What is a MUN? MUN is an abbreviation for “Model United Nations” and a simulation of the UN. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiates and resolve conflicts - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
What is LahnMUN? LahnMUN is a simulation focused on the United Nations in Marburg, hosted by the Philipps University of Marburg and organized by the UN Society Marburg e.V. This year’s conference will be the 15th since its beginnings in 2002.
What is the aim of LahnMUN? The aim of LahnMUN is to let the participants gain insights into the work of the UN and diplomacy – and of course to improve their soft skills like teamwork, rhetoric and presentation skills. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about issues including peace and security, human rights, the environment, poverty, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also look closely at their nations' interests, goals and capabilities they seek to pursue in foreign policy. This will make MUN a dynamic and unique experience for all participants.
Who can participate at LahnMUN? Every senior high school or university student from all over the world who is interested in international politics and willing to prepare for LahnMUN is welcome to participate. As the conference will be conducted in English, participants are required to be very fluent in English.
How do I apply for LahnMUN? For information about the application procedure, please go to “Registration”.
What are the conference fees? All applicants of LahnMUN are required to pay conference fees. Delegates applying to LahnMUN until May 19 have to pay 35 € (early bird fees), whereas applicants who remit the fees from May 21 until June 11 have to pay 45 €. Please note that remittances beyond the deadline cannot be accepted for participation. The fee covers conference materials (delegates handbook, badges, placards etc.), tea, coffee and snacks during the conference as well as lunch.
Where does LahnMUN take place? LahnMUN takes place at the historic city of Marburg in Mittelhessen. The conference itself will take place in the rooms of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) in the heart of town. For further information please, go to “Location”.
Is there a dress code? During the official part of the simulation all delegates are required to wear western business attire. Ladies can choose between suit or skirt whilst male delegates are expected to wear a suit and a tie. The social events are exempted from this.
What do I need to bring? If possible please bring your Notebook, USB-Stick or disc drive.
Will I have internet access? Yes, you will have wireless internet access. The costs are included in the conference fees.
PREPARATION How do I prepare?What are Rules of Procedure?What is diplomatic conduct? You can find detailed information on this questions in the section Conference Policies.
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