Welcome to our homepage for the sixth annual Global Education City Model United Nations (GECMUN) set to take place on February 14th~15th, 2020.
The goal of GECMUN is to "Change the Game" of Korean Model United Nations.
Most North American conferences provide various types of platforms for debate such as historical, futuristic, fictional and crisis committees. In South Korea, this variety does not exist, and often conferences only provide traditional GA Committees (With the occasional historic UNSC). We hope that through GECMUN students are provided a platform to debate outside of the conventional United Nations GA context.
Our goal is to begin disseminating a culture in South Korea where MUN advocates a dynamic and creative debate by providing students with not only the conventional United Nations committees, but also through creating non-United Nations committees. Some examples include The Cuban Missile Crisis (Historical Committee), Over-population 2050 (Futuristic Committee), Pandemic 2015 (Modern Committee), and many more. We hope that through diversifying committees we can go "Beyond the United Nations", and have our students get the most out of their MUN experience.
By making the program more fun and diverse, we hope to break this ongoing attitude towards MUN as simply a "resume padder" or a "club that helps you get into University" in Korea. Instead, what we are striving to achieve through GECMUN is to help students involved with MUN. Our goal is to have students realize that the activity is not about resume padding, but is about engaging in incredibly dynamic, exciting and fruitful debate. Furthermore, its about providing the opportunity for like-minded students who are interested in global issues to have a chance to meet, discuss, and debate a variety of issues from various perspectives.
GECMUN is still in its infancy as a conference, but is growing stronger by the day. This is all possible due to the enormous amount of support we have been able to receive from our director Mr. David Lee and our head of school Mrs. Kristine Stamp-Jerabek. We are also truly thankful to the advisers and students at the other GEC schools who have contributed greatly to GECMUN by providing chairs, delegates, and their time. The KISJMUN team is very grateful to be surrounded by so many students who are passionate about MUN, and the many adults who are willing to sacrifice their limited time towards preparation for our conference.
We hope to see the conference continue to grow in size and quality, and look forward to hosting you at our fifth conference on the island in 2019.