In the middle of our MUIMUN conference are the debates. But there is a lot more to this exciting week!
Failed Peacebuilding Operations – Rape, Torture and Murder committed by Blue Helmets
The Yemini civil war – a humanitarian crisis caused by foreign interests?
Strengthening guidelines for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
Measures to ensure stability in Afghanistan as a stepping stone to bring peace to the region
Stimulating sustainable growth in countries recovering from natural disasters by promoting innovation, industry and infrastructure
Tackling the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Labour Force and the Economy
Legal Status of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Camps
Social integration of unaccompanied refugee children and adolescents
Reducing Violence against Women by Addressing Honour Killings
Reproductive Rights for Women Working in the Labour Force
Water as a human right – the necessity of sustainable development and solutions
Means to reinforce article 12 of the Paris Agreement to raise awareness and promote education and participation of the public
La economía del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe
Recursos naturales y su explotación en América Latina y el Caribe
A hypothetical case based on:
1) The crime of aggression, vis-a-vis proxy wars
2) Attributability of crimes committed during UN peace enforcement missions
My name is Saskia Millmann and I’m currently studying for a PhD in International Law at the University of Glasgow. Having previously read both Law and History I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh. Particular research interests of mine are General Public International Law and Jewish History which are also exemplified in my Doctoral Thesis that focusses on International Institutional Law and the question of non-member involvement within an International Organisation.
I have been passionate about MUN since I first participated in a conference in 2010 and have since then gained manifold experience as Delegate, Chair and Member of a Secretariat. I especially value the international atmosphere and the spirit of collaboration which also led me to pursue my current career. While I have attended close to 50 conferences so far, MUIMUN always holds a special place in my MUN calendar (and my heart) and I am therefore particularly delighted to chair the Security Council at what will be my seventh MUIMUN.
I feel fortunate to be entrusted with one of the chairing positions in the United Nations Security
Council, as this year’s MUIMUN will be my first experience with the content side of this conference. My name is Jannik Sonnenberg and I am currently studying medicine at the University of Münster in my 5th year. Having been part of the organizing team for the recent years, I got to experience many different sides of MUIMUN. For me, participating in the Münster University International Model United Nations has always been a pleasure and getting the opportunity to participate in this conference for one last time before finishing my studies is a gift. Apart from participating in MUN’s and studying medicine I am currently working on improving my Spanish skills by studying in Mexico for a semester. During the conference I will therefore most likely be a couple kilograms heavier, as the food here is incredible and I enjoy cooking, while the possibilities to go running in the streets and do some sports are rather limited. I am excited to be a part of this and looking forward to see you all in Münster at the conference!
I humbly welcome you all to the prestigious MUIMUN conference. I’m currently in my final year at the University of the Punjab, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. I entered the realm of MUNs back when I was in college and since then I’ve won my fair share of awards at various MUNs. Other than debating I have a keen interest in sports especially cricket, I absolutely love to travel and have a special place in my heart for food, so brownie points for those who’ll buy food for the chair!
Okay so as far as debating is concerned and considering the committee is DISEC, I expect the delegates to be diplomatic and work together to come up with feasible and sustainable solutions. Delegates should research extensively and try to think outside of the box. I expect everyone to at least go through the study guide, also research on various frameworks and present solutions, and how you can optimize them.
Looking forward to meet MUIMUN management and delegates.
My name is Danai Georgiadou and I am really honored to address you as the chair of DISEC committee in MUIMUN 2019. I am 20 years old and I was born and raised in Greece. Currently, I am in my 3rd year of studies in the field of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, my hometown.
International Law and diplomacy drew my attention from my school years and, hence, since then I have participated in numerous simulations of the UN and other international and regional organizations. Furthermore, thanks to my interest in world issues I have gained a variety of different volunteering experiences in the fields of gender equality, education, and human rights.
DISEC is a challenging committee for everyone, delegates and chairs. I hope that I will manage both to meet your expectations as a chair but also to make your experience an unforgettable one. Thrilling debates and a lot of sessions “on fire” are waiting for us in Munster.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Hi you guys! I’m Leah, a 21-year-old German/American currently studying Law in my fourth semester at the University of Hamburg. My involvement with the MUN world started in my first semester at the HanseMUN society. Shortly afterwards I got to join the secretariat of HamMUN17, and now I ́m participating in the secretariat again for a second round at HamMUN18. After having experienced MUN from the delegates and organizational perspective multiple times, now I am really excited to be chairing ECOSOC at MUIMUN 2019 for the first time! Besides MUN, and of course politics in general, (I guess it comes with the package), my interests lie in sports, good food and good TV shows. And, also typical for MUNers, I really love to travel and meet new and exciting people from all over the world! I am greatly looking forward to seeing you all at MUIMUN 2019 and I’m sure we will have an absolutely amazing time.come up with feasible and sustainable solutions. Delegates should research extensively and try to think outside of the box. I expect everyone to at least go through the study guide, also research on various frameworks and present solutions, and how you can optimize them.
