National Model United Nations Are you interested in the United Nations and in spending a week in New York debating current international affairs while earning 6 ECTS? National Model United Nations Course The applications for the NMUN 2020 Delegation are closed. The applications for NMUN 2021 will open in May 2020. There will be an info session for students interested in the course in spring semester. The National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York is one of the largest and most sophisticated simulations of the United Nations worldwide. Established in 1946 – one year after the foundation of the UN – the conference since has successfully taken place more than sixty times. Annually 4500 students from 250 universities worldwide gain an insight into the procedures of the United Nations. This provides students with a unique opportunity to accumulate skills in conducting diplomatic negotiations and public speaking, which could not otherwise be gained from day to day university life. Profile of Candidates Students at Bachelor’s level who do not graduate before spring 2021 and are not on exchange in autumn 2020. All majors are welcome to apply. Students will be expected to engage actively as members of the delegation by e.g. independent fundraising activities. Requirements Interest in international organisations Continued dedication throughout the year Strong communication skills and good knowledge of English International experience is a plus Application Documents CV in English without picture, but with relevant proof of English language Relevant skills (if available e.g. TOEFL) Current HSG grade transcript Short essay of no more than a page; the topic will be announced in May. Important: Please submit your entire application as one single PDF-document. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: will be announced Assignments & Course Efforts Leader Paper [35% of final grade]: short paper in the style of The Economist leader papers on a subject related to the UN and/or the country our delegation will represent; to be submitted after the autumn break 2020. Position Paper [40% of final grade]: 2 page-paper to be submitted to the NMUN conference; presents our country’s views and suggestions on the issues to be discussed in your respective committees; written in groups of two; usually needs to be written during the Christmas break; deadline depends on NMUN timeline. Reflection Paper [15% of final grade]: 1 page on the lessons learned at the conference; to be submitted one week after the spring semester 2021 break. Participation and organisation of the trip to New York [10% of final grade]. Attendance and active participation during sessions: Each participant will assume a role within the delegation, which will contribute both to the delegation’s preparation for the conference and to each delegate’s experience at the conference in New York.