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In 2000, 189 nations commenced the new millennium with a promise to free people from extreme poverty. In order to honour this promise, signatories to the Millennium Declaration would commit themselves to addressing eight factors that were identified as perpetuating the divide between the developed and developing. These factors, in an unprecedented demonstration of global cooperation, were transformed into goals – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs include: 1. Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, 2. Achieving universal primary education, 3. Promoting gender equality and empowering women 4. Reducing child mortality rates, 5. Improving maternal health, 6. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, 7. Ensuring environmental sustainability, and 8. Developing a global partnership for development

enthusiasm and commitment to attaining the vision embodied by the MDGs. Others suggest that the current framework is incapable of achieving true, sustainable development, and that we should adopt a new paradigm. To this end, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability recommended the introduction of a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Then there is the possibility of adopting one more goal, a ninth goal, to address the shortcomings of the current agenda. Resolving the post-2015 dilemma is no easy task; however, regardless of your preference for the future of global development, one thing is certain: the resolution of this issue is more urgent than ever. What changes do you think the world needs to make in order to eradicate extreme poverty and secure a sustainable future?

In 2015, the MDGs are set to expire, and although it is undeniable that we have come a long way, a world in which every member of the global community has access to minimum standards of living, and where every state has the means and methods to secure a sustainable future, is not yet a reality. As 2015 quickly approaches, we are faced with a dilemma: where to from here? Unfortunately, opinions in regard to the design of the post-2015 development framework are divided. Some argue that the current goals are sufficient, and that all that is needed is renewed 04

Source:http://www.onejustworld.com.au/Upcoming-Forums#The-Recipe-forEradicating-Poverty-Melbourne


PRE-C PRE-CONFERENCE TRIPS


1-17 MARCH

.......................................................................................... Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013

.......................................................................................... In 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (1-17 March) returns to the source - Earth - with a global celebration of getting your hands dirty, growing and making it yourself, and savouring local produce.

The Festival brings to life every little nook and laneway across Victoria with spectacular events throughout 17 days from hands on experiences and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours to memorable dinners and exhilarating crawls. www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au General enquiries: trips@worldmun.org

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14-17 MARCH

.......................................................................................... 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

.......................................................................................... The 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has the power to amaze, thrill and excite with four days of adrenaline fuelled action with the fastest cars coming to Melbourne’s spectacular Albert Park street circuit for the opening round of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

with the main one hour show on Sunday following the Formula 1 Race. With plenty of thrilling attractions and a range of ticket options including 4 day Grandstand tickets and single day General Admission tickets, everyone can experience the most exciting event on Melbourne’s social calendar.

If that’s not enough, Nitro Circus Live are bringing their adrenalin filled show to Melbourne. You can catch the shows daily

www.grandprix.com.au General enquiries: trips@worldmun.org

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Volunteer for WorldMUN! Committee Volunteers are an integral part to the running of the conference. Committee Volunteers will be responsible in assisting Chairs and delegates with communication and document delivery within the committee sessions. This includes assisting Committee Chairs in running the conference programs, setting up the committee and communicating with the delegates and the Secretariat. Prior and during conference, Volunteers will participate in workshops alongside personnel from Harvard, Monash and RMIT universities as well as listen to guest lectures by senior diplomatic figures form well-known institutions across the world, including the UN and the Australian Government. Committee Volunteers will also be involved in the two biggest events held at the WorldMUN conference, the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Volunteers will be present alongside over 2000 delegates from over 65 countries as well as VIP guests from the corporate and public sector. Guest speakers at these ceremonies will potentially include personnel such as the Lord Mayor, the Prime Minister, as well as other senior Australian government and UN figures. Benefits of becoming involved: - Meet and network with over 2,200 student delegates from all around the world; - Observe committee debates discussing current international issues; - A chance to participate and put your debating skills to the test in Model United; Nations conferences prior to the actual conference; - Participate in an afternoon MUN session with members of the Host Directorate and Committee Chairs; and - Work alongside other enthusiastic and energetic Volunteers such as yourself! Interested? Contact volunteers@worldmun.org

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POST-CONFERENCE TRIPS


.......................................................................................... New Zealand

.......................................................................................... Come and visit Australia’s closest neighbour! Beginning in Christchurch, we will tour the incredible Fox Glaciers and the picturesque mountains and gorges. Queenstown will offer any adventurer the opportunities of a lifetime: bungee jumping, mountain biking, giant swing, hikes… or perhaps a relaxing day of restaurants, cafes and bars is your thing – it’s all on offer here! Continuing the adventure is a trip to the famous Fiords where you will come across a landscape of spectacular mountains and waterfalls and then experience the highly anticipated Milford Sound Cruise! Fur seals and bottlenose dolphins are often seen and you will love cruising the Tasman Sea later that same day. A chance to meet and understand the Indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori People, will take place in Lake Ohau and Mt Cook Village, as well as the chance to learn about the Kiwi Farm Experience and all those sheep! New Zealand is a must see and worth the short journey from Australia! For more details about this amazing trip, check out the itinerary here: http://melbourne2013.org.au/trips-and-tours/post-conference-trips/new-zealand/ If you have any enquiries, please contact trips@worldmun.org

