Take great care of your THIMUN badge. If you do not have a badge, you will not be allowed into meetings or the General Assembly. A new badge can only be applied for at the Information Desk by a MUN-Director on behalf of the delegate. The delegate must pay a fee of EUR 30.00 at the time of request. Badge changes or new badges that are requested before 10:00 can be picked up after 14:00.
Badges will not be changed when minor spelling mistakes have been made with regards to the name of the delegate.
On Monday morning there will be briefings for the Student Officer team, MUNITY press team and the Admin Staff.
These will be held in the following rooms:
Student Officers at 08:30am – Everest Room
MUNITY Press at 09:00am – Kilimanjaro
Admin Staff at 09:00am – Amazon
All Ambassadors and Heads of Delegations are expected to attend a rehearsal for the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday at 13:00 in the KWA Theatre,
Buses and public transportation
Public Transport in The Hague is convenient and easy to use. We advise you to contact the concierge of the hotel you are staying at to find out the best way to reach the World Forum by public transport.
Your HTM Card will serve as Special Public Transport Conference Ticket and is valid when shown together with your THIMUN ID badge on any HTM bus or tram in The Hague, Scheveningen and Kijkduin from Monday 23rd January 2023 up to and including Thursday 26th January 2023.
Please note that for schools staying in hotels in Scheveningen or the City Centre additional trams (clearly marked THIMUN CONGRES) will ride between the Noorderstrand and City Centre to the World Forum between 8.00 and 9.00 am and between 17.00 and 18.00 pm. If a tram/bus is fully occupied please have your students wait for the next tram/bus which will follow asap.
Throughout the Conference week the World Forum cloakroom in the entrance lobby is available for students and MUN-Directors to leave their coats. The charge is 1.50 Euro per item. Please note however that the Convention Centre will not accept (hand)bags or laptops. You will have to keep these with you at all times.
These will be available per school on the MUNIS system after the conference has finished. When returning home the MUN-Director can print these and hand them out to the particpating delegates. If there is a misspelling in the name of the delegate please contact the THIMUN office to make the correction.
Country Delegation Stationary
Each delegation must bring a sufficient quantity of official and appropriate delegation notepaper. Recommended size for note paper is A6 and the name and the section of the receiving delegation must be clearly written on the front of the note. Notes will be screened and thrown away if they contain improper messages. Disciplinary action may be taken by the Administrative Staff or the Student Officers against any delegates abusing the system. There will be no messenger service between forums.
The large flags used during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are the property of THIMUN and may not be removed or defaced.
Although we are in a much better health situation now in comparison to the past 2 years, COVID-19 is still among us and we are obliged as an organization to inform you of the policy regarding COVID-19. THIMUN follows all recommendations from the Dutch Authorities relating to COVID measures in and around the Conference, at the moment there are no restrictions in The Netherlands.
The website for the Dutch Authorities related to COVID-19 can be found in this link (English) https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
During the Conference we recommend that the standard hygiene precautions be taken such as clean hands either with a alcohol based hand rub (hand gel pumps are provided at certain points within the building) or washing your hands. The use of masks is not compulsory but it might be the case that some may feel the need or wish to wear a face-mask.
If at any point a student or adult from your delegation does not feel well with a fever, it is advised to take a self-test, these tests can be bought at any drug-store/pharmacy, even some supermarkets. If they test positive please do not attend the conference.
Safety & Security
FIRST AID: At all times during the conference we have First Aid available located on the First Floor in front of the World Forum Theatre, near entrance door 6.
In case of an emergency, evacuation, medical or other, please inform the World Forum staff at the reception desk of the World Forum immediately and state clearly the situation and location, and follow the instructions of the crew, police or fire brigade.
Lunch will be available for all starting Monday. Lunch will be at staggered times per Committee, Sub-Commissions, ECOSOC and will be served between 11:30 and 14:00 in Pacific.
For those who have informed the THIMUN Office about special dietary requirements (allergies), their lunches will be at the front desk reception area.
Mobile Phones/Portable Audio Equipment
Delegates are allowed to use their phones to check documents or research. The phones have to remain in silent mode at all times during sessions.
There is a dedicated area for MUN-Directors only, where they can work if needed, this area will be closed off and can be found in North & Central America rooms on the ground floor.
Each school will receive two official digital photos which will be taken of each school group, including all delegates, officers, MUN-Directors and other participants of your school. The photos will be taken in the WFT lobby on the 2nd floor. Please check the time schedule (in the bag handed out to the MUN-Directors and in the agenda section of this web-app) to see at what time your school photo will be taken. Each participant will receive two digital pictures, which will be sent to the MUN-Director after the conference.
At the THIMUN Sales stand you can purchase your personal THIMUN souvenirs. The stand is located on the first floor in front of the glass wall towards the World Forum Theatre.
Opening Session of the General Assembly
The Opening Session of the General Assembly will be on Monday in the World Forum Theatre. All Committees, Sub-Commissions, ECOSOC and SC delegates can take a seat in the Theatre. There will be no seating signs and delegates can take any seat except on certain reserved rows. Entrance will be by badge only, please be seated by 15:45 at the very latest. There will be no admission after the start of the Opening Ceremonies. When the Theatre is full, the admin staff at the doors will inform those who cannot attend the Opening Ceremonies in the Theatre that it is possible to follow the live transmission in Atlantic.
A placard with the name of the delegation is provided on the basis of ONE per delegate. You need it for voting. Don’t forget to bring it with you to all sessions. Lost placards will not be replaced.
Rules of Conduct
It is assumed by virtue of the fact that participants are here for a serious programme that they are mature enough to respect others and to provide a framework within which all MUN participants can operate, with each action in good taste and appropriate to the primary purpose of their being here. Failure to follow these simple guidelines may result in participants being sent home at their own expense and schools not being invited to future sessions.
Alcoholic Beverages and Narcotic Drugs
Alcoholic Beverages may not be consumed at any time during the conference. The legal age for alcohol consumption in The Netherlands has been set at 18. The use of any form of narcotic drug is expressly prohibited.
Students Staying in Hotels and Hostels
Students staying in Hotels and Hostels are reminded that they have a great deal of responsibility towards their hosts as well as towards their fellow residents. Special financial arrangements have been made for your benefit. Your cooperation is needed to ensure the on-going success of this programme.
Since MUN sessions are very long and tiring and also out of consideration for housing families and fellow hotel guests, a curfew of 23:00 is recommended from Sunday to Thursday.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the World Forum. The designated smoking area is outside, in front of the Convention Centre.
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