Japan 2023/24

FAUMUN Delegation 2024 representing Japan

Project Director: Anabel Kummer

Project Manager: Sophia Lindemiller

Head Delegates: Julia Klopsch and Kai Langer


Yara Amer


Participating in the FAUMUN program offers a unique opportunity to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It serves as an exceptional elective, even for students not majoring in political sciences, enriching the university’s course offerings with a diplomatic focus. Furthermore, FAUMUN exposes students to international issues and debates, fostering a global perspective that is increasingly vital in our interconnected world. Universities are networking hubs, and FAUMUN creates opportunities for students to connect with individuals from around the world who share a common interest in international issues. These connections can extend well beyond their university experience. Moreover, FAUMUN provides an excellent platform for refining public speaking and communication skills, which are invaluable not only in the program itself but also in academics, job interviews, and future careers. In essence, FAUMUN enhances critical skills, global awareness, networking, and communication abilities, enriching the university experience in a concise and impactful manner.



Charlotte Gräfin von Bassewitz


In my opinion, exchange – especially international exchange – can is crucial for each individual, as well as any institution, such as a university. It has the power to connect students from different disciplines with each other, which then connects them with students and universities not only from Germany but from all over the world. Since Model UN happens within a context of diplomatic debate, it gives an educational but safe space for an exchange like this. A university that takes part in MUN shows its openness to international relations and exchange. I strongly believe that any university can only benefit from this impression, as this might not only attract more students but gives these students that impression of an open and safe space.



Anna-Lena Bresch


To me, the United Nations Organizations means the international and intergovernmental discourse between countries, in order to find solutions for problems which transcends the opportunities for action and change of a single nation. These problems can revolve around human rights, maintaining peace or environmental efforts. The United Nations consist of different bodies and programs, which all focus on tackling one of these global challenges. I believe that the United Nations seeks to achieve its goals through negotiating, discourse and interaction between its Member States during the General Assembly session, always guided by the underlying principles of the UN charter, which promotes peace, security and cooperation among nations, by presenting responsibilities of UN Member States and serving as a vital reference point.



Simon Clausen


“The United Nations were set up, not to give us heaven, but only to save us from hell.“ ~ Winston Churchill

I often think of the United Nations as the only smallest common divider of humanity, an institution everyone is a part of, where everyone has a say if and how decisions are made. To prevent future (world) wars and the unspeakable bloodsheds and war crimes that came with them, it is incredibly important to find common ground on which negotiations can be held. The world needs an institution representing the authority of all countries, not as a dictator, but as mediator.

But I disagree with Churchill: the United Nations is, can, and should be more than that. Although the proposed goals might often sound very idealistic and sometimes even naive, I consider it very important to have institution that looks beyond the interests of nations, blocks and defense alliances. There are issues just so overwhelming and important that no country is able to tackle them on its own – and as a result many do not even try. Climate crisis, future pandemics, global conflicts, famines; we need the United Nations to preserve who we are and will be.



Celina Fackler


I have always been intrigued by the concept of the United Nations, an organization that brings the countries of the world together to promote international peace and security. I strongly believe that it is a common misconception that international organizations like the UN are shifting towards irrelevance. While it is true that we still have a long way to go, the organization embodies hope, as well as humanity’s aspirations for a better, more peaceful world. I find it mesmerizing how the organization can foster peaceful international relations, combat inequality, mitigate conflict, and promote human rights. But essentially, to me, the UN are what their Member State and diplomats make of it. The UN represents the outcome of successful collaboration and communication between parties from diverse backgrounds, drawing attention to global wrongdoings. Through initiatives like FAUMUN, this deeper understanding of international relations but moreover also important values like tolerance and empathy are given to the next generation of global citizens.



Sandra Flachowsky


Through my participation in FAUMUN, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of how negotiations can work and how to best manage the resolution process. Along the way, I would also like to learn how to best communicate one’s interests as a representative of a country. For me, this includes competence in terms of content on the one hand and linguistic competence on the other. In addition, I hope to gain experience in how to build a good relationship with other countries to gain their support and work together in achieving various goals. Moreover, I wish to learn more about the suborganizations of the UN to obtain an understanding of how different the engagement for a peaceful coexistence and sustainable development worldwide can be.


Jasmin Haagen


Participation in this program holds great significance to me as it represents a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the world of diplomacy and the inner workings of the United Nations. I am eager to uncover the intricacies of international relations, gaining insight into the nuanced strategies and delicate negotiations that drive global cooperation. My primary expectation is to acquire a comprehensive understanding of diplomatic processes. Furthermore, I am enthusiastic about the chance to receive training in all the other skills that are not only fundamental in diplomacy but also universally valuable in various professional contexts. Developing proficiency in these areas is a personal goal, and I view this program as a platform for honing these essential skills. Ultimately, I applied to this program with the aspiration of pursuing a career in international relations or closely related fields. I believe that this experience will equip me with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to actively contribute to global problem-solving, peacebuilding, and cooperation.



