Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is with utmost delight that I welcome you to the fourth session of the annual La Martiniere Model United Nations Conference, LMUN 2017.
This year, we at LMUN, hope to continue to maintain the tradition of an academically centred and intellectually enriching experience for all the delegates, in view of the impeccable example set by the three incredibly successful conferences preceding us.
We strive to create an environment which readily encourages the delegates to discuss and deliberate on all critical aspects of international relations, gain a nuanced view on global issues, engage in multifaceted dialogue and nurture their skills in diplomacy and negotiation.
Assuming coveted roles of diplomats of various nations, the conference provides an opportunity for potential leaders of our generation to arrive at lasting solutions to the problems which face our world, all in hopes of a better future.
It is with this vision in mind that we are simulating eight diverse committees, ranging from the conventional United Nations organs to the unconventional committees of US Standing Committee on Gun Violence and the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General, this year, and seek to host some of the best quality of debate and be an impetus for rigorous research into modern and historic issues alike.
I am positive that this experience will give you a strong flavour of the essential mechanisms which underpin the United Nations and other international bodies, and I hope it will strengthen the passion you already have for collaboration, consensus and teamwork.
La Martiniere Model United Nations, 2017