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The 15th Anniversary Saint Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference will take place on

20-23 March 2011

Preliminary Conference Programme of Events

Saturday, March
Sunday, March
19.30 - Registration and Orientation Meeting + Informal Opening Ceremony

Monday, March

9.30 - 12.30 - Opening Ceremony

SPIMUN Opening ceremony will take place in Smolny Cathedral. The blue-and-white building of the Cathedral is one of the most fabulous works of Rastrelli (the creator of the Winter Palace). The cathedral is the centerpiece of the convent, built in 1748-64. Now it houses an exhibition and a concert hall.

14.00 - 18.00 - Lobbying (Informal discussions on the resolutions)

Lobbying will take place in Gymnasium 157. The history of the gymnasium dates back to 1868. It bears the name of its patroness Princess of Oldenburg, Granddaughter of the Russian Emperor Nicolas I. The history of the gymnasium is closely connected with the heroic history of St. Petersburg. 39 teachers and 49 students were awarded with medals for heroism during 900-day siege of Leningrad (1941 1944). The staff of the school numbers 54 teachers. 565 students from 7 to 17 study in Gymnasium.

Tuesday, March

9.30 - 16.00 - Committee sessions (The Security Council, Disarmament & International Security, Political, Environmental, Human Rights, ECOSOC committees and the Special conference sessions). Sessions will take place mainly on the base of the Youth Environmental Centre sponsored by SUE Vodokanal of St.Petersburg (St. Petersburg Water Supply). This centre has the best premises for organizing conferences of MUN format. The partnership will give a possibility to improve the quality of the Ecological content of the conference. Also there will be an option to visit impressive museum complex The Universe of water.

Wednesday, March

9.30 - 13.30 - General Assembly Plenary session (Final presentations and discussion of resolutions, previously approved at the committees)

14.30 - 16.00 - Closing ceremony

Closing ceremony includes Russian folklore performance, committee reports and awards.

19.00 - 22.00 - Disco party for SPIMUN participants


SPIMUN is one of the United Nations Models affiliated to The Hague International Model United Nations with the same rules of procedure. The conference is a three-day-long simulation of the work of the United Nations. The structure of SPIMUN includes the Security Council, the General Assembly (4 Committees), the ECOSOC and the Special Conference. SPIMUN is designed for high school students (14 - 19 years old).

The object of the conference is to seek through discussion, negotiation and debate solutions to the various problems of the world dealing with economic, social, environmental and cultural issues. The young delegates in seeking solutions to these problems can learn to break away from narrow national interests and to develop true international cooperation. At SPIMUN, students play the roles of diplomats and learn to negotiate and debate in the formal way of the UN. According to the rules, every delegation can represent any member-state of the UN, except their own one. Before the conference participants should research and prepare draft resolutions on the issues of the agenda (from the view of the country they represent). The official language of SPIMUN is English. Therefore, for learners of English as a foreign language a MUN conference gives the opportunity to improve their knowledge.

SPIMUN 2009 brings together about 650 delegates and teachers from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Burkina Faso, China, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Turkey and Zambia.

Attendance at SPIMUN will mean much more than just doing another MUN. You will be able to discover the splendour of St.Petersburg, one of the world's most beautiful cities.


SPIMUN offers 3 cultural program options:

1) Conference and St. Petersburg (Basic Package)
2) Conference and St. Petersburg + Moscow
3) Conference and St. Petersburg + Novgorod (NEW!!!)

For any further information about the conference please contact SPIMUN Secretariat spmun@yandex.ru





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