A Letter from our USG Committees

Dear Delegates and Staff,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 30th iteration of the McGill United Nations Assembly, or as it’s affectionately known, McMUN! Together with Natalie Schaller our Deputy-USG of General Assemblies & Economic and Social Councils, Jorge Saldana our Deputy-USG of Specialized Agencies, and Eric Krol our Deputy-USG of Crises we form “Team Committees”. We are proud to bring to you the most innovative, and diverse committees and topics thus far. Our aim is to create a stage where delegates push themselves to be better debaters and diplomats, against the backdrop of Montréal’s vibrant nightlife. Our daises, who come from various faculties and experiences, have poured their heart and soul into their respective committees over the last few months in order to provide a fun and challenging delegate experience.

In our GAs & ECOSOCs, delegates will be pushed to think outside the box when debating and crafting solutions to real world problems the international community faces today. Notably, this year the General Assemblies are organized around three different Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and Life Below Water.

Our smaller Specialized Agencies are predominately focused on policy making, but they often contain crisis elements that delegates must address. This year our perennial legal committee will be set at the ICJ, addressing a fictitious but plausible case: United States v. Russia. We will also continue the tradition of hosting both a French and Spanish Bilingual committee. I am also excited to introduce McMUN’s new concept committee, McMUN Consulting.

Meanwhile in the Crisis realm, our committees will bring to life diverse historical moments from around the world (and from the comic book world as well with the World of Wakanda). We are excited to feature a triple Joint-Crisis Committee in addition to McMUN’s notorious Security Council and Ad Hoc. All in all, we have constructed a unique set of committees that will provide delegates with the opportunity to coalesce to solve grandiose problems, debate historical and current policy issues, play the whirlwind game of crisis, and above all else: enjoy! Team Committees and I are greatly looking forward to making McMUN 2019 the best one yet.

This being my 7th year of Model UN, two years ago as your Deputy-USG of General Assemblies, last year as McGill University’s Head-Delegate, and finally this year as your Undersecretary-General of Committee Affairs, I believe we hold this conference in trust, for all those who have brought McMUN this far in its thirty years and for the future generations of delegates and staffers. If you have any questions about the committee portfolio as a staffer or delegate, feel free to reach out and I will be happy to be of assistance. I look forward to seeing you in January!

With great appreciation,

Madeleine Kausel

Undersecretary-General, Committee Affairs