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Join the Chemnitz 2021 NMUN Delegation

Students From all faculties at Chemnitz University of Technology can apply until October 4th, 2020 to participate in the world's largest UN simulation in March 2021 and take part in the online information event on September 22nd

In November 2020, the project "UNI goes UNO" 2021 from the Professorship of International Politics at Chemnitz University of Technology will start again. Students from all fields of study have the opportunity to participate in the world's largest and most renowned simulation of the United Nations (National Model United Nations, NMUN) to practice shaping world politics. After this year's simulation in New York was regrettably cancelled due to Corona, the 2021 conference will be held as a hybrid simulation. Depending on the development of the Corona pandemic in the United States, a delegation from Chemnitz University of Technology will represent the university and an assigned country in New York or online in what will be the largest student online simulation in the world. NMUN is an international simulation in which the work and functioning of the United Nations is realistically simulated by students. Since the end of World War II and the founding of the international organization, the simulation has traditionally taken place every spring in New York at the United Nations Headquarters. During the conference, students act in the role of diplomats and represent the political and economic interests of a country assigned to them.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain deep insights into the complex structures of the United Nations and learn how to deal with the daily challenges of international politics and diplomatic life. The project offers the opportunity to develop skills in negotiating, Negotiating and public speaking as well as to gain experiences in the field of social and intercultural competencies. In recent years, there has always been the opportunity to discover the cosmopolitan cities of Washington, D.C. and New York during an excursion and to meet high-ranking personalities from politics, science and the business world during visits to embassies, the World Bank, the United Nations and many other organizations. Afterwards, the Chemnitz delegation took part in the NMUN conference and slipped into the role of diplomats for a few days. In case the 2021 conference takes place exclusively online, the excursion will also be moved to the virtual world, which allows for a high number of appointments and discussions.

Interested students can apply until October 4th, 2020. Depending on the faculty/course of study, it is also possible to obtain a certificate of achievement. The "junior diplomats" will receive an internationally recognized certificate after successful participation. We are looking for students with good general knowledge of and a high level of interest in political and economic issues. Basic requirements are a good command of the English language and the motivation to work in a team with other students from November 2020 until June 2021. Initially, the preparation will take place exclusively online. On the 22nd of September starting at 2 p.m., an information event will be organized serving the purpose of presenting the project and allowing for questions regarding possible participation.

Delegations from Chemnitz have been participating in NMUN since 2004 and Chemnitz University of Technology is the only Saxon university that meets this challenge year after year. In the past, the delegations from Chemnitz represented the following countries: Macedonia, Georgia, Estonia, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Namibia, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mali, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and most recently the Republic of Senegal.

Homepage of the Chemnitz NMUN team (including application access): https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/nmun/bewerbung.php

Information event (via BigBlueButton): Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | from 2:00 p.m. | Access: https://webroom.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/gl/jak-4ww-xmx  

For further information, please contact Jakob Landwehr, e-mail jakob.landwehr@phil.tu-chemnitz.de

(Author: Jacob Landwehr / Translation: Jacob Landwehr and Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes
17.09.2020

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