Sheffield International MUN Conference is returning this year in November! An established society within the University of Sheffield, SheffMUN aims to simulate the dynamics of global diplomacy and problem solving in the contemporary era. This year will feature a wide and diversified range of committees, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
This year's common theme “A Digitised World: Contemporary Online Challenges” seeks to discuss new threats like online harassment, dark web markets, and cross border propaganda. These pressing issues vary in depth and detail across the different UN committees, with each possessing different levels of mandate and jurisdiction. Principally, SheffMUN 2019 aims to provide a forum on how we can adapt to this technological change.
Lastly, the conference offers participants to experience our city of Sheffield. The city has a proud industrial and political heritage, playing a significant role in world history such as being the heart of steelmaking during the industrial revolution. Today, Sheffield is a vibrant community with a strong nightlife and a newly promoted Premier League football team! Socially, SheffMUN 2019 seeks to provide a real exposure to life in the city by providing an entailing a bar crawl and a formal dinner with all delegates.
We look forward to welcoming you to our conference this November!
Nicholas Loke Sai Kit and Jody Holland
Secretary-General & Deputy Secretary-General
A Top 100 University for 10 years running (QS Global Ranking), The University of Sheffield is located in Sheffield, United Kingdom. North of London and East of Manchester, the city is home to over 27,000 students from all across the world. Our Students Union is also ranked No. 1 in the UK for 10 years running (THE Student Experience Survey), ensuring consistent support for student societies such as our Model United Nations Society.
Founded in 2009, the University of Sheffield Model United United Nations Society will be commemorating its 10th year in operation this year! Home to engaging weekly debates about pressing world issues, the society is passionate about understanding governance from every UN represented country. Our members venture across the country and travel abroad to experience new MUN conferences each year! This year, the SheffMUN secretariat consists of 7 society members and a few helping hands from partner conferences.