KarlMUN 2016

From 2nd to 4th December 2016 we were allowed to welcome delegates with various national backgrounds studying at German and Dutch universities to the first KarlMUN conference in Aachen, which took place in the innovative heart of this historic city: the RWTH Aachen University.

Social Events

Exciting debates at the KarlMUN conferences are interesting and great fun, but next to your work in the committees our framework programme makes your visit at KarlMUN unique and unforgettable.

In 2016, the social events already started prior to the conference with our special culinary event ‘KarlMUN rocks’ (German: “KarlMUN is(s)t am rocken”). The event took place throughout the whole Thursday evening before the official start of the conference on Friday morning. At this event, participants had the opportunity to get to know their co-delegates during an evening with delicious food and a great atmosphere at different locations across the city of Aachen.

After their registration in the next morning, the delegates received well-equipped conference bags and were ready for two different workshops, the first one about reforming the security council and the second one addressing terrorism. During the workshops the delegates got the chance to learn more about the UN, international politics and rhetoric skills in order to become an outstanding delegate in their committee.

In the evening, the conference began with the official opening event of the KarlMUN 2016 conference: The opening ceremony. Following the introduction to the conference by the secretary general of KarlMUN 2016, our keynote speaker Matthias Böhning (member of the board of directors of the United Nations Association of Germany) inspired the delegates with his speech about global goals for sustainable development.

On Saturday, the participants were mostly occupied with the work in their committees, but in the evening they were able to meet the other delegates in an informal atmosphere during THE social event at the conference: the KarlParty.  

In the next morning they continued, more or less well rested, the work in their committees until early Sunday afternoon. At this point, all committees had addressed at least one of the discussed issues in their committee by a resolution (or similar for the HLP) and the debates were closed by the chairs of each committee.

Following this, the conference now came to an official end at the closing ceremony, where the chairs of each committee reviewed their committee experiences and then honoured the best delegates, best diplomats and best position paper authors of the KarlMUN 2016 conference with awards for each of these categories.