Who Runs the World?
At BIMUN/SINUB 2022 we will be asking: Who indeed? And who else should?
noun / ɪn.kluːˈsɪv.ɪ.ti
the fact of including all types of people, things or
ideas and treating them all fairly and equally
At this year’s edition of BIMUN/SINUB, we will be exploring what it means to be inclusive in the 21st century. Who do we include, on what grounds, and in what processes?
It is evident that historically there have been demographic biases in societal decision making processes. The invention of democracy itself, as opposed to dictatorships and aristocracy, has been seen as a step towards inclusivity. Then, the sphere of people with the right to vote in democracies gradually expanded from men who owned land to all men of a certain age and finally, women.
However, the debate on inclusivity did not end there. How do we ensure all people are paid equally for equal work? How do we ensure more social mobility? Could, and should, we shape our language to be more considerate of different gender identities? What labor rights is every human entitled to?
While it is easy to agree on the universal principle of all people being born of equal value, the implementation of this sparks many debates. It is exactly this spark that our conference team wants to use to ignite and provide a space for constructive and passionate discussions.
We find ourselves in very ambivalent times concerning inclusivity. On the one hand, the world has most likely never been more inclusive. In most countries in the world, it has never been safer to be part of the LGBTQI+ community. Women have never had more freedom than they do now. People are more aware of discrimination against minorities than ever before. In most countries. On the other hand, in some parts of the world human rights, particularly women’s rights, are under attack. Furthermore, many fear that democracy itself is under attack from populism within and from the rise of authoritarian states without.
In a present that leaves us doubtful about the future, the November conference will explore what (and in particular: who) it takes to create a world for everyone. From security politics and human rights to future labor markets, debates will offer new perspectives on international relations and its role in our path towards inclusivity.
Come to the conference in Germany's UN-City!
Nov. 24th - Nov. 28th.
See you there!
Jelle Willem van der Ham is a 22-year old student from the Netherlands and South-Africa. He is currently taking a break from studying both Landscaper Architecture and Politcal Sciences with his job at a train-travel agency. Seeing his job his most obvious hobby his train travel, but he can also be found reading literature and non-fiction books on politics and enjoying browsing old vinyl shops or listening to an old record. He is very excited to be SG and lead the academic and content-related parts of the BIMUN/SINUB 2022 conference.
Jessica Fenger is Deputy Secretary General, as well as a Biomedicine and Political Science student in Zurich. In her free time, she loves to debate, debate and oh, debate. Furthermore she loves organising projects, is a big gymnastics lover and enjoys learning lanugages. She is very excited to be part of the academic leadership of this years' edition of BIMUN/SINUB. She looks forward to meeting everyone in November!
Ferdinand Baune is also Deputy Secretary General and is studying Politics & Technology at the Technical University of Munich. He also has a background in chemistry. Outside of university and MUN, you can find Ferdinand with a camera, in the kitchen, or enjoying the occasional drink (alongside passionate debates) in one of Munich's beer gardens. A Westphalian himself, Ferdinand has not yet fully warmed up to the Rhenish savoir vivre but is hoping to do so this year.