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Next Muna conference   April 9, 2021

A conference that cares

Welcome to MUNA 2021

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

First of all, on behalf of the entire MUNA Board and Staff, my very best wishes for the new year. I hope 2021 will bring you good health and lots of happiness.

By means of this letter, I would love to warmly welcome you to the 16th edition of our conference: MUNA 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences thereof (lockdown, closing of the schools, restrictions on travelling, etc.), this year, MUNA will be taking place on the ninth of April 2021 instead of our three-day conference in February. In order to preserve everyone’s health and comply with the safety measures taken by the Dutch government, for all of our delegates other than those of the Alfrink College, MUNA will be hosted as an online conference. Of course, we would have loved to see all of you in real life, however, we are glad that we can at least offer an online alternative, since all other MUN conferences in the Netherlands have been cancelled entirely this year.

MUNA 2021 will evolve all around the theme of 'Rebuilding the Future'. Everyone in the world is currently affected by the massive consequences of COVID-19 and similarly, throughout history, we have had to cope with many other huge disasters. Every time something like this occurred; our future crumbled to a certain extent. This has forced us to combine our strengths and think of ways in which we could rebuild our future for the better. At MUNA 2021 we would love to take the first big step into accomplishing this goal together.

Even though it might seem as if the conference is still far away, the preparations have already started months ago. This year, we have an incredible staff that has been working passionately on ensuring that the conference will be unforgettable for everyone. In particular, we are looking for ways to make sure that the students that cannot come to us, will still have an amazing MUNA experience that will last a lifetime.

An extensive letter containing all information about the alternative conference will be sent to the MUN-Directors of the participating schools in the second week of January.

If you have any questions, we would love to answer them for you. You can either contact me via sgmuna@live.nl, this year’s Conference Manager via cmmuna@outlook.com or one of our Senior Staff Members via dsgemuna@live.nl.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Penningnieuwland
Secretary General of MUNA 2021

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

Background information

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” - Socrates

At MUNA 2021 we will mainly focus on finding new ways to move forward. Despite the fact that the world has had to encounter many difficulties throughout history, eventually, we will all have to face our future, so the best thing we can do is to take action now and change it for the better.

 

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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!

MUNAgazine 2020

The MUNAgazine 2020 contains exclusive interviews, articles about MUNA 2020, meet the staff, important conference information, useful appendices and a meme page! Make sure to check it out and read it through to get to know everything about MUNA 2020!

This year, the MUNAgazine is published online. You can find the magazine by clicking on the following picture:

I hope you will like it!

~Head of MUNAgazine

Closing Film MUNA 2020

Opening Film MUNA 2020

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

Projects & partners

Justice and Peace Humanity House WakaWaka Foundation Fluxility Join The Pipe

 

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

COVID-19 Update

July 13th 2020

The MUNA Board and our Staff Members are very aware of the widespread pandemic that is afflicting the entire world at the moment. However, especially in times like these, solidarity and communication have proven to be extremely important, which is ... Read more

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