Welcome to the sdw NMUN delegation 2022!
National Model United Nations (NMUN) is the world’s largest and most renowned simulation of the United Nations (UN). For the first time, NMUN was held 1946 as the successor of the Model League of Nations and took place ever since annually in New York City. In 2020, the conference was cancelled due to the global pandemic, and in 2021, the first-ever virtual conference was held. This year we hope to be able to participate in person once again!
Since 2004, the student support organisation of the Foundation of German Business (sdw) has been sending its own NMUN delegation every year: In this way, tomorrow’s decision-makers should share their ideas and visions with today’s decision-makers. From 3rd – 7th April 2022 delegates of the sdw represented the Republic of Korea in 18 different committees.
The purpose of this website is to inform you about the sdw NMUN delegation of 2022.
What is NMUN?
NMUN stands for National Model United Nations and is the world-wide greatest and most renowned simulation of the United Nations. Following the Model League of Nation, which was founded in 1923, the conference was held the first time in 1946. Annually, the conference takes place at the UN headquaters in New York during the Holy Week. For five conference days, over 5.000 students from all over the world participate as members of a delegation. Thereby, each delegation represents a UN member state. The objective of the project is to make the work of the UN more transparent. Further, students learn to understand important economic, political and diplomatic aspects from the viewpoint of a UN member state.
How does NMUN work? As part of the UN General Assembly, the Security Council or several subcommittees, the participants represent their assigned country. For the dabate in each conference, the organisators of the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) provide various topics, which are equivalent to the agenda of the UN, like humanitarian intervention, child soldiers, HIV/ AIDS, or international terrorism.
Throughout the project, the delegates deal actively with the mode of operation and procedure of the United Nations and analyze complex international relations. Similar to real delecates, the participants formulate and adopt resolutions and reports. Additionally, the „temporary diplomats“ get the opportunity to contact their real pendants.
The Republic of Korea
The Republic of Korea consitutes the southern part of the Korean peninsula and is considered one of the highest developed countries. With a population of 25 million inhabitants its capital Seoul is one of the largest cities in the world and is home for almost half of the country’s population. Thus with the Republic of Korea, we are representing a true economic power house.
Our preparation for the NMUN conference 2022 started with an exciting kick-off in August 2021. Three months later at the second preparation event, we not only advanced the administrative organisation, but also gained valuable insights about the culture, politics and economy of the Republic of Korea. The third and final event before the conference was held in January as hybrid meeting with 10 persons present in Berlin and the others participating online.
About the sdw
The Foundation of German Business (sdw) is one of the thirteen student funding organizations supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is not attributed to any denomination or party, but founded on the initiative of the German employers‘ associations with the aim of promoting young people of all disciplines and types of higher education who are socially committed and particularly willing to perform. In addition to material support, the sdw offers an idealistic support program to encourage scholarship holders in their development into socially responsible individuals by imparting knowledge and skills. Thereby, sdw was successfully represented at the NMUN in New York in the past seventeen years. Scholarship holders are thus offered the opportunity to gain negotiating experience on an international level, to deal with current topics of international politics and, together with committed students from all over the world, to gain insights into the working methods of the United Nations.