At the Conference

NMUN•Galápagos 2018 Preliminary Conference Schedule

This preliminary schedule is provided to give you an idea of what to expect. It is subject to change. It was last updated 14 November.

 Friday, 5 January

All Day

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador
Wyndham Quito Hotel has a free shuttle from Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Most flights will arrive very early Saturday morning

Saturday, 6 January

7:30 am – 8:15 am

NMUN Conference Registration

Wyndham Quito Hotel Lobby

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Bus Tour of Quito (a UNESCO Site)
(buses depart from Wyndham Quito Hotel at 9:00 am)

Wyndham Quito Hotel Lobby

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lunch (at your own expense)

On Your Own

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Ceremony and Reception
(bus departs Wyndham Hotel at 5 pm)

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Sunday, 7 January

7:00 am

Luggage Drop for Flight from Quito to San Cristóbal Island

Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel Lobby

10:40 am - 1:10 pm

Flight from Quito to San Cristóbal Island
(we will head to the airport at least three hours before this time)

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Opening Ceremony

Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Committee Session I

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Monday, 8 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Session II

GAIAS, See Locations Below

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Committee Session III

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Tuesday, 9 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Session IV

GAIAS, See Locations Below

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Committee Working Session V

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Wednesday, 10 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Working Session VI

GAIAS, See Locations Below

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Committee Working Session VII and Voting

GAIAS, See Locations Below

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

Thursday, 11 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community Service Projects
Volunteer for a range of environmental and community development projects on San Cristóbal Island. Sign-up sheets will be available at GAIAS.  

Friday, 12 January

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Discover Galápagos by Sea
Visit Kicker Rock, snorkel, and swim with Galapagos sharks, whitetip sharks, large rays, pelagic and reef fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and many other species unique to this locale. Spend time at a hidden beach.

Saturday, 13 January

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Discover Galápagos by Land
Visit the giant tortoises at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. Observe baby tortoises in cages and older ones roaming freely. Drop by the visitors center for an in-depth look at the painstaking efforts put forth to help save this endangered animal. Box lunch included.

Sunday, 14 January

10:00 am

Depart for the Airport for Flight from San Cristóbal Island to Quito

1:45 pm - 6:10 pm

Flight from San Cristóbal Island to Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Sun. night/Mon. am

Journey Home

Most flights will depart very early Monday morning, book carefully

Committee Locations - Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS)

COP

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

GSC

HLPF

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Room 2

SC

Security Council

Room 5

UNEA

United Nations Environment Assembly

Room 1

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Room 3

UN-Habitat

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Room 4

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