National Model United Nations Are you interested in the United Nations and in spending a week in New York debating current international affairs while earning 6 ECTS? The National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York is one the larges and most sophisticated simulation of the United Nations worldwide. Established in 1946 - one year after the foundation of the UN - the conference since has successfully taken place more than sixty times. Annually approx. 4,500 students from over 250 universities gain an insight into the innerworkings of the United Nations. This provided students with an unique opportunity to accumulate skills in conducting diplomatic negotiations and public speaking which could not be otherwise gained in the day to day university life. The applications for NMUN 2023 are open until 15 August, 2022 (08:00hrs). If you would like to view the slides from our most recent Info session, please click here. Profile of Candidates Students at Bachelor’s level who do not graduate before spring 2023 and are not on exchange in autumn 2022 All majors are welcome to apply Students will be expected to engage actively as members of the delegation by e.g. independent fundraising activities Requirements Interest in international organisations Continued dedication throughout the year Strong communication skills and good knowledge of English International experience is a plus Application Documents CV in English without picture, but with relevant proof of English language Relevant skills (if available e.g. TOEFL) Current HSG grade transcript Short essay: Write a concise paragraph [max. 250 words] on the following topic: "The climate crisis proves that multilateral diplomacy only leads to incremental rather than radical progress. Yet another big UN summit will not make the world go carbon neutral" [Times New Roman, 12 pt.; 1.25-1.5 spacing] Important: Please submit your entire application as one single PDF-document. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com Deadline: 15 August 2022 (08:00hrs). Assignments & Course Efforts Poster Presentation [20% of final grade]: in groups of 4 poster, presentation, and hand-out on select aspect of «our» country’s culture, history, politics. Mini-simulation [10% of final grade] Position Paper [40% of final grade]: 2 page-paper to be submitted to the NMUN conference; written in groups of two. Usually needs to be written during the Christmas break; deadline depends on NMUN timeline. Quiz on Rules of Procedure [5% of final grade] Presentation of Conference Achievements [10% of final grade] Participation [15% of final grade]: passive and active course attendance plus taking care of your responsibilities as a co-organizer.