Letter from the Secretary-General

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Christopher Balian

sg@mcmun.org

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisors, Staff, and Friends,

It is my honour to invite you all to the beautiful city of Montreal for the 30th anniversary of the McGill Model United Nations Assembly held between this upcoming January 24 and 27, 2019. As one of North America’s premiere Model UN conferences, and the largest of its kind in Canada, McMUN has had a long history of ensuring an incredible experience for both our delegates and staff. This year’s secretariat is working tirelessly to deliver yet again an unforgettable McMUN experience, while striving to offer our delegates and staff new experiences.

For 30 years, McMUN has offered students a platform for enriching debate and problem-solving through our diverse and challenging committees. This year, I am proud to highlight two newly structured committees that are sure to offer delegates a refreshing committee experience: the Triple JCC: The Great Diadochi and the McMUN Consulting Group. While the Triple JCC: The Great Diadochi will immerse delegates into one of the most historic and strategically complex game of thrones, the McMUN Consulting Group will test delegates’ abilities to cooperate and provide a client a single solution to a real-life sophisticated business challenge. Other committees that I would like to highlight include the International Court of Justice and the Black Panther: World of Wakanda, both of which are sure to be popular choices among delegates. We are confident that this year’s committees will deliver four days of fast-paced and challenging sessions that all delegates will greatly enjoy.

McMUN offers some of the most well-known social events on the North-American circuit, including McCrawl and McParté, that have become staples for the conference. This year, I am excited to announce that our team is working diligently to provide an alternative option to the McCrawl on the Friday evening that will be more accessible to all delegates and even more memorable; you can count on us for an unforgettable weekend of social events! McMUN is also proud to continue its relationship with the International Civil Aviation Organization in hosting the Global Leadership Forum and exclusive cocktail hour on Thursday evening, gathering key academics, figures, and speakers to discuss pertinent topics that face our world today.  Furthermore, we have expanded our scholarship and financial program to increase delegate accessibility to the conference. McMUN strives to consistently innovate the delegate experience both in and out of the committee room. While I cannot give away all of our plans for this year and can only offer you a glimpse into the exciting opportunities we have, this year at McMUN will especially allow delegates to network and seize presenting and unique opportunities throughout the weekend.

Though many changes will come this upcoming year to enhance the conference, one thing that truly remains consistent is our offering of an outstanding and dynamic Model United Nations experience. I hope that you are all as excited as I, along with the Secretariat are for the 30th anniversary. We cannot wait to welcome you all to Montreal next January!

Merci and À bientôt,

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Christopher Balian

Secretary-General, McMUN 2019