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Welcome from the Secretary General
October 19, 2012
Dear Faculty Advisor and Future Model UN Delegates,
Even though times are rough and money is tight YSU High School Model United Nations is still alive! I would cordially like to invite you to the 2013 Youngstown State University High School Regional Model United Nations! This year marks our 25th year that students like you have come to discuss pertinent topics and to negotiate plans to fix issues within the world today. I am happy to welcome you to this 25th year and congratulate you on the hard work that brought you here. The staff and I are pleased to have you join us this year.
Today’s issues range from the war on drugs to monetary policies. The 2013 YSU HS MUN simulations and tentative topics are listed on the back of my letter. As a delegate on the YSU Model UN team and a Political Science major, I understand the importance of being educated on current events that plague the world today. It has given me the understanding of how they work, how they solve issues, and how they tackle implementing them. This also gives you the ability to improve skill sets, such as negotiating, team work, and communication, which will help carry you in your careers far after college. You’ll always have your mind but you must learn to really succeed.
The most important quote you hear within Model UN is that you learn by doing. In these conferences you will be able to learn your country and their policies on your respective committee topics. To succeed in learn by doing you must remember to stay in character and keep on policy. You must act as a real UN diplomat would act; fighting for your country and helping devise plans that could eliminate the problems at hand. Be certain to act upon issues and topics as you feel your country’s real delegate would do and remember discussion isn’t limited to inside the committee; a good diplomat is active inside and out of committee. Also remember to work hard with each other, try to pass a resolution but do not get discouraged if discussion does not play out the way you want. Even the diplomats within the UN struggle with the attitudes of a stubborn country or even problems that just don’t seem like they have a solution.
Never hesitate to ask us a question or discuss a topic with you. We’re here for you, to make this enjoyable, and to help you learn by doing! Good luck!
Sara Y. Abusaleh
2013 YSU HS Secretary General
444 DeBartolo Hal
Youngstown State University
ysuhsmun AT gmail DOT com