With their engagement and dedication to their project, the students who form the St.Gallen delegation to the annual NMUM conference represent one of the most important aspects of the educational mission of HSG: the ability and motivation to go far beyond their usual coursework for the sake of acquiring crucial professional experience. It is not only the enormous political importance of the UN as such which makes those experiences so precious, but also the exposure to the social and cultural challenges posed by the enormous diversity of the students who are brought together annually at this conference.
Recently, the University of St. Gallen has formulated its vision 2020 as follows:
“As one of Europe’s leading business universities, we are recognized globally as a place for thought leadership on current economic, business, and societal matters and for the development of talent able to integrate perspectives and act both entrepreneurial and responsibly. “
We are committed to educating our students by honing their professional skills as well as by fostering personalities who are able and willing to meet the future grand challenges of global change in a spirit of context-conscious open mindedness for the needs and potentials of the whole of the worlds` society. On this background, the University of St. Gallen appreciates and admires the huge effort our students put into their mission to NMUN. We are fully convinced that this effort is worth being financially supported, and we wish them every success in raising such support.
About the 2019 Delegation
We are 18 Bachelor students of the University of St.Gallen who will attend the March 2019 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York together. In preparation for the conference, we hold regular meetings and work on the various questions that should be taken into consideration when attending a conference of this kind. This includes a variety of topics such as the rather strict rules of procedure, learning how to write a resolution correctly or discussing current issues on the UN’s agenda.
Our individual reasons for joining the NMUN-Course may vary but there are some common goals that we all hope to achieve during the next few months. One of them is to improve our skills with regards to discussing and defending a point of view which may even differ from your own. An additional difficulty to overcome will be to truly work together as a team, even though we did not know each other before the start of this course. Furthermore, we are looking forward to an interesting and active exchange of opinions with students from all over the world. We may have to overcome other, unforeseen challenges. But all the same, we are convinced that this conference and the preparation required for it will in any case broaden our horizons and will no doubt prove to be an invaluable experience.