Sarah Hermann


I applied for FAUMUN for several reasons, recognizing this unique and rewarding experience. Firstly, I see it as a chance to connect and network with new people from diverse faculties and universities so I can immerse myself in fresh perspectives and viewpoints. Secondly, participation in Model UN will significantly enhance my language skills. As these conferences predominantly operate in English, I will utilize and refine my English in a way that is rarely encountered in my daily life. This skill is invaluable for my professional growth and my ability to communicate effectively in a globalized world. Thirdly, speaking English in general and especially politics is outside of my comfort zone but through FAUMUN I can challenge myself in a safe and supportive environment. Lastly, I applied for FAUMUN because it was not offered at my previous university, and I wish to harness this opportunity to the fullest. My Whys also explains my expectations: meeting new people, acquiring new skills and stepping out of my comfort zone.



Felix Holl


Living in an ever more globalized and accelerated world seems to be a blessing, yet a great challenge at the same time. One global crisis is followed by the next and rapid advances in technology constantly provide new paradigms that the international community needs to adjust to. That is why I am convinced that communicative exchange and coordination of problem-solving processes on an international level have never been more vital than today. The UN is the only multinational organization recognized by the vast majority of countries, so diplomacy on global issues really depends on this forum. Because many important processes and decisions remain hidden from public view, the purpose and power of UN institutions are often underestimated or criticized as ineffective. But from a pragmatic point of view, all the small efforts and achievements add up to make the UN the most important player in global peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, development cooperation and the defence of human rights. Therefore, I am sure that my strong belief in the purpose and the power of the United Nations is not naive, but idealistic.



Felix Jurgovsky


From my participation, I expect to improve my skills regarding public appearance, negotiation and team working in a long-term project. In general, I expect to grow as a person by facing this challenge. I anticipate that the project is going to consume a not insignificant amount of time and that there will most likely be numerous challenges to overcome, however, I do feel prepared and motivated. I applied not only because learning more about the UN and its work is a personal interest of mine, but also because I feel like working in FAUMUN is going to provide an excellent way of improving my aforementioned skills by having a highly focused team environment and several conferences to put them into practice. Lastly, the possibility to meet people from all over the world sharing a common interest but still providing a different perspective is another factor that drew me towards applying.



Sreeresmi Karippurathu Ramachandran


The United Nations, to me, embodies the profound concept of „Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,“ which translates to „the world is one family.“ This ancient Indian philosophy reflects the core ethos of the UN, emphasizing the interconnectedness of all nations and peoples. It signifies that despite our diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds, we share a common humanity and a shared responsibility to care for our planet and its inhabitants. The UN serves as a practical manifestation of this idea by providing a platform where countries can come together, regardless of their differences, to address global challenges collectively. It stands as a beacon of hope, fostering cooperation, diplomacy, and the pursuit of a better world for all.



Julia Knopp


As a prospective lawyer, with a special interest in environmental law, I am particularly interested in deepening my legal knowledge – in particular, the legally binding framework in the fight against climate change – and having the opportunity to apply what I have learned and will be learning in practice. In addition, as an active member of a political party, I have a strong desire to have a positive impact. I am aware of the intense preperation, the workload and personal challenges of participating in FAUMUN. For instance, being quite shy, I find it rather difficult to talk to other people and to give speeches in front of an audience. However, by participating in FAUMUN, I hope to overcome this fear and become more confident. Nevertheless, I am always eager to grow from new, demanding and interesting challenges and hope to benefit not only from instructive academic discourses but also from interpersonal enrichment.



Sophia Knopp


My passion and commitment to global issues and my tremendous interest in international affairs drive my desire to participate in Model UN. I applied to FAUMUN, because I genuinely care about having a positive impact on the world and I believe that the United Nations plays a crucial role in addressing global challenges. Participating in Model UN will hopefully provide me with a platform to contribute to meaningful discussions, propose innovative solutions, and work towards a more peaceful and sustainable world. I believe that participating in FAUMUN will provide me with an invaluable opportunity to develop my skills, broaden my knowledge, meet new people and contribute to meaningful discussions on global issues. In particular, I expect that this unique opportunity enables me to tackle the upcoming challenges with a newfound confidence.



Laura Massaro Santos


To me, the United Nations Organization is a sign of democracy, mutual respect and understanding on an international basis. It is a sign of political, social and financial progress. It is a success of globalization. In my personal opinion, the UN is often overlooked and stripped of its essence in the international community. Generally, people seem to forget the fact that the committees are made up of normal people like you and me. People who have different heritages and different beliefs. They come together to find adequate solutions for everyone, as in the entire world. It is truly a very difficult task that does not receive enough recognition due to the lack of empathy and knowledge that is required to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes – which happen to be unusually large in this case.



Dina Moajeb


As I would love to make people in need voices hearable, FAUMUN is the first step for me to achieve it. I believe that FAUMUN would help me in improving my skills and experiences which would help me to achieve my dream. I aim to enhance my critical thinking, research, and analytical skills, build a broader understanding and global and cultural awareness of the world, learn to navigate complex diplomatic situations, understand the importance of compromise, and develop diplomatic skills, and most importantly improve my public speaking skills so that I can speak in front of large audiences, engage in diplomatic negotiations, and work collaboratively.



