IB students from Nyborg Gymnasium at the Model United Nations of Lübeck (MUNOL)
From Monday the 3rd of May to Saturday the 8th of May, 18 students and 2 teachers from the IB diploma program at Nyborg Gymnasium attended the MUN-conference in Lübeck.
The Model United Nations of Lübeck (MUNOL) is an annual student conference simulating the work of the United Nations (UN). Like the real United Nations, MUNOL deals with issues concerning world politics and tries to resemble the UN as authentically as possible. Therefore important UN bodies such as the General Assembly, including 1st to 6th Committee, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Human Rights Council and further commissions are simulated.
MUNOL particularly addresses high school students from the age of sixteen from all over Europe. Several schools from different European countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Turkey and Poland attend the conference every year.
As English is the official MUNOL language every student is required to be able to speak freely in this language and preferably also to use basic rhetoric. Furthermore every student is expected to dress formally according to the official dress code.
The MUNOL conference simulates ten different committees of the United Nations, focusing on international security, economics, globalization, environmental policy and other aspects of international politics. MUNOL’s issues on the agenda are subject to annual revisions, which always make the conference as up-to-date as possible.
MUNOL means a week full of new experiences for every participant. It offers the opportunities to improve English skills, to earn new knowledge about international politics and to foster international understanding.