Word of Welcome

Irina Berg, Secretary General

Distinguished delegates,
Honorable chairs,

I am very honored to have the possibility to host the second edition of CologneMUN and would therefore like to express a special gratitude to the previous team and all participants of CologneMUN 2018, who made this possible. We created wonderful memories, gathered a lot of experience and could not be happier about your amazing feedback.

For our next conference, which will take place from 10th until 13th of October 2019, we have put together a dedicated team and worked hard in order to give you another unforgettable experience in our wonderful city of Cologne.

We therefore cordially invite you all to be part of our journey – so be prepared for lively debates and amazing socials!

Considering current international trends and discussions we decided to focus on a very important and sensitive topic. Thus, the CologneMUN 2019 will be host under the slogan “Migration – Challenges and Opportunities for a changing world”.
Throughout the years we experienced an increase in the number of refugees due to violence and armed conflicts such as in Syria. With rising nationalism making it even harder to having fruitful discussions and coming to common solutions.
In addition to that, climate change with its impact on the environment poses a challenge to the international community. It is estimated that up to 200 million migrants will be moving within their countries or across borders by 2050 due to extreme weather events and the rise of sea-level.

We believe that Model UN is the right place to come up with new and creative ideas and discuss them among open-minded and motivated students from all over the world. Only with an open mind and the will to change something, we can face the challenges and create new opportunities.

We are very much looking forward to an academically demanding and enthralling conference and hope to see you in October!

Kind regards,
Irina Berg

Secretary-General