Greetings Esteemed Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is my great pleasure to invite you to SRMUN Atlanta 2021, taking place November 18-20, 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. Following the success of our first virtual SRMUN Atlanta conference last year, we are excited to gather in-person once again. We look forward to welcoming new and returning delegates and schools, and to once again build the comradery and fellowship that can only come from a Model United Nations conference’s unique blend of collaboration, intellectual rigor, and community building.
SRMUN is among the nation’s leading collegiate Model United Nations conferences, bringing together hundreds of participants twice per year to simulate the various committees of the United Nations. In these committees, delegates are given the opportunity to debate the international community’s most pressing issues and to collaboratively develop concrete solutions. This unique learning environment allows participants to gain a greater understanding of international relations and the United Nations system, while also developing a wide range of important skills such as public speaking, policy research, and collaborative problem-solving. At SRMUN, we believe in creating the best possible experiential learning environment for our delegates . As such, we recruit a group of expert staff for our conferences. This staff works throughout the year to plan and prepare an outstanding conference experience, authoring original and well-researched background guides, reviewing delegate position papers, and training for their role as committee leaders. At conference, they facilitate high-level debate and encourage delegates to create comprehensive resolutions that accurately represent the positions of their Member States.
Each year, we set a conference theme that influences our selection of committees and topics. The theme for SRMUN Atlanta 2021 will be “Fostering Global Youth Empowerment and Leadership.” Globally, youths between the ages of 15-24 account for one of every six people. In developing countries, this percentage is often even higher. As such, youths are an important population to engage when seeking to create lasting change and achieve the goals laid out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, such as reducing poverty, achieving food security, and improving educational access. Young people will also be forced to face consequences related to many of the long-term issues confronting the international community, such as climate change, rising nationalism and isolationism, growing national debt, deindustrialization, and more. Yet, young people rarely have a voice in addressing these issues, in part due to their own low civic participation rates, but also due to a lack of representation and designated advocates within government and international institutions. Therefore, we must seek to empower young people and foster their leadership at the local, national, and international levels, to advocate for their rights, immediate policy needs, and for the long-term changes needed to promote sustainability, development, and peace and security.
We look forward to welcoming you to SRMUN Atlanta 2021 where we will once again provide an outstanding Model United Nations experience in which participants are encouraged to expand their knowledge, open their minds, and work together to create resolutions that contribute to a better world. If you have any questions about SRMUN Atlanta 2021 or how to register, please feel free to contact me.
SRMUN Atlanta 2021