May 7 Newsletter: Group Reservation, TIUMUN, and the Weaponization of Space.

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Greetings, everyone!

First of all, we would like to thank all of the participants who have applied for MUN@TIU 2018. We are all happy and excited for all of you to be a part of our university’s first ever MUN conference in Japan!

For those who would like to apply for the conference and haven’t, we would like to remind you that today is the last day to grab the last remaining early bird tickets; but do not fret! Our regular reservation will last from May 8th until May 31st. Make sure to secure your spot in our conference!

At the same time, we would like to introduce our group reservation package, in which participants from the same institution will be able to register at the same time and receive a cumulative 5% discount per person. For example,  a two-people group will receive a 10% discount on the final fee they need to pay, 15% for three-people group, and 20% for four-people group. In addition, groups will have the priority during check in at the venue! Click on this link for more information: https://tiumun.com/reservation.

Now, Golden week is over and everything is starting to happen on a full swing! It is time for our teams to get back to work and deliver to the participants our best effort. This week, we have some words from the directors and the academic team! Let’s give it a look!

The Tokyo International University Model United Nations Club (TIUMUN)

TIUMUN first started as a circle in 2016 consisting of several international students who are in the English Track Program. The club then became one of the university’s varsity club. After becoming an official TIU varsity club, members became feverishly ambitious to showcase their diverse set of strengths to the world. New members from all around joined in, making our club one of the most diverse clubs in the university and in all Japan. The stakes were high and efforts paid off. Out of the 4 conferences students of TIUMUN have attended in the past year, all 4 of them awarded members with various awards. Practice really does make perfect! The members of TIUMUN are looking forward to translating these achievements into an exceptional conference that raises the bar of MUN conferences in Japan.

For more information and updates about our current endeavor, please do follow us on our social media accounts!

Agenda of MUN@TIU 2018: The Weaponization of Outer Space

Space has been a fascinating and interesting frontier to explore and utilize in this 21st century world of ours. Since the launching of the satellites, the militarization of outer space including its so-called peaceful uses also started. The weaponization of outer space, on the other hand, is generally understood as the installation of devices with destructive capacity in the orbit. However until now, space has remain to be non-weaponized. This situation might change quickly with country such as US, China, and Russia are allegedly pursuing anti-satellite weapons. The present international space laws offer room for maneuvers that can provoke instability of international peace and security, disturbing international instruments related to nuclear weapons and missiles, and possibly leading to a new arms race.

The first committee of the UN General Assembly also known as Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), is concerned with disarmament and any threats to the international community as we know it. The endeavors of DISEC focus on seeking solutions to all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to any other organ of the UN while promoting cooperative measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

For more information about the agenda, please check out our Agenda page . Keep an eye on it because we will publish our comprehensive  background guide really soon!

Reminders

We will upload a weekly newsletter every Monday, so keep a close eye to our website every week! Also, there also will be an update if there is an update about policies, background guide, and keynote speakers! To not miss any updates, please do follow our social media account on Facebook and Instagram. If you have any inquiries, feel free to ask your questions through our Contact Us function or message us through our SNS account! We hope you will have a great week ahead!

Best,

TIUMUN Administration