Greetings from the Secretary-General
Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisers, Alumni, and Friends of MUNC,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the next edition of the Montreal United Nations Conference. The previous two years, I had the honour of being the Secretary-General of MUNC in what have proven to be very exciting and successful events for our annual participants. I am looking forward to building on the positive results we achieved in 2015 and 2016 by making our next edition of the conference stronger, more ambitious and fulfilling.
This year will mark our fifth year organizing MUNC. It is a special anniversary for us as we reflect on the previous four conference editions and the progress we have made in building an incredible academic experience for our youth. We are also excited to be hosting this year's conference under the broader scope of Montreal's 375th anniversary and Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation. It is a year of celebration and we have a lot of exciting events planned for our participants at MUNC 2017.
Our sponsor Dawson College has been instrumental in providing the support and resources to make this event possible each year, allowing us to welcome so many delegates and high quality speakers from the international community. Previous keynote speakers include Kathryn White, Chair of the Board of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, and François LaRochelle, President of the Greater Montreal United Nations Association in Canada Branch. We are committed to our vision of MUNC being an educational event for participants, facilitating for them the ability to meet and network with individuals from other schools, and partake in our immersive committee experiences.
We are bringing back some of your favourite creative committees that we organized last year such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Press Forum (IPF). In making these high quality simulations, we are bringing brand new exclusive committees to MUNC 2017 including the World Food Programme (WFP), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). These classic bodies of the United Nations are key elements in the profile we have worked hard to maintain as Canada’s authentic Model United Nations simulation. This year, we will be simulating the African Union (AU) in French in addition to bringing back the United Nations Global Compact Board (UNGCB) from MUNC 2014. For those seeking a new twist with crisis elements, we are putting together a historical simulation of the Haitian Revolution of 1791 - 1804.
This creativity and inspiration is only made possible due to the strength and quality of our diverse staff, with students from throughout Montreal and across Canada working to make this experience incredible for you. This year, we are organizing more committees and have a staff of over 50 individuals that are working hard to deliver the expectations and quality that we have become known for. We are the Montreal United Nations Conference and our record of organizing exciting learning activities for our participants is what in return makes us one of Canada’s leading simulations of the United Nations.
Join us this November in downtown Montreal as we welcome hundreds of delegates from across Canada and throughout the international community for a weekend of exciting debate, networking and fun!