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Model United Nations: The Basics

 

A Model United Nations conference (short MUN conference), is a simulation of the United Nations that takes place over several days. It connects dedicated pupils from all over the world by providing a platform to collectively draft solutions for pressing global issues.

One or several delegates in one delegation represent a nation’s position and act in its interest within one of the UN’s committees.

 

Students engage in diplomatic negotiations with representatives of other nations both during and outside of official committee sessions to reach consensus on topics such as international security or sustainable economic development.

 

Bridging team effort and individual debating skills, as well as fuelling determination and increasing the motivation to reach mutual ground on controversial topics. This holistic approach towards the simulation includes English as the official conference language and formal attire. 

 

Conference Theme of 2019:

Peace, Prosperity and Security

As national governments begin to shift more and more in the direction of isolationism and protectionism, as war between countries seems inevitable and the thread of climate change becomes more and more visible, the global community finds itself torn between the historical significance of sovereign statehood and the necessity for multilateral cooperation.

With nationalistic parties seizing power in the parliaments of member states all over the world, it seems as if we have taken a step back in time, away from sustainable international collaboration. Waves of immigrants fleeing political persecution, social injustices and dire humanitarian and environmental crises’ look for help - a paradox that will surely carry long term consequences for peace, prosperity and security all over the globe. The future, however, isn’t as dark as some might currently perceive it to be, for there is hope. Our hope for a brighter tomorrow is manifested in the in the cooperation possible in the United Nations.

Forums and topics of 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) - Beginner

Topic: Usage of Artificial Intelligence in the Health Sector

Download the WHO Study Guide here 

Your chairs

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Max Eibel is 18 years old and has just graduated from the Gymnasium receiving his Abitur. He has participated in three previous MUN conferences and was MUN Director at his school. Besides MUN, he plays Basketball and produces music. Max will be chairing in the World Health Organisation.
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This is Yara Lilie de Léon, she will be chairing the WHO at this year's LakeMUN. Yara is 18 years old and has been doing MUN for three years now. She will start University this September at ETH in Zurich studying Health Sciences and Technology. Besides MUN, Yara is a scout instructor and likes to spend time at the lake with her friends. She is very excited to meet everyone in October and can't wait for LakeMUN 2019 to start. 
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Good Morning everybody,

My name is Valentin, I am 19 and have been doing MUN since 2017 tho my interest in international politics had it's origin in 2016 when I lived in the USA. Soon I will start studying mathematics at the LMU in Munich.
My MUN activity while shorter then some was filled with many adventures and my founding an MUN club at our school and hosting a few smaller conferences for our students and a few "outsiders". 

Outside of extracurricular activities I enjoy semiprofessional singing and dancing as well as studying up on politics and natural sciences. I am a fan of suits(the clothing article as well as the show on Netflix) and Elon Musk!

I'm looking forward to meeting you all and especially the WHO delegates.

See you in October,
Valentin

Special Politics and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) - Beginner

Topic: The current situation in Venezuela

Download the SPECPOL Study Guide here 

Your chairs

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Hi everyone, nice to meet you!
I am Laurenz, I am 21 years old, I study Sociology, Politics and Economics here at Zeppelin University and I am happy like a drunken elk to be your chair for SPECPOL this year. Right now I am in my second year here at ZU and it's my first time being a chair at LakeMUN. I am as happy as you are to participate in this auspicious conference and I am really looking forward to the hopefully heated and interesting debates we are going to have
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Hi everyone my name is Robert and I am studying Sociology, Politcs & Economics at ZU. I've been doing MUN-conferences for 9 years. Together with a great team, I organized LM17 + LM18 and this year, I will chair SPECPOL with Laurenz. My hobbies are reading, going out and fighting (Kickboxing & Judo).
I am looking forward to meeting you all in October on the shores of Lake Constance

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) - Intermediate

 

Topic: Measurements against illicit trafficking of small & middle sized arms & weapons in conflicts & post-conflict countries

Download the DISEC Study Guide here 

Your chairs

Hi everybody!

I'm Leander, currently in my last semester of SPE at ZU and writing my thesis✌ I started with mun back in 2013 and never stopped since then! Many MUNs lead me almost once around the globe and I hope to finish my MUN-circumnavigation of the world soon. When not in diplomatic mission, you'll find me anywhere near classic cars, places or events that require wearing a suit or classy Bars and ancient libraries.
I'm really looking forward to chair this years DISEC Committee and meet all Delegates!!

See you all in October and all the best, Leander

Philip Scherer has recently finished his Abitur and will begin studying Computer Science in Karlsruhe in October. He has been to multiple MUN conferences in the past (two of them being LakeMUN 2017 and 2018), though this will be his first time chairing. In his free time, he does hackish things with computers and fools around with math, physics and game design.

World Trade Organization (WTO) - Intermediate 

Topic: Enhancing equal access to the international trade market taking into account the SDGs

Download the WTO Study Guide here 

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Nikolas is in his fifth semester at Zeppelin University. He is studying Politics, Administration and International Relations and is doing a Minor in Corporate Management and Economics. Since his second semester he is a member of the Zeppelin MUN Society with which he attended two conferences so far. This is his first time chairing a committee – a task he is looking forward to.

