Last Friday, February 9th, the Tuebingen Model United Nations took place in the “Neue Aula” of the Eberhard Karls University. Much like the simulation at Hohenheim, our delegation was joined by students from Hohenheim and Heidelberg during our UN Simulation. After a great opening and welcoming speech from Prof. Dr. Thomas Diez, director of the Institute of Political Science, the Simulation began.
The topics before this General Assembly were:
- Women, Peace and Security
- The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
- Implementing the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda
After a short round of agenda setting speeches, the committee voted to debate the first topic Women, Peace and Security during the simulation. A variety of working groups emerged quickly after this decision, and discussed issues like femicides, UN women working in conflict zones, or strengthening women via education. At the end of the day and after fruitful discussions, there were six draft resolutions on the floor. Out of the six, five were adopted and became resolutions.
A huge thanks to the TMUN department who planned and organized the whole event. You did a great job and we all had an educational, as well as fun simulation. Our gratification also goes to the Tübingen head delegates Nora and Jovana and our faculty advisor Bettina, who acted as the chair and the rapporteurs respectively and thus ensured that the session was running smoothly and we could focus on writing and negotiating.