• 5th Dasmariñas Model United Nations

    Collective Action Towards Achieving a World of Peace, Security, and Sustainability

     

     

  • The Dasmariñas Model United Nations

    The 5th Dasmariñas Model United Nations will be held around May 2017 at the De La Salle University - Dasmariñas. More than a hundred high school and college students from different schools and universities in the Philippines are expected to gather together for the intense and exciting UN simulation conference.

    DMUN through the years

    The Dasmariñas Model United Nations (DMUN) is an annual United Nations simulation conference that is being held in the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. It is organized by a group of students from the De La Salle University - Dasmariñas (DLSU - D). DMUN aims to raise awareness of international relations and pressing global affairs by providing the participants an avenue to develop skills such as research, critical thinking, public speaking, leadership, and diplomacy. On 2013, under the leadership of Professor Edwin Lineses, DMUN started as a course requirement for the 4th year Political Science and 2nd year Development Studies students of DLSU - D who are taking up International Relations as a course subject. This 2017 is the fifth installation of DMUN. As part of its vision to reach more students and build networks and relationships among DLSU - D and non-DLSU - D students through diplomacy and working together on resolving global problems, the 5 th DMUN will now be open to all interested high school and college students in the Philippines.

    MUN in a nutshell

    Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation activity of the actual proceedings of various bodies of the United Nations (UN). It seeks to engage students in a forum where they could use and develop their abilities to create solutions on pressing issues affecting the people and the world. It focuses on the application of diplomacy and knowledge of international relations and how these things will help in coming up with viable solutions. Delegates will represent their assigned countries as ambassadors and state their position, debate on pressing issues and forge short term and long term solutions to the problem at hand. This year, the 5th Dasmariñas Model United Nations will simulate three (3) UN bodies namely the General Assembly, Security Council, and the Human Rights Council.

    On this year's theme

    It is not to be denied that problems arising in a single country are now easily affecting the international community. With increasing interdependence among countries also comes the need for collective action on resolving pressing issues. Through this year’s theme, Collective Action Towards Achieving a World of Peace, Security, and Sustainability, the Secretariat of the 5th Dasmariñas Model United Nations aims to provide the participants an avenue where they can be aware and involved on timely issues affecting the world today and the future.

  • Committees

    Committees to be simulated in the 5th DMUN, under the theme

    "Collective Action towards Achieving a World of Peace, Security, and Sustainability"

    General Assembly

    The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six main bodies of the UN. It is composed of 193 countries. It is also the main policy-making body of the UN where all member states have equal representation. It has duties such as to provide recommendations through resolutions, manage the budget of the UN, and elect the non-permanent members of the Security Council.

     

    5th DMUN GA Topics:

    • Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change
    • Advancing the Role of Youth on Sustainable Development

    Human Rights Council

    The United Nations Human Rights Council is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly composing of 47 countries. It has the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights all throughout the world. Its members are elected by the General Assembly. They are expected to uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights.

     

    5th DMUN HRC Topics:

    • Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan
    • Human Rights Situation in Yemen

    Security Council

    The United Nations Security Council is composed of 15 countries and is also one of the six main bodies of the United Nations. It has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It is considered to be the most powerful body of the UN as it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. Its powers include establishment of peacekeeping operations, imposition of sanctions, and authorization of military action in order to resolve international conflicts.

     

    5th DMUN SC Topics:

    • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    • International Action on Preventing and Combating Terrorism
  • Secretariat

    Meet the 5th DMUN organizers.

    Development Studies Program Council

    The Development Studies Program Council is the official governing body of the Development Studies major in International Development program of the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, located in one of the most populous city in the Philippines, Dasmariñas City. It aims to provide a responsible, competent, and dynamic leadership that promotes change, development, and active participation in the university, community, country, and the world. Through its various projects inside and outside the university, the organization aims not to only become the change that it wants to see in the society. It also wants to leave a legacy that shall empower and guide the future generation of Development Studies students on becoming better agents of change in the society.

    Political Science Program Council

    The Political Science Program Council is the official governing body of the Political Science program of the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. It is committed to foster the honor and integrity of the Political Science students and cultivate socio-political consciousness in the Lasallian community. It aims to establish a program council that shall promote student empowerment, advance students rights and welfare, and lead towards great ideals.

  • Diplomacy.

    International Relations.

    Public Speaking.

    Leadership.

    Be aware. Be involved.

    Be a part of the 5th Dasmariñas Model United Nations! You can access the DMUN 2017 Primer here. Apply now.