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Christina is a first year law student at the Ludwings-Maximilian-University in Munich and in addition she graduated with a degree in North American Studies and Political Science with focus on American and transatlantic politics.
During her studies in the US, she started participating in MUN conferences, her first one being the Midwest MUN in Missouri, and was happy to continue in the UAE and Europe as a member of the Model United Nations Association of Munich (MUNAM e.V.). 
Besides being a delegate or chair, she is organizing IsarMUN and is managing the current MUNAM e.V. delegation project. Christina is looking forward to getting to know more passionate MUNers and is keen on hearing great ideas and speeches in the WTO commitee. Outside of Model UN, Christina takes any given opportunity to travel with her friends and family, she can be found playing tennis or at the gym and she enjoys watching plays and visiting art exhibitions. 
Hannah is originally from Munich. Now, she is in her third Semester at ZU studying Politics, Administration and International Relations. Hannah discovered MUN at Zeppelin University, when she participated in LakeMUN as a delegate last year. Since then, she has also travelled to Madrid with her ZU Delegation to take part in Harvard World MUN 2019. In her free time, Hannah likes to hang out with her friends, sing, dance and read books. She is really excited to chair the WTO this year and meet all of you!
 

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Intermediate

Topic: Finding a peaceful solution for south Ossetia

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Larissa Greul is a 20-year-old zeppelin university student. She currently studies Sociology, Politics and Economics in her 4th semester and additionally a Minor in Politics Administration and International Relations. Her focus of interest lays on the states of the former Soviet Union. She already participated as Chair of the WTO in LakeMUN18 and is now honored to be your chair for the Security Council of the United Nations. Larissa is a huge fan of MUN since her first semester at zeppelin university and tries to participate at least in one conference per semester. During her free time, you will find her probably abroad, as her biggest hobby is traveling. In Friedrichshafen she is active as the president of the student union StudentLounge e.V. and gives voluntary tutoring. Her interests in the field of sports lays on Contemporary Dance, Lyrical Jazz and Running. She is very happy to meet you all and hopes for a fruitful debate in the Security Council, in which you, dear delegates, find real solutions to real problems of the world.

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As chair of the uniquely interesting UNSC I am more than grateful to welcome you at LakeMUN 2019 and I am really looking forward to experiencing an unforgettable conference with you. Having attended various conferences abroad such as LIMUN, OxiMUN and QUIMUN and serving as chair four times, Iam now very excited for my first MUN in beautiful Friedrichshafen. 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. 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 working on a voluntary basis at UNICEF and Amnesty International. Obviously human rights are very important to me, which is why I am very interested in your well researched country positions on the issue on the Agenda. I am convinced that this year's UNSC at LakeMUN will be as efficient ans ever and I cannot wait to meet all of you in October!

As chair of the uniquely interesting UNSC I am more than grateful to welcome you at LakeMUN 2019 and I am really looking forward to experiencing a great conference with you. Having attended various conferences abroad  and serving as chair four times, Iam now very excited for my first MUN in beautiful Friedrichshafen. 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. 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 working on a voluntary basis at UNICEF and Amnesty International. Obviously human rights are very important to me, which is why I am very interested in your well researched country positions on the issue on the Agenda. I am convinced that this year's UNSC at LakeMUN will be as efficient ans ever and I cannot wait to meet all of you in October!

Niklas: Description soon to come

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Advanced

 

Topic A: The future of transatlantic cooperation regarding the defense against cyber-attacks.

Topic B: The future of the INF-Treaty

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Daniela Hobel is a 22 years old at Zeppelin University. She is currently studying Sociology, Politics and Economics in her 3rd Semester and is interested in all kinds of politics but her passion are economical relationships.
During LakeMUN 2019 she will be the chair of NATO. Last year Daniela attended an MUN conference for the first time but since then she has been to conferences in Hamburg and most recently Harvard WorldMUN in Madrid. In her free time she plays Tennis, is part of the cheerleading team, loves drawing, singing in the shower and cooking. She is also a member of the board at the Club of International Politics and the Student Lounge at Zeppelin University .
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Hi everyone,
my name is Nikolas Schäfer, originally I am from Munich the most beautiful and exciting city in Germany, but I am currently entering my third year at ZU, studying Politics, Administration and International Relations and I will be the first chair of NATO during the conference. I have been involved in MUN at University level for a little over a year now, participated in a few conferences and also had the honour of chairing the Historical Security Council at last year's LakeMUN. My study focus is mostly on International Relations and Organizations, which is why I am also a board member of Club of International Politics e.V. the student initiative organizing LakeMUN every year. 
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Timotheus Goldinger is 22 years old and a student of Sociology, Politics and Economics at Zeppelin University, due to his wish to study something interdisciplinary he choose SPE even though his passion is undoubtedly politics. Originally from Vienna he is now entering his third year at ZU. Timotheus will be the third chair of NATO despite never participating in a MUN conference.
In his free time he likes to go hiking in the mountains, watching football, his favourite team being Rapid Wien, and in Winter he is off to the alps to go skiing. Additionally he likes to read, hang around with friends and discuss politics with those fervently. 
Timotheus is looking forward to meet you all at LakeMUN, and hopes for a productive debate.
 
 

LakeMUN Procedure | Rules of Procedure

 

The Rules of Procedure can be found in the PDF below:

 

 

What we did in 2018​

The forums simulated were:

Security Council (SC)

Assessment and Renewal of The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Historic Security Council (HSC)

Reacting to the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in December of 1979

Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues (SOCHUM)

Measures to Counteract the Social and Humanitarian Crisis Resulting from Rising Sea Levels

 

 

World Trade Organisation (WTO)

 

The Future of International Trade - Nationalistic Protectionism vs. Global Cooperation