Muna2014

Next MUNA conference:
February 6, 7 & 8, 2019
A conference that cares

Welcome to MUNA 2019

Dear Delegates, Student Officers, MUN-Directors and Guests,

In the midst of the preparations for MUNA 2019, I want to press pause for a moment in order to welcome you to the 14th edition of MUNA. The past few months our staff has been working very hard and passionately on the organisation of the conference, not only during school hours but also in their free time. We are all extremely excited and cannot wait to meet everybody at MUNA. I would especially like to welcome back to our conference the Hammond School from Chester, UK and Calcutta International School from Calcutta, India.

This year’s theme is ‘Press Pause. Play.’. The idea behind this is that if we want to do things right, we sometimes have to first press pause and take time to evaluate a situation before pressing ahead. Nowadays people tend to think less about the consequences of their actions due to the speed at which the world around us is moving. This is certainly true of our rapidly developing digital environment. People are quick to leave a comment under someone’s Instagram picture, to distribute some likes on Facebook here and there, or to send a question to their class or teacher through WhatsApp. The world is constantly striving to move forward, but sometimes forgets to look back or enjoy the moment. We need to think twice about acting too impulsively or without thought for others. Therefore, this MUNA we want to encourage you to look up from your phone every once in a while, pause your Netflix series for a second and enjoy the people, the world, and all the beautiful moments happening around you. As you participate in your committees, look for the positive, consider your neighbour and think your actions through.

Proponents of the idea that we should take time to enjoy and respect the world around us are the founders of this year’s charity ‘Right to Play’. This international organisation organises activities twice a week for children in developing countries who do not have the resources to play. They provide all the materials and guidance, and help these children to press pause on all of their worries and simply play. This MUNA I ask you to be inspired by this organisation and to think your actions through in order to change this world for the better. And remember that even though you might think that you play just a small part in changing this world, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Yours sincerely,

Caitlin Bonte

Secretary General of MUNA 2019

If you want to keep up with events leading up to MUNA you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on @munalfrink

 

Background information

Make sure to subscribe  to our new YouTube channel!

MUNA 2019 was unforgettable.

We want to thank all schools who participated! 

Watch the after movie:

Produced by: Tarik Bousair

Follow us on Instagram!

@munalfrink  

Impression MUNA 2017

Short film, made by Claudia Roelfsema

"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness".  Chinese Proverb

While discussing global issues we should not forget the people whose everyday lives are affected by the topics that are on the MUNA agenda. We will do our best to give the people behind the statistics a face and a voice during the conference. 

Find us on YouTube!

Make sure you check out our instructional videos on how to prepare for MUNA. These will discuss policy statements, resolutions and more. Don't forget to subscribe , because more videos will follow soon!

 

View this years issues
We hope to welcome you to MUNA!

Projects & partners

Fluxility Join The Pipe Justice and Peace Right To Play Humanity House

 

MUNA Partners

In the last ten years MUNA has worked together with several organisations in preparation for the conference. We are very grateful for the support we have received so far and look forward to continue our collaboration in the coming years.

In the blog entries on the right you can find more information about our partners and MUNA projects as well as the latest information about the conference.

We hope that other schools will also find their way to the exciting eductional programmes our partners have on offer. Examples are the programmes of Humanity House in the Hague and the talks of Human Rights Defenders organised by Justitia et Pax .

Since 2015 MUNA joins the initiative of Join the Pipe . We were inspired by the initiative of this growing social network of water tap drinkers to promote access to clean drinking water for everyone on this earth. Have a look at the video on the partnerspage about Join the Pipe here .

MUNA supports grassroots development projects such as Burma Children and  Street Survivors India . The MUNA staff works closely together with the people running the projects locally. In the coming years we hope to extend our contacts and projects. We will keep you updated about all our activities via our website.

In 2016 the MUNA staff collaborated with the Hague Peace projects in a film project you can read about on this page .

In 2019 MUNA built a partnership with world's largest Model United Nations community: MunPlanet .

A big thank you goes out to our sponsors as well. We can't organize MUNA without their support.  Especially Fonds 1818 has been a big support for us. On the sponsor page you can see a list of our sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor MUNA as well or if you would like to collaborate with MUNA, please contact us via the site.

Background information

Find us on YouTube! - MUNA 2017

January 16th 2017

Dear delegates, student officers, MUN-directors and esteemed guests, We would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have a YouTube channel on which we will upload instructional videos to help all delegates with their preparations for the ... Read more

more news