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

At this year’s MainMUN you can apply to take part in the conference as a journalist. Journalists are not members of a committee, but reports on the proceedings at MainMUN and in the committees. If you want to take part as a journalist you must select this option in the application process. Journalists pay the same fees as delegates do.

At MainMUN you can apply to take part in the conference as a member of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). NGO delegates advocate the interests of their NGOs and thereby try to influence the debates in the committees. NGO delegates do not have voting rights in the committees. If you want to take part as a NGO delegate you must select this option in the application process. NGO delegates pay the same fees as delegates do.

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 pay a reduced 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 is found under General Info.

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.

A delegation is a group of people attending MainMUN together. Delegations usually are from other universities or schools. They usually consist of a faculty or head delegate and a number of delegates. You do not need to be part of a delegation to attend MainMUN, we 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).

Everyone who attends the conference pays a participation fee, which covers the costs for the organisation of the conference, as well as food and drinks during the conference.

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

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

The Rules of Procedure (RoP) are 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. Furthermore, there will be a RoP-workshop on Thursday afternoon where the rules are explained by our team.

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

The Back Office is the place, where you can directly ask the Staff for information about the food, schedule, rooms, etc. On the first day of the conference you will need to register in front of the Back Office where you will receive your materials and badge.

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