Penelope Müller


FAUMUN’s interdisciplinary nature allows students from various faculties to collaborate. This can promote cross-disciplinary thinking, encourage diverse perspectives, and foster a sense of community among students from different academic backgrounds. For example, in my interview I found it intriguing to see such a wide variety of educational backgrounds to be present and involved in that project. Also, participation in Model United Nations simulations, especially at the international level like NMUN in New York, allows us students to network with others from around the world. These connections can be valuable for future academic and professional opportunities.



Tägus Murawski


FAUMUN provides a pillar of our university’s global participation. It develops a cohort of eloquent, globally-aware individuals by fostering students‘ diplomacy and public speaking skills. This not only enriches college debates, but it also encourages inclusivity. FAUMUN also strengthens our university’s reputation by showcasing our dedication to comprehensive education and active international involvement. Students explore many views as part of the program, improving their understanding of pressing global challenges. FAUMUN also provides critical networking possibilities, perhaps developing collaborative research and exchange programs. Finally, it acts as an accelerator for both individual and institutional growth. Students contribute directly to our university’s academic brilliance and global significance by participating in FAUMUN, making it a necessary and enriching experience for everybody concerned.



Timothy Nkwelle


The United Nations has been pivotal in handling various conflicts globally. In armed conflicts particularly, the United Nations has conducted numerous peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions to mitigate conflicts and support post-conflict stability. Armed conflicts are just a subset of a broader peace and security sphere in which the United Nations, in alignment with its values of maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of the well-being of the peoples of the world, and international cooperation, seeks to proactively settle and erode the likelihood of civil unrest. Furthermore, the competencies of the United Nations span various fields of life, from food security and healthcare delivery to resilient infrastructure essential for human flourishing. The outcomes of these efforts might not be noticed in the short term. Its critiques might further point out its shortcomings by highlighting instances in which the institution and its subsidiary bodies did not live up to the challenges at hand. On the timescale of history, however, its attempts will be a testament, forever etched in our minds, of the very soul of its founding ideals in striving for a better and safer world.



Gabriela Panayotova


I personally think that the United Nations Organization is a symbol of the collective effort of countries worldwide to address global challenges, promote diplomacy, and advance a more just world. Its establishment in the aftermath of World War II shows that the organization is also a symbol of hope for a better future. The UN’s primary purpose was to prevent such cataclysms from happening again and to promote peace and security on a global scale. In this sense, the UN signifies the collective commitment of nations to prevent the horrors of war and to work together to create a more peaceful world. Moreover, the UN is a platform for diplomacy where nations, regardless of their size, have the opportunity to come together and engage in dialogue, negotiations, and multilateral decision-making. In a world marked by diversity in terms of culture, political systems, and economic structures, the organization provides a common ground for states to interact and address shared challenges. While it is not without flaws and limitations, the UN remains the best hope for fostering global cooperation, advancing peace and security. It embodies the idea that nations, working together, can achieve more than they can in isolation.



Carlotta Schnepel


The Model United Nation conferences give an opportunity for us delegates to represent our university on an international stage. By sending dedicated and motived students from different departments to New York to be part in an international conference simulation shows the university’s interest in educating young people on international politics and global matters. FAUMUN highlights the relevance of intercultural communication and networking. It makes our university a global player and gives the opportunity to inspire other universities due to the success of the program last year. Additionally, FAUMUN strengthens the network of students within FAU bringing together people from different fields of studies. Being in the delegation together with people from FAU who will turn from strangers to team mates and friends will give us a feeling of unity and pride.



Galina Shakganova


Among the myriad benefits of FAUMUN, two stand out prominently in my opinion. Firstly, FAUMUN acts as a catalyst for fostering an interconnected global community, enriching the cultural fabric of FAU. As delegates from diverse nationalities and backgrounds engage, it promotes valuable exchanges of perspectives, often leading to collaborative research and exchange programs. This fusion of cultures nurtures an academic environment that celebrates inclusivity and empathy, fostering the growth of future leaders. Here comes the second point, since FAUMUN is a crucible for holistic growth, not just academic excellence. Delegates immersed in the practical dynamics of diplomacy, negotiation, and public speaking develop into confident, articulate, and culturally sensitive individuals. Hence, FAU becomes a launchpad for raising new generations of leaders equipped not only with knowledge but also with the wisdom and empathy necessary to navigate the struggles of today’s world. This progress drives the university toward enhanced ratings and scientific accomplishments, showcasing its dedication to fostering a globally adept student body.



Maja Warlich


With my job and study subject being aligned, I hope to broaden my horizon, learn more about international cooperation and the gears that turn when decisions are made on the highest levels of governments. I am looking forward to engaging in discussions with my fellow delegates and gain new perspectives as well as develop my writing skills. Meeting people from different universities during the conferences the delegation takes part in during the semester is also a perk and hopefully I can make a small impact in these conferences and leave them with more self-confidence than I started with.