Secretary-General's Welcome

 

 

Dear Delegates and Advisors,

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Seventh Edition of HenMUN: The University of Delaware’s Model United Nations Conference. I have had the opportunity to be involved with HenMUN since my freshman year, when I was the Chair of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at HenMUN IV. Since then, I have served as the Under-Secretary-General of the General Assemblies at HenMUN V and, most recently, the Director General at HenMUN VI. With these experiences, I hope to put together the best HenMUN Conference yet.

Model United Nations has long been an important part of my academic and professional development; it has helped me to hone my skills in public speaking, critical thinking, and diplomacy. It is because of Model UN that I possess these skills, and it is my goal to pass these skills on to the delegates. I believe that HenMUN should be a fun, unique, and informative experience. Over the next several months, the HenMUN staff, Secretariat, and myself will work to put together a conference that keeps this goal at its heart. I am excited to announce that this year, HenMUN VII will be held on March 1-3, 2019, on the beautiful campus of the University of Delaware.

HenMUN VII will simulate 14 unique, innovative, and realistic committees, which will provide for lively, diplomatic, and productive debate. Here at HenMUN, we pride ourselves on our philosophy of being a competitive conference with a training edge. Our General Assemblies provide an opportunity for our less experienced delegates to actively participate in simulations of standing UN bodies, such as the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) and the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), through traditional parliamentary procedure. Our ECOSOCs and Regional Bodies provide an interesting variety of unique committees. This year, we will be offering committees such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NePAD) among others. Our Specialized Agencies offer fascinating committees and topics, fast paced debate, and unforeseen crises to which delegates must promptly respond. The Specialized Agencies allow for creativity and competitiveness among more experienced debaters in committees like the Joint Crisis Councils of England and France during the Hundred Years War, or the Pfizer Board of Directors.

As any with any conference, HenMUN seeks to create an experience that is informative, but also fun. We will be hosting social events for the delegates each day of the conference. The University of Delaware’s very own UDairy ice cream will be served at our ice cream social on Friday—it’s a great opportunity for delegates to meet each other outside of committee and to enjoy some great ice cream (its Joe Biden approved!). On Saturday night, we will be hosting the Delegate Dance, which is always a delegate favorite. When not in committee, delegates can walk down Newark’s Main Street, which runs right through campus. Main Street offers a multitude of dining options, chain-restaurant-favorites to local fine dining.

HenMUN VII will be taking place on the University of Delaware’s campus, and will be held in university academic buildings. Transportation will be provided throughout the weekend to bring attendees to and from their hotels. HenMUN staff, along with the University of Delaware Police Department, will provide security for the conference.

Please to do not hesitate to reach out to us for any questions, comments, or concerns. Our contact information is located under the “Contact Us” tab. Feel free to explore our website, get to know the Secretariat, and learn more about HenMUN. I look forward to seeing you on campus this winter!

Warm Regards,

Nicholas Konzelman

Secretary-General

HenMUN VII

University of Delaware