BMUN XIV – Monday 6 December 2021

We very much look forward to welcoming schools to our conference in just over two months’ time. With all the current Covid caveats we are preparing for a fully in-person conference and plans are well advanced. For all who have applied we aim to send out your allocation of countries and committees in the next few days. We hope briefing reports will be out after the Half Term break.  Contact us at mun@benenden.school if you have any queries.

BMUN XIII – will be running as a ‘Benenden-only event’ this year

Apologies, due to ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty we are holding an internal-only conference at Benenden, in the hope we can do some MUN debating in person. We are opting to not run the BMUN conference as an online conference.

We did not take this decision lightly and are sorry to the schools that were looking forward to joining us. Next year!

Keep MUN-ing and hopefully see you in 2021 for BMUN XIV. Provisional date Monday 6 December 2021.

More information for BMUN XIV will be released in June 2021.

BMUN – it’s over… until next year

Many thanks to all schools who came along to Benenden School’s Eleventh Model United Nations Conference. We enjoyed hosting you all. Congratulations to everyone, especially the award winners (but also to many first timers for getting stuck in!)

Mark your calendars for next year:

BMUNXII is Monday 9 December 2019.

Invitations will be sent out as usual just before the Summer holidays.

BMUN XI – 10 December 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Eleventh MUN conference. The finishing touches are being made to Briefing Papers and they will be uploaded soon. Keep doing your own preparation and research in the meantime. Many thanks to the schools who have now submitted the names of their delegates to our Sec-Gen.

BMUN XI – provisional date

Save the date: mark your calendars in pencil with Monday 10 December 2018 for the Eleventh Benenden Model United Nations conference.

Application information will be sent out before the summer holidays next year.

BMUN over for another year

BMUN10 drew to a close yesterday evening. Another successful MUN conference – we hope you all enjoyed the experience. Commiserations to those schools who were unable to travel yesterday. We missed you, and your contributions – but we still had a really stimulating day of debate.

Cabinet Committee Update.

At the beginning of committee you will be asked to introduce yourself and give more detail on what your role entails and what power you have (you will receive a summary at the start of the day as well).

 The Scenario

Yesterday the investment bank, Lehman Sisters, collapsed. The Dow fell 800 points in one day. British bank, Southern Stone, is facing a liquidity crisis after borrowing large sums of money. Customers are queuing round the block to withdraw their savings. The country finds itself in the midst of a recession, unemployment is at its highest since 2009.

Your cabinet has imposed a hard Brexit, where the UK is not a member of the single market, does not accept free movement and is not part of the customs union. This is coming into effect in 3 months, discussions about the trade deal with the EU are still ongoing.

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are growing. More details can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-35229325/saudi-arabia-and-iran-the-tension-explained