The Sussex MUN Experience
The University of Sussex Model United Nations society is proud to present its fourth edition of the University of Sussex Model United Nations Conference, held on March 20th & 21st 2021, virtually on Zoom.
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After the unprecedented cancelation of last year’s conference due to the pandemic, we decided to make this one better yet! At Sussex, we strive to offer you the best and most accurate experience possible of the United Nations, whilst keeping the familiar MUN framework.
This year, our conference consists of 4 committees, ranging from UNHRC to the renowned Security Council. In these, you will approach and undertake contemporary political, environmental and human rights issues throughout 2 days of debates, negotiations and alliances.
In the evening, we will run a very exciting social that has never been done before, especially online! This will give you the chance to have fun with fellow delegates, as long as getting to know and connect better with them!
This is an amazing opportunity for both beginners and experienced MUNers to debate and find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues– and have fun in the process.
If you wish to take this opportunity to debate highly relevant topics within the international arena and meet many like-minded people, please do apply! “See” you in March!
“Redesigning Global Responsibility “
“Redesigning Global Responsibility will be the leading theme of committee and council debates of the IX international edition of the Model United Nations Conference of the University of Sussex. With an ever growing pressure of the international arena to respond to political, environmental and human rights issues, there also comes a question of “Which state is responsible for what problem?” or can an international commitment be made? – and this is where your work as a delegate begins!
Globally, we are facing all different types of concerns, ranging from privacy in our technological era to civilian airstrikes in the Middle East. With these, we are persuaded into pointing fingers to specific actors instead of stepping back and realizing that to solve local problems, we might need a global set of actions. This essentially means that every country, no matter how influential it might be, can have a say in and a potential solution to a seemingly unsolvable problem.
Responsible and committed, the University of Sussex is a powerful hub for creating strategic and engaging solutions for international issues. With this in mind, we encourage you to join us in this inspiring and fascinating conference that I am sure will be as exciting to participate as it has been to organize!”
– Julia Barbosa Moreira Bastos