Small but impressive - a fitting description of this year's MUNelly conference
On Thursday, February 4th, 2022, the conference organized by the MUN project- course and the MUN-AG took place at the Nelly-Sachs-Gymnasium. Under the direction of Ms. Kapp and the Secretaries Ruben Brandon and Freya Middendorf, it was far from only good.
After the online conference in 2021, we were happy to be able to discuss with each other in person again, even if due to the pandemic only the delegates of our school could participate.
Given the numerous conflicts and crises in the world, the Security Council, the chairs being Eva Lamberts and Freya Middendorf, dealt with the UN and its role as the guardian of the world's Peace and Security. This year’s focus: the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the situation in Afghanistan.
Even though we came very close to a resolution, it was ultimately blocked by a veto from Russia and China. Nevertheless, a lively and exciting discussion was held.
At the same time, the chairs Valerie Engels and Marie Helten led the UNEP committee with the guiding questions for measures against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity.
As well as that, the delegates had a heated discussion followed by a heated debate on whether pineapples belong on pizza or not. However, the fronts on this question were very hardened, so no common solution could be found.
All in all, we had another great conference and are already looking forward to our next MUNelly conference in 2023!
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It's the Final Countdown - The world needs a change!
2021's subject was:
The Show must go on - The world facing Covid 19!
2020's subject was:
Prepare for upcoming conflicts - Ready up for the Future!
2018's subject was:
The Situation is Heating Up - Change is Needed!
2017's subject 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!