Over the past years, ETH MUN and MUN UZH made great experiences at various conferences all over the world. However, something was missing, as there was no conference we could call our own.
In spring 2014 the board members of ETH MUN and MUN UZH got together in order to discuss a potential cooperation to organize our own conference in Zurich to share the expertise we gained while attending past conferences. It didn’t take long for us to come to a common sense and that meeting turned out to be the first meeting of Zurich MUN.
Our goal is to share our expertise with other MUN delegations and offer the opportunity to participate in a conference in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Our advantage is that we have gathered the knowledge of two MUN organizations in order to make this conference unforgettable.
ZuMUN stands out from other MUN conferences by not offering Best Delegate Awards. Instead, we firmly believe that we do MUN because we have fun doing it and a passion for the topics of debate. We debate because we think it gives us back something greater: new friends, the ability to analyze complex issues and soft skills for the future. We believe delegates do not need awards to motivate themselves to excel at MUN. Finally, in our eyes awards encourage competition instead of cooperation among delegates, which in turn lessens the quality of debate.