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United Netherlands is an internationally oriented organization that focuses on the world of international relations and diplomacy.

High School Program Model United Nations Conference

On April 11, the annual High School Program Model United Nations Conference (HSP MUN) of 2016 took place at the Radboud University in Nijmegen! HSP MUN is a national conference organized every year specifically for the participants of the United Netherlands High School Program. It is the final challenge the high schoolers have to face in order to complete the High School Program and their personal journey towards improvement and development. This year, over 160 high school students from 8 different schools all over the Netherlands joined us in Nijmegen for a day of debating, negotiating and resolution writing. The theme of the conference was “Terrorism’’ and multiple aspects of this topic were touched upon throughout the day. Luuk Slooter gave a thought-provoking key-note speech at the beginning of the day to set the scene and excite the students. However, the topic of ‘’Terrorism’’ was most noticeable in the 8 committees the students were allocated to, namely: the Security Council, the World Health Organization, the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Refugees, the Arab League, the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, the Disarmament and International Security Committee, and the Commission on Science and Technology for Development. The students represented countries from all over the world ranging from the United States to Mauritania. At the end of the day, the students who presented their country most accurately and showed the highest amount of skills were awarded for their efforts. Three awards were handed out per committee and the Dominicus College from Nijmegen won the Best Delegation Award for the second year in a row! We look back on a... read more

Graduation 13th Delegation

March 19, the 13th Delegation graduated after going through 6 months of intensive training and lectures and participating in Model United Nations in Oxford and Harvard. Around half past 2 the delegates accompanied by friends and family were welcomed at the location near the Waal, the Lindenberg, with coffee and tea. Everyone was excited about the graduation but maybe even more about seeing each other again! At three the ceremony started, with a formal opening by our lovely president. Followed up by the delegates thanking their JBoS for all the experiences and the great time they had. After this all JBoS spoke to their delegates and their experiences during their months together. In between the salutatorian Kristina Preiksaityte and valedictorian Julia Uitvlugt had their speeches and there was an after movie highlighting all the great moments of the 13th delegation. The ceremony was concluded by the handing out of diplomas to all delegates there. After the ceremony all delegates, friends, alumni, families and the board got together for drinks and some last words about the day. It was time to celebrate their... read more

International Youth Conference 27th of February

On 27th of February the Eurasian Club System (ECS) held a conference an International Youth Cooperation at the Institute of Global Public Policy Presidential Academy in Moscow. The main topics of the conference were the research on global challenges and the role youth plays in modern cooperation. The representatives at the conference came from both science and government, and descended from France, the Netherlands, India and Russia; including the young diplomat organization of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs, Youth association for a Greater Europe, the Eurasian Youth Assembly, Youth Diplomacy, Russia Direct, Global Shapers and United Netherlands. ECS establishes intellectual networks and educational clusters from London to Singapore to offer young people an opportunity to realize their potential. The organization pays attention to special programs which are developed in Europe and Asia. The conference was split up in two parts; education followed by public diplomacy. United Netherlands was invited, as the general goals of organization are very much in line with those of ECS, our partner organization, to offer young people opportunities and a network to realize and utilize their potential. For our representative, Alexandra Wishart, Director General of the Academy, it was a great opportunity to speak at this international Youth Conference. ‘Personally, I perceived the audience as very receptive and eager to reflect on the challenges and dilemmas that face youth in international cooperation and diplomacy. The presence of a diverse group of NGO representatives but also government officials contributed to the lively debate after the individual speakers.’ Alexandra had the chance to talk to many interesting people and discuss future possibilities of cooperation between Russian-based international... read more

NYTW & HNMUN

New York Training Week & Harvard National Model United Nations. The 13th delegation has spread their wings and set out to fly. On January 31st, all delegates and six team members got together in the traditional Holiday Inn Express in New York city. After overcoming their jetlag’s, an intensive training week kicked off in Three West Club with the opening, speeches and a picture moment. In the following days the delegates got the final chance to perfect their speeches, challenge each other on their topics and reflect on their progress ever since September 11, 2015. The final day of New York Training Week has traditionally been dedicated to reflection and openness towards themselves and each other and altogether the 13th delegation closed off the week in a great manner. The trainings were combined with visits to Google, Global Compact, the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands and the United Nations itself. Besides the serious training part there was of course also a social part of the program that has also been a great contribution to NYTW. This included activities like basketball, comedy and classic concerts. NYTW was a wonderful opportunity for both board members and delegates to bond with each other over serious business and lots of fun! On February 10, we left for Boston, to get in the final preparation stage for HNMUN that started on February 11! With everything they had the delegates represented India in full spirit in their committees. In the Security Council we represented Senegal and in two crisis committees our delegates represented individuals from Afghanistan (1979 A.D) and France (1356 A.D). All in all, our delegates did... read more

D-Day 2015

On Friday December 4, the legendary annual event of D-Day took place.

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If you are excited to become part of the board 2016-2017, let us know before June 8!

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