What is BALMUN?
Every year, the Innerstädtisches Gymnasium Rostock, Germany presents the BALMUN (Baltic Model United Nations) conference. With the experiences and inspiration from the BERMUN conferences in Berlin, Germany, the first ever BALMUN conference took place in 2008 in the Hanseatic City of Rostock. Ever since then, BALMUN is a student-run conference, made possible through the support of Mrs. Koch and Mr. Breitkopf, the BALMUN Directors.
Although the original idea was to have conferences in every second year, we continued to have annual conferences. They grew and became more professional. In 2012 there were over 160 delegates and chairs from 22 countries all over the world. Having reinvented most parts of the conference in late 2018, let's see what this year's round of BALMUN brings!
What are MUNs?
An MUN conference is an event for secondary school or university students to simulate the work of the United Nations Organization (UN).
The participants adopt the role of diplomats of a member counry or of an Non-Governmental-Organization (NGO). The participants ought to represent the corresponding interests of a country or an NGO authentically in different committees like the Security Council or the General Assembly (GA).