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