RiMUN is United Netherlands' own yearly Model United Nations conference. The first edition was organized in December 2005 in Nijmegen and was called Radboud intrauniversity Model United Nations. 26 different countries were represented in a highly successful conference that was themed Freedom vs Liberty - in an international perspective.
RiMUN April 2006
In April 2006 the second edition took place in Nijmegen. This time called Radboud international Model United Nations, participation was open for students from all Dutch universities and abroad. This edition was centered around the theme of the Millennium Development Goals. With interesting debate, speakers Mandeep Bains (policy advisor UN Millennium Campaign), Ruud Lubbers and Dries van Agt (former Dutch prime ministers), this conference was a tremendous success as well.
RiMUN November 2006
From November 24th to November 26th 2006, the next RiMUN took place. This time the theme was War on War - Peace and Security in the 21st century. Speakers were, among others, Dr. P. H. Kooijmans, Ms. mr. C. F. Meindersma & Prof. dr. M. van Rossem.
RiMUN 2007 was centered around the theme Fight 4 Freedoms: Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union revisited. Delegates re-enacted the League of Nations, discussed the limits to freedom of religion in a symposium and debated about female circumcision.
With almost 250 participants of which 30 different nationalities and coming from 24 different universities, the fifth edition of RiMUN (2008) was a grand success. The theme United inDifference provided for fruitful debates about, amongst others, the Arctic Ocean and the role of climate change in civil conflict. At RiMUN 2008, United Netherlands was honored to host former Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Sudan, J.P Pronk as well as the Mayor of Nijmegen, Mr. Th.C. de Graaf.
The United Netherlands board of 2007-2008 succeeded in winning the bid to host the Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) conference in The Hague in 2009. Therefore, in 2009 no RiMUN was organized, as United Netherlands cooperated with Harvard University to host WorldMUN 2009. This large event was held in the legal capital of the world, The Hague, and attracted more than 2500 participants from all over the world.
In April 2010, RiMUN 2010 was organized, based around the theme Times of Trial, in order to discuss global challenges the world faces in the 21st century. Keynote speakers included former Prime Minister of the Netherlands mr. A.A.M. van Agt & Mayor of Nijmegen mr. Th.C. de Graaf.
The 7th edition of the Radboud International Model United Nations will took place on April 15-17 2011 in Nijmegen. With a succesful conference, United Netherlands proudly looks back at memorable RIMUN editions! For new events, check www.unitednetherlands.org/events.