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First Delegate Meeting 15|16

On September 11, the first delegate meeting of the 13th United Netherlands Delegation took place. The 26 new delegates were presented to the world and the group of young ambitious people started their journey.

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Fall Selection for the delegation has opened!

Are you ambitious, motivated, and interested in global affairs? Do you want to participate in Model United Nations conferences at the prestigious universities of Oxford and Harvard? Do you want to develop your professional and personal skills to exceed any expectations? Then apply for our Delegation!

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Ms Caecilia J. van Peski joins United Netherlands the Board of Recommendation!

It is with great pride that United Netherlands announces the accession of Ms Caecilia J.  van Peski to its Board of Recommendation.  In the year 2013, United Netherlands signed a covenant with the United Nations Association the Netherlands (NVVN). Ms Van Peski is a well-respected and long-time member of the Board of the NVVN. Since 2013, the co-operation between the NVVN and United Netherlands has resulted in the joint hosting of an one-of-a-kind Model United Nations at the Peace Palace The Hague. The MUN took place on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the Peace Palace. For 2015, additional joined projects between the NVVN and UNL are scheduled. Ms Van Peski is a senior expert on Democratization, Human Rights and Elections. She specializes in issues of Security and Strategy within these fields. Ms Van Peski is currently deployed to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as part of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Furthermore, Ms Van Peski has served – in various capacities – in over thirty Election Observation Missions; for the European Union as well as the OSCE/ODIHR. In 2009, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands appointed Ms Van Peski as UN Women’s Representative to the 65th UN General Assembly in New York. After her tenure with the UN, Ms Van Peski was deployed to the European Union Monitoring Mission to the Republic of Georgia (EUMM). Here she worked as Team Leader Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance at the Administrative Boundary Line with South Ossetia. Ever since, she has been reporting on political development in the Caucasus, including the greater CIS... read more

Public Speaking Program coming to Groningen

In reaction to popular demand from Groningen, we are proud to announce that the Fall Edition of the Public Speaking Program will also be hosted in Groningen! All the information about times, dates and how to apply can be found here:... read more

Read about Lydia’s experience as a Head Delegate!

„The good thing is: You are too busy to be scared of the responsibility. The bad thing is: After a year as Head Delegate it will be hard to find a job which is that rewarding, challenging, educative and fun.” — Lydia Walter, Head Delegate United Netherlands 13/14 When I started my position as a Head Delegate last summer, I did not exactly know what to expect. My experience with UNL as an organization was positive since I had been in the delegation 2012/13, and I had always been impressed by the professionalism and dedication with which the organisation is lead. The promise of working in a team with other enthusiastic board members and the freedom to create a 10ECTs course for 30 motivated students seemed like a chance I could not miss. Looking back at my board year now, there are three main aspects that made the time as rewarding as it was. Firstly, how much I learnt about working with others. The organization’s culture reflects a high level of professionalism with regards to communication and teamwork. We aimed to put these theoretical considerations consistently into practice, during board meetings, brainstorm sessions and day-to-day office work. Secondly, I greatly improved organizational skills combined with becoming a creative problem solver. Being a UNL board member means learning by doing – and I quickly learnt that schedules, lists and quite some discipline are vital. On the other hand, flexibility and out-of-the-box thinking are necessary when teaching 27 students while not being a professional teacher or when dealing with busy professors, crazy bureaucracy and snowstorms. Lastly, and most importantly, was the... read more

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