First Simulation

After a weekend of intense working, numerous speeches, endless negotiations and a lot of fun, the Tübingen Delegation 2014 successfully completed its first test-simulation.

Starting on Saturday, November 23rd 2013, seventeen delegations gathered in the halls of the Political Science Institute of Tübingen to discuss the topics currently concerning international politics. The delegates were proud to represent Bangladesh, Belarus, Canada, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.

The following topics were on our agenda:

1. Measures to Prevent Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction

2. The Impact of Climate Change on Sustainable Development

3. Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence against Women

The majority of the present states considered the topic “Measures to Prevent Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction” calling for the immediate attention of the committee and was therefore prioritized to be the first topic to be discussed. Due to our limited time of simulating, the committee was unfortunately only able to engage in the first topic.

During the two-day-simulation we presented the various countries‘ positions on this issue and also listened to speeches of the fellow delegates. In between the speeches, the delgates gathered in working groups to work on first resolution drafts. All in all, the committee was finally able to agree upon a resolution, making great efforts in limiting the unlawful distribution of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Thus, the result of the simulated conference was very satisfying.

After this experience, we all seem to be one step closer to the great simulation in New York at the end of March 2014. Although a lot of work is still lying ahead of us, we are looking forward to the next tasks and simulations, coming up in the following months.

We would like to thank our head delegates Maike and Sophie as well as our project coordinator Bettina Ahrens for the great organization, the delicious food, beverages and the competent guidance.

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