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News article „Jena TV“

http://http://www.jenatv.de/mediathek/37757/Jenaer_Studenten_vertreten_Sierra_Leone_bei_UNO_Simulation.html

 

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News article by „Thüringen im Blick“

Studierende der Universität Jena fahren zu internationaler UNO-Simulation in Montréal 2017

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Politic Slam – Happy New Year!

RememberinIMG_0710ag an evening of joy, laughter and wonderful slam, we, the delegation of the University of Jena, want to thank you for this evening and for your support. Without you, this christmassy poetry slam would not have been possible. We hope you also enjoyed beeing with us.
The delegation of Jena sends you the warmest thoughts and best wishes and a very Happy New Year, looking forward to the adventures at Heidelberg MUN, Erfurt MUN and Harvard WorldMUN.
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WorldMUN 2017 in Montréal

In the south west of the canadian province Québec is the WorldMUN-host city 2017 located. With about 1 700 000 inhabitants and an area of 364km² Montréal, „the City of Festivals“, can call itself the second largest city of Canada.

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From March 13. to March 17. five delegates of the Friedrich-Schiller-Univercity and their faculty advisor will participate in the Harvard World Model United Nations-Conferences and represent Sierra Leone in a city which is characterized by culture, history, economy and politics; a city, which connects romantically french charme and modern innovative buildings. This is one of the reasons why the unique Montréal is perfectly qualified to host this yearly event.

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But the cultural capital of Canada and UNESCO City of Design cannot offer only a breathtaking architecture and cityscape with buildings like Notre-Dame de Montréal or the Botanical Garden Montréal, it also impresses with vibrant events (including the largest international jazz festival in the world). There couldn’t be a more appropriate city to fulfil cultural exchange and international enmeshment on the highest Level.

Five days of speeches, negotiation and getting in contact with other delegates will expect more than 2 000 students of more than 120 countries from all over the world. Accompanied of an interesting events in the evenings, which promote the meetings of delegates, the conferences will be proceed daily in the Palais des congrès de Montréal, known as one of „the most connected and beautiful conference centers in existence“.

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Delegation Montréal 2017

The Delegates

Antonia1aAntonia Rausch (19) studies for her B.A. in Political Science and Public Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She is mainly interested in judicial questions in the fields of human rights and international law. At her high school, she already gained international experience on her trips to England and to Italy where she participated in a student exchange program. Antonia is excited to be part of WorldMUN in Montreál as she would love to learn more about how international negotiations work and how conflicts get resolved.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcel1aMarcel Sommer (27) is pursuing his M.A. in Intercultural Personnel Development and Communication Management at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He is interested in the extent to which international organizations benefit from the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members. After finishing his B.A. in Latin American Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, spending a year abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and completing internships for two NGOs, Marcel has begun to specialize in migration as well as children’s and women’s rights. His goal is to work for a human rights organization. In his spare time he enjoys attending cultural events with his friends, discovering new record shops and cooking. WorldMUN 2017 provides Marcel with a perfect opportunity to gain a better understanding of diplomatic negotiations and to share ideas for a global community.

 

 

 

Sebastian1aSebastian Witte (23) is an M.A. student in Political Science with a concentration in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. During his B.A. studies in Political Science and Economics at the University of Halle (Saale), Sebastian developed an interest in security policy. The UN system is of particular relevance to his academic studies because of the UN’s prominent role in international peace and security negotiations. WorldMUN 2017 offers him a perfect opportunity to familiarize himself with processes of bargaining in international relations. Sebastian is also looking forward to the cultural exchange during the conference.

 

 

 

 

Marike1aMarike Seusing (25) is an M.A. student in the Intercultural Personnel Development and Communication Management Program at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She completed her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of Augsburg. While her main focus lies on intercultural negotiation, she is also very interested in languages and enjoys meeting people from different cultures. Her other passions are movies, yoga, music and travelling. This will be Marika’s first WorldMUN experience. She is keen on gaining insights into the intercultural aspects involved in the work of the UN.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lukas Syskowski (19) is a B.A. student in Political Science and Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. His professional goal is to join the Foreign Service or work for an NGO. Lukas wants to change the world and make it a place without wars, discrimination and environmental disasters. He is thrilled to be on the WorldMUN team and excited to meet people from around the world and getting to know their culture and lifestyle. The attendance in Montréal provides Lukas a good opportunity to gain political and administrative training to become a part of the next political generation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Berlin, Berlin – we are going to Berlin.

On February 18, 2015 the WorldMUN delegation of Jena travelled to Berlin to visit the Algerian embassy, the Korean arts centre as well as the […]

On February 18, 2015 the WorldMUN delegation of Jena travelled to Berlin to visit the Algerian embassy, the Korean arts centre as well as the Federal Foreign Office.

