Learn today, lead tomorrow.
Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
Welcome to Canadian High Schools Model United Nations XIII.
My name is Kevin Nan and I have the honour to serve as the Secretary-General for CAHSMUN 2017. On behalf of the Secretariat team and Board of Directors, I would like to formally invite you to our thirteenth session, to be held March 31st to April 2nd, 2017 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.
At our twelfth session this past March, delegations in attendance hailed from over 15 countries. From the high-level policy discussions in the Disarmament and International Security Committee to the fast-paced crisis breaks in the historical Berlin Conference of 1884 meeting, delegates at our most recent session spent three days immersed in an exciting and realistic simulation of the United Nations. I could not be more excited to bring the unparalleled level of substantive excellence that CAHSMUN is renowned for to our upcoming session.
Come March, more than 800 delegates and their faculty advisors will descend on Vancouver to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges and explore shared opportunities for our global community. Together with our staff of over 60 highschool students from across Western Canada, delegates will experience the challenges and thrills of international diplomacy by assuming the roles of United Nations representatives and other international decision-makers: current, past and future.
In line with our core mission of education, we hope that CAHSMUN 2017 will be an opportunity for delegates to gain insight into the art of diplomacy, understand the value of collaboration and compromise, and build skills in public speaking, research, and debate. Above all, we hope that CAHSMUN will challenge and inspire delegates to take the lessons learned at conference beyond the committee room, continuing to grapple with the complex issues in the world today and work towards change, central to our theme of “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow”.
The entire staff of CAHSMUN 2017 and I are committed to creating a dynamic and educational opportunity for highschool students from around the world, and I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us. Please do not hesitate to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver in March.
Canadian High Schools Model United Nations 2017