Boston Invitational Model United Nations XVII

A BOSTON UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Boston Invitational Model United Nations Conference, or BosMUN, is a three-day simulation of the United Nations hosted by Boston University for high school students. BosMUN XVII will be held from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the stunning Boston Park Plaza in Back Bay. The upcoming conference marks the seventeenth anniversary of BosMUN. This great achievement would not be possible without the Boston University International Affairs Association, as well as the staffers, delegates, and advisors of past and present.


A Letter from the Secretary-General


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Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

Welcome to the Seventeenth Session of the Boston Invitational Model United Nations Conference! I and the rest of the Secretariat are immensely excited to welcome you to this BosMUN, which will be located in the heart of Boston from 9 February to 11 February 2018.

This year, BosMUN will be bringing in over 1500 delegates, more than we have had at any previous conference. The sheer size of BosMUN requires extra care and special attention to the details, and its breadth both within Boston University and internationally brings together a community that may not normally come together otherwise. People of all ages from all parts of the world find their own meaning in this conference, and having the opportunity to help give everyone—delegates, advisors, and staffers alike—an unforgettable experience is truly an honor.

Despite our growing size, we aim to make this conference personalized for every delegate an advisor. Ultimately, this is an experience for you, and with nearly 200 staffers and 30 General Assemblies, Economic and Social Councils, Specialized Agencies, and Crisis Committees, we strive to provide engaging debate and visionary crises for the future leaders of tomorrow.

We are proud to showcase a number of special committees at BosMUN XVII. We will be hosting our first ever bilingual committee, The Pan-American Conference of 1938,  in which delegates will debate in both English and Spanish. Those wanting to understand the economic crash of 2008 can but from the perspective of the Wall Street CEOs themselves. For those wanting the thrills of a dangerous committee, we have a drug cartel committee, although this all-female drug cartel prides itself in more than just making a profit. With the world facing major migrant crises today, the International Organization for Migration will take a look at another equally disastrous time period with the post-World War II immigration crisis in 1951. Delegates interested in humanitarian aid and disaster relief will get the chance to rewrite history and help New Orleans truly recover after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. These committees serve as just a small sample of our exciting committees to come.

The Secretariat and the staff have worked tirelessly to put on another phenomenal conference, and we cannot wait to see you all in February. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns.

Warm Regards,

 

 

 

Naomi Carolan

Secretary-General

Boston Invitational Model United Nations XVII

 

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