Model UN is an academic competition during which participants role play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. They discuss a variety of current topics in the different committees; such as the Peacekeeping Reforms, the Situation in the Central African Republic, the Legality of Humanitarian Interventions or Extreme Censorship of Journalists. Model UN is about coming up with Resolutions – everyone works together to write a comprehensive document that a) identifies and discusses the problem and b) comes up with original solutions. In that sense, much like the real UN, the Model UN version is about negotiation and diplomacy, but it is much less constrained by, shall we call it, reality. In Cologne, it is our belief that first and foremost Model UN is about exchanging ideas, about being creative and thinking of solutions that potentially may just change the world as we know it.
Hear our interview on Cologne’s University Radio “Kölncampus 100.00” (April 19, 2018; in German).