Newsletter One.

May 1
Welcome from the Secretaries-General
Two years ago we set out on an epic odyssey to bring AMUNC 2009 to the University of Queensland. Now with just under 80 days left until the opening ceremony, our enthusiasm and drive is as electric as day one. Greetings and a warm welcome to all those who have expressed an interest in AMUNC 2009. By registering on the web site, joining the Facebook group, or sending us an email, you have become part of the AMUNC community, which stretches across 21countries and five continents. Many thanks to our Under-Secretary General (Marketing), Kim Wilkinson, and her energetic, creative team for organising the newsletter. They are just one part of a large, committed and talented team of over 50 volunteers who are working to bring you the best AMUNC ever. Best wishes and see you in July! Jo Sampford & Hugh Jorgensen

Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference. The University of Queensland. 12- 17th July 2009.

6 May - Due date for international delegate scholarship applications 13 May - Due date for registration fee payment (or your country reservation cancelled) 1 June - Last Date to register! 12 June - Last date to withdraw and get a full refund 11 July - Director training day 12 July - Delegate training day (compulsory) 13 – 17 July - AMUNC 2009! ---------------------------------

Welcome from Marketing
Kim Wilkinson USG Marketing
Hello and welcome to our very first AMUNC newsletter. I’m Kim, a MUN-enthusiast, journalism/ politics student at UQ, and the USG for Marketing at AMUNC 2009. I’m super excited about our first newsletter! The aim of these newsletters is to inform delegates about vital AMUNC information, such as our diverse, dynamic committees, our social events, general information about the conference, and how to best prepare. Check out our blog, Facebook and Twitter to keep abreast of the newest AMUNC news. We want to get you just as excited about AMUNC as we are! We promise this year’s AMUNC will be an experience like no other. So get excited, and get into the global debate!

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Welcome BBQ
Attention delegates: book your flights for Saturday night or Sunday morning, because the party starts at 12 noon on Sunday and you won’t want to miss it! Held in UQ’s Natural Amphitheatre, the welcome registration barbeque will present delegates with their first opportunity to meet, greet and soak up AMUNC’s friendly atmosphere. Delegates will gather on the grassy hills beside the beautiful UQ lakes to eat, drink, socialize... and of course, register for the conference. As with all conference events, the food provided will be as sustainable as possible (that means kangaroo meat!), as well as catering for all dietary and cultural needs. Hang around to join us at UQ’s ‘Second Degree’ bar at 5pm that evening. We’ll be putting on live music for AMUNC delegates.

With AMUNC 2009 less than three months away, it’s important that you check the requirements in gaining a right of entry to Australia. If you are from an ETA or eVisitor eligible country (most European countries, the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong) you can apply online at least two weeks before your departure date. If you are from a non-ETA or eVisitor country you will need to apply for a Business (Short Stay) Visa (Subclass 456) in order to enter Australia. 456 visas can take a while to process, so you need to make sure you apply as soon as possible. We are committed to helping delegates with the visa process. What we can help you with: • Provide general information about the visa and application process • Provide you with a Letter of Invitation to include in your application • Assist in liaising with your nearest Australian Embassy What we cannot help you with: • Lodge your application for you or pay the application fee • Sponsor your visit • Provide a personal reference to support your application Email us at if you have any questions.

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