The National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference takes place in New York City once per year. It is the world's largest university level simulation of the UN. Hosting well over 3,000 student delegates from around the world, this simulation of the U.N. seeks to familiarize participants with the daily reality of multilateral diplomacy, while fostering a deeper understanding of the United Nations' role in contemporary international politics.
At the next NMUN (April 11-16 2006) 21 participants from the University of Tuebingen will have the honor to represent the Kingdom of Sweden. In addition two delegates from Tuebingen will represent Japan in the Security Council.
The delegation of 2005/06 will have the difficult task of following in the footsteps of the 2004/05 delegation who received two awards for their Outstanding Position Paper and as a Distinguished Delegation, representing the United States of America.
The Tuebingen delegation prepares for this challenging experience by attending a political science class on the United Nations system, held by Prof. Volker Rittberger, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scholar of International Relations (more...). In addition, they are acquainted with the formal procedures used at the U.N. (like resolution drafting or voting procedures) through a bi-weekly workshop and other training.
This will be the 10th consecutive year that a delegation from the University of Tuebingen participated in the NMUN simulation. So far, delegations from Tuebingen represented Kamerun and Brunei Darussalam (1997), Austria (1998), Germany (1999), Antigua & Barbuda and Burundi (2000), the Russian Federation (2001), Mexico (2002), France (2003), India (2004) and the United States of America (2005) (more...).