ICFAI Conference of Nations one of the most acclaimed Model UN Conference in Hyderabad is back with its 3rd Edition.
ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India, which is a part of the ICFAI University (IFHE) would be organizing its third Model United Nations Conference from the 26th-28th of January 2018. The conference will see participation from approximately over 200 delegates from all over India. Apart from that ICFAI University has a student base of over 4,000 people, which constitutes of BBA-LLB, BBA-LLB, BBA, B.tech and MBA students.
ICFAI Law School (ILS), Hyderabad, IFHE Campus
Donthanapally, Shankarapalli Road
Hyderabad – 501203
26 January 2018- 28 January 2018
Instead of representing the interests of a single country, the International Press allows participants to act as unbiased journalists, reporting on the proceedings of each simulation in the Conference. You will investigate committee debates, conduct interviews, edit articles, and cover press conferences. Your work will be published in ICON’s newsletter on a daily basis and read by all ICON participants. At the conference, Reporters are both passive and active participants in committee simulations.
Reporters are responsible for observing the simulations as they unfold and disseminating information regarding those events to all of AMUN’s participants. In doing so, Reporters are responsible for conducting their own background research, whether it be gathering basic information on relevant topics or conducting interviews.
Lok Sabha, or the Lower House of the Parliament, contains elected representatives who aim to advocate for their constituents. It serves as the central legislative body of the Indian polity and has seen a combination of both, vociferous and reticent speakers while retaining its position of being the primary platform for debate and discussion on issues of national importance. It has often been demeaned by the anarchist antics of the political class.
However, at ICON we aim to simulate the Lok Sabha which enshrines cooperation rather than just confrontation.
As a law school, we find it our responsibility to not just study the law but also delve into where laws originate from – the Legislature!
We also believe that for us to achieve international peace and cooperation that the UN strives for, it is first essential to achieve this at a national level as well.
This committee is, therefore, the first step towards this initiative.
Difficulty level: Moderate
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a body independent of the United Nations that tries perpetrators of most serious crimes from an international standpoint. The legal process of the ICC is heavily governed by the Rome Statute that created it, and all of the charges put forth by the prosecutors of the court must originate from the Rome Statute. The ICC committee will be a mix of normal Model UN procedure and trial procedure. It tries individuals for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression.
With the intention to encourage more students towards the field of law, and towards the activity of MUN-ing, we have as a law school decided to make the ICC accessible ONLY TO SCHOOL STUDENTS from grade 8 to grade 12.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is a subsidiary body of the UNGA, consisting of a maximum of 47 members with three-year terms. In order to be eligible for membership, countries must be contributing to or committed to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Obviously, the scope of this Council focuses purely on human rights violation issues (e.g. the prohibition of child soldiers), and the HRC is popular for being easy and driven by good debate. As most nations agree on the necessity of protecting human rights (though not all perceive them in the same way), the HRC is ideal for MUN newcomers.
Difficulty level: Easy
United Nations Security Council
Charged with the duty of maintaining international peace and security, the UNSC is one of the principal organs of the United Nations. While there’s no doubt that the UNSC is a highly advanced and demanding committee, it is for most parts popular for being fun and competitive!
It chiefly consists of 15 member states, where 10 serve a two-year non-permanent term, while five, France, China, Russia, and United Kingdom, and the United States, serve as permanent members, all with veto power. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression.
It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of the settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to breaking off diplomatic ties and imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Difficulty level: Advanced
Crisis operates under a completely different format from regular Model UN committees, with delegates representing individuals organized into cabinets instead of states and simulating a fictional or historical event in real time. The intensity and fluidity of Crisis make it one of the most challenging committees for both chairs and delegates.
Delegates’ decisions and actions will immediately affect the perpetual crisis at hand, and the plots and predicaments that delegates will be asked to deal with are only partially revealed prior to the conference, making for an unpredictable, volatile, and urgent, but undoubtedly exciting, experience.
Delegates interested in the HCC will thus need to be prepared to partake in intensive and urgent debate while still possessing a fine-tuned handle on diplomatic conduct. Detailed research and preparation prior to the conference will be important, but wits and the ability to think on one’s feet will also be essential.
Difficulty level: Advanced
Early Bird Registrations (Closes on 31st December)
Early Bird Registration: With Accommodation: 1800/-
Without Accommodation: 1000/-
Regular Registration: With Accommodation: 1500/-
Without Accommodation: 1300/-
Early Bird Registration: With Accommodation: 1500/-
Without Accommodation: 1000/-
Regular Registration: With Accommodation: 1200/-
Without Accommodation: 1800/-
Delegates wishing to register as a delegation, please mail us at :
Priority Round of applications will close on the 10th of November
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1. Dr. M. Madhuri Irene
2. Srinidhi Rao Belman