General Assembly

 

Dear Delegates,

 

It’s with open arms that I welcome all of you to HenMUN VI! I have the distinct pleasure to serve as your Under-Secretary General for the General Assembly this year at HenMUN.  Since the closing ceremonies of HenMUN V last year, our skilled and devoted staff have committed themselves to the goal of hosting the best conference the University of Delaware has seen so far.

 

A little about me - I was born in Collegeville, PA and spent my childhood in Seattle, Washington. I then relocated to Horsham, PA, a town just on the border of Philadelphia. I served as Head Delegate for 3 years in high school and had the opportunity to take our team to conferences in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Montreal. Last year I joined HenMUN V just a weekend before the conference and had the opportunity to be the operations staff for the World Health Organization. Now, for HenMUN VI, I am serving as the Under-Secretary General for General Assembly.  

 

As the USG for General Assembly it is my goal to not only take the conference to new heights, but to improve the MUN atmosphere for you all. Come Sunday, I hope you will leave with the satisfying feeling of improvement in public speaking, writing resolutions and even debating. I hope that on Monday you find an urge to raise your placard in class and maybe even go through a hint of HenMUN withdrawal. If each of you leave this conference a better delegate, my staff and I have accomplished our goal. Without the General Assembly, there would be no ECOSOC’s or Specialized Agencies and that is the beauty of the United Nations. This being said, the General Assembly is generally made up of more novice debaters but no matter your experience with Model UN, I hope we can facilitate the flow of debate, learning and respect for all delegates, novice and veteran.

 

I look forward to meeting all of you in February. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (see below). I do try to respond to emails as quickly as possible. Once again, welcome to HenMUN VI!

 

Best regards,

Smriti Shah

Under-Secretary-General of the General Assembly

HenMUN V

 

usg-ga@henmun.org

 

Organ Overview

The General Assembly is the cornerstone of the United Nations.  These committees offer representation to all member states of the United Nations and debate some of the most hotly contested issues of our time.  The General Assembly committees will be the largest committees that HenMUN offers. General Assembly committees also tend to be the most appropriate committees for Novice delegates, however, they welcome delegates of all ages and levels of experience.

 

Disarmament and International Security Committee

Historical General Assembly (HGA) League of Nations

Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

Special Political and Decolonization Committee