on behalf of the entire MUNelly team we would like to welcome you to the eighth annual conference of Model United Nations at Nelly-Sachs-Gymnasium Neuss. It is also the first conference we will have in a digital version because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Therefore, we chose this year’s topic “The Show Must Go On - The World Facing COVID-19”, which focuses on what seems to be – or should be – of importance for everyone of us. The global COVID-19 pandemic had and has an enormous influence on all people around the world. Of course, there is the health-risk this virus has, but there is also the severe economic and social impact the global pandemic makes us face.
Therefore, we will discuss how to restore the global economy, how we can provide vaccines and hygiene standards to all humans around the world, how to promote the children’s education and the children’s human rights and to what extent one can people can accept lockdowns to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Although our time together is limited, we will make the best of it and are looking forward to an interesting conference, which you will hopefully enjoy as much as we did planning it.
David Peschen and Carlo Schneider
2020's subject was:
Prepare for upcoming conflicts - Ready up for the Future!
2018's theme was:
The Situation is Heating Up - Change is Needed!
2017's topic was:
Together endeavoring to implement
and protect human rights
2016's subject was:
Respectful Relations for a Brighter Future
On 15 June 2016 the MUNelly-Team, which consists of participants of our MUNelly Conference in 2015, visited the UN-Campus in
Bonn. Shaping a sustainable future is the major issue of 18 organisations and over 1000 staff members whose intention is to help government and people to find answers and ways to achieve a
sustainable future on the planet.
We were welcomed by Harald Ganns, senior advisor of The UN and former German ambassador. Our main interest were peacekeeping operations and the UN responsibility to protect (R2P). We learnt that the major task of the UN is to guarantee safety for the people in their countries of origin and that blue helmet troops are formed on demand.
Afterwards we went up to the 29th floor and enjoyed the breath - taking view from the top of the building “Langer Eugen” over Bonn and the Rhine valley. A guided walk introduced to us the “Path of Democracy” and made us familiar with the governmental district of our former capital Bonn. After a quick visit to McDonalds the excursion ended. All in all, it was a splendid experience!