The Conference

In the center of our MUIMUN conference are the debates. But there is a lot more to this exciting weekend!

Workshops
Get ready for MUIMUN
Committees
Socials
Conference
Our Patrons
Fees

MUIMUN 2023 is back! This year’s motto:
Peace of the powerful? Rethinking international cooperation
May 16th – 19th 2023

Committees

Conference

This years committees are out!

Security Council (UNSC)

The Security Council was established in the wake of World War II and consists of fifteen members, of which five are permanent members and ten are non-permanent members. Keeping the world in peace and in international security by adopting binding resolutions with the veto power is an essential duty.
Difficulty: Expert Committee – Expected number of delegates: 15

United Nations Conference on trade and development (UNCTAD)

The organization within the United Nations Secretariat that promotes the interests of developing countries in world trade. The primary objective of UNCTAD is to formulate policies relating to all aspects of development, including trade, aid, transport, finance and technology.
Difficulty: Intermediate – Expected number of delegates: 50

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Founded in 1964, the IMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping. The IMO’s primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes maritime safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping.
Difficulty: Intermediate – Expected number of delegates: 50

Historical Crisis

Difficulty: Expert – Expected number of delegates: 25

UNESCO World Heritage Committee

UNESCO’s primary role is to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world. The Commiiteee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance at the request of States Parties.

Difficulty: Beginner – Expected number of delegates: 21

Ausschluss für die friedliche Nutzung des Weltraums (COPUOS)

Der Ausschuss für die friedliche Nutzung des Weltraums (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, COPUOS) wurde 1959 von der Generalversammlung eingesetzt, um die Erforschung und Nutzung des Weltraums zum Nutzen der gesamten Menschheit zu regeln: für Frieden, Sicherheit und Entwicklung. Der Ausschuss hatte die Aufgabe, die internationale Zusammenarbeit bei der friedlichen Nutzung des Weltraums zu überprüfen, weltraumbezogene Aktivitäten zu untersuchen, die von den Vereinten Nationen durchgeführt werden könnten, Weltraumforschungsprogramme zu fördern und rechtliche Probleme zu untersuchen, die sich aus der Erforschung des Weltraums ergeben.

Schwierigkeit: Anfänger – Erwartete Anzahl von Delegierten: 30

Union Africaine (Français)

L’Union africaine (UA) est une organisation intergouvernementale d’États africains créée en 2002. Ses buts sont d’œuvrer à la promotion de la démocratie, des droits humains et du développement à travers l’Afrique. L’organisation vise à le renforcement de la coopération et de l’intégration des États africains afin de stimuler la croissance et le développement économique de l’Afrique.

Difficulté: Intermédiaire – Nombre attendu de délégués: 30

Conference

Soon: Your Board

Get ready for MUIMUN

MUIMUN 2022 is a “hybrid-conference”.

Unlike last year,  we’re planning to have the major part of the conference take place iperson in Münster under hygiene regulations, while allowing for those that want to participate but are unable to attend the conference in Münster to take part in our conference virtually.

In case German restrictions won’t allow us to hold a conference in presence by May, we would switch these “offline-committees” to online as well, but inform you with sufficient anticipation.

Entry and quarantine regulations might apply to you, visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office here for more information. (Subject to change)

In general, most Non-EU citizens (or Non-Schengen citizens) require a visa to stay in Germany. Please check if you need a visa here.

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 delegates@muimun.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 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 (delegates@muimun.org). During the evening events, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. At the International Friday 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 RoP ; note there will also be a short workshop in the beginning
  • Deadlines and timetable: here

Any further questions?

FAQ or contact delegates@muimun.org

Last Year's Workshops (MUIMUN 2022)

Among our main goals is to promote and convey a deeper understanding of the United Nations and international politics. Thus, one afternoon of the conference is reserved for our workshop programme “MUIMUN meets experts”. You will get the chance to meet professionals from the field and approach international politics from a different angle.

A brief History of conspiracy theories and cognitive fallacies – Marc Stallony

During the first month of the Covid-19 Pandemic 2020 the popularity of certain telegram groups arose globally. Most of them spreading misinformation about possible hazards of vaccines and the possible causes of the virus itself. Some of them were just frightened citizens trying to handle an unpredictable situation, some others fell into the dangerous spirals of conspiracy theories. Where do these conspiracy theories come from, how long do they exist and what do they do to people who engage with them? Those and similar questions will be discussed by Marc Stallony in his workshop about conspiracy theories and cognitive delusions.

Marc Stallony currently works at the innovation office of the University of Münster. He is part of the team of Idea Mining, a project for solving problems by national and international companies and institutions innovatively. With his specialisation in psychology he is more than adequate to teach the delegates of MUIMUN about the cognitive effects of conspiracy theories.

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During the first month of the Covid-19 Pandemic 2020 the popularity of certain telegram groups arose globally. Most of them spreading misinformation about possible hazards of vaccines and the possible causes of the virus itself. Some of them were just frightened citizens trying to handle an unpredictable situation, some others fell into the dangerous spirals of conspiracy theories. Where do these conspiracy theories come from, how long do they exist and what do they do to people who engage with them? Those and similar questions will be discussed by Marc Stallony in his workshop about conspiracy theories and cognitive delusions.

Marc Stallony currently works at the innovation office of the University of Münster. He is part of the team of Idea Mining, a project for solving problems by national and international companies and institutions innovatively. With his specialisation in psychology he is more than adequate to teach the delegates of MUIMUN about the cognitive effects of conspiracy theories.

