The 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami, literally "Tōhoku region Pacific Ocean offshore earthquake") was a 9.0 M. mega thrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 pm (15:46 Vladivostok time) on 11 March 2011. The earthquake triggered tsunami with waves high as 10m and washed 10km inland.
The Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 1597 deaths, 1743 injuries, and 1085 people missing across twelve prefectures, but estimated numbers are far higher, as 10,000 deaths. The earthquake caused extensive damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, dam collapse, and melt down of 2 Nuclear Power Plants. Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan are still left without electricity and 1.4 million without water.
Dear MUNRFE Clubs and Assotiates!!!
As the result of the XVIII Presidents Council in Khabarovsk, honored Khabarovsk MUNRFE Club became a kind of center for MUNRFE Activites for the year 2011, and one of the major event that is going to be conducted in beautifull Khabarovsk city is the Anniversary, X International MUNRFE Conference!
Finally, Khabarovsk had announced the name of the hero who will lead the club through all struggles of the Conference preparation and will coordinate the work of the clubs inside and outside of this project. It is our great honor to to announce Kate Vognerubova as the Coordinator of the X International MUNRFE Conference!!!
Kate is a quite experienced MUNer, having been engaged in MUNRFE since the APEC Youth Summit in Spring, 2010, and she participated in IX International MUNRFE Conference being the delegate of a powerfull USA. MD Team and all MUNRFE looks forwards to work with you, Kate! Take our sincere congratulations!!!
In the view of the fact that this summer in august we will have interesting and exciting project - FireStarter 2011, Natalia Grigorovitch, its Coordinator, with the great pleasure, officially open a call for regional coordinators! We want to notice that to be a regional coordinator doesn’t mean only to make a PR-campaign and to gather participants from your city to go to the camp, but it means that you will be the first person, who will open for participants a big door to MUNRFE-world and present a bright, unbelievable, unforgettable and the most interesting summer in their lives! If you have a desire to become a part of such project and inflame not only yourself, but also people around you - YOU ARE WELCOME!
The deadline for your applications is March, 13th, 23:59 (Khabarovsk time, GMT +10:00). Send it to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The first MUNRFE Conference ever conducted was not International. 50 delegates simulated the work of 3 committees in Khabarovsk in early Februaty of 2002. It was the first MUNRFE Regional Conference (RC). And after 9 years we will revitalize this concept and conduct the II Regional Conference in early May and again it will be conducted in Khabarovsk. On behalf of the II RC Secretary-General, Vitaliy Savenkov we would like to announce that the Call for II RC Secretariat members is opened. If you have debating and/or charing experience, knowledge and desire to become a member of the II RC Secretariat Team - you are welcome to apply. Please, use this Application Form.
The deadline for your applications is March, 12th, 23:59 (Blagoveshchensk time; GMT +09:00). Send it to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 28th of February Vladivostok club had a great opportunity. They met with Japanese ambassador. During the meeting were discussed the questions of cultural influence both countries on each other, the outlooks of further contribution between the countries after conducting APEC Summit in Vladivostok in 2012. Moreover, was discussed the future plans about APEC Youth Summit and etc.
The Ambassador, Mr. Kono, was founded as very interesting person, he was opened for dialog and diplomatic, serious in some questions and sometimes joked. For these participants it was very usefully to get to know more about Japanese youth and culture, policy and relations between Japan and Russia now and in the future, cooperation in solving some difficulties, considerations about MUNRFE, Vladivostok as "key-city", APEC summit 2012, and Japan position and proposals in United Nations
On behalf of the MD-team we are glad to announce that Vitaliy Savenkov was elected to the position of the Secretary General to the 2nd MUNRFE Regional Conference.
Vitaliy has shown the greatest devotion, creativity and aspiration to work hard on this highly important position. The concept of the Conference is really impresseve and detailed - it shows us how great the project may be and we sure that Vitaliy is ready to fulfil this concept into reality.