After arriving on Friday at the Gymnasium Haganum, you will start with your committee activities before the Opening Ceremony and the Reception in the evening.

The first day, Friday, all committees, except for ad-hoc committees, will be lobbying. Lobbying will probably be continued the next morning, after which the debate will start. Ad-hoc committees will start debating on Friday. The next two days, Saturday and Sunday, will consist of debating and will also include lunch, a set of workshops, guest speakers, documentaries, committee pictures and of course the HagaMUN Dance! Finally, on Sunday afternoon, all General Assembly committees will gather in a plenary session, whilst all other committees will continue to debate on their resolutions or will have a crisis session. The day will end with the closing session.

HagaMUN is fully an English event. Everybody is encouraged to speak English as people come from all over the world.

The opening ceremony will take place in the school’s auditorium on Friday afternoon after lobbying. The opening ceremony is mandatory.
The closing ceremony will take place in the auditorium as well. The closing ceremony is not mandatory.

Absolutely not – enthusiasm is the characteristic we look for the most. Both experienced and non-experienced delegates participate in HagaMUN. During the conference, there will be extensive workshops for starting delegates in order to make sure they know the ins and the outs of being a delegate. HagaMUN will also provide workshops for experienced delegates who have the ambition to become a Student Officer in the future and a workshop on public speaking. A number of the committees at HagaMUN will function as ‘experienced’ committees. In these committees, the level of debate is faster and the delegates, in general, are more experienced than others, but they are open to delegates of all levels.

Model United Nations is a formal event. Therefore, there is a strict dress code that has to be followed by every delegate. Clothing must portray professionalism and modesty.

Male delegates are expected to wear long-sleeve shirts, a tie and formal dress shoes. Shirts should always be buckled in and sleeves rolled down. Males should wear a jacket and appropriate trousers and must remain in the jacket while speaking

Female delegates are expected to wear a dress, smart pants, or skirts of reasonable length with a buttoned-down dress shirt or blouse. Footwear should also match the occasion.

Though colours are accepted, black and white are preferred.

Researching is the most important part of properly preparing for a conference. It is necessary to know the stance on all the issues the country or organisation you will be representing will debate. You can find a lot of information regarding a nation’s policies on for example the website of the CIA World Factbook.
You can always contact a Student Officer that is in charge of your committee if you have any questions on how to prepare.
The ‘Best Delegate’ website is also really useful for starters, intermediates and experts alike.

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