NTUMUN 2020 Organizing Committee
NTU Model United Nations (NTUMUN) is one of the most prestigious international events organized by the NTU Debating Society, one of NTU’s premier clubs. Since 2006, students from around the world have come together to discuss important geopolitical and social issues in the annually-held conference.
NTUMUN is a unique platform for you to meet, discuss and collaborate with equally motivated and talented peers over the most relevant issues from across the globe. Over 400 participants from more than 25 countries attended NTUMUN 2019, and our network continues to grow to bring to you a challenging and enriching environment in 2020. In the past, NTUMUN has been graced by guests such as His Excellency Mr Paul Madden, British High Commissioner to Singapore; Her Excellency Ms Amanda Brooks, Acting British High Commissioner; Ambassador Barry Desker, Dean S Rajaratnam School of International Studies; Prof Rohan Gunaratna, an International Terrorism Expert; Ms Yeo Law Hwee, Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore; and Mr Geoffrey Yu, Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore.
Our aim is to foster a constructive forum for open dialogue on global issues and the conference is designed to acquaint its participants with the nations of the world community, their policies, and the problems that arise as these nations coexist. The nature of NTUMUN makes it very relevant to student communities, members of which are the potential leaders of tomorrow and who shall be influenced by issues around them and in the world at large.
Promoting the skills of debating, diplomacy, research, critical thinking and decision-making.
Encouraging excellence through rigour and pragmatism among the councils.
Critical Global Awareness
Developing a constructive change in attitude
toward problems beyond
the scope of the classroom, thereby promoting global citizenry.
NTUMUN 2021 seeks to expand Model United Nations beyond the traditional conference. In addition to shifting online, NTUMUN plans to host multiple engaging events to advocate the importance of a global perspective to solve real-world problems.
In the past 15 years, NTUMUN has grown to become one of the premier Model United Nations conferences in Southeast Asia. NTUMUN strives to spearhead the revolution of change among the youth by promoting active participation in international dialogue.
With the global pandemic altering history irreversibly, almost everything known to humankind has taken a paradigm shift. It is more important than ever to adapt to new situations because what was once normal may never be again. In these times, it is absolutely necessary to be resilient and open to change. Keeping in line with the theme of NTUMUN 2021 - “Normalis Novum” - we seek to be at the forefront of this revolution of change for the MUN community: whether it is the online nature of our conference or the creation of unique debate topics in the committees.
We are proud to unveil the official logo of NTUMUN 2021. The logo is an apt representation of who we are and what we aspire to achieve through this conference.
Read on to find out more about our logo!
The wings reflect our willingness to lead this change by being so bold to continue pre-covid traditions, even after the pandemic. Like the United Nations, at NTUMUN our main goal is global peace. The wings in our logo reflect the wings of a dove, who is an international symbol of peace.
The globe represents the international nature of our conference, wherein we invite participation from all nations and aim to develop global solutions.
While we do discuss global strategies, we are deeply rooted in the rich culture of our island country - Singapore. The lion not only reflects our Singaporean identity but also conveys the values we encompass namely strength and stability. This specific lion caricature draws inspiration from NTU’s mascot, and thus visually communicates our geography and background seamlessly.
Our logo may not seem like a conventional logo or a normal MUN logo, but then again, that is what this conference is about - creating a ‘New Normal’, your ‘New Normal’.
What our attendees say about us...
"It was wonderful to watch young students debating so passionately about issues that really matter. I am definitely going to return next year. Your conference gives a meaningful platform to raise awareness about the world's biggest problems."
— Mai, Observing Researcher (NTUMUN 2017)