FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL

Dear Delegates and Advisors,

It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the seventh annual session of TASMUN, held in Taipei, Taiwan, from April 23rd to 24th, 2016!

I am excited to build upon the previous efforts to promote diplomacy and global awareness from previous TASMUN conferences. As a THIMUN recommended conference, TASMUN provides THIMUN-style committees, providing delegates with innumerable opportunities to practice and build upon their critical thinking, negotiation, and communication skills, working alongside other delegates and experienced student officers to create solutions for the problems the world faces today. This year, we will continue providing our specialized UN4MUN forums, based on how the real United Nations works, allowing students to gain an authentic diplomatic experience, focused on consensus-building.

The TASMUN experience moves beyond simply debating and lobbying to one of true global awareness and knowledge of international relations. This year, we will continue with our Afghanistan Drive Initiative, fundraising for the HELA organization in Afghanistan, which works to spread Model United Nations to Afghan teenagers. We will continue our efforts to encourage and promote cross-cultural dialogue between Afghan students and participants in TASMUN, dialogue that is integral to our international community today. It is our hope that in doing so, participants in TASMUN may gain a greater awareness and connection to the problems that plague our world today.

Having said that, I would like to extend an open invitation to participants wishing to join us in Taipei! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the TASMUN Secretariat at tasmun.secgen@tas.tw or the head Model United Nations coordinator, Ms. Darby Sinclair, at benedictsinclaird@tas.tw. Thank you for your interest in TASMUN and I hope to see you in April!

Sincerely,