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Model United Nations

Model United Nations-conferences (MUNs) are political simulation games, in which participants slip into the role of international delegates at the United Nations. In simulated committees they discuss current international issues, work out compromises and adopt resolutions. Each participant represents a member state of the United Nations as realistically as possible with whose positions he/she has familiarized himself/herself before the conference.

The work of the committees, on one hand, consists of formal debates, which are held on the basis of the rules of procedure, which are inspired by real UN-rules of procedure and the UN Charter. On the other hand, it consist of informal sessions, in which participants can negotiate in diplomatic dialogues and work out joint drafts for resolutions. By the way: non-governmental organizations and the press are a part such a conference, as well.

Compared to conventional teaching methods, the MUN concept has three decisive advantages: First, the participants learn the working procedures of the United Nations and get to understand their meaning. Secondly, they get comprehensive insights into international politics in all its complexity. Thirdly, they develop personal competencies, train their rhetoric skills and test themselves in negotiation situations.

There are MUNs all around the world, in lots of languages and for different age groups. Each conference has its particularities – what they have in common, however, is the aim to give participants an understanding of the work of the United Nations, to strengthen their interest for and understanding of foreign cultures, and to offer them an exciting, enriching and fun-filled experience.

Model United Nations-conferences (MUNs) are political simulation games, in which participants slip into the role of international delegates at the United Nations. In simulated committees they discuss current international issues, work out compromises and adopt resolutions. Each participant represents a member state of the United Nations as realistically as possible with whose positions he/she has familiarized himself/herself before the conference.

The work of the committees, on one hand, consists of formal debates, which are held on the basis of the rules of procedure, which are inspired by real UN-rules of procedure and the UN Charter. On the other hand, it consist of informal sessions, in which participants can negotiate in diplomatic dialogues and work out joint drafts for resolutions. By the way: non-governmental organizations and the press are a part such a conference, as well.

Compared to conventional teaching methods, the MUN concept has three decisive advantages: First, the participants learn the working procedures of the United Nations and get to understand their meaning. Secondly, they get comprehensive insights into international politics in all its complexity. Thirdly, they develop personal competencies, train their rhetoric skills and test themselves in negotiation situations.

There are MUNs all around the world, in lots of languages and for different age groups. Each conference has its particularities – what they have in common, however, is the aim to give participants an understanding of the work of the United Nations, to strengthen their interest for and understanding of foreign cultures, and to offer them an exciting, enriching and fun-filled experience.

› Model United Nations Schleswig-Holstein

MUN-SH celebrated its premiere in October 2005, when, for the first time, the United Nations were simulated in the state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein. Ever since, each year more than 400 pupils come together in Kiel again in order to shape world politics as delegates of UN-member states, as representatives of non-governmental organization (NGOs), or as journalists.

Thereby, pupils advocate the interests of the state or non-governmental organization represented by them in eight different UN committees. In the meantime, the two press teams follow the debates and report, in a daily newspaper as well as in the evening news, the events of the conference from a journalist perspective.

Patron of MUN-SH is the president of the state parliament Schleswig-Holstein, Klaus Schlie. Among the state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein as co-organizer, the project is supported substantially by the bureau of the state representative for political education.

MUN-SH 2018 takes place from March 8 to 12 2018 at the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel.

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› Model United Nations Schleswig-Holstein

MUN-SH celebrated its premiere in October 2005, when, for the first time, the United Nations were simulated in the state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein. Ever since, each year more than 400 pupils come together in Kiel again in order to shape world politics as delegates of UN-member states, as representatives of non-governmental organization (NGOs), or as journalists.

Thereby, pupils advocate the interests of the state or non-governmental organization represented by them in eight different UN committees. In the meantime, the two press teams follow the debates and report, in a daily newspaper as well as in the evening news, the events of the conference from a journalist perspective.

Patron of MUN-SH is the president of the state parliament Schleswig-Holstein, Klaus Schlie. Among the state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein as co-organizer, the project is supported substantially by the bureau of the state representative for political education.

MUN-SH 2018 takes place from March 8 to 12 2018 at the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel.

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› Model United Nations Baden-Württemberg

With 15 years of experience, Model United Nations Baden-Wuerttemberg (MUNBW) has become an important institution in political education for young people in Stuttgart. Since 2002, more than 5000 pupils have experienced the United Nations first hand – as delegates of a self-selected nation, working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or as part of the diverse media landscape.

Over the years, the coference has grown continuously – and, by that, has committed to new content-related goals: An educational program accompanies the participants over the course of the conference week, from the point of view of sustainability an important contribution to environmental protection is made, and information about the conference and the United Nations is provided to all interested parties on our multimedia channels.

MUNBW is supported, amongst others, by the ministries of Education, Youth, and Sports, as well as Environment, Climate, and Energy Management, by the state association of Baden-Wuerttemberg of the German Society for the United Nations, as well as the Daimler AG, which acts as the main sponsor.

MUNBW 2018 takes place from June 14th to June 16th 2018 at the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.

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› Model United Nations Baden-Württemberg

With 15 years of experience, Model United Nations Baden-Wuerttemberg (MUNBW) has become an important institution in political education for young people in Stuttgart. Since 2002, more than 5000 pupils have experienced the United Nations first hand – as delegates of a self-selected nation, working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or as part of the diverse media landscape.

Over the years, the coference has grown continuously – and, by that, has committed to new content-related goals: An educational program accompanies the participants over the course of the conference week, from the point of view of sustainability an important contribution to environmental protection is made, and information about the conference and the United Nations is provided to all interested parties on our multimedia channels.

MUNBW is supported, amongst others, by the ministries of Education, Youth, and Sports, as well as Environment, Climate, and Energy Management, by the state association of Baden-Wuerttemberg of the German Society for the United Nations, as well as the Daimler AG, which acts as the main sponsor.

MUNBW 2018 takes place from June 14th to June 16th 2018 at the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.

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