TLVMUN is one of our MUN-society’s partner conferences. This year’s edition took place from the 18th to the 20th of August under the motto “Diplomacy Through Geopolitical Eyes”. Six members of HanseMUN e.V. participated in four (of six) committees of different levels as delegates or chairs for five days.
Application. Allocation. Go! Before the conference outgoing society members held a delegation meeting that helped answering any remaining questions. Each committee uploaded a study guide that could be used as a guideline for writing one’s position paper. Social media groups were formed and the countdown was set.
UNWOMEN’s delegates debated on the topics “Violence Against Women in Strictly Religious Environments” and – thereon building – “Gender Equality in the Labour Market”. Although it was a beginner’s committee it consisted of delegates with different levels of MUN-experience, which led to exciting debates. The international setting with different cultures enriching each other was very interesting to experience. We adopted a resolution on each topic. Beside the debates within the committee, there was also an appointment with the Press Corps during which we were interviewed. This added more weight to the statements and made the simulation seem even more realistic.
Exchange with other committee members took place during lunch or after session at diverse socials such as a champagne reception on the rooftop of Tel Aviv’s town hall, a city tour and a get-together at the beach among them. For those who wanted to get to know the host country better, there was a guided trip from the 23rd to the 25th of August (Post Program). It covered most of Israel’s most important sights and complemented the trip ideally.
Our delegation looks back on a memorable journey and is very proud to take home an award from the Press Corps, a shout out from Crisis and many inspiring insights into the work of the United Nations. Training rhetorical skills, taking and defending a country’s perspective, meeting interesting people and learning about different cultures – That’s what MUN is about.
Written by Sophia