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Model United Nations
Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational game organized by university associations worldwide, which simulates the United Nations, its committees and other international organizations.
One could understand MUN as case studies dealing with challenges that intersect with international politics.
How does MUN work?
Delegations consisting of students tackle diplomatic challenges. Each delegation is assigned a country whose interests are to be represented in the best possible way.
During the preparation phase, the stance of the country to be represented towards a particular issue is understood. Then, realistic approaches are worked out and the defence of these are trained in free speech. At the end of the negotiations, the goal of the committees is to pass a meaningful and cohesive resolution - in accordance with the interests of the countries represented by the delegates.
What we do at MUNTUM
Unlike other MUN societies, we select challenges that represent the diversity of our members. For example, recent sessions dealt with Technology in Healthcare, Climate Change, World Trade and Terrorism.
We spend most of our weekly sessions on MUN. Usually, we deal with a new topic for about 3 to 4 weekly sessions, keeping preparation time on a moderate level.
During other sessions, we conduct workshops or engage in fun debates for a change.
We strive to find innovative solutions for real problems by leveraging the diversity of our community - which is made up of students of various nationalities, backgrounds and study programs.
Once a week, we meet at the main campus of the Technical University of Munich.
On top of that, we visit MUN conferences together. In the last thirteen years, we have visited conferences all around the world: Puebla (Mexico), Rome, London, Oxford, Maastricht, Hamburg, Beijing, Taipei, Istanbul, Athens, Budapest, Amsterdam, Singapore and hopefully more cities to come!
We support our members financially to cover travel costs.