Model United Nations of The Hague 2017

Model United Nations of The Hague 2017

Program Date: 20th-23rd April, 2017

Venue: The Hague Buitenhof

The theme of MUNOTH 2017 is ‘Bridging the Gap: Reaching Compromise in a Polarized Political Landscape.’ In part, this theme has been prompted by a number of political events of global concern that we have witnessed in 2016: the United Kingdom chose to withdraw from the European Union; a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas was rejected; Donald Trump was elected to the presidency of the United States; and several countries including Russia and South Africa are relinquishing their membership to the International Criminal Court. These events have shown that the political playing field is shifting. All across the world, political decision-making is increasingly seen as a game of the elite where the voice of the majority is unheard. As a result, the faith people have in the political establishment and international institutions is dwindling. Voters favor politicians who promise sweeping changes over those who vow to maintain the status quo.

In the committees that are available at MUNOTH 2017, several divisive issues will be presented to the delegates. Bridging the gap and compromising in order to find a unified position on such an issue will be a challenge, however not insurmountable. Hopefully the debate will show that listening to one another will always prove to be more effective and talking louder, and that compromise will always triumph over the resort to radical action.

At Model United Nations of The Hague 2017, we also strive to attain these objectives. Our six committees — the Human Rights Council, the Economic and Social Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Arab League, the International Court of Justice and the Security Council — ensure a diversity in both thematic and regional focus. If reporting and photographing has your preference, you will feel at home in our press team, the MUNOTH Observer. Along with the appealing social program we have in store for you, MUNOTH 2017 is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

Official Link: http://www.munoth.net

Deadline: 31st March, 2017