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Primo Levi Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) is an international program that simulates the work of the United Nations. MUN conferences focus on topics that are related to the UN pillars: Peace and Security, Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Development and are closely connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

During MUN conferences, students take on the role of delegates of UN member states. The conference’s banner topic is debated in various organs, for example in the Environment Committee, the Economic and Social Council or the Security Council. Each delegate has to follow their country‘s policies when finding allies during the lobbying phase and debating resolutions in formal debate.

Back in 1994, a small group of students initiated to join Berlin Model United Nations, an international conference at John F. Kennedy School in Berlin Zehlendorf. This initial spark caused a long-term MUN fever at Primo-Levi-Gymnasium. PLG delegates attend MUN conferences all over Berlin and in March 2024, the first delegation is travelling abroad to NHSMUN in New York.

Attending conferences wasn’t enough for the students and since 2008 PLG hosts its own MUN conference. Primo Levi Model United Nations (PRIMUN) is a three-day, student-run conference taking place annually in January. Nowadays, around 150 students from PLG are involved in preparing and implementing the conference as delegates, student officers, admin staff, press team, tech team and film team. Furthermore, we are incredibly happy to welcome delegates from our long-term collaborator, Katholische Theresienschule and other schools.

During the school year, students can practice their debate skills in the Junior Debate Club for Year 7-9, they can get an intense insight in Zusatzkurs MUN for Year 11 and plan their own conference in the organizing committee of PRIMUN (Year 12).

To find out more about the MUN program at Primo-Levi-Gymnasium, check out the PRIMUN 2023 aftermovie and follow the links above!