F.A.Q.

Will host school provide housing?

At this time, BCNMUN is not considering offering housing arrangements for non-local students attending the conference.

By when should schools register for BCNMUN 2016?

We request schools to submit their Form One registration by April 6th. However, if we have space available, we will accept late registrations.

Where will BCNMUN 2016 be held?

BCNMUN 2016 will be held in the NH Barcelona Collection Constanza on Deu i Mata 69-99, located in the Les Corts neighborhood in Barcelona, right below the L’Illa shopping Mall on Diagonal. This hotel is well connected to tram and bus lines.

How can delegates travel around Barcelona?

BCNMUN recommends attendees purchase a public transport pass for 10 trips (T-10) for use inside the city. These can be purchased at various spots around the city, like metro entrances, tobacco shops, or the BCN tourist agency in Plaza Catalunya, but not on buses. A T-10 pass costs €9.95 for One Zone, sufficient for travel in Barcelona itself, and riders can share this ticket provided they get on and off together. You can use the bus and metro system for up to 75 minutes; you can switch from bus to bus, metro to bus to tram, on a single ticket. A single trip ticket costs €2.15.

Metro lines are open from 5:00 to 24:00 Mon-Thurs, 5:00 to 2:00 on Fridays, Saturday all night and on Sunday until 24:00. Most day bus lines run from early morning until 23:00.

Can delegates use laptops/electronic devices?

BCNMUN will permit delegates to use laptops or tablets at all times for matters strictly related to the conference. Use of mobile phones will not be permitted. The inappropriate use of electronic devices may lead to the suspension of such privilege. For intra-delegate communication, delegate must use their official notepaper.

Does the conference venue have Wi-Fi connection?

The NH Barcelona Collection Constanza Hotel will enable Wi-Fi connection to all the participants in all forums. If any concern arises, please refer to the Administrative Staff for guidance.

Will lunch be provided?

BCNMUN 2016 will not provide lunch. Due to the venue’s central location, attendees are requested to purchase their lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants or at the hotel ́s dining facilities.

When does conference registration occur?

Delegates will register in the NH Barcelona Collection Constanza Hotel on Thursday morning Nov. 24 from 8:30 to 9:15.

Is there a required Dress Code?

All participants in BCNMUN, delegates, officers, administrative staff and directors, are expected to follow the basic THIMUN Dress Code during the whole conference. The main guidelines can be found in the THIMUN Basic Guideline posted on our website.

Will notepaper be provided?

BCNMUN will not provide delegations with notepaper. Each delegation must compose their own delegation notepaper for use during our conference. This notepaper must include delegation name and have BCNMUN 2016 included on it. We recommend delegations to include all delegates’ names plus some graphics related to their assigned delegation. We encourage note passing through the Administrative Staff. Sample notepaper can be found in the THIMUN Basic Guideline posted on our website. We remind delegates that all messages must be written in English and be germane to conference issues.BCNMUN staff will provide amendment sheets to interested delegates during debate.

What are the possible delegation sizes?

BCNMUN 2016 will have four forums. Delegation size varies this way: Security Council countries must be present in all four forums with one delegate per forum. Human Rights Commission can have 140 delegates, Middle East North Africa Commission can have 80 delegates and General Assembly can have 200 delegates. Delegation list will indicate which forum each delegation will be present in. Security Council, Human Rights Commission and Middle East North Africa Commission delegations will be present in General Assembly which will have additional delegations to cover for foreseen GA size.

When will Agenda Issues be determined?

BCNMUN Officer Team plans to select issues in April 2016 for all forums but we may leave Security Council issues open and select those issues by early September at the latest.

Which delegate can be ambassador?

BCNMUN 2016 ambassadors can be any non-Security Council delegate for their respective delegation. Since Security Council will be in session during the time ambassadors present their opening statement on Thursday afternoon, Security Council delegates cannot be ambassadors.

Will all delegations make an Opening Statement?

No, due to foreseen time constraints, BCNMUN will limit opening statements to half the delegations present. MUN Directors will indicate which of their school’s delegations make opening statements when they submit Form Two in late September.

How can someone remain up to date about BCNMUN 2016?

Please consult our website at http://www.a-s-b.com and open our BCNMUN link. Alternately, you may contact MUN Director Joseph Maas at jmaas@asbarcelona.com, our secretary general Maria Paula Hernandez at mphernandez@asbarcelona.com or our deputy secretary general Diego Tanton at dtanton@asbarcelona.com

Will there be any additional charges for changes to Form Two Delegate List?

We do not plan to charge for changes to form two delegate list but ask participating schools to advise BCNMUN team of any changes ASAP, and at the latest by Monday, Nov 14th

How much does BCNMUN participation cost?

All participants pay an €85 fee for participation. Total cost for the conference depends on each school’s conditions and parameters. Non-local schools will have greater expenses to due travel and lodging fees than local schools.

How can a delegate find clues to research issues or to draft a resolution?

We recommend delegates access our website and go to the resource center section under which there is research reports section where student officers will post a research report to guide delegates on each issue. Plus, there is a recommended sources for research section where delegates can access a list of recommended sites for research. To draft a resolution, we recommend delegates go to our delegate center and click on the resolution section where delegates can access documents related to resolutions. There delegates can also access the THIMUN Guides which include not only information on resolution but on many MUN aspects.

We recommend delegates pay close attention to proper format for resolutions, and ensure proper punctuation use is followed. For example, parentheses are only used to write an acronym after the name of an organization such as the World Health Organization (WHO), or a comma ends each preambulatory clause but a semi-colon ends each operative clause while a colon introduces a list of items. Remember, since delegates simulate the United Nations, resolutions must adhere to guidelines given and ensure proper English usage. To this end, we recommend delegates have access to journalism guides such as the Associated Press Stylebook plus dictionaries, including bi-lingual dictionaries.

Will Non-member delegations, such as UNHCR or FAO, be able to participate on all votes?

To enable non-member delegation delegates to exercise full participation in BCNMUN 2016, we will permit non-member delegations to participate in all votes, as if they were member delegations.