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.......................................................................................... Alice Springs

.......................................................................................... Alice Springs is Australia’s Red Centre! This 5-day trip will take place in the Central Australian desert, where you will camp in the famous Aussie Outback! Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a stunning and spiritual site and, with your Aboriginal guide, you will learn the history and culture of the Australian Indigenous People. This trip will include hikes, camel rides and hundreds of species of animal and plants found only in the Australian desert. Immerse yourself in the quintessential and picturesque nature of Alice Springs, a cultural experience you will never forget! If you’re seeking an adventure, check out the itinerary here: http://melbourne2013.org.au/trips-and-tours/post-conference-trips/alice-springs/ If you have any enquiries, please contact trips@worldmun.org

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SOCIAL EVENTS


17 MARCH

.......................................................................................... Night Zero

.......................................................................................... Night Zero is your first tantalizing taste of Melbourne’s electric nightlife and the beginning of the incredible week that is WorldMUN. Our welcome party is set to go off with a bang; so come break the ice, dress in your most outrageously glittering outfit, say g’day to your fellow delegates

and share some drinks with the organising team. You will not be disappointed by the fantastic entertainment, great tunes and drink specials that Night Zero has to offer. For general enquiries, please contact socialevents@worldmun.org

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19 MARCH

.......................................................................................... Melbourne Spring Carnival

.......................................................................................... Melbourne Spring Carnival is set to be a night of glamour, elegance, entertainment, and fun. The celebration of Melbourne as the ‘Cultural Capital of Australia’ is the focal point of the night’s festivities, and we invite all delegates to join in the gloss and glam. Ladies, clip on those fascinators and stylish

hats; Gentlemen, shine up yours shoes and suit up; with a picturesque beachside view and delicious canapés, tonight is the night you do not want to miss! For general enquiries, please contact socialevents@worldmun.org

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PROJECT C: Behind the Scenes

After weeks of pre-production preparation, filming began on what the filming cast and crew dubbed Project C. After overwhelming interest and many potential participants fighting it out for a position in this prestigious production, we managed to narrow the cast down to six people in what can be best described as an Idol-esque elimination process. Each cast member had the task of assuming the roll of various (stereotypical) delegates, with the production detailing the WorldMUN experience for each in a different storyline. Project C’s producer, Merry Hoang, stated that the universal nature of this production was designed

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to be as inclusive as possible, and to enable every viewer to be able to identify with one (or more!) of the characters and feel welcome to Melbourne. For both Merry and Malahat, Project C symbolises more than a promotional video – it manifests community, prosperity, intelligence, coexistence, and the hope that these six markedly different minds could come together and experience the WorldMUN Spirit. Rumours rapidly spread throughout the Host Directorate that the production team would be using Pink Giraffes as


props and the complete soundtrack to The Godfather as Project C’s score. Rest assured, however, as these we just whispers with no basis whatsoever… Filming commenced at 9:30am sharp at Crown Metropol, and concluded at 3:30pm at Crown Promenade. If it was not for everyone’s tight schedule, we definitely would have stayed back to lounge around the pool and explore the bars!

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Meet the Host Directorate G’day Everyone! My name is Callen Peacock and I am one of the Deputy Directors of Sponsorship for the 2013.

Callen Peacock

Deputy Director of Sponsorship callen.peacock@worldmun.org

Harvard WorldMUN, being held in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia. This is a very exciting position for me, allowing me to go out and approach different businesses and organisations with the WorldMUN Spirit and allow them to help us make the 2013 WorldMUN better than ever. This is my first experience with WorldMUN and can’t wait to experience it to its fullest. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Business at RMIT with a Major in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Finance, with a touch of Spanish and German. With a passion for business and creation, being an entrepreneur has come naturally to me as breathing, and I can’t wait to put the skills I have learned from my studies and my career in Event Management to the test with WorldMUN 2013. In my spare time I love to travel and experience new places, new people and new cultures, whether it’s a road-trip around Australia or island hopping with a few mates in our own Cessna 172. I’ve spent time abroad, including a 6 month trip in Germany and trips to New Zealand and New Caledonia. I love staying active as well, enjoying sports such as AFL, basketball, martial arts, and heading down to the gym. I look forward to meeting you all over the 5 days and if I can help in any way, I’m only an email away! Cheers, 22


Worst experience? (WorldMUN) The first time a sponsorship proposal has been rejected.

mash potato, roast vegies and mushroom sauce on the side with a glass of shiraz to go with it.

Best experience? The feeling of purpose and unification from the first directorate meeting and hearing the combined vision for WorldMUN 2013.

How do you spend your free time? Free time…? That’s a strange concept for sure, but if I manage to get any, I like to spend it working on new business ideas and markets, flying around Victoria, cooking, learning something new, and a bit of gaming as a guilty pleasure!

