The meetings were held at the headquarters of the United Nations and the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. The simulation enables students to learn hands-on in an interdisciplinary setting about the complex structures and range of work covered by international organizations. By taking over the representation of a Member State, they gain knowledge about the history, functions, and duties of multilateral organizations, as well as skills in negotiation and conflict resolution.
Freie Universität Berlin has been participating in National Model United Nations annually since 1995 and cooperates with the Berlin-Brandenburg Branch of the United Nations Association of Germany. The students at Freie Universität must go through a comprehensive application procedure to qualify for participation. They must then actively participate one semester long in a project course at the Department of Law. Freie Universität’s participation is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Robert Bosch Foundation.