Matt Smither - Secretary-General - SRMUN Atlanta 2014
Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and Friends of SRMUN,
On behalf of everyone at SRMUN, I would like to extend our warm welcome to you all. This year is very special as it marks the 25th anniversary of Southern Regional Model United Nations. We are looking forward continuing what you have come to know and love about SRMUN over the past 25 years. However, we will also be offering new committees and hosting special opportunities for our delegates. SRMUN Atlanta will be held this year from November 20-22, 2014 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.
Registration for SRMUN Atlanta 2014 is now open. Please contact me should you have any questions about registration. I invite you to take a moment and explore our website as it contains information regarding registration, this year's country matrix, accommodations, fees, and delegate preparation materials.
I am pleased to announce the theme for SRMUN Atlanta 2014:
Revitalizing "An Agenda for Peace": Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and the Making of Peace in Our Time
In 1992, then Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali presented "An Agenda for Peace" outlining a way to not just end to war, a negative peace, but a peace that would be built upon human dignity, cooperation, development, and justice: a positive peace. Boutros-Ghali"s vision was one in which Member States would unite to uphold the original principles on which the United Nations was founded - "the eradication of the scourge of war". Today, the demand on the United Nations is greater than it has ever been to solve the globe"s various and multi-faceted crises. As a global community, we must work together to revitalize the hope that was "An Agenda for Peace" and Boutros-Ghali"s dream. Conflict must be stamped out when it flares up through robust peacemaking measures. Preventative diplomacy employs the concert of nations to act in important times in order to mitigate disaster. And peacebuilding is the key to unlocking the vastness of human potential that is the very spirit of the United Nations: personal dignity, social advancement, global justice, and united hope.
This year's committees will be:
General Assembly Plenary (GA Plen)
General Assembly Third (GA 3rd)
General Assembly Fourth (GA 4th)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC)*
League of Arab States (LAS)
Security Council (SC)
Historical Security Council (HSC)**
* PBC is a Report Writing committee.
**Historical Security Council is an application-only committee.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. And don't forget to follow SRMUN on Facebook (www.srmun.org/facebook) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/srmun) for updates and information!
SRMUN Atlanta 2014
Thanks for visiting!