WorldMUN Puebla 2008

World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) conference is the biggest MUN gathering that ETH MUN has yet attended. It is organised each year by Harvard University at various places around the world. In 2008 it took place in Puebla, Mexico, where over 1400 College and University Delegates came together in order to solve some of the biggest international disputes in existence.

The ETH MUN delegation, 16 very distinctive students, left on the 20. March in order to spend some time in advance for sightseeing. On Monday the 24th of March the conference started with an opening speech by Rajat Kumar Gupta, special advisor on management reforms to the Secretary‐General of the United Nations, former CEO of McKinsley and Chairman of various boards such as the Board of Associates of the Harvard Business School. There were a few other speeches following Rajat Gupta. On Tuesday the official debate started with some very controversial and distinctive debate. Working Papers and Resolutions were created and passed in the various committees of the United Nations. On Sunday the closing ceremony was held and the Best Delegate Awards were distributed. It must be states that WorldMUN was not only a academic conference but also a social conference. With Delegates from more then 76 countries around the world, it was very interesting to get to know various cultures and make long‐ term friendships with students from all over the World. WorldMUN 2009 is already being planned by ETH MUN and will be attended with a delegation of around 16 Students from the ETH.