In October 2010 the ETH MUN Delegation attended Oxford Model United Nations Conference, better known as OxiMUN, which took place in the historical city of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Organised by the MUN Team of the University of Oxford, OxiMUN is world-reknown for its highest level of debate and bringing together world’s most outstanding MUN teams.
The conference took place on 29-31 October, which meant we were facing a demanding task of solving some of the world’s challenging problems given very limited time. However, it also provided an excellent boost for the heated debates.
ETH MUN Delegation represented Afghanistan, Chad, People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea in seven different committees. The sessions took place in Oxford Colleges and on our second day we were treated to an Oxford dinner in the New College Dining Hall which gave the unique opportunity to experience the culture of one of the world’s oldest universities.
Upon arrival all the delegates were given a tour of the city which was followed by the Opening Ceremony at the Oxford Union. The guest speaker was Lord Hannay of Chiswick who gave a most informative speech on the topic “Meeting the challenges of a multi-polar world”.
For all of us, the opportunity to meet other highly motivated students, to gain a deeper understanding of the current political issues and to live in the city that breathes history provided an exciting experience that is unparalleled in the classroom.
We are happy to announce that one of our delegates, Colin von Negenborn, outperformed in the Human Rights Committe (HRC) as the Representative of the People`s Republic of China and received the Best Delegate award for that.