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Getting There

A lot of the time and effort has been spent carefully selecting, hiring the team. We have three divisions under United Nations Youth Nottingham, previously there was only NUMUNA. To start two new divisions and to make sure they survive and prosper was always going to be a daunting task. The people involved in UN youth Nottingham have made it all that easier. Im very proud of the team we have, I would take the fall for any of them, they are all committed and professional.

Since the last post we have finished our website, will soon be rolling out the invites for the Champions Cup. I have had meetings with several people regarding the Champions Cup and UN Youth Nottingham. The debate division has drawn up their own plans for the whole year, the welfare has done the same. We have identified all the competitions we will be sending our delegations to.

One of the biggest obstacles in regard to our operations that we had to face this academic year has to be the fact that we are not part of the student association at our university. We are under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We have our own identity and we are independent unlike other societies or organisations on campus. So recently we were challenged and asked to register ourselves under the Student Association. After a much heated debate I was able to convince the people in charge of the faculty that we are a special society and deserve privileges over all the other societies on campus, our track record served as evidence. UN Youth Nottingham is special in regard to what it has been set out to achieve. As long as I am the head of UN Youth Nottingham it will continue to remain independent. 

Apart from that we have a lot people interested in attending the Champions Cup. It is good to see that. We will be making the Champions Cup one to remember.

With the whole team appointed we will now focus on our events for this academic year. Looking forward to a good year ahead.     

Hassaan Amer

Secetary General

UN Youth Nottingham

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UNAM-Nottingham

14th September- By 4 against 1, it has been decided that NUMUNA will become a subsidiary under the UNAM-Nottingham. Agreement with United Nations Association Malaysia is expected to be made in October.

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer

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Room Bookings

The chair applications were opened on the 14th of August, this was not planned in truth. Our hand was forced due to some circumstances. The Chair applications were up and online with in 30 minutes of the decision to open the Chair/Director applications. It was more of a marketing move, rather than the need to open the applications.

On the 26th of August the orders for something really special were made, I think delegates from all around the world will welcome and look forward to it. I had to actually convince a friend and an associate of mine to let me go ahead with the move as he deemed it, "Too expensive". It took me 10 minutes to convince him otherwise, as I believed it is something MUNs need. 

Our invitation data base has increased by around 118 new institutions, a total of over 300 institutions, ranging all across the globe.

The only set back to report is that the rooms which were requested to be booked for the conference and training sessions have not been booked yet. As the study year has not started yet, sadly the rooms were not booked. By tradition, rooms are usually booked in December for the conference, but we plan on booking them on the first day of the study calendar year.

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer

 

 

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Old archives

This whole week I have spent my time going through all the past documents, since the formation of NUMUNA back in 2010. I believe all the documents needed, plans to be planned have been done. Now all we need to do successfully make a team and put all these words into action. The team should be made by made October.   

Time to enjoy the summer. Away from NUMUNA work for now.

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer

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Contact Details

June 3- It was Officially the last day of the previous society members.

June 4- The website has been updated with all the contact details, Twitter link has been added as well. Will probably be making a new instagram account soon. 

Today a debate was initiated on the launching of UN Youth Circle and Dissolving all MUN clubs, within the Malaysian MUN clubs and societies. Azfar and I will discuss and reach a consensus and act upon it regarding the matter. 

Rain Rain!!

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer 

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Big Steps

31st May- Today I approached people experienced in getting sponsorships for University Events. The discussion seems fruitful at this point. I have offered a few people who I trust and know their work, a position on the organising committee for the upcoming Nottingham University Model United Nations. Oh, not to forget Azfar and I have pretty much made a detailed draft schedule for NUMUN. Its quite different, and exciting. We will be keeping all the details to ourselves at the moment. We will however update the website with a simple schedule plan, giving not too much away. 

1st June- Into the early morning, i have started compiling a list of MUN society's we would like to invite to our MUN. This was aided immensely by my friends taking part all across the globe, few are even founders of their own MUN society's. Next step, getting the event details done, this might take some time though.

Sunglasses are quite handy these days.

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer

 

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Progress

31st May- I discussed financial ideas today with people working in high posts, at well established multi national companies.  It was exciting as i began to understand that even though I am doing BEng in Mecahtronics Engineering, I still enjoy the financial and marketing side of the world. My mom says it's in my genes (whatever that means).

The next goal is to write down the NUMUN proposal, figure out the number of positions we have available for the NUMUN 2016, get the society structure figured out and off course keep improving the website. Hopefully will get this all done soon before i leave for my summer vacation.

Summer is getting really hot.

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer 

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It Begins!

5th May, Azfar and I were called to meet Arvind Jay, the Secretary General  of 2014-2015.

6th May, it was decided that for the first time there would be two Secretary Generals (SG's), to reduce the work load and bring more creative ideas to the fold. The Secretary Generals will have equal powers and are free to chose their own society president. The SG's, are able to over rule any decision, made by the president or any other member of NUMUNA, though all the event and society members decisions are to be respected by the SG's.

Official: Azfar Mustafa and Hassaan Amer appointed as Secretary Generals of NUMUNA 2015-2016. 

Soon after our appointed it was decided by Azfar and myself that we will once again be hosting NUMUN early 2016. (Dates are to be confirmed). 

On 19th May a few hours after my second exam of my second year, I started working on the NUMUN website. On 25th May 2015 the website was online a day before my final exam.

Azfar and I, both  can promise you Nottingham University Model United Nations will be amazing this year, It would be more than just about the debate, the people,the socials (**No spoilers**). We have all these ideas in our head to make it different, exciting and revolutionary. We look forward to working together and with the NUMUN team that will be appointed once the year 2015-2015 at University of Nottingham starts. 

Have a amazing summer guys. 

Secretary General

Hassaan Amer

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