Looking forward to meet MUIMUN management and delegates.
My name is Stavros-Christos Papakyriazis. I am 23 years old and I have a bachelor degree in International and European Studies in the University of Piraeus and I’m currently in my second undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. My main academic interests are focused on the fields of history, strategy, international relations and international law. I have a long-standing experience with the ModelUNs, both as a delegate and as a chairperson. London, Bucharest, Cyprus, Corfu and Thessaloniki, were some of the places where I’ve gathered my inherent love for this particular type of simulations. What I have learned through my years of participating in these simulations is that it does not matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned participant. There is always something new to learn and take with you in the end of it. My main belief is that balancing fun with profession is the only way to make the most out of an experience. So, let’s keep that in mind while we are living this new experience together.
As a dedicated Policy officer in European and international organizations, very ambitious to work for the Euro-Mediterranean partnership; I early understood that the idea for this partnership is rather economic, hence the choice for obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Business and Management at the National School of Business and Management Morocco. Given my deep interest in further education, I am a Fresh graduate from the European institute of Nice (France) obtaining a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International Studies (Mediterranean Branch). The programme is comprised of three trimesters each conducted at three different locations namely Nice, Tunis, and Rome. Currently, I am a former intern at the Embassy of Morocco in Rome (Italy) inside the political affaires department. In fact, I have worked for the UN SDG Action Campaign, UNESCO Centre: Law and Migration and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other international organizations involved in the process of improving the human condition by addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality, creating and sustaining hope for a better life, and building the right environment for the promotion and transmission of scientific knowledge to the future generation which are the driving force behind my intellectual curiosity.
As chair of the uniquely interesting UNHCR I am more than grateful to welcome you at MUIMUN and I am really looking forward to experience an unforgettable conference with you. Having attended various conferences abroad such as (, but not limited to) LIMUN, OXIMUN and QUIMUN, I am now very excited for my first MUN in beautiful Muenster. I´m looking forward to innovative ideas, heated debates, amazing evenings and new friendships.
During my normal, non-MUN life, I´m studying law in Berlin in my first year. Besides saving the world with astonishing delegates, I like riding my horse, playing the piano, meeting friends and discovering the Berlin nightlife. Also, I am a politically active person and I love taking part in debates about current national issues, such as the refugee crisis. Thus your chair is really looking forward to hear all of the delegates interesting opinions on the issues on the agenda.
I am convinced that this years UNHCR at MUIMUN will be as efficient as ever and I cannot wait to meet all of you in March!
My name is Bianca and I’m a 21 year old Brazilian student finishing my degree in International Relations at Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro.
I have been involved with Model United Nations since high school, in the role of delegate, chairperson or staff member in conferences in Brazil, Europe and the US.
Last year I worked as a summer intern at the United National Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) in Washington DC, serving as a program assistant at Global Classrooms DC.
This year I was the chair for the Human Rights Council at the UNESCO Center for Peace Summer Camp, as well as a facilitator and lecturer.
I’m excited to return Münster for MUIMUN 2019, especially after my amazing experience as a scholar in the 2017 edition!
This is Asim Mushtaq from Pakistan and I am honoured to be chairing at MUIMUN 2019. A computer scientist by profession, and an old school MUN enthusiast, I have been part of various MUN’s as a delegate, part of secretariat, as well as an organizer at national and international forums. I have also had the honour of being the Secretary General for four very successful national level conferences in Pakistan.
Apart from my love for public speaking and model united nations, I am an extrovert who loves travelling, meeting new people, managing events and working on new ideas. I surely love to keep pace with my multifaceted interests and be good at them. All of you have tons of free advice coming your way at MUIMUN!
Model United Nations to me is not just another event you attend but a fully wrapped box of ‘experiences’ circling around understanding of international affairs and politics through listening, debating and diplomacy.
While resolving real world issues and developing empathy for humanity, MUNs come with extra perks of learning through knowledge sharing, getting social exposure and experiencing cultural exchange through travelling and global interactions.
Therefore I am really looking forward to welcoming you all to MUIMUN 2019 coming your way this March.
