Welcome Letter for NAIMUN China 2018

Dear Students,

On behalf of the Georgetown International Relations Association, the Secretariat, and staff, I am proud to welcome you to both components of our summer programming: NAIMUN China and Pegasus-NAIMUN!

Our team is pleased to invite you into the dynamic and exhilarating world of Model United Nations. Through Pegasus-NAIMUN and NAIMUN China, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programming that will compel you to engage and think critically about the most complex and significant issues of our day. MUN will introduce you to students who originate from a variety of countries around the globe and you will gain the ability to engage with people who hold an assortment of perspectives and ideas. MUN not only provides an education in term of international affairs, but also equips you with the necessary interpersonal skills, the ability to articulate your views, and the inner strength needed to fight for the ideas you believe in.

NAIMUN was established in 1963 as a Model United Nations Conference that served as a forum to educate young students and to promote the aforementioned skills. Today over 3,300 students from all around the world convene in the capital of the United States, Washington D.C., for four days where they seek solutions to the world’s greatest problems through discussion, negotiation, and debate. In February 2019, we will again host our annual conference, the Olympics of Model UN, NAIMUN LVI.  Students will have the chance to participate in one of 39 committees that range in size, style, and topic.

In the meantime, however, I invite you to engage with the NAIMUN educational experience which we will deliver directly to China. These committees include Maastricht Treaty, 1992: Creation of the European Union, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and many other fascinating committees and topics. We firmly believe that our conference is among the greatest educational experiences that students like yourselves can receive, and we hope to extend this experience to you through NAIMUN China in Chengdu.

We are humbled and thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a lasting educational experience for you. We urge each and every one of you to step outside of your comfort zones, venture to experience new things and ideas, and to take full advantage of the great opportunities ahead.

We look forward to meeting you all in Chengdu this summer, and to seeing you again in February 2019 at NAIMUN LVI in Washington D.C.!

Sincerest Regards,

Chase Wagers

Secretary-General

North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) China