Welcome to Minerva United Nations
Minerva United Nations is a new MUN conference in Leiden for university students throughout Leiden and the Netherlands. In April we kick off with two workshops on the 3rd and 10th of April to prepare all participants for the first conference. Our event aims to combine both academic professionalism with informal social sessions. At the workshops UN diplomats and other speakers will share their skills to function as a diplomat and knowledge acquired from years of experience in diplomacy. At the conference delegates will discuss multiple issues in various UN Councils and GA Committees. Saturday night all participants will enjoy a dinner at student association Minerva and a party at its club establishment HIFI. Every student, both Dutch and international, is welcome to apply for our event.
This is a great chance for all students to expand their network, boost their CV and learn about global challenges!
Countdown to Conference
Model United Nations
Learn about the UN and develop essential skills like public speaking and problem analysis during our new MUN conference in Leiden.
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Otto Spijkers is Lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, Senior Research Associate with the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and researcher with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). He is a member of the Committee on the Role International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development of the International Law Association, and guest lecturer for Amnesty International the Hague. As experienced chair of panels on various global challenges, Mr. Spijkers will chair the General Assembly on the second day of the conference. Afterwards he will talk about the Dutch Association for United Nations.