The General Assembly

102 delegates in one room and it is comparatively quiet. How can this be? The Russian delegate gives us the answer right before he delivers the opening speech to his resolution about increasing international efforts to prevent terrorist attacks: “Very hard work” went on “all night long”. Right, of course! Well, then we’ll excuse the[…]

The 3rd Committee

    “This resolution sucks, Jeeezz!” Not something you hear that often from a delegate on the floor. And the resolution better be a good one, since it is dealing with the serious issue of FGM – “Female Genital Mutilation”. As a matter of fact the motion to table the resolution is proposed a few[…]

The 2nd Committee

  “Don’t worry, be happy!”, the loudspeakers are shouting in the Second Committee. Although that might not be the most effective solution to stabilize currencies in South America, it’s… a start. Luckily, the Republic of Cuba has prepared a resolution to tackle this issue with some more specific actions, for example encouraging other countries to[…]

The 1st Committee

  “Do you want to start debating the resolution or do you want to do gossip first?”, the chair asks. “Gossssssiiiiiiipp”, the committee shouts back like a choir. Well, ‘improving international efforts to prevent terrorist attacks by terrorist cells and single perpetrators’ is put off for a few more minutes. Now that the delegates feel satisfied[…]

The Opening Ceremony

And so it begins! Alster Model United Nations is back in the game, it’s been one year and things have changed. No school auditorium anymore, instead a location just slightly fancier: the City Hall of Hamburg. When walking across the red carpet, one gets the feeling of suddenly being very important. And after entering the[…]