Hello, my name is Winona Kamphausen. I am currently studying political science and social and economic history at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. It will be a pleasure for me to be a chair at MUIMUN 2019. I started MUN around 2 years ago and have participated at conferences like HamMUN and OxiMUN as a delegate. Additionally, I am part of my society’s executive board who organizes the upcoming GöMUN Conference. MUN has become more for me than just a hobby, it’s a great opportunity to discuss politics, travel and meet new people who are as interested as I am in politics and international issues. Besides MUN I enjoy traveling, reading a good book, watching movies and horseback riding.
This will be my second time at MUIMUN and my first time as chair and I am looking forward to fruitful debates, creative solutions, comfortable atmosphere and an overall amazing conference.
I am an Energy Engineer graduated from the National Engineering School of Monastir in Tunisia. I have always showed deep interest in Politics and International Relations. As an Engineering Technology exchange student at the University of Central Missouri in the USA, I minored in Politics covering classes such as International relations and Model United Nations.
My enthusiasm for the United Nations and MUN conferences helped me participate in 6 MUN conferences in 4 different countries including MUIMUN in 2013 and 2017, and 3 Model African Union Conferences chairing two conferences, being awarded “Best Chair” at one of them.
What’s enjoyable and impressing at MUN conferences is the new things we learn and the new people and cultures we get to know. At MUIMUN, I lived the experience to the fullest and am looking forward to take part in this 2019 conference bringing together my knowledge of MUN and passion to its cultural part, waiting to get to know all delegates and jointly work to make it a fruitful and special experience for all.
My name is Teresa and I was born and raised in Valencia (Spain), but I am currently studying Ethnology and Religious Studies at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, in Germany.
Having been raised in a multicultural environment, I discovered my passion for international relations at a young age. I came upon MUNs through a friend and joined the society of my university on 2016 and I can say without a doubt, that it was one of the best decisions of my life.
Besides MUNs I love to travel and cooking.
Hope to see you all in Münster!
My name is Matteo Schmid, I’m studying the German – Latin American Business Administration Double Degree Program (CALA) in Münster, Germany. I spent 4 months living in Cuba and about 8 months traveling through South America. I had my first MUN experience at the MUIMUN conference in 2018. About MUN I really like the international atmosphere and meeting new people from all over the world. I love to travel and to play sports like handball.
Hello everyone! I am Fury (pronounced fuh-ree), a final-year law student at the Army Institute of
Law, India. I’ve been associated with Model UN for the past nine years, and have been a part of
more than 35 conferences across Asia, Europe and North America in the capacity of a delegate,
Chair, Trainer and Organizer. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of chairing at many prestigious
conferences including ROMUN (Rome), KAIHL MUN (Istanbul), and KIIT MUN (India), and
have also worked as a Trainer at the 2018 WFUNA Youth Camp in South Korea. I’m quite
passionate about sustainable development and climate justice; I joined Samsung Engineering as a
Facilitator for their Eco-Engineering Academy 2017 in Seoul, and recently presented my paper
on Climate Financing in the Developing World at ICCF 2018 in Dhaka.
Most recently, I had the honour of being adjudged as the 2nd Best Oralist at the 2018 Nelson
Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court, organized by the UN OHCHR in Geneva, Switzerland.
Having presided over numerous legal/court simulations in the past, I am absolutely thrilled to be
the Presiding Judge for ICC at MUIMUN, and look forward to a mutually enriching experience.
Greeting to all! My name is Olya Krylova, I am 22 years old and from Ukraine. I am currently continuing my academic career with the study of international private law at the Institute of International Relations (Kyiv). In one of the projects during my studies, I was the team leader responsible for building and leading our project team (the European Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, Naples, Italy ). Also I participated in the 2018 TLI International Mock Trial Competition on American Common Law (Chisinau, Moldova), the 2017 Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition (Public International Law), (Kyiv, Ukraine), the 2016 National Moot Court Competition on Media Law (Lviv, Ukraine). Between 2016 and 2017 I held the position of the Director for International Focus Programme in ELSA (European Law Students’ Association). I believe human rights are at the core of our sacred bond with the peoples of the United Nations. I raise this point in all my papers, dedicated to human rights protection. Having been a member of the team in the various moot courts, currently being a coach of the EMC2, I have never thought that I would have the honour to be a Judge for the ICC. I hope my international background, interdisciplinary education and experience in mooting will add more diversity to the Conference. I am looking forward to making all participants acquaintance.
Get ready for MUIMUN
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Please note that there are visa fees, which have to be covered by you.
In order to receive a visa, you need to fill in an application form, which you can find on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. You need to hand in this application form together with all the necessary documents in person at your German consulate or embassy. For more information about visa requirements and procedure, visit the website of the German Federal Office here.
Do I need an invitation letter?
