The United Nations and International Law Association was founded by a group of students passionate about international relations with the aim to participate in international Model United Nations simulations. Since its beginning, ANUDI MUN Society has selected and trained both members of the Association and top university students in order to compete for the best results and to draw international attention. In this sense, we have to emphasise that the members of the international delegations are always chosen upon meritocratic criteria, and for that reason the Association finances all the costs related to the participation in the Models.
ANUDI MUN Society has represented the University Carlos III of Madrid in different Model UN Conferences around the world and has achieved very important awards and recognitions at an international level. In this sense, after an initial outstanding participation in WorldMUN 2009 celebrated in The Hague (Netherlands), and various appearances in the Catalonia Model UN (C’MUN), ANUDI decided to regularly take part in the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN), the largest college-level simulation in Europe with over 2000 participants.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS (LIMUN)
After several participations in LIMUN, 2014 edition was a great success for the team, having achieved two honourable mentions by Carlos Manchado (former president of ANUDI) in the Legal Committee and Alba Gavaliugov in the UN Security Council. In 2015 edition, the results have been even better, and our Delegation brought home three awards by Carlos Manchado (Distinguished Delegate Award, World Trade Organization), Tirso Virgós (Honourable Mention, Human Rights Council) and again Alba Gavaliugov (Honourable Mention, International Monetary Fund).
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MIMUN)
Besides, in April 2015, ANUDI MUN Society set up a team to attend to the Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN) celebrated in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a top university in the Russian Federation. MIMUN is the biggest MUN Conference in Russia, with over 650 participants from up to 50 different countries. The members of our team had the chance to listen to the Rusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and to meet important young personalities in Moscow.
Besides, the different committees were held in the six official languages of the United Nations (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese), and we had the chance to be represented in 4 of them (David López, in Spanish; Alexandre Picón, in French; Carlos Manchado, David Socol and Alejandro Cordero, in English; Miguel Zapata, in Russian).
The results have been magnificent, attaining the best outcomes of any other university represented and getting 3 awards by our members David López (Best Delegate, Tercera Comisión), Carlos Manchado (Best Delegate, UN Security Council) and David Socol (Best Delegate, International Court of Justice).
HARVARD WORLD MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2016 (ROME)
Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is the most internationally diverse college-level Model UN conference and one of the largest in the World. Every year 2,500+ university students from over 115 countries attend WorldMUN in a different location around the world. That is why it is called the Olympics of Model United Nations. Through lively and informed debate, exciting social events and a unique conference spirit, the WorldMUN experience reaches across cultures and borders to inspire both cooperation and friendship.
Harvard WorldMUN was officially acknowledged by the United Nations in 1994 and is since then under the patronage of the actual acting UN-Secretary General. After Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-Moon addressed the participants of the 16th Harvard WorldMUN in Geneva, Switzerland:
“I am delighted to write to you for the first time since taking office as Secretary General. I feel a particular connection with young people like you, for when I was a student, the United Nations inspired me in a fundamental way (…). In that spirit, I thank all of you for your commitment…”
ANUDI-University Carlos III of Madrid Delegation to Harvard WorldMUN 2016 was represented by 6 experienced MUNers that were selected by their long experience and outstanding results in previous international conferences. The team members were Alba Gavaliugov, David López, Andrea Martín, Tirso Virgós, Amaia Bueno and Alexandre Picón (Head Delegate), who was awarded with a Diplomacy Award in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).