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VIMUN Committee Session

The 26th VIMUN conference (for autumn/winter 2024/2025) is in the planning phase, further updates follow.

Experience diplomacy at one of the most legendary United Nations simulation conferences with young people from all over the world in Vienna.

A Model United Nations (MUN) is a meeting where young people authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. Participants choose a country and research their chosen country's position regarding a specific topic. After preparation, they step into the shoes of diplomats and represent this country in a committee. They debate, convince, bring forward new solutions and solve a world conflict with their own resolution.

VIMUN Participants get a Certificate as Valuable Asset for Applications

Why participate at MUNs?

Hundreds of thousands of young people actively take part in MUNs, debating either at training sessions at clubs or at international conferences that are organized all over the world.

The motivation for participation in MUNs is simple, yet very convincing:

  • improve your negotiation and public speaking skills
  • become a better team-worker and leader
  • get an insight into an UN diplomat's work
  • make practical use of your political knowledge
  • meet and stay in touch with young people from all around the world

Eagle at the Imperial Palace Vienna

Why Vienna?

Vienna - for many centuries the center of the Habsburg Empire and the city known for the Vienna Congress - has turned from the role as "imperial capital" also to a meeting place for various international conferences. Since 1979 Vienna is one of the "United Nations capitals" with about 4000 people from all over the world working for the Vienna based International Organizations such as IAEA, UNIDO and UNODC. In addition, Vienna serves as headquarter also for OSCE or OPEC. Vienna combines the facades of the past, the life-style of the present and space for reflections for the future.

VIMUN is organized by the Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA) in Austria already since 1995. Since then thousands of young people from all over the world participated at VIMUN. The conference is known for its professional organization and its balanced programme with sincere negotiations on the day as well as an unique social programme in the evenings and nights - in the tradition of the "Vienna Congress".

VIMUN welcomes experienced MUN participants (some Committees will be exclusively reserved for advanced MUNers) but also attracts young people who take part at a MUN for the first time. VIMUN is open to all persons from 18 to 30 years of age and all educational backgrounds from all nations worldwide.

VIMUN Delegate

How to Participate?

  • check all information at the VIMUN homepage
  • choose committee and country positions
  • fill in online registration
  • wait for confirmation of your application
  • transfer fees
  • wait for final confirmation

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