CIMUN 2019

19-21 September 2019

Borders

Letter from the Secretary General Megan Widjaja 

On behalf of the MUN club of Copenhagen International School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2nd annual MUN Conference. We welcomed over 70 delegates last year, and hope to expand and grow our conference to continuously challenge other students to be open minded, to listen and to find their own voice among the debate on world problems. Our conference follows the THIMUN format of debate, as it is the perfect mix of elements to help delegates get an brief understanding on how the UN works as well as allow delegates to look into a wider range of issues the our current world faces.

 

Our school campus is located near the heart of Copenhagen, our unique school building easily recognizable by the plethora of solar panels that coat our exterior walls.

 

Our theme for CIMUN 2019 is ‘Borders’. As according to this theme, we have selected topics for each committee appropriately to foster discussion on this - and hopefully help answer the question:  What are borders?

 

Taken from the source of all students choosing, Google, the definition of borders is “a line separating two countries, administrative divisions, or other areas”. Synonyms of the term “borders” include ‘boundary’, ‘partition’, ‘borderline’, and ‘dividing line’. The one that stands out to me the most is ‘dividing line’. In our modern political world, that is the term that describes our borders between the countries the best. Governments are choosing to let borders divide them; whatever happens outside of their own, isn’t all too much a worry for them. They choose to build up their own walls, sometimes literally, to protect their own country against problems which are global.

 

So what are borders? Are they ‘dividing lines’? Should they be?

What we hope to impress this year to the delegates is that problems that really matter cannot be solved by no single country, and that teamwork is key.

CIMUN 2019 Team

Secretary-General: Megan Widjaja

Deputy Secretary-Generals: Braden Bitner & Isabella Fear

Head of Administration: Nour Makhlof • Head of Finance: Euan Davies • Head of Logistics: Jakob Jensen •

Head of Staff: Mathilda Lundqvist • Deputy Head of Staff: Mikhail Lenskii

Liaison: Samyukta Varanasi • Liaison: Ayça Zal • Head of Press: Firchani Shayndel •  

Deputy Head of Press: Clodagh Cunningham • MUN Director: Erin Yakiwchuk

Committees

General Assembly
Special Committee(s)

GA1: Braden Bitner & Selin Bogers

GA3: Ameerah Chaudgry & Euan Davies

ECOSOC: Ayça Zal & Selma Nicoline Shaheen Schmidt

Security Council: Eva Cecilie Weirsøe & Shruti Anand

WITH THANKS TO: Ema Guryčova & Josefine Møgel

Student Officers

GA1: Braden Bitner & Selin Bogers

GA3: Ameerah Chaudgry & Euan Davies

ECOSOC: Ayça Zal & Selma Nicoline Shaheen Schmidt

Security Council: Eva Cecilie Weirsøe & Shruti Anand

WITH THANKS TO: Ema Guryčová & Josefine Møgelvang

Schools

Thank you to all the schools that made CIMUN 2019 possible:

HERLUFSHOLM SCHOOL
NÆSTVED,
DENMARK
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TURIN
TURIN,
ITALY
BIRKERØD GYMNASIUM
BIRKERØD,
DENMARK
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HELLERUP
HELLERUP, DENMARK
Thank you to our Guest Speakers:
Fatima Osborne
Former Somali Refugee & Activist
Clara Strømsted
Deputy Secretary-General of CIMUN 2018