Amina Elnour is this year’s Secretary-General. Laila Malik and Valentina Banayoti are the Deputy Secretary-Generals. Together the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-Generals collaborate with the KICSMUN Directors and secretariat members to organize and run this conference through administrative means.
The Role of the Secretary-General:
The Secretary-General is the KICSMUN leader and is responsible for the Secretariat (the Executive Committee), and is involved and accountable for conference development, training and substance. She works directly with the Student Advisor and MUN Directors and is directly involved in deciding the conference theme, topics and offers input, advice and suggestions at anytime during debate. Some, but not all responsibilities are, overseeing all aspects of the Secretariat and organization of the conference, facilitating Secretariat and delegate training, writing welcome letters and invites, delivering opening and closing speeches for the conference, overseeing the writing of the background papers, as well as any other issues that may arise, before, during and after the conference.
The Role of the Deputy Secretary-General:
Laila’s role is to support the Secretary-General to carry out their end goal, through supervising the Presidents, Assistant Presidents, Chairs and Registrar. In addition, the DSG works behind the scenes to ensure that the conference runs smoothly and that the Secretariat is well trained and debate remains on topic.
The Role of the Logistical Deputy Secretary-General:
Valentina’s role is to lead, supervise and implement the logistics of the conference. This includes the planning and organizing of the conference in terms of merchandise as well as monitoring the Chief of Communication and Chief of Administration.
The Chief of Communication:
The Chief of Communication is responsible for all conference publicity. Maintenance of all social media networks, the website, and the publication of the conference guide and other official documents are also included in these responsibilities. The CoC works closely with the SG, DSGs and MUN Directors.
The Chief of Administration:
The Chief of Administration is responsible for the administrative Staff, as well as registration and ensuring the logistics of the conference are being maintained. The CoA works closely with the SG, DSGs and MUN Directors.
This years conference will have the Security Council, the Historical Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the Economic and Social Council. Each council has a President, Assistant President and two Chairs running them, and will debate two topics chosen by the secretariat.
The president of each council has control over the proceedings of the Council in formal debate. They are responsible for making decisions and moderating debate. They make decisions that they believe will facilitate debate better. The aim of the President is to have a well-run council that ideally can draft and pass a resolution they believe could offer a viable solution to the topic at hand.
The Assistant President:
During debate the Assistant President offers support to the President. The President is responsible for maintaining all minutes of proceedings, roll call and speakers list and the tracking of amendments and resolutions. The president is an expert on one of the topics in question, and similarly to the Chair, when this topic is being debated, the Assistant President may deal with content-based question or concern. When the other topic is being debated, they may assist the President by chairing.
The Chairs are highly involved in the substance of debate, encouraging active and inactive delegates of the Council to express opinion, while aiding in the resolution writing process. The chairs are the experts on their respective topics in question and when this topic is being debated, the Chair is available to help delegates with substance/content-based questions. This includes facilitating the merging of different working papers and including as many delegates as possible at this time, so that when the council votes on the resolutions, most members of the council have already agreed on the resolution.