It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to Educational Model United Nations 2019!
My name is Simran Tandon, and I am proud to say that I have the honor of serving as the Secretary-General for this incredible conference. I, along with the MUNNorthwest Board of Directors and the EDUMUN 2019 Secretariat, am excited to invite you to come on a journey of debate, diplomacy, and development at the fourth iteration of Educational Model United Nations.
EDUMUN is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. In the past four years, the conference has helped introduce and prepare hundreds of delegates for the enticing world of Model United Nations. It can be intimidating to take on an entirely new activity with little context or understanding, which is why EDUMUN was created. Our goal is to provide a useful and universal education of the ins-and-outs of Model United Nations and thus not only induct new delegates, but help them build their skills and grow their confidence in their abilities.
This year, we are excited to announce that we are introducing a new seminar track for Middle School Students, featuring the first ever ‘Basics of MUN’ lesson. We hope to tailor our lessons to each age group so they can learn all the necessary skills at a pace and level that caters to them. Additionally, we have added another committee to our committees' program. EDUMUN Committees this year will also focus on providing more than just a riveting day of debate-they will aim to provide feedback and tips to delegates so that they can learn and grow even while actively participating.
EDUMUN is built on the core principles of curiosity, exploration, and courage; we strive to ignite a hunger for knowledge in our delegates, encourage them to explore every option and consider every solution, and motivate them to stand up and take their first step into diplomacy.