Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Model United Nations Conference

February 10-12, 2017





Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Advisors and Delegates,  

It is with great pride that I formally invite you to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Model United Nations Conference!

MITMUNC is a premier Model UN conference in which students from all over the world come together to solve the most pressing issues facing society today. This year’s conference will be held at MIT’s internationally-recognized campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the weekend of Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 12th, 2017.

At its core, MITMUNC is planned, organized, and directed in its totality by a passionate team of MIT students that bring together a diversity of academic backgrounds and experiences to the dais. Our chairs and staff coordinate MITMUNC’s committees from the ground up, bringing forward questions and controversies that even the most experienced delegates will find challenging. Our dedicated Secretariat members complement the chairs and staff by overseeing all conference preparations, months in advance before delegates arrive to Cambridge in order to ensure our number one priority is satisfied-our delegates’ experience.

Last year, MITMUNC delegates deliberated upon complicated humanitarian topics such as the Syrian Refugee crisis, argued the pros and cons of nuclear energy in the International Atomic Energy Agency, and even reacted to a simulated hostage situation witnessed by members of the International Court of Justice. Attendees also enjoyed an inspiring keynote address by Rana Abdelhamid, Amnesty International Youth Ambassador, as well as a well-deserved respite at the Delegate Dance social night.

We pride ourselves in hosting relatively small committee sizes, when compared to other Model UN conferences, which allows our attendees more aperture to contribute and distinguish themselves in their individual committee sessions. MITMUNC offers its attendees a truly unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a demanding intellectual environment, exposed to the ideas of others and tasked to employ the art of negotiation to pass meaningful resolutions.

Having experienced MITMUNC as a chair, then as a Secretariat member, and now as Secretary-General, I am both humbled and thrilled to guide MITMUNC into its best year yet. I now invite you to explore our brand new website to learn more about our conference. Do not hesitate in contacting us should you encounter any doubts along the way.

Sincerely,

William A. Rodríguez Jiménez
MIT Model United Nations Conference IX 2017
Contact us: info-mitmunc@mit.edu