The trip focused on being able to ask open-ended questions about the various committees, we are going to represent in South Korea and other questions regarding Algeria and its neighbours.

After a short presentation about Algeria’s history, political reforms and its position in the African Union, we were able to see a new point of view with respect to Algeria, marked by personal insights on site. Over the following specific questions of the students, S.E. Nor-Eddine Aouam and his staff members were especially pleased, so that the visit of the Algerian Embassy was very helpful for the preparations for WorldMUN. Afterwards, we were cordially invited to a huge buffet composed of traditional finger food – characteristic for the country.

In the afternoon, the Delegation visited the Korean art centre – an outsourced part of the South Korean embassy. The Jena delegates got a good impression of the political and cultural life in South Korea. Although this visit was not directly related to the committee work in Seoul, it was important for the nine participants to be also prepared for the host country. The short introduction in the Korean language was very helpful; there is no doubt about it.

As a last stop of the Berlin excursion we had an appointment with Christopher Reichow, employee of the Foreign Office. Many questions on specific issues could be resolved or discussed. It was a great end of this amazing Berlin trip.

We would like to thank all those, who have allowed us to this day. Without this assistance, a specific preparation would not be possible.

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HNMUN 2015 – A diplomatic weekend

At the second weekend of January, the delegation of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena participated at the 5th Heidelberg National MUN Conference 2015, at the Neue Universität […]

At the second weekend of January, the delegation of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena participated at the 5th Heidelberg National MUN Conference 2015, at the Neue Universität building in the heart of Heidelberg’s beautiful old town.

The conference featured two committees. In the first committee, the Security Council as single delegate committee, the delegates represented: Jordan, Spain and Venezuela. The topic ‘Containing the Islamic State’ was up for debate. The delegates had to seek for solutions and new ways to put an effective stop to ISIL in the short term while keeping in mind the stability of the middle and near east in a long term perspective.

In the second committee, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as double delegate committee discussed the topic ‘Development through Fair Trade’. The delegates represented: Bangladesh, France, Sweden and Turkey. The delegates had to negotiate between the positions of the Global North and the Global South, while trying to accomplish what the WTO has so far failed to do: produce a new consensus on fair trade and development.

To honour her active cooperation and great spirit of diplomacy in the Security Council during the draft resolution, Julia Kossiski get a Honourable Mention. That was a great success for the whole delegation of Jena.

Lively debates and verbal disputes during formal and informal debates left an impression on the delegates and prepare them for WorldMUN 2015 in Seoul.

We would like to thank the University Heidelberg-organisation team for this great weekend.

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The UN Delegation from Jena is going to represent Algeria at WorldMUN 2015

http://img.wallpaperstock.net:81/algerien-flagge-wallpapers_32969_1920x1200.jpgThe nine delegates of the University of Jena are going to represent the largest country of Africa – Algeria. The country is known as a key oil and gas supplier and stands at rank 93 in the Human Development Index. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 79, has run the country since his election in 1999. He ended a brutal and bloody civil war that began after an army coup in 1991 that overturned free elections that had been won by an Islamist party. Tension persists between Morocco over the Western Sahara, where nomadic Saharans are seeking self-determination. Algeria has the largest army in Africa and a defense budget of more than $10 billion annually. It will be a great challenge but also an opportunity to represent this country at Seoul.

The delegation will represent Algeria in five different committees. The delegates will be working in the DISEC (Disarmament and International Security Committee), in the SOCHUM (Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee), in the Millennium Development Goals (High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly), in the CDP (Committee for Development Policy) and in the regional body African Union.

In the next weeks the Delegation has to spend a lot of time and energy for the preparation of WorldMUN 2015. With the help of Algeria’s Embassy, which the delegates are going to visit in February, the preparation will be completed. The Delegation is deeply grateful for every countenance.

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Teilnahme an weiteren WorldMUNs geplant

Wir planen weitere WorldMUN-Teilnahmen und aktualisieren derzeit die Website. Bis dahin bedanken wir uns noch einmal bei allen Beteiligten für die bisherige Förderung des WorldMUN-Projektes und würden uns auch über eine zukünftige Unterstützung sehr freuen! Aktuelle Informationen zu unseren Planungen finden Sie stets hier.

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It’s up to YOU – Gestalte diese Welt!

Wir laden herzlich zu einer weiteren Vortragsveranstaltung am Dienstag, 26.06. um 18:00 Uhr c.t. ein. Simulation und Realität der UN ist das Thema dieses Abends: U.a. kommen die UN-Jugenddelegierten, die im Herbst 2012 zu den Vereinten Nationen fahren und sich in die Verhandlungen einbringen werden. Und wir berichten etwas ausführlicher als am Tag der Politikwissenschaft über unsere Erfahrungen, die wir bei der WorldMUN 2012 in Vancouver gemacht haben.