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For all participants: yesterday you have received an e-mail with some crucial information about the upcoming weekend! Hereby the highlights:

- Doors open on Saturday: 8.45u
- Location: Trianon cinema, Breestraat 31 Leiden
- Dress code: formal business attire (no jeans and sneakers!!)
- Don't forget: laptop + adapter

Just three more nights until the conference!

Last Tuesday we had our second workshop!

Herman Schaper and Frank Majoor started off the evening with an extensive talk about the development and importance of multilateral organizations, especially the UN. They also elaborated on their future vision of world politics and gave our participants an insight into the skills needed to become a diplomat.

Fleur Ravensbergen blew us away after the break with stories about her job as a negotiator between (armed) groups in conflict areas. Her personal experiences as a mediator in for instance Iraq, the Great Lakes region and The Basque area in Spain let us realize how hard it is to solve world problems in practice.

See you all in 8 days at the conference!

Tomorrow is already the second workshop of Minerva United Nations!

The workshop starts HALF AN HOUR EARLIER than last week so be on time!

Doors open: 19.30
Start workshop: 20.00
Location: Breestraat 50 (Building LSV Minerva)

- Diplomats Herman Schaper and Frank Majoor, both former head of the permanent representation of The Netherlands at the UN and at NATO, will give a lecture on what it is like to work at the UN. They will also elaborate on their views on current world politics.

- Fleur Ravensbergen, co-founder of the Dialogue Advisory Group, will give a lecture on lobbying in conflict areas. Fleur negotiated between governments and armed groups in for instance the Democratic Republic of Congo and Northern Ireland. Do you want to know more about her work? Read (in Dutch, sorry):

See you tomorrow!

Unable to attend? Please send an email to:

We are very excited that Trattoria Panini Leiden will provide lunch on both days of our conference!

Have you already tried their pizza, pasta or sandwiches? We are a fan! πŸ•πŸπŸ₯ͺ

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We really enjoyed last night workshop by the trainers of United Netherlands! Do you want to know more about their programs and delegations? Visit their website for more information:

Tomorrow (3/4) is the first workshop for all participants! In this workshop, you will learn the rules of procedure of our conference. After the break, you will get a lecture on public speaking.

- doors open: 20.00
- start program: 20.15
- what to bring: pen + notebook
- what to wear: anything you like
- location: Breestraat 50 Leiden (Building of LSV Minerva)

Are you unable to attend? Please send an email to

Watch this Youtube-video in order to get already familiar with the concept of MUN:

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Do you want to know more about the world of diplomacy? Join Minerva United Nations on the 21st and 22nd of April and get an insight from the field.
We provide inspiring lectures by former UN-Ambassadors and UN-Youth representatives, training in public speaking and negotiating, and we let you bring these skills in practice in a UN-style debate. At the end of the conference, you will receive a certificate of attendance acknowledged by the NVVN πŸ™‚

Workshops: 3rd & 10th of April (evening)
Conference: 21st & 22nd of April (whole day)
Registration fee: €50 including 2 lunches and a 3-course dinner (drinks are also included)
Registration open for all students

The deadline is TODAY so don’t wait any longer and sign up for Minerva United Nations now!
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Do you know that the MUN-conference is not all about negotiations and debates? On Saturday evening we host a 3-course dinner for all participants at the Conversation Hall of LSV Minerva to drink away the world problems! The dinner (+drinks!) is included in the registration fee.
We also have invited a special guest to sparkle up the evening...

Sign up for Minerva United Nations and find out who that is on the 21st of April!

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Did you wake up and realise that you missed our registration deadline?

Don’t worry! We have extended our registration for another week because we received many questions about our conference. Send us a message if you have further questions and we hope to see you in April!

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