Singapore’s premier high school and pre-university MUN conference
20th and 21st July 2020
Dear Delegates, Teachers, Principals, and Future Diplomats,
As the Secretaries-General of Hwa Chong Conflict Resolution & Inquiry (HCCRI), it is our honour to invite you to the ninth iteration of the flagship conference. Held from 20th to 21st July 2020, HCCRI IX will gather the most promising young leaders in the country to discuss pertinent geopolitical issues, and expose them to complex decision making on the international level.
HCCRI IX is helmed by a team of eight Secretariat members. Each member of the Secretariat is experienced, and dedicated to providing the future diplomats in HCCRI a safe and constructive learning environment. The Secretariat is supported by 22 specially-selected chairs who have undergone a rigorous training program, and are excited to guide delegates through the often tumultuous world of international relations and diplomacy.
In a world defined by tensions between countries, communities, and people, navigating these interwoven threads has become more important than ever. The theme for HCCRI IX, “Intensions”, seeks to highlight the tensions latent in every intention. In a world of fake news and hidden intentions, we hope to inspire delegates to look beyond the words and the photos, and to think critically about the narratives they have been exposed to.
This spirit is further embodied by the new and exciting line-up of councils that we have in store for delegates. Our beginners’ councils, Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), and United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), seek to strike a balance between introducing delegates to the ropes of Model UN, whilst encouraging intellectual rigour and curiosity. These councils have accessible topics which nonetheless probe delegates to think deeply about the hidden assumptions which shape international affairs, as well as their very own lives.
We also have the circuit stalwart, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which delegates discuss the most contentious issues of today, within the specific constraints of the UN’s only legally-binding organ.
For advanced delegates, we have The Chongqing Negotiations, a hybridised council set in post-World War II China with an innovative set of Rules of Procedure. Guided by partly loyalties, and yet thrown into a situation where everything is up for grabs, delegates can expect two days of intense council debate, and a genuine test of their abilities to walk the delicate tightrope of diplomatic negotiations.
In addition, we are proud to announce that the Crisis Council will be returning, ready to welcome all delegates looking for a fast-paced council experience.
With a passionate organising team, innovative councils, and engaging topics, it is our sincere hope that HCCRI will not only be a place for you to learn more about international relations and current affairs, but also for you to create memories you will treasure, forge bonds that will last, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
For more information on our conference, do check out our Instagram @hccri. We look forward to seeing you at HCCRI IX!
Annabelle Chua and Nyang Ying Zhi