Vienna campus hosts special Model U.N.

| October 25, 2010

Webster University in Vienna was sponsor and host for the third HISTOMUN conference, which took place on the Vienna campus October 18 – 21. Tina Gausterer-Hofmeister, public relations, Vienna campus, described the event as “a huge success, with 60 students from 17 different nations participating.”

A Model United Nations (MUN) is a conference that authentically simulates negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. The Vienna International Historic Model United Nations (HISTOMUN) is a special kind of MUN.

The HISTOMUN is hosted by the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria – Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) whose main conference is the VIMUN, the traditional MUN.

HISTOMUN are Historic Security Councils. Only Security Councils, no other committees, in the same configuration as they were in those days, simulate the very same circumstances as they were in the past.

The idea of HISTOMUN is based on an initiative by UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA vice president Gregor Waldhauser and was organized in the years 2007 and 2008 in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. For HISTOMUN 2010 the organizer established a new partnership with Webster University Vienna as co-organizer of the conference.

More information on HISTOMUN: www.histomun.org

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