Dear Participants, Sponsors, and Friends,
As the Secretary-General it is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the I. Session of the Model United Nations of The Hague, which will be held on the 18th and 19th of April 2014 in the heart of the International City of Peace and Justice.
MUNOTH is the very first MUN Conference which is hosted by the prestigious Leiden University. After expanding to The Hague the framework seemed perfect to set up a simulation of the UN.
The I. Session of MUNOTH will be held under the theme of “Good Governance”. In times of internal and external conflicts and threats challenging governments and society, it becomes even more important to have a fair and justified leadership. The conference theme allows students to further engage with the concept of good governance and evaluate what a good leader should compromise. This knowledge can also be transferred to our everyday life, making an impact on a day-to-day basis.
The Model United Nations of The Hague will be one of the very first MUN Conferences that will be executed following real UN Rules of Procedure. This enables our participants to gain an even better understanding of the United Nations and its work. Following the notion of authenticity we are also working on having all other components of the conference, be it the way the press works or the way the negotiations take place, as realistic as possible.
As we are one of the first conferences, which conducts their conference under real UN procedures, we are in close contact with the United Nations Department for Public Information (UNDPI) and rely on a mutual exchange with its staff in order to make the experience as rewarding as possible.
Alongside with debates and educational values, the conference will also feature time for social interaction where all participants are able to interact with each other in a less formal way and thereby promote the process of European integration and cultural exchange.
Furthermore, we are currently working on the possibility of a post-program on Sunday, April 20, offering a few exciting events to all participants in The Hague.
On behalf of the entire Executive Team of MUNOTH it is my pleasure to express our excitement for the conference and hereby invite you to join us in The Hague in April 2014 to be part of this very rewarding experience.
I. Model United Nations of The Hague