GrunnMUN 2021

The European International Model United Nations

Due to developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, GrunnMUN 2021 was hosted online.

The Theme of GrunnMUN 2021: Cooperation in Times of Crisis

We are living in unprecedented times. Economies are shut down, communities are shut off, and Covid-19 infection rates march forward at an unrelenting pace. As the world eagerly awaits an end to the pandemic, it is vital that we do not neglect the many other crises we face.

UN agencies have been leading the fight against environmental, humanitarian and health crises around the globe, enabling cooperation beyond borders. The WHO coordinates humanity’s efforts to eradicate diseases of all kinds, the UN Security Council conducts peacekeeping at a global scale, and the UNFCCC provides a crucial framework for combatting the climate crisis.

But crisis implies urgency and intergovernmental organisations face great challenges in rendering swift and unanimous decision. So, how do we build effective capacities for crisis management at the international level? How do we remain calm in the face of a crisis, without downplaying its severity? And how do we make sure that international responses are not co-opted by national interests?

We are going through the greatest global crisis since the Second World War and, like then, the only thing that will redeem humankind is cooperation. Join us at GrunnMUN 2021, where we explore the role of international organisations in facilitating this cooperation.

Councils GrunnMUN 2021

Read more about the Councils we offered at GrunnMUN 2021

Human Rights Council

The UN places significant emphasis on the protection and furthering of human rights across the world. The Human Rights Council is a body devised to facilitate this goal. It is an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion as well as…

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Security is a crucial factor in ensuring the everyday life of both people and countries. NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO promotes democratic values and enables its members to consult and…

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Peace and Security Council of the African Union

An integral part of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the Peace and Security Council of the African Union is the standing decision-making organ of the African Union for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts…

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Perhaps no threat to global wellbeing has received more attention in recent years than rampant climate change. The UNFCCC is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to this threat. As the parent treaty to the 2015 Paris Agreement…

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World Health Organization

Finding somebody who has not heard of the World Health Organization in the past year is probably impossible. As the UN’s specialized agency responsible for global health, the WHO has featured extensively in coordinating the international response to the covid-19 crisis…

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The GrunnMUN 2021 Rules of Procedure are available for you to view and download.