What is elbMUN?
"elbMUN" (Elbe Model United Nations e.V.) is the name of a student initiative that since 2010 has made it its aim to arouse interest in the United Nations and to inspire students to take a more in-depth look at the UN.
The highlight of the association's work is the elbMUN conference, a UN simulation that takes place every year in the Saxon Parliament. For this event, about 100 young people from Germany, Europe and all over the world come to Dresden and slip into the role of a delegate of a country to represent it in one of the bodies of the United Nations. Together, the students discuss current geopolitical, economic and social issues that affect our globalized world.
The elbMUN education group also does political education work at local schools to help students understand the United Nations.
The last years, the elbMUN conference was held under different mottos: "Planting Peace On Common Ground" in 2019, "Turning Twenties: Challenging Distances - Reconsidering Cooperation" in 2021, "The World Puzzle[d] - Who will pick up the pieces?" in 2022. The motto of this year's conference will be "The Nations' Orchestra - Directing the World to Harmony".