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FAQ’s

Registration

  1. When will we find out if we are accepted to participate?

    The application deadline (Form I) is April 29. We will review all applications and send out announcements to schools and Student Officer applicants by May 4, 2016.

  2. How do I register Student Officers?

    When completing Form I, MUN Directors must indicate how many Student Officers they would like to recommend. Application forms can be requested by the Director by sending an email to bermun@gmail.com. Please be reminded that a recommendation by the MUN Director is mandatory. The deadline to submit applications is April 29, 2016.

  3. How do I register ICJ, Press and YA participants?

    Once a school has been accepted to participate, students who wish to take part in the ICJ, Press or YA apply directly over the website under the respective links. The deadline to submit applications for ICJ, Press and YA is May 22, 2016. Applicants will be notified via email by May 29, 2015.

  4. How do I register an ambassador and what is his/her function?

    Each GA country designates one delegate (from the four GA committees (PC, HRC, DC or EC) as ambassador. This ambassador will hold an opening speech for the delegation in the GA and might be asked to briefly join one of the Security Councils or the International Court of Justice, if the country’s policy is relevant to the discussion.
    To designate a delegate as ambassador, log in to the database and go to the ‘Show School’ page. Directors can then choose one registered delegate by clicking on the pencil icon in the respective row of the chosen delegate (‘edit’). At the bottom of the edit form the box labeled ‘Ambassador’ must be checked to designate the delegate as ambassador. Please remember to ‘save’ your changes.
    Please only do so for one student per delegation, i.e. one for each country your school represents in the GA.

  5. How many delegates can I bring to the conference?

    That depends on the countries/NGOs you have been assigned– some have one delegate, others have four or more. Please refer to the country list on our website and the top of your school’s Form II.

  6. What is Delegate Registration (Form II)?

    The Delegate Registration is a field-enabled form to enter detailed information about school, directors, delegates, arrival/departure times etc. This information is essential. If your school is accepted to participate, you must complete this information by October 1, 2016. A link to Form II is available on our website.

  7. When is the Form II deadline?

    Please register all of your delegates before October 1, 2016.

     

Accessing the database

  1. I can’t log into the system…

    Use this link to enter your username and password that have been sent to the email address you originally registered with (Form I). The password is case-sensitive. Instead of copy/pasting the password, try also typing it in. If the problem persists, send us an email at bermun@gmail.com.

  2. I did not get or have lost my username and password.

    Please send us an email requesting your username and password.

  3. I can’t assign committees to delegates or they are assigned incorrectly.

    Make sure that you only select one delegate per country and committee.

  4. Where do I complete personal information such as Date of Birth, Dance participation, etc.?

    In the ‘Show School’ menu point, you can find a table with all your participants. Each row has an edit button (on the far right – it looks like a pencil), where you can then edit all information regarding your delegates. Please make sure the correct buttons are clicked for hoodies and dance participation.

  5. What do the different sections in the menu on the left mean?

    In the ‘Register Delegates’ section, you can add delegates, assign committees and add additional teachers.
    In the ‘Travel Information’ section, you can let us know when and how you will be arriving. This information is required, especially for those schools participating in the Housing Program. The ‘Show School’ section shows all school data that you have entered so far. The lists of students and directors on this page include Student Officers, ICJ, YA, Press and Historical SC. The table allows you to edit anyone’s personal information including hoodie and dance information.

     

Committees

  1. What is the Special Conference and how is it different from the other committees?

    The Special Conference at BERMUN is always dedicated to the main theme, this year to Ending Human Suffering: Reassessing the United Nations’ Role in a Globalized World. As the SpC is not part of the General Assembly, it is in session for all three days, including Saturday. Since there is more time allotted to the councils, they will have three topics on their agenda (in contrast to two in the GA committees).

  2. What is the Youth Assembly?

    The Youth Assembly is a unique constellation of talented and creative individuals from around the world who are committed to discussing critical global challenges. The multicultural character of this assembly ensures a diversity of opinions based on personal experiences and that creative proposals and solutions will be developed.

    The BERMUN Youth Assembly strives to:

    • Address current, critical issues of immediate concern to young people
    • Channel young people’s passions toward the development of novel projects
    • Empower youth to take concrete action at local, national and international levels

    For further information, please contact the Youth Assembly Directors via email at youthassembly@gmail.com.

  3. How big are the committees at the conference?

    The number of delegates per committee varies and ranges from the Security Councils (30 delegates) to 80 delegates.

 

During the Conference

  1. Where are the opening and closing ceremonies held?

    The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on Wednesday afternoon. Please note that registration takes place at the John-F.-Kennedy School on Wednesday morning. At least one representative from each school must register and pick up conference materials. The Closing Ceremony on Saturday will be held at the University of the Arts (Konzertsaal). See the link for Venues for more information.

  2. What are opening speeches?

    Opening speeches by the ambassadors during the conference’s opening ceremony should be no longer than one minute. They are both a welcome address and policy statement pertaining to the BERMUN XXV main theme.

  3. Will food be served at the conference?

    Yes, a warm meal will be provided at lunch (Thursday-Saturday).

  4. Who are admins and what do they do?

    Admins are dedicated students from the John F. Kennedy School, who provide great help before and during the conference. They aid with matters such as setting up, note passing, refreshments, cookie breaks, and organizational matters etc. They can also be contacted for lost and found items.

  5. How can I get a ticket for the BERMUN dance?

    Tickets for the dance will be distributed via the directors. To enter the club, delegates will need to show their conference ID/badge and a dance ticket.
    There is no entrance fee for the BERMUN dance on Saturday. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the venue.

    Children of host families will receive invitations (see host information).

  6. What should delegates bring to the committees?

    Delegates must bring

    1. conference package (received during registration)
    2. writing materials
    3. official delegation notepaper
    4. print-outs of their resolutions (5-10 copies)
    5. policy statements
    6. USB stick for sharing of resolutions
    7. laptop or other electronic devices (optional)

     

  7. What is the conference language?

    The conference is conducted in English. As a bi-cultural, bilingual school that challenges students to learn and master a partner language, the John F. Kennedy School offers non-English speaking students the opportunity to practice and refine their language skills. It is important to remember that for the overwhelming majority of delegates at this conference, English is a second language. Nevertheless, all delegates must learn the rules of debate and carry out the necessary preparation and research before the conference so that their work in Berlin is productive and meaningful.

    Please keep in mind that Security Council delegates must be fluent in English, very well informed about the topics and the current situation in world politics, and ready to present their country’s opinion at all times.