ABOUT THE POSMUN

We hope you all enjoy the simulation!

POSMUN will be taking place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April, with the participation of students from many international schools from differents states of Brazil. The Porto Seguro Model United Nations’ goal is to be remembered by every single student who participates in the event.

When POSMUN was first designed, back in 2016, the group of students that created the event wanted to accomplish one goal: to break boundaries. The simulation was sketched to fracture short-sighted, intolerant and narrow-minded beliefs that, unfortunately, are extremely present in our society. Having to advocate for a certain political mindset and, at the same time, having contact with opposite positions, creates a perfect environment where critical thinking is prompted. Such atmosphere allows one to broaden his or her horizon; in the words of Charlotte Bronte “Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones”. POSMUN has sought to establish an educational and fertile soil in which the fruits harvested are personal growth and tolerance. However, the founders of the event did not only want to dismantle preconception; there was another boundary that they wanted to break, this time, it was a physical one.  “How come do we live in a highly interconnected world and yet we know very little about the other students from our community?” was the question that stimulated the authors of the event into structuring a Model United Nations. A MUN was an excellent excuse for gathering brilliant pupils from great international schools from Sao Paulo, Valinhos, and now, Rio de Janeiro. Dazzling minds discussing crucial social, political and ethical topics could not be richer.

We, the Executive Board, are certain that not only will the delegates leave POSMUN with different perspectives and beliefs, but also they will have built new friendships and a larger network community. Ambition, challenge, cheekiness and passion are qualities that give POSMUN its shape, and we have no doubts that such traits are present in every participant that, courageously, registered his or herself for our third edition.

We are looking forward to getting to know all of you. Finally, remember to always stay hungry, to always stay foolish, and to always be bold during our conferences.

HANDBOOK

esteemed delegates, it is indispensable that you read and understand every and each topic addressed in this document. Take your time to peruse it.

EVENT SCHEDULES

Schedule yourself better with the schedule below. Changes concerning the schedule may happen

07:00am – 08:00am
Registration

12:00pm – 13:00pm
Lunch Break

08:00am – 09:30am
Opening Ceremony

13:00pm – 14:30pm
Council Session 2

09:30am - 10:00am
Coffee Break

14:30pm – 15:00pm
Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:20pm
Pictures

15:00pm – 17:00pm
Council Session 3

10:20am - 12:00pm
Council Session 1

07:15am - 09:15am
Council Session 4

13:15pm - 15:00pm
Council Session 5

09:15am - 09:45pm
Coffee Break

15:00pm – 15:15pm
Coffee Break

09:45am - 12:15pm
Council Session 5

15:15pm – 17:00pm
Council Session 7

12:15pm – 13:15pm
Lunch Break

07:15am - 09:15am
Council Session 8

10:00am - 12:00pm
Closing Ceremony

09:30am - 10:00am
Coffee Break

COMMITTEES

Check here the background guide of each committee

BACKGROUND GUIDE – SECURITY COUNCIL

The South China Sea Conflict

Esteemed Delegates,

Welcome to the Security Council, regarding The South China Sea Conflict. During three days, we expect you to be aware of the international threats, the world’s fragile economy and the bellicose nature of many countries, and so achieve a diplomatic solution to the problem. Thus, it is of extreme importance the reading of this Guidebook, together with your personal research regarding the above conflict.

Anna Luiza Lhamby

ANNA LUIZA LHAMBY – CHAIR

Carolina Prado

CAROLINA PRADO – VICE-CHAIR

BACKGROUND GUIDE – UN WOMEN

Female Genital Mutilation

Dear Delegates,

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an issue that is not addressed as often as it should be. For many, especially in the Western world, the practice of FGM nowadays may be unimaginable. But reality is, at least 200 million girls and women, who are alive at this very moment, have undergone this practice. Like that was not enough, it is estimated that 68 million girls are at risk of FGM until 2030.

Maria Eduarda Lhamby

MARIA EDUARDA LHAMBY – CHAIR

Laís Yukie

LAÍS YUKIE – VICE-CHAIR

BACKGROUND GUIDE – ECOSOC

Measures to Prevent Youth Recruitment by Terrorist Groups

Although terrorism has no agreed definition, this term is mostly used and understood as a way to describe the use of violence to further a political cause.

The Internet has become a very important tool for terrorist groups, because it allows them to communicate with the world much faster than before, making propaganda and recruitment of new members much easier.

Alexandre Anton

ALEXANDRE ANTON – CHAIR

Marcela Franzin

MARCELA FRANZIN – VICE-CHAIR

BACKGROUND GUIDE – UNESCO

Boundaries of Freedom of Expression

Dear Delegates,

Freedom of expression is defined as the right to express one’s opinion and feeling through speech, writing and other means of communication. The article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. “

Christie Katayama

CHRISTIE KATAYAMA – CHAIR

Ana Clauss

ANA CLAUSS – VICE-CHAIR

BACKGROUND GUIDE – HUMAN RIGHTS

The Issue of Human Trafficking in Eastern European Countries

The matter of human trafficking is not a new topic for any of us; we’ve all heard about the African slave trades that occurred during the Colonial Eras and the “comfort women”, victims of kidnapping and forced sexual labor during World War II. The cultural industry has also approached the subject, gaining billions off selling fictional and non-fictional stories about this action against individual freedom. But what about the matter itself? What has been done so far besides the history lessons and Oscar Award-winning movies?

Lizzie Finkelstein

LIZZIE FINKELSTEIN  – CHAIR

Ana Carolina Schaffer

ANA CAROLINA SCHAFFER  – VICE-CHAIR

BACKGROUND GUIDE – UNODC

Corruption in Prison Systems

In an era in which the number of prisoners has increased significantly, a discussion about the prison system in general and its faults gain relevance. An important aspect of this discussion is the corruption in the prison systems.

Marina Quartim

MARINA QUARTIM  – CHAIR

Marianna Robba

MARIANNA ROBBA  – VICE-CHAIR

Management TEAM

Meet the ones who made POSMUN possible!

Anne Aerts

Secretary General

Gabriela Grimaldi

President of the General Assembly

Isabella Arruda

Deputy Secretary General

Lucca Giusti

Head of Logistics

Gabriella Ramus

Head of Press

Caroline Krieger

Head of Ushers and Security

Beatriz Hidalgo

Head of Ceremony

Ina Becker

Faculty Advisor

Erik Nascimento Spies

Faculty Advisor