Celebrating international cooperation
Dear Sir, Madam,
On behalf of the executive staff of HagaMUN 2023, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the thirteenth annual session of the Haganum Model United Nations!
This year’s conference will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March 2023, at Gymnasium Haganum, located in the city centre of The Hague, which for many decades now has been known as the international city of peace and justice.
The Hague hosts many international summits and is home to various embassies, UN organs and international organisations, especially in the fields of international law and diplomacy.
Examples include the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the headquarters of EUROPOL. This allows us to invite guest speakers from organisations that are internationally recognised. Besides the international involvement of The Hague, the city is also the seat of the Dutch government, the parliament, the Council of State and the Supreme Court. The Hague has a truly international atmosphere which makes this city a perfect venue for an MUN-conference.
At an MUN, participants simulate the United Nations. This raises awareness among students about both future and current global issues. It gives students with differing nationalities or religions the opportunity to share their opinions and to cooperate. The children of today work towards finding the best solutions for current problems by lobbying and debating during conferences. These solutions, of course, may be realised in the near future.
Every year in March, enthusiastic students from Gymnasium Haganum join forces to organise a high-quality MUN conference. This warm and welcoming environment will hopefully lead to interesting debates and realistic solutions. Every year, HagaMUN proves challenging enough for both experienced and first-time participants. Thanks to the MUN programme, the youth of today will be confronted with current world issues, which helps them improve the world of tomorrow. HagaMUN is known for its friendly character, which is shown through its appreciation for every single participating voice in the hosting of fruitful debate.
We hope to see you all at HagaMUN 2023!
Ana Badara, Secretary-General at HagaMUN 2023