Since its foundation in 2008, MUN Bern provides students with an insight into the workings of the United Nations and serves as a platform for people who are interested in international relations, negotiations and world politics. Through various workshops on rhetoric and negotiations as well input by guest speakers and lecturers, we enable our participants to gain a wide range of practical skills. We are also proud to offer an ECTs accredited seminar in collaboration with the law and history department of the University of Bern. Over the course of two semesters the students receive coaching by experiences members and professionals alike.
Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) is a non-governmental organisation with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations based in Geneva. Run entirely by students, its aim is to promote the ideals and principles of the United Nations by giving students the chance to participate in educational events. GIMUN collaborates with other similar organisations in Switzerland and around the world, such as JUNES, HamMUN, POLMUN and CologneMUN. GIMUN is also a member of GSUN and JUNES. We are actively developing partnerships with other student associations in Switzerland and abroad in order to increase awareness of the importance of the work done by the United Nations.
Four political science students founded the association MUN Team University of Zurich in 2007 to organize a delegation to the Harvard WorldMUN 2008 in Puebla. Other eight members joined the association and joined in the preparation for this important conference. The experience in Mexico was great, and the delegation a huge success! To further participate at MUN conferences, two new board members were elected and later new team members joined.
The MUN Team Uni Basel brings the concept of Model United Nations to Basel. We are a group of students who meet weekly to simulate the organs of the United Nations, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and many, many more. In these debates, you do not only learn more about the UN, the topic at hand and the country you are representing, but also how to make your position matter. In the last ten years, MUN Team Uni Basel has participated in conferences in Montréal, New York, Taipei, Singapore, Helsinki, Vienna, Berlin, and Lausanne. Moreover, we are the organizers of the renowned yearly MUN Regio Basel conference for pupils of the Basel region.
St Gallen Model United Nations is an association founded at the University of St. Gallen in May 2011. Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations, aiming at providing students with a strong introduction to the world of international politics and diplomacy. It gives them the unique opportunity to play the role of a UN ambassador for a few days and represent a given country in a committee (UNESCO, WTO, HRC, SC,...) of the United Nations on pre-worked topics.