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MUNISH 2018 will be held from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November 2018

Model United Nations of The International School of The Hague

XXVII Annual Session



Dear Guest,


On behalf of my fellow MUNISH Board of Directors, it is my great honour to invite you and your students to the 27th annual MUNISH conference. MUNISH 2017 will be held from Friday November 3rd - Sunday November 5th, 2017. The MUNISH conference is aimed at delegates between the ages of 14 - 19 years.


As stated in the MUNISH mission statement, MUNISH is “A conference run by youth, for today’s youth, to benefit the youth of tomorrow”. It is these ideals that make MUNISH the true embodiment of Model United Nations. For a whole weekend, students can become diplomats and are given the responsibility of the roles they take on. For three days the participants of MUNISH, numbering over 1,000 last year, join to debate, discuss and consider issues that affect our world today, from the eyes of those that have the opportunity to make a difference. MUNISH leaves participants with a new perspective on our world and of their roles in shaping it.


The theme for the XXVII annual MUNISH conference is: ‘Peace, Justice & Inclusive Societies’, which derives from Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Central to this theme are fundamental issues such as: protection of human rights; sustained economic growth and development; social integration; social cohesion; and much more. This goal is undermined by conflict, which can be created where there is a lack of tolerance towards religion, ethnicity, and belief. By striving towards “Inclusive societies”, the goal is to reduce conflict and therefore to promote peace and justice. Concepts such as social integration, cohesion and participation help to contribute to eradicating child poverty, violence and income inequality. We need innovative solutions and the inspiration of a new generation facing these challenges in an increasingly globalised world. We can make the world of tomorrow one which can be enjoyed and cherished. In the words of Kofi Annan: “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together.”


Furthermore, this year will see the continuation of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and this year’s cases can be found on page three of this mailing. In addition, the Historical Security Council (HSC), which will focus on the issues of 1967, The Six-Day War (Arab-Israeli War) and the Vietnam War is also on page three below. We also strongly encourage experienced participants with an interest in law to apply for positions in the ICC and ICJ, for the unique experience it offers. For experienced delegates, joining the Advisory Panel on the Question of Kurdistan (APQK) will be a fascinating experience. Therefore, we advise that the most experienced delegates are placed in this committee. Moreover, MUNISH’s Press Team also offers a valuable opportunity to any participants with an interest in journalism and therefore encourage your students to apply.


MUNISH is affiliated to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN). It therefore promotes the educational aims of THIMUN and is conducted according to the THIMUN by-laws and procedural rules. MUNISH not only gives students the opportunity to prepare for the THIMUN conference held every year in The Hague, but also provides an educational and enjoyable experience for all participants.


We look forward to welcoming you and your students to our school in the city of Peace and Justice in November 2017 for an enriching and memorable conference.


Your sincerely,

Victoria Her
Secretary General | MUNISH 2017

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Wrap up of MUNISH 2017 and till next year...
7th November 2017
MUNISH 2017 was the biggest conference yet with 1234 people participating during the weekend! Check the highlights for a breakdown per function and committee. Relive the moments with our press releases. This year we introduced InMutual and the Live feature showcasing experiences and enabling participants to build lasting connections. Make sure to visit our Instagram, Facebook and YouTube page for pictures and videos. 
MUNISH Live
31st October 2017
Follow up on the latest social media posts and stay up-to-date with the live agenda during MUNISH. Check out MUNISH Live!
MUNISH 2017 is almost here
10th October 2017
With only a few weeks to go, preparations are in full swing. So that you can prepare for the MUNISH weekend, we would like to draw your attention to some useful pages and tips.

As a delegate, student officer or any MUN participant, being prepared to tackle global issues is important, therefore, we offer research reports and helpful guides to make sure you are at your best during MUNISH. Still looking for help or want to improve your skills? Then our workshops are the right place to be.

When the MUN day is over, go explore The Hague with your MUNISH peers and discover the historical beauty of the city of Peace and Justice. Remember to make it to the MUNISH party on Saturday at the iconic Madurodam. To help you along the way, check out our handy directions with public transport advice. 

To know what is going on throughout the weekend, check the agenda and follow MUNISH on social media through Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for the latest from our team. 

MUNISH partners with InMutual to connect students
2nd October 2017
We are proud to announce that for the 2017 MUNISH conference there will be a new, improved way for you to connect and communicate with the other delegates.

We are partnering with InMutual, a platform that brings better lobbying and social ties, making MUNISH 2017 the most innovative yet. InMutual enables you to gain an overview of who else is attending MUNISH, everyone who is in your committee, and the shared past conferences you have attended with the other delegates.
Third Mailing
14th September 2017
The third mailing is now available. Please take note of upcoming deadlines.
Research Reports Published and Heads of Admin
22nd August 2017
The research reports are now available for viewing. We also welcome our new Heads of Admin (HOA).
Second Mailing, Issues on the Agenda, Student Officers and Discounts at Hotels
5th May 2017
The second mailing is now available. With the second mailing we also have finalised the issues on the agenda and selected the student officer team for MUNISH 2017. After negotiations with local hotels in The Hague, we are happy to offer MUNISH participants discounts at participating hotels. 
MUNISH 2017
7th March 2017
MUNISH 2017 will be held from Friday November 3 - Sunday November 5, 2017. The MUNISH conference is aimed at delegates between the ages of 14 - 19 years.



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MUNISH 2017 - XXVII Annual Session
The 27th Annual Session of MUNISH will be held at The International School of the Hague, The Netherlands.
MUNISH is a THIMUN affiliated conference.