Germany 2023 Erfurt, Germany Archive

NMUN • Germany - Erfurt

NMUN • Germany was once again held in partnership with the University of Erfurt. Delegates from colleges and universities all over the world focused on pressing global issues while appreciating how a modern European city thrives alongside the region’s medieval and Cold War history. The conference took place in Erfurt's historic downtown (video). Study tour destinations included a visit to the Buchenwald (concentration camp) MemorialWartburg Castle (a UNESCO world heritage site where Luther translated the bible into German), and the Point Alpha Memorial (a Cold War U.S. observation post on the East German border, next to a portion of the Iron Curtain). There were also study tour options related to Jewish-Medieval Heritage in Erfurt’s well preserved medieval city center (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Postcolonial Erfurt where the direct effects of colonialism were witnessed, Peaceful Revolution related to the events in 1989 that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and later culminated in the reunion of the two German states, Museum Gedenkstätte Andreasstrasse (a former GDR prison for political dissidents and venue for our Human Rights Council) where more than 5,000 people were imprisoned between 1949 and 1989.

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General Assembly Plenary (GA)

  1. Implementation of the Convention against Corruption
  2. Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in the Digital Age
  2. Promoting the Right to Food in the Context of Conflicts and Violence

Security Council (SC)

  1. The Role of Youth in Peace and Security
  2. Strengthening Women’s Resilience and Leadership as a Path to Peace in Regions Plagued by Armed Groups

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Promoting Multilateralism to Combat Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Pollution
  2. Promoting Resource Efficiency in Urban Development

Volunteer Leadership

Rieke Langel
Rieke Langel
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Rieke is an undergraduate student of International Relations at the University of Erfurt. She fell in love with Model UN in high school and her first NMUN experience was at NMUN • New York 2022. At NMUN • Japan 2022 she will participate as a Head Delegate. During the fall semester of 2022, Rieke is studying at the department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
Estefani Morales Zanoletti
Estefani Morales Zanoletti
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Estefani is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California and now lives in Washington D.C. She has a B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University where she attended a year abroad in Florence, Italy to study Italian language and European politics. Estefani received her M.Sc. in Environment, Politics, and Globalization at King’s College London, in London, U.K. She currently works in government affairs and policy at a large tech company in D.C. Estefani was a delegate for two years and has been on NMUN staff for eight years. She is a proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, a first generation college student, environmentalist, avid comic book reader, foodie, and feminist. 

Program Partners

NMUN • Germany 2023 was held in partnership with the University of Erfurt, Universitätsgesellschaft, State Chancellery of Thuringia, DGVN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen) - United Nations Association of Germany, and Erfurt Tourism and Marketing.