Welcome from our Charlotte 2018 Secretary-General:

Maricruz Retana - Secretary-General - SRMUN Charlotte 2018

Distinguished Delegates and Esteemed Advisors,

Since its inception in 1990, SRMUN has been the premier conference in the southeast, charged with providing our delegates the best collegiate Model United Nations experience. Our success is attributable in part because of the tasks set forth for our delegates throughout our conferences, including that of working with one another to discuss and mitigate pressing international issues such as but not limited to maritime and land disputes, the use of child soldiers in times of war, accessibility to education for all, and the effects of climate change on small island developing states.

SRMUN is committed throughout our three-day conferences to ensuring that delegates are provided with an environment in which they leave with a better understanding of international cooperation, development of public speaking skills, incorporating writing tips and tricks, and networking with students from across the country.

Further, what sets us aside from all other conferences is our ability to progress, not only by offering new and exciting committees and topics, but also by analyzing our past and making meaningful changes to mold our future. The embodiment of change is at the forefront of our conference and we ask this as well from of our delegates when researching, debating and writing about the topics set forth for them. Thus, ‘compare and contrast’ is the inspiration for SRMUN Charlotte 2018’s theme:

“Global Interdependence and the Changing Role of the United Nations”

The aforementioned theme derives from a review of the promises set forth in United Nations Charter and how they pertain to the current state of global affairs. This theme will challenge delegates to make optimistic, as well as, realistic promises for the future while recalling the goals outlined within the UN Charter. Our theme is all encompassing and calls on delegates to see multiple sides of the spectrum as it pertains to their topics, their assigned Member State, and to their individual committee. We hope that you are as excited as we are to debate and discuss this in detail.

In close, the above is a huge task to undertake for just three short days, but we cannot wait to have you join us to find solutions for the committees and topics that have been chosen to simulate. On behalf of the SRMUN Charlotte 2018 Staff, it is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the next installment of SRMUN Charlotte, to be held from April 12 to 14, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to speaking and meeting with you soon!

Warm Regards,

Maricruz Retana
Secretary-General
SRMUN Charlotte 2018
sg_charlotte@srmun.org



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