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With a theme of UN+Certain: Adapting to a shifting world, Auckland Crisis Convention brings a fresh approach to equipping students with a deeper understanding of international diplomacy and effective decision making. Students will be guided by facilitators in small teams to tackle problems each centered around a uniquely designed interactive problem solving situations. An exciting day has been planned out, featuring multiple scenarios that will require delegates to work together, take on different perspectives and find a common ground.
This is the perfect opportunity for students to develop traditional Model UN skills (debating, teamwork, creative problem solving skills, etc.) in a new and thrilling format. Auckland Crisis Convention will test students’ ability to negotiate under pressure, work in a team and adapt to a fast paced global climate; all of which are essential to policy, diplomacy and everyday life. By challenging participants to tackle some of the world’s biggest diplomatic issues, this convention will provide young New Zealanders with the motivation to create positive change in the future.
What: Auckland Crisis Convention
When: Saturday October 21st, 2017
Venue: The University of Auckland Faculty of Science – Building 301
Time: 9:30am – 4:30 pm
Delegate Registrations have now closed
Volunteers Registrations have now closed
Conference Assistants training will be on Wednesday 18th October 6:00pm onwards
The dress code for this event is smart casual. School uniform can also be worn.
Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at this convention. All dietary requirements will be catered for.
We have a limited number of scholarships for delegates who are financially disadvantaged to attend Auckland Crisis Convention. To inquire please contact the Communications Officer – [email protected].
This event is for High school students, but we are also looking for tertiary students to volunteer on the day.
Volunteers Registrations have now closed
- Leads the negotiation workshop, delivering the education content of the conference.
- Helps facilitate discussion and active participation for all delegates during workshops.
- Runs Interactive problem solving sessions.
- Ensures that the delegates four key components of Hauora (health) – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – are looked after throughout the duration of the conference.
- Takes professional photos of delegates throughout the conference (and at the CA training leading up to the conference).
- Must have their own DSLR camera.
- Assists with logistical tasks and anything else that is required to keep the conference running smoothly.
- May be required to assist with the running of committee sessions.
Auckland Crisis Convention Run sheet – Delegates
|9:30 AM||Delegate Sign-Ups Start|
|9:40 – 10:00 AM||Opening Ceremony|
|10:00 – 11:10 AM||IPS 1 – Korean Peninsula|
|11: 15 – 12:20 PM||Workshop – Lessons from the Past|
|12:20 – 1:15 PM||Lunch|
|1:30 – 2:30 PM||IPS 2 – Pandemic|
|2:30 – 2:50 PM||Afternoon Tea|
|2:50 – 4:00 PM||IPS 2 – Pandemic|
|4:00 – 4:30 PM||Closing Ceremony|
IPS 1: KOREAN PENINSULA
BACKGROUND TO CONFLICT
Following the end of World War II, Japan surrendered to the Allied forces and withdrew from the Korean Peninsula, ending 35 years of occupation. Russia took control of the north of the peninsula while the United States of America (US) took charge of the southern half. The South was declared the Republic of Korea (ROK) by a 1948 UN General Assembly resolution. The North rejected this decision and announced themselves as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In 1950, with support from the Soviet Union (and later, China), the DPRK invaded the South, marking the start of the Korean War. US and UN forces aided South Korean troops during this time. Fighting ended in 1953 with the signing of an armistice dividing the peninsula along a demilitarised zone, however, the two countries are technically still at war. Both countries were granted membership to the UN in 1991.
The two states have become stark opposites economically and politically, with the communist government in the DPRK ruling over a highly militaristic, but disastrously impoverished population, and their counterparts in the south enjoying high levels of economic prosperity and personal freedom. A key point of contention between the two nations is the development of the DPRK’s nuclear program. The DPRK tested its first nuclear weapon in 2006 and has conducted subsequent tests in 2009, 2016 and most recently on 3 September 2017. The nation is also developing its missile programme and has launched 17 test missiles so far this year. The latest test occurred on 15 September, with the missile flying over Japan for 19 minutes, prompting the Japanese to take cover. The international community has responded to these activities with increasingly severe economic sanctions.
IPS 2: PANDEMIC
An unknown disease has starting spreading throughout India. It is thought that the first cases were reported roughly three months ago but doctors misdiagnosed the disease as a new strain of influenza due to similar early symptoms. However, this disease is much worse than doctors initially thought, with 75% of patients dying within three weeks of showing symptoms. While scientists are yet to identify how the disease spreads, it is estimated that up to 30 million individuals are now infected, driving most of India’s industries to halt.
Although no cases have yet been reported outside India, there are fears that this could become a global crisis. No progress has been made in developing either a vaccine or a cure. The collapse of India’s economy is echoing through the world, affecting trade worldwide. Furthermore, many individuals have tried to flee India to escape the disease. There are fears that some of these people could be infected, despite not yet showing symptoms.
While the world still knows almost nothing about this new threat, how should individual nations react? Should they pursue information, stability or safety? When the whole world is threatened, do they unite or collapse? Will humanity emerge stronger or not at all…