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Negotiation Skills – Henning Höber

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Negotiations are a recurring part of both our private and professional lives. But many of us – and even experienced political leaders – know little about the strategies, tactics and applied psychology of effective bargaining. The workshop is designed as a crash course in basic and intermediate negotiation techniques, based on the proven methods of leading law schools and business schools. Participants will explore distributive and integrative bargaining tactics in two highly interactive simulations. These role plays enable them to experience the essential concepts and pitfalls of negotiation first-hand and reflect upon their performance during the debriefing of the case studies.The workshop is limited to 30 participants and requires the willingness to actively negotiate with a randomly assigned counterpart during the session.

Henning Höber is a lecturer in the departments of business administration and political science at the University of Münster, where he is teaching negotiation and dispute resolution. 

COVID-19-Crisis as an Opportunity – Dietrich Zaps

Do we have to become worried about a substantial/ dramatic negative impact to the global economy by the Covid-19- pandemic? Does the Covid-19- pandemic have the potential to become a game changer in the global race for the dominance of eco-political systems? What is the lesson, we can take from Covid-19 facing transnational and trans-regional challenges? Based on economic analysis’s of recent crisis, we will discuss the Covid-19 pandemic impact and effects to the global economy. Facing the power of the Covid-19 virus family and its capability to attack people, independent from its cultural, socio-economical and political background, might initiate and deliver multilateral strategies to manage global challenges.

Dietrich Zaps, today, is working as an indented consultant with focus to the automotive industry. He is holding advisory mandates and assignments on behalf of global players mainly related to the automotive sector. While having hold top management positions at Tier 1 suppliers in various segments of the global automotive/vehicle industry, the management of intercultural, complex organizations had been a key element and challenge in his professional career. Heavily influenced by the Japanese management culture, he built up networks in Asia, (China, Korea, Japan), lived in the USA and managed personally several years as President & CEO the US operation of a German Tier 1 supplier in the NA. Beyond other assignments in Germany, he successfully restructured the disrupted high tech component business case of a US American Tier 1 player in the UK for the international market reach.

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What Münster has to offer in terms of Art Historical Treasures

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The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur unites 1000 years of art, ranging from the early Middle Ages through to the present.

In total the LWL-Museum’s collection comprises over 350 000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints, coins and objects as well as 135 000 books. While exploring the 51 exhibition spaces, visitors encounter works of art by Heinrich Brabender, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter and Rosemarie Trockel, amongst many others.

The guided tour with Zoom developed from the works of art themselves. The tour gives an overview of the art-historical treasures of Münster.

Last Year's Socials (MUIMUN 2022) Stay Tuned!

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? Robert-Koch-Str. 40

2. International Friday Party

One of the many reasons to join MUIMUN is its outstanding and colorful global parties. It is a wonderful chance to experience an evening with a very special international flair.

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 International Friday Party takes place on the second day of the conference.

Where? At the “Gazelle-Club” near the main station (address: Servatiiplatz 1, 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 „Hier & Jetzt“ just next door to the university dining hall, close to Münster’s beautiful lake “Aasee”. (address: Bismarckallee 11, 48151 Münster)

4. Pub Crawl

After learning more about the city of Münster, following our PubQuiz we will move on to our Pub Crawl. 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 Pub Quiz successfully we will proceed with the pub crawl.

Where? Meeting point is on the marketplace, the square next to the cathedral (Domplatz).

Our Patron Last Year (MUIMUN 2022)

Welcome Note of our Patron for MUIMUN 2022:

Dear Delegates,


Welcome to MUIMUN in beautiful Münster! The setting of this conference stands in stark contrast to our world of polycrises. Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, food and climate crisis, pandemic and rising costs – watching the news has become sequence of doom and gloom. World leaders seem to have become unable to broker peace.


A prerequisite for peace is mutual understanding which can only be achieved through communication, exchange and interaction. Therefore, as patron of this MUIMUN I would like to cordially invite to act upon the title of this conference and “seize the opportunity” to get to know each other, discuss and exchange views on global issues that challenge all of us and need to be solved by all of us. The world is complex but problems are man- made. You can start today and build your better future together.

I wish all participants a unique experience and a successful conference at MUIMUN 2022!

Dr. Martin Frick
Director of UN World Food Programme, Global Office Berlin

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Dr. Martin Frick

Director, UN World Food Programme, Global Office Berlin

Fees

Single Delegate

Early Registration: 65€

Early registration fees will be applicable to those that apply to MUIMUN between December 12 – March 3.

Regular Registration: 85€

Regular registration fees will be applicable to those that apply to MUIMUN between March 04 – April 21.

Scholarship Fee: 20€

Scholarship registration fees will be applicable to those that receive a scholarship (more information in the scholarship area), between  December 12 – February 14.

 

Delegations

Delegate Fee: 55€

Head Delegate Fee: 55€

Faculty Advisor Fee: 45€

Our conference fee includes

  • A 4-day high-quality MUN conference
  • 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 attending delegate in Münster
  • Free entrance to our workshops and social events, including a champagne reception, a party (limited), a historical city tour and a pub quiz
  • A free digital edition of our conference magazine Westphalian Diplomat
  • Awards for outstanding and best delegates
  • Certificate of participation
  • Assistance from our team before and during the whole event
  • Other costs, such as travel expenses and accommodation are not included.
  • For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Payment

Payment will be processed by PayPal or bank transfer. Should you encounter any problems, please contact us, we are glad to assist you.

International students facing financial problems are invited to inform themselves about our scholarship programme.

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.

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