Possibly, you will need an invitation letter from us for your visa. In order to hand these out, we need the following information:
- Your full name
- Your gender
- Your passport number
- Your birth date
- A scan of your passport
- A scan of your student ID (or a similar document validating that you are enrolled in a university programme)
Please send all required information and documents in one Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I bring to conference?
- Valid Passportor ID according to the regulations
- Money: Make sure to bring enough Euros to cover for your breakfast, dinner, and drinks at the evening events. In the registration fee included are lunches, coffee breaks and entry for our social events. ATMs are available in many nearby places.
- Clothing: The dress code during the session is formal (European business attire or business attire from your home country). European business attire includes: Men are expected to wear a suit with a tie and women are expected to wear a suit or a dress. Shoes should be formal as well. However, we are a students’ conference, we are aware that not everyone might have full business attire to their disposal, if you are not certain, feel free to contact the Delegates’ Service (email@example.com). During the evening events, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. At the Global Village Party, you may wear a typical dress representing your home country.
- A raincoat or waterproof jacket and umbrella are recommended as Münster is famous for being rather rainy in the spring.
How do I prepare myself?
- Read the study guide (you can find the right one on the site of your committee)
- Research your committee topic and your country position thoroughly.
- Position paper: a two-page paper about the general position of your assigned country. Find an example here
- Read up on our Rules of Procedure; note there will also be a short workshop in the beginning
- Deadlines and timetable: here
1. Champagne reception
After the opening ceremony, a champagne reception is held to celebrate the beginning of an intense week full of debates, socials and MUIMUN fun.
When? The champagne corks are popped on the first evening. Non-alcoholic options and little snacks are offered as well.
Where? The champagne reception takes place in the foyer of the main building of Münster University the Schloss.
(Schloss is the German word for castle.)
2. Global Village Party
One of the many reasons to join MUIMUN is its outstanding and colorful Global Village Party. Delegates from over 40 nations share traditional food, music, and clothing from their home countries. It is a wonderful chance to experience an evening with a very special international flair.
Everyone is invited to bring food from their home countries. Unfortunately, beverages are not allowed.
To make the experience extra special you are welcome to dress up in clothes typical for your country or to dress in something that represents your country in any other way (for Germans it could be a football jersey etc.)
You may also bring music that is typical of your home country.
When? The Global Village Party takes place on the second day of the conference.
Where? At the “Cuba Nova“. (address: Achtermannstraße 10, 48143 Münster)
3. Münster MUN-Pub quiz
Do you want to test your general knowledge and compete in teams in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere? Then come to our pub quiz, enjoy some drinks with your fellow delegates while having the chance to win a special price at the end of the evening.
When? Our quiz masters are awaiting you on the third evening of the conference.
Where? At „Café Uferlos“ just next door to the university dining hall, close to Münster’s beautiful lake “Aasee”. (address: Bismarckallee 11, 48151 Münster)
4. Nightwatchman Tour
Rumour has it that there are some creatures strolling around the old parts of town during the night to protect the citizens of Münster. If you would like to explore the city and its historical sights at night, come and join the night watchmen with their patrol.
When? The night watchmen are expecting you on the fourth night of the conference.
Where? The starting point of the patrol is the old town hall right in the city center.
5. Pub Crawl
Right after this short trip into the history of Münster, we will take you back to the present. In the old parts of town, you can also strengthen yourself with a cold drink and snack while exploring the lively pub scene, where students like to spend their evenings.
When? Having finished the patrol successfully we will proceed with the pub crawl.
Where? Meeting point is on the marketplace, the square next to the cathedral (Domplatz).
6. Farewell Party
At the end of a fruitful week of discussions, it is now time to say goodbye and celebrate together before everyone is spreading out into different directions. Let’s celebrate the MUIMUN spirit one last time!
When? Last evening at the conference
Where? At the „Gazelle-Club“ near the main station (address: Servatiiplatz 1, 48143 Münster).
2018: Haile Menkerios
Our conference fee includes
- A 5-day high-quality MUN conference
- Four lunches (Sunday-Wednesday)
- Coffee, tea, biscuits, and cake during the coffee breaks of the conference; water, coffee, and tea are offered at all times
- An original, high-quality MUIMUN conference bag for each delegate
- Free entrance to our social events, including two parties, a nightwatchman tour (historical city tour) and a pub quiz
- A free edition of our daily conference magazine Westphalian Diplomat
- Other costs, such as travel expenses and accommodation are not included.
- For further information do not hesitate to contact us.
The non-profit Münster MUN e. V. (German registered association) supports the MUIMUN project actively, especially with a staff (the volontarily working MUIMUN organization team) and ideally. Additionally, it also helps in funding the project.
The MUIMUN Conference is hosted by: