WHAT IS PEAMUN?
PEAMUN XIII will be a one-day, online Model United Nations Conference hosted, organized, and led by the students of Phillips Exeter Academy. In prior years, PEAMUN conferences drew over five hundred delegates to Exeter's campus. Due to the ongoing state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretariat has decided to hold PEAMUN virtually once again in 2021. Building upon our successes delivering a virtual conference last year with 300+ delegates from around the world, PEAMUN XIII is a great opportunity for newer and more experienced delegates alike to show off their MUN skills.
WHO ARE WE?
PEAMUN is a Model United Nations conference developed, run, and staffed by students at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Twelve years in the making, PEAMUN is a well-developed Model United Nations conference for both novice and experienced delegates alike. Last year, PEAMUN XII drew over 300 delegates as an online conference. We cannot do this without the help of our dedicated club members, who each year volunteer their time and energy to become trained staff members and chairs. Courtesy of them, we are able to bring you eleven committees this year from Women's Reproductive Rights in Public Healthcare to the family and life troubles of Peppa Pig.
PEAMUN this year has eleven amazing committees, all staffed by our amazing club members. Our committees are a balance of fun committees, serious historical dramas, fictional worlds, and pressing world issues. You can find committees for PEAMUN XIII here.
Every Monday during the school year, our club members publish articles to this website about issues of global import. We use this mini-publication (internally called MUNdays) as a way for us to learn more about geopolitics together as a club. You can find our Out-of-Town articles here.
In preparation for the excitement of PEAMUN, we've compiled some potentially useful resources to help you develop your Model UN skills, speaking ability and diplomatic acumen. We also use them to help our delegates prepare for conferences. Feel free to peruse them here.
Rui Maicieira - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Portugal
Rui Macieira is the Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Rui Macieira was the Ambassador of Portugal to Denmark and Lithuania from 2014 to 2018. He served as Director General for Foreign Policy from 2012 to 2014; Director General for European Affairs from 2011 to 2012; Deputy Director General for Foreign Policy from 2008 to 2011; and Deputy Director General for European Affairs from 2006 to 2008.
Rui Macieira was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations in New York from 2002 to 2006. Other posts he has held since joining the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in March 1984 include Deputy Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997; Deputy Head of Mission at the Portuguese Embassy in Rabat in 1995; and First Secretary at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris from 1990 to 1995.
Rui Macieira has a degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University, in Lisbon (1982).
He was born in 1960 in Lisbon, Portugal.
READY FOR MORE?
In light of the limited resources many delegations may have at this time, and the unique circumstances surrounding online conferences, PEAMUN has decided to reduce the registration fee this year to $15 per delegate. Additionally, in an effort to give back during these troubling times, 25% of all proceeds from PEAMUN XIII will go directly to charity. Delegations unable to pay the delegate fees should contact us, as we will be happily willing to make exceptions for delegations unable to provide this "fee."