The Student Officer team consists of the Executive Committee together with the Co-Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Committee Chairs and Deputies in the various forums. All Student Officers must be thoroughly conversant with Parliamentary Procedure and particularly with the current THIMUN Rules of Procedure. They must have a good knowledge of current affairs as well as of the issues on the agenda. They will be required to write a research report and must be prepared to be actively involved in the lobbying process, coordinating the work of their respective Council or Committee throughout the week.

 

In their letter of application candidates should state which position and which forum(s) they are particularly interested in. When applying for a position as a Student Officer students must be aware that they are expected to attend the mandatory workshop (09:00 – 17:00) on Sunday 28th January 2018 at the World Forum Convention Center. Please note that students in their final year at secondary school who have not previously chaired at THIMUN or at a THIMUN-Affiliated conference are unlikely to be selected.

 

For the general rules and procedures regarding individual applications, please see this page.

 

 

Executive Committee


The Executive Committee consists of:

  • Secretary General
  • Deputy Secretaries General
  • President of the General Assembly
  • President of the Security Council
  • President of ECOSOC
  • President of the Special Conference
  • Presidents of the three Commissions
  • President of the International Court of Justice
  • President of the Historical Security Council = YEAR 1968

 

Secretariat General

In appointing the Secretariat General, the Board of Directors gives priority to applicants living in the Netherlands. The Secretary General will always be chosen from applicants living in the Hague area. Students not living in the Netherlands may apply for deputy positions. However, no more than two students living outside the Netherlands can be appointed on the Secretariat General.

 

Deputy Presidents and Committee Chairs

The Deputy Presidents of the three commissions and the Special Conference will preside over the sub-commissions when they are in session and assist the President in lobbying and in the plenary sessions.

 

The Committee Chairs will each preside over one of the six GA Committees when they are in session. Most of these positions are expected to be filled by those who have already held a position at THIMUN or a THIMUN-Affiliated conference as Deputy President or Deputy Chair.

 

Deputies

In general, Deputy Presidents and Deputy Chairs are appointed in order to provide an opportunity for younger students to gain experience. It is hoped that such students will prove themselves capable and will be available to serve again at the subsequent session of THIMUN. Thus preference will be given to students able to attend in 2018 as well as in 2019.