In August 2007, Russian parliamentary deputy and Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov placed a Russian flag close to the North Pole, declaring that “the Arctic is ours and we should manifest our presence.” Other Arctic states, such as Canada and Denmark, soon followed suit by announcing they would explore extending their States’ sovereignty. In the light of these developments and increased mobility and economic potential within the Arctic resulting from global warming, fears of a scramble for the Arctic with escalating territorial disputes grew not only in the media but also in sections of academia.
Are you interested in what is going to happen in the Arctic conflict? Do you want to explore what it is like to be an international diplomat?
Join this year’s DanMUN conference as a UN Security Council member! The conference takes place on 16-20 October!
IT’S YOUR WORLD, PARTICIPATE!
Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017. Start your application HERE!
DanMUN has ever since its conception formed its own take on the MUN concept with focus on high-quality academic lectures, UN Security Council simulations and social events. It is exactly this combination of the three most important elements of the MUN experience that made DanMUN a very specific addition to the broad network of MUNs around the world. DanMUN soon became renowned for its high quality lectures with experienced academics, diplomats and experts, the rigorous UNSC simulations and the exciting social events.
Prior to attending the conference, all accepted delegates receive the DanMUN Scenario based on whatever topic being discussed that year. Delegates are expected to read the scenario and to do further research on the subject and their own position, in accordance to the Member State they have been assigned.
During the first three days of the conference, there is an intensely packed program with lectures and panel debates from experts from different fields of the given topic. Furthermore, there are workshops organized in order to learn how to write resolutions, write and give speeches, among others.
During the first three days, mock simulations will take place in order for delegates to get use to the DanMUN Rules and Procedures.
The last three days of the conference are dedicated to the UN Security Council simulation. Unlike other MUNs, in DanMUN each delegation consists of 3 delegates giving space for backdoor negotiations and resolution/amendment writing without interrupting the UN Security Council session.
Last but not least, the Press will be present to conduct formal interviews and report with news of the day.
DanMUN prides itself on it’s social aspect or better known as “DanMUN Spirit”. It is very important for us that the participants leave with more friends and connections they came with. Apart from having lunches and dinner together, there are also social activities are planned almost every evening.
Another aspect of the DanMUN Spirit are the traditions; the tour around the canals of Copenhagen which gives participants the opportunity to talk in an informal manner and see our beautiful capital.
However the biggest night during DanMUN is the DanMUN Gala, where dinner is served, drinks are handed out, speeches are given and music is playing. Also it is here the DanMUN Awards take place!