Author: Secretariat

Climate change and the concept of adaptation

During the ACP-EU Summit debate sessions, the delegates seemed to disagree about the precise definition of climate change adaptation, and particularly about the concept of “adaptation”, leading to oppositions and intense discussions between delegations. According to the delegate of the Solomon Islands, the issue of climate change adaptation can be defined as the need to…
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“What is the name of this committee again?”

Small clarification at UNHRC yesterday afternoon. “What is the name of the committee?” said the Chairs to open the afternoon session. Delegates looked up, surprised. “Human Rights Council?”. “Yes right” continued the Chairs “Not Security Council or whatever”. It seems that the HRC has lost track of their subject. They are supposed to focus on…
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Maritime security: not all in the same boat

The Strait of Hormuz is a crooked stretch of water whose diminutive size is vastly outweighed by its extreme political and logistical significance. Twisted between a jutting peninsula shared by the United Arab Emirates and Oman, and crushed beneath the curving southern coast of Iran, the strait is at times barely 39km wide. And a…
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Over-caffeinated? Hungover? Raring to go? 10 delegates rate their energy levels

We are smack in the middle of the IsarMUN 2019. Half the debates and two out of three socials are behind us. How are your energy levels doing? Did you get more than three hours sleep last night? Was that last drink really a good idea? And did the coffee this morning help you out…
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UN Women Committee: Negotiations are speeding up

Debates heated up, things are moving at UN Women and you’re not prepared. As general speakers’ speeches came in quick succession this morning, we feel that something is happening. Delegates of UN Women have gained confidence and debates have heated up. The delegate of South Africa said: “South Africa is ready to work with Ireland…
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Best-dressed IsarMUN delegates

Who said that being a delegate in a Model United Nations implied to be boring fashionably-speaking? Since the beginning of IsarMUN 2019, many delegates proved that diplomatic debates were not incompatible with stylish outfits. Their success in showing that a formal dress code is not an obstacle to use their fashion skills must be acknowledged:…
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International Court of Justice: Alleged Crimes from the Croatian War

  What constitutes genocide and what differentiates genocide from casualties of war? When the conflict in question was entangled with other bitter and bloody battles, when facts are little more than messy extractions from a chain of deeply complex historical events, it’s not easy to tell. This, however, is the task of the International Court…
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Newbie delegates making such an entrance at the Human Rights Council

In the HRC Committee, the delegates had the mission to discuss the question of Human Rights violations in Sudan. According to our sources, many of them are newbie delegates taking part in a MUN for the first time. Against all odds, these newborn diplomats are making a remarkable entrance in the Model United Nations universe.…
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Interview with Stephen Ibelli, Keynote Speaker

Public Affairs Chief of the US Consul in Munich Stephen Ibelli addressed the delegates at the Opening Ceremony of the IsarMUN 2019. He shared some insights into his work and life as a diplomat and offered some words of wisdom.