MMUN Leadership Structure
At past MMUN conferences, the Leadership has been referred to as the Dais with responsibility for the running of the committee. The Dais contained a Chair, Senior Secretariat and Secretariat Members, who were teachers, university or high school students, older than the delegates and seen as an authority figure.
At the UN and now with MMUN4UN procedures, the UN secretariat and the Bureau are two distinct and separate organs. The Leadership is called the Bureau, which is made up of Chair, Vice Chair and Rapporteur. Some Committees also have a MMUN Secretariat, who acts as a mentor to the Bureau. At the UN, experts who advise the committee are the Secretariat, and UN Staff. The Chair is responsible for managing the committee. One of the founding principles of the UN is the sovereignty of the member states, which is reflected in the fact that the Chair exists to serve the member states.