Welcome to elbMUN Conference 2019!

Planting peace on common ground

Dear students from all over the world, future delegates: 

we are honoured to invite you to our elbMUN 2019 conference at the Saxon Parliament in the beautiful city of Dresden. From April first through fifth, four councils will once again engage in heated debate on relevant and controversial issues of international politics. 

This year's motto "Planting peace on common ground" reflects our understanding of worldwide cooperation.

The primary responsibility of the United Nations system is to establish peace. In order to achieve further goals such as prosperity and equality, the international community must first tackle the age-old threat of armed conflict. Both internal and interstate wars pose severe threats to humans and our political systems. The United Nations has had a significant impact on peace when it renewed the manner of inter-state conflict resolution by creating an arena for compromise and cooperation.

How does one establish peace between ethnic groups and nations that have always lived in conflict with each other? We believe, the key to progressive world politics lies in finding a common thread. Once a shared interest or value is found by two parties, even if it is the mere principle of humanity, it builds the basis for a peace process. We have faith in the concept of common ground. In a time where the divide between societal groups increase all over the world, empathy for the political opponent is a rare asset and yet the premise for peaceful collaboration.

Together with you, we want to do our part in clearing the way for peace through passionate debate and mutual appreciation. As a team also hope to bring you, dear delegates, closer together. In the end, peace starts with people who are willing to believe in and work for it. 

Welcome to elbMUN 2019!

Paul Klahre and Lena Bühring, 

Secretaries General

Contact: secretariesgeneral@elbmun.org




United Nations Security Council 2019

 

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Disarmament and Security Committee 2019


 


The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly is concerned with the challenges of disarmament and international security in the means to accomplish a world in peace. It resembles the General Assembly, thus every 193 United Nations member states can attend. The agenda is set by the General Assembly, which is also in charge of voting over draft resolutions passed by the committees.

Consus-building is the key regard to the First Committee in order to legitimately and cooperatively exert influence on matters of relevance for collective peace, including domestic military budgets, cuts in arms production, and seeking solutions to general challenges to the international security regime.

The first resolution to ever be passed by the First Committee called for “the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and of all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction” (1946). Undoubtedly, the world is still struggleling with containing the spread of weapons of mass destruction while new challenges emerge from social developments and technological advancement for which the First Committee has to find appropriate solutions.

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United Nations ECONOMIC and SOCIAL Council 2019






 

The Economic and Social Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and thus playing a key role within it's institutional framwork. It's responsiblity ranges from coordinating the specialized agencies in economic and social sectors (e.g. UNESCO, WHO, UNHCR) to the implementation of regional and local environmental programs, and it holds accountable the World Bank Group (and therefore it's sub-segments IMF, IBRD etc.) in questions of global social and economic equality. Although negotiations in the ECOSOC are considered to be fairly effective amoung equal parties, it's decisions are not obligatory to any extent. As economic and social questions increase in complexity and interdependence, the council's voice however weighs heavy in the international community.

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European Council 2019


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