Position Descriptions (Other Secretariat)

Updated October 8, 2011

Available Positions
  • Editor, UN Chronicle

  • Under-Secretary-General / Special Adviser / Special Envoy:
    • Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
    • Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Human Security
    • Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
    • Special Rapporteur on Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism
    • Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS
For more information regarding these positions, please e-mail the Director-General (dg@nwmun.org), or read the below descriptions.

Editor, UN Chronicle: The Editor is responsible for assembling and printing the UN Chronicle, which is a news briefing on the conference as it happens. There will be three issues of the UN Chronicle, one per day of the conference, and they will be distributed on Friday night, Saturday night, and at Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies. The Editor will also be responsible for assembling a special edition of the UN Chronicle on the conference at large for distribution to NWMUN’s sponsors.

Under-Secretary-General / Special Adviser / Special Envoy: These positions are responsible for serving as key members of the Simulations Team by taking part in the development and execution of any crisis. Additionally, this position is responsible for delivering information as the assigned USG on the topical / regional area of expertise. For example, the USG for Peacekeeping Operations would provide updates to the UN Security Council on issues related to peacekeeping, as well as serve as support generally on the crisis through writing and researching relevant issues, drafting press releases and communiques, etc.


Filled Positions

Under-Secretary-General / Special Adviser / Special Envoy:
  • Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
  • Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

Director of Home Government: The Director of Home Government is responsible for scheduling and coordinating all members of Home Government. Home Government is a location for delegates to check their country’s positions on issues, as well as to consult with experts in the field of international relations or a given topic.

Director of Special Simulations: The Director of Special Simulations is responsible for organizing any extra-topical simulations such as crisis situations during the conference. Prior to the conference, the Director of Special Simulations will plan simulations and recruit a simulations team to help in the execution of the crisis situation during the conference, including researching regions and/or issues, drafting documents, and delivering news to committees.

News Director: The News Director’s job is to find relevant news information and distribute it to the delegates during the course of the conference. The News Director will be a part of the simulation, presenting crisis committees with information to help them get a broader knowledge of the crisis situation as it happens. The News Director will also be responsible for creating press releases for (and from) the delegates. 

Director of Public Information: The Director of Public Information is responsible for overseeing DPI and managing its day-to-day operations. These include the processing and printing of all working papers and draft resolutions, as well as any other tasks during the conference requested by staff. DPI will also be producing the conference awards.