GrunnMUN stands for the Groningen Model United Nations. GrunnMUN is a one-day simulation of the United Nations, European Union and the NATO, attended by approximately 100 to 120 students. This conference is being held in the city of Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.
GrunnMUN is a unique United Nations simulation in Groningen, in which formal debating of world politics is combined with social activities. Students from different studies and levels are welcome to take part in this interactive conference. Participate in GrunnMUN and use your debating skills and knowledge of world politics in practice, to achieve the best possible resolution for your assigned country.
The date of the conference in 2017 will be on Thursday, the 9th of March and will take place at ‘Het Heerenhuis’ in Groningen. Considering GrunnMUN is a one day simulation this conference is primarily for students residing in the Netherlands. Nevertheless, students from other countries and international students are also more than welcome to participate. It is a prerequisite that you speak English since this will be the official and working language at the conference. GrunnMUN will simulate the following councils: The General Assembly, the Security Council of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Council, the Human Rights Council and the United Nations Environment Programme. The participants fee amounts €12,50 (including lunch).
The theme for GrunnMUN 2017 will be “Dare to doubt: Revisiting established norms.” Recent global trends have proven that there is a lack of fruitful, comprehensive, politically diverse discussion. This trend has proven to be a great barrier to progress, where it has led to a significant rise of extreme political views. ‘Dare to doubt’ is the idea of pursuing unbiased knowledge; to think critically. In order to encompass for an ever changing world, discourse and debates on global issues depend on revisiting established norms in relation to diplomacy and cooperation.
At GrunnMUN 2017 we will discuss the current international order, the problems faced by the world today, and how we as the youth could contribute to a better tomorrow.