Student & Advisor TimelineS
Oregon Rotary Model United Nations | April 10-11, 2021
Student & Advisor Orientation
Date: January 16. 2021
Time: Approximately 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Location: Online via Zoom
Background Research on your Country
January 16-Feb. 1
We will provide a research template and guidance to get you started. We will provide research links to the UN, the CIA, the US State Department and country government websites around the world for you to access additional detailed information.
Focused Research on the Resolution
Based on your research, you determine your country’s positions on the draft Resolution and find support for that position (through empirical data, quotes from government leaders, and other research materials).
Drafting of Speeches
Your speech should state whether your country is in favor of or opposed to the various operative paragraphs of the draft Resolution. Explain why your country supports or opposes particular operative clauses of the Resolution, and if you oppose, recommend changes thereto. Advisers will assist the students in revising and finalizing their speeches.
Submit your Speech
April 7, 2021
Submit an electronic copy of your completed speech to email@example.com. You may continue to refine your speech after this date but we will be distributing the April 5 copy to the other delegations at the beginning of the Conference.
late March – early April
Practice your speeches as often as possible. Time your speech and delete or add content so that you do not exceed the maximum time for sponsoring speeches and supporting speeches (maximum length of a sponsoring speech be approximately eight minutes; supporting speeches will be approximately five minutes. Final maximum times will be provided to advisors and students in March). We will attempt to provide your team with a Rotary Club meeting venue to give your speech to a live audience before the MUN Conference.
April 10-11, 2021
Attend the MUN Conference online via Zoom.
Advisor guidelines: Advisors must be available for all team meetings, scheduled orientation and MUN events. The advisor will guide and advise the students as they prepare for the Conference. The advisor will assist the students with their research, their country’s positions on the resolution, and with drafting and practicing their speeches.
January 1, 2021
FINAL DEADLINE for Advisor applications for background checks. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a background check information form.
January 16, 2021
Student and Advisor Orientation – This will generally be the first time advisors meet their student team. Teams and advisors should establish a meeting schedule.
January 16 to April 9, 2021
Advisors guide your delegates as they conduct country research, review and evaluate the draft Resolution provided by MUN Committee, prepare their country’s position speech and prepare an amendment to the draft Resolution.
April 7, 2021
Speeches should be finished and an electronic copy submitted to email@example.com. Delegations should be practicing their speeches.
April 10-11, 2021
MUN Conference online via Zoom