When we first met in October 2021, we quickly realized that although we have different backgrounds and fields of study, we all have tremendous motivation. We share this energetic atmosphere and tingling anticipation and support each other when it comes to worries and fears. Within our group of 19 students, some have already gained a lot of experience with the work of the United Nations, while others are newcomers who are getting more and more involved in the topic and are inspired by each other’s experiences.
We work together on a weekly basis, dealing intensively with the history and geographical situation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We discuss the status of the country from a global perspective and analyze the position of the DRC within the United Nations. Through our instructor Christian Sigl, we are very well prepared for the conference in New York in April 2022.
At the beginning of the semester, we were divided into small groups to prepare presentations on the history and foreign policy of the DRC in the following months. The presentations are thematically divided into the general work of the United Nations, the historical background of the DRC and its role within the UN system. We present our research in English and thus not only improve our language skills but also get to know our NMUN country better and better.