I’ve witnessed many a great MUN conference taking place, having gone to a decent number of them during the last five years. However, it remains hard to surpass the experience of the fifth edition of my "home conference" KULMUN 2015, taking place in Leuven, Belgium. Organized at one of the oldest universities in Europe, KULeuven Model United Nations has managed to establish itself since its foundation in 2011 as a truly international conference.
Having started my MUN career as a delegate at KULMUN back in 2011, it always brings back good memories to go back to the conference that brought me into the MUN world. However, their 2015 edition wasn’t only a trip down Memory Lane. It highlighted their ability to reinvent themselves year after year, whilst growing in strength and quality.
Chairing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at KULMUN 2015 reunited me with excellent fellow chair Fabrizio Longarzo. Together we managed to show a great deal of new delegates the ropes in only four days time: they quickly were inspired and engaged to talk among other things about the empowerment of women in the military. Did I mention we were seated in the exact same room where the real Security Council held a special session in 2014?
KULMUN 2015 certainly wasn’t the end of the road in MUNing for me. I’m still eager to get others involved in the circuit, and am looking forward to this year’s edition. Registration for KULMUN 2016 is still open until February 14th. http://www.kulmun.be/registration/.
Finally, for a conference even greater in size I’d like to invite you to New Delhi, where at the end of June a truly impressive number of delegates and chairs from all around the world will come together. Registration is now open until May 20th at Apply | THE GLOBAL INDIAN MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE.