Welcome to United Netherlands
Train your public speaking, negotiation and leadership skills to compete at the Model United Nations Conferences of Oxford University and Harvard University
Public Speaking Program
University & Young Professionals
An internationally recognized experience to motivate students and young professionals who are interested in improving their presentation, pitch and speeching skills!
High School Program
Upper secondary grades
High school, university, college & businesses
"It pushed me out of my comfort zone week after week."
“The challenging program of United Netherlands pushed me out of my comfort zone week after week. I learned a lot about diplomacy and geopolitics, but most of all I learned a lot about myself. Even though we were the COVID-delegation and had to do some parts online, it was the greatest experience with a group full of people that I will follow for the rest of my life.” – Janneke Hillenaar
About United Netherlands
United Netherlands is an internationally oriented, student-led organization, that focuses on the world of international relations and diplomacy. We aim to create a platform where talented, ambitious and motivated young people challenge each other to develop their full potential as global citizens. Within this network of driven young people from diverse backgrounds, gaining skills and knowledge is key in preparation for global challenges to come. Examples of our activities and programs include the accredited 10 ECTS United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy course, and its corresponding delegation to Oxford University and Harvard University Model UN conferences, the Public Speaking Program, and the High School Program. Since its inception in 2004, the drive for excellence has never faded. We invite you to discover the world of United Netherlands.
Anne van Schothorst – Delegation 2021|2022
‘Adapt’ was not just the name of a draft-resolution we once made in a way-too-luxurious room in Switzerland (picture), it also expressed the main theme of the past half year. With our eyes set on the Oxford and Harvard MUN, our feet eventually moved elsewhere, with success. The Covid-situation did not lead the delegation and […]
The Story of Raman van Wee – Delegation 2020|2021
“All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” This quote from the American poet Emerson perfectly describes the initial reason I applied to the Delegation: to improve my public speaking skills. Looking back on my experience as part of the 18th Delegation, I can wholeheartedly say it has brought me so much more than […]
The Story of Valentina del Castano – Delegation 2019|2020
As part of the 17th Delegation, I can proudly say that there are three major outcomes that shaped me personally and professionally after taking part of the United Netherlands’ “United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy” course. First, it is the academic challenge and outcome that the course presents. There are many diverse, very interesting and up-to-date, […]
The story of Krystal-Marie Benjamins – Delegation 2018|2019
Work hard, play harder. That is how I would summarize my semester as a member of the 16th United Netherlands Delegation. My own journey with United Netherlands started over two years ago, when I followed the Public Speaking Program and came to learn about the program. I remember thinking I did not have the skills […]