8th Heidelberg National MUN Conference 2018
will take place in Heidelberg from
Saturday to Sunday, January 13-14, 2018,
at the Neue Universität building in the heart of Heidelberg's beautiful old town.
Delegate registration is now open -
the first round of country assignments will be sent out after Dec 10, 2017.
Registration after that date will be accepted on a rolling basis,
if seats are still available (will be updated here!).
Priority Registration for delegations is closed.
Country assignments will be sent out after Dec 10, 2017.
If you would like to atted with a delegation, please contact us (via mail).
(as double delegate committee)
Today’s international development aid system is heavily shaped by the postcolonialism of the cold war. Innovations - such as the concept of micro-credit - have been a rare occurrence. Some ideas such as the ‘One Laptop per Child’ initiative and Facebook’s ‘Internet.org’ have been very controversial and have even been rejected by developing countries. Delegates of the HNMUN general assembly will have to examine the effect of technology on development aid with the goal of innovating the system and will have to find solutions to pressing issues. How can the usage of technology make development aid more efficient –particularly regarding educational, social, and medical services? Is it enough to supply developing countries with digital products such as smart phones and apps or must the underlying technology also be made accessible to these countries?
(as single delegate committee)
Through this missing clear strategic goal of protecting its members against possible attacks by the Warsaw pact, NATO has recently struggled to preserve its unity, and to collect all individual threats states present into a concept.
Currently, the most debated common aim is the famous two-percent goal, a guideline stating all member states should spend two percent of their GDP on their military, despite specifying which of these expenses at least indirectly also benefit NATO. Questions about the necessity of strict overall figures are rising, still lots of armed forces, e.g. the German Bundeswehr, demand their troop numbers and equipment lack both quantity and quality, not confident of being able to defend widespread attacks, which include not only international terrorism, but also fears in front of further capture by Russia, esp. in the Baltic Area, nuclear threats e.g. from North Korea. Furthermore, sufficient concepts to answer ABC- or cyber-attacks are missing.
Heidelberg National MUN 2018 will open its registration desk on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 9 a.m. The conference will close on Sunday, January 14th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
The delegate fee is EUR 15,00. Included are conference registration and materials, two lunch meals, and coffee.
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