Favourite place in the world A small pub in the heart of the Black Forest, Germany, called Eselsbeck – my favourite watering hole in the northern hemisphere and has the best ham and cheese toasted sandwich anywhere. Period. You’re stuck on an island. You can take 5 things. What are they? First off I’d take someone with me so as to not endure that by myself – I’d pick my girlfriend, but she might have something to say about that, so I’d take my best mate! Favourite hangout place in Melbourne My two (yes, two) favourite places to hangout in Melbourne are Section 8, an incredible open air bar comprising of an open block of bitumen off China Town, with 2 shipping containers and a 100 pallets that make up one of the coolest bars to chill at. The second is the Gin Palace, an underground cocktail lounge that produces the best Stubby Collins and has one of the most innovative cocktail lists in the city that is simply bursting with character. Start with Section 8 and finish with the Gin Palace. Perfect evening. You can eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? A medium-rare eye fillet steak with creamy 23

Tattoos or Piercings? Tattoos, without a doubt! Your favourite physical feature On me, well… I am quite attached to my beard, but otherwise I’d say my calves. If this were the 16th century, they’d say I have kingly calves! Song you’re listening to. Not a song, but a tv show – The Newsroom! Last artist I was listening to though was the Jane Austen Argument. One thing on your bucket list Create my own company Night-time hangouts in Melbourne you should know about are….. Seriously, check out Section 8 to begin with, then head to the Dumpling House next door for dinner and finish with a couple of cocktails at the Gin Palace. My party trick is No real party tricks to speak of, unless you count singing German folk songs towards the end of the party!


Dear Delegates, My name is Stacey Binnion and I am thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Melbourne WorldMUN Host Team. I am the Senior Director for Hospitality, and as my first experience with WorldMUN I’m looking forward to the journey, the challenge and sharing my love of Melbourne with you.

Stacey Binnion

Senior Director of Hospitality (Visas and Travel) travel@worldmun.org

I’m studying an Arts/Science double degree at Monash University, majoring in French and Geographical Science, specialising in International Development. I also study Spanish and have a deep and vested interest in International relations and Humanitarian work, which I’m hoping will help facilitate the creation of more sustainable communities in developing countries. During my spare time I love to travel and keep up with the amazing range of dining and nightlife experiences that Melbourne has to offer. I look forward to welcoming you all to our fantastic city and I’m sure it is going to be an incredible experience for all those involved. 24


Worst experience? The constant inundation of emails to reply to can get a bit tedious at times, but at the same time it has been so great to get to know delegates before they arrive in Melbourne for WorldMUN. Best experience? As well as all the delegates I've been in contact with, working so close with the Melbourne Host Directorate has been a lot of fun. Despite most of us studying at the same university, we all have extremely varied interests and study backgrounds which always keep discussions interesting and lively.

Acland Street in St Kilda just a stone's throw away from the beach. You can eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? Avocado-As I like to call it, an avo a day keeps the doctor away! How do you spend your free time? When I'm not feeling guilty about having WorldMUN emails to get on top of, I'm either researching my next travel destination, hanging out with my friends and family, at the gym or taking an impromptu getaway exploring Mebourne's surrounding areas.

Favourite place in the world I've been lucky enough to have seen some pretty impressive places. Hoi An in Vietnam has definitely been a highlight as has Luang Prabang in Laos and Angkor, Cambodia. The nightlife in Berlin is unrivaled and the few weeks I spent in Chamonix, France were magical. I've developed a passion for travel, but I know that nothing can rival the comfort of my home-Melbourne.

Tattoos or Piercings? Some things are just not made for sharing...

You’re stuck on an island. You can take 5 things. What are they? The Beach by Alex Garland to keep our options open of what to do on a deserted island, Green Tea, my iPod equipped with all of my favourite artists, scuba diving equipment and tweezers, to tame those unruly hairs!

One thing on your bucket list I really want to take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Russia to China. I'm not game enough to do it in Winter, so I'll have to try and make time in Summer. I have a sponsor child in Mongolia who I would really like to meet in person so I'd love to make a detour to Mongolia too!

Favourite hangout place in Melbourne Given Melbourne's temperamental climate you can never have too many options accommodating different climates. Whether it's watching a movie at the Rooftop Cinema whilst looking over the city at nighttime, having a picnic in the Botanical Gardens, checking out the music scene at a laneway bar or enjoying drinks with friends at one of the many bars on

Night-time hangouts in Melbourne you should know about are….. Pony Fish Island bar on the Yarra River.

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Your favourite physical feature I have a weird attraction to clear skin. If you're a regular exfoliator and moisturiser I'll sure to be your friend. Song you’re listening to. We could forever- Bonobo

My party trick is Although I'm a tad reluctant to say, I have a double jointed shoulder. Although it doesn't really get brought out to many parties. It's usually my dance moves that make the party



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