TEIMUN Conference

The European International Model United Nations

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TEIMUN 2021: Debate and Experience The Hague, Online

TEIMUN, or the European International Model United Nations, is a conference held every summer in The Hague, the Netherlands, for students from all over the world.

TEIMUN is the oldest MUN conference in the Netherlands and continental Europe, with over 30 years of experience.

 TEIMUN 2021 took place from July 12 to July 15, 2021, in an online format. The individual delegate fee for TEIMUN 2021 is €20, and members of a delegation get a 20% discount.

TEIMUN strikes the perfect balance between a professional atmosphere and social interaction among the delegates, even online. Our councils are interesting and inspiring for beginner and veteran MUNers alike, and our cultural events and guest speakers are just as much part of the conference as the sessions.

Originally, we had hoped to host this year’s TEIMUN conference in person. However, we were not convinced that the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands was developing favourably enough. Moreover, we did not want to deprive our international delegates of the TEIMUN experience due to the maze of quarantine and testing obligations currently facing travelers into the Netherlands. The very essence of TEIMUN is to be able to exchange ideas and worldviews with inspiring young professionals from all over the world, and we did not want to eliminate this important pillar for the sake of organizing a small scale physical conference. You can read the full justification of our decision here.

TEIMUN 2021 is open for Netherlands-based and international delegates alike. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions! You can do so by filling out our contact form, or by sending an email to info@teimun.org.

The Theme of TEIMUN 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 a (hopefully near) 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, economic, health, humanitarian, and security crises around the globe, enabling cooperation beyond borders. The Security Council conducts peacekeeping at a global scale, the UNFCCC provides a crucial framework for combatting the climate crisis, UN Women strives to empower women and girls worldwide, and the Legal Council ensures that international law is created and codified.

Other organizations do not sit idle. NATO promotes democratic values and enables its members to cooperate on defence and security-related issues, while the European Council brings together the Heads of State or Government of EU member states in order to discuss matters related to the Union’s executive branch.

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 TEIMUN 2021, where we explore the role of international organisations in facilitating this cooperation.

Why Join TEIMUN?

A Unique Experience

Participating in the TEIMUN conference is a highly valuable experience, even online. You will learn a lot about the inner workings of international organizations, such as the UN, and what it is like to represent a country and defend its foreign policy.

Intercultural Communication

You will meet a lot of young, enthusiastic people from all over the world who share your interest in international affairs. Getting to know each other and sharing perspectives has never been a problem at TEIMUN.

Meet Experts from the International Sphere

Online TEIMUN brings The Hague to you. We are honored to feature renowned academics and practitioners from the international sphere as our conference speakers. Join TEIMUN to meet some of the greatest minds of international politics.

The Hague: The Heart of National and International Governance

TEIMUN has its home in The Hague, the so-called International City of Peace and Justice. It is home to the International Criminal Court, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Court of Justice, and many other international organizations. The Hague is also the governmental centre of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. During the online TEIMUN 2021 conference, you will have a chance to explore the spirit of the city and its institutions virtually.

Aside from the hustle and bustle of international political life, The Hague has a lot to offer to eager tourists, in case you are planning a visit in the future (perhaps to TEIMUN 2022?). Nearby is the beach in Scheveningen, where we normally organize our famous beach party every year. In the centre of The Hague you can visit countless museums and explore the city’s beautiful architecture. For those of you who do not have the time to see the rest of the Netherlands there is Madurodam, a miniature version of the country, where you can see all the features characteristic of Dutch culture.