Secretary-General's Welcome

Delegates and Advisors,

It is an honor and a privilege to welcome all of you to HenMUN VI: The University of Delaware’s Model United Nations Conference for High School Students. I first experienced HenMUN three years ago at HenMUN III when I served as a crisis staffer during my freshman year, and I continued on as Chief of Staff for HenMUN IV. Last year I had the honor of serving as the Secretary-General of HenMUN V and it was a year-long learning experience for me. I am looking forward to using my previous year of experience in this position to make this conference the best it can be for each and every delegate, advisor, and staff member. HenMUN has been a valuable experience that has taught me more than I can express in words about leadership, management, public speaking, organization, customer service, and accountability. I look forward to taking these things I have learned as your HenMUN V Secretary-General and applying them to HenMUN VI.

Over the course of my HenMUN experience I have had the privilege of working alongside hundreds of dedicated high school and college students with a nearly infinite range of backgrounds and interests and a common passion for HenMUN and MUN in general. The entire HenMUN staff, Secretariat, and myself will spend the coming months working tirelessly to ensure that HenMUN VI will provide delegates with the most exciting, unique, and rewarding experience to be had on the Model UN circuit. HenMUN VI will take place on the beautiful University of Delaware campus from Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4, 2018.

HenMUN VI will simulate 14 unique, innovative, and realistic committees, which will provide for lively, diplomatic, and productive debate. Here at HenMUN we pride ourselves on our philosophy of being a competitive conference with a training edge. Our Specialized Agencies offer fascinating committees and topics, fast paced debate, and unforeseen crises to which delegates must promptly respond. The Specialized Agencies allow for creativity and competitiveness among more experienced debaters in committees like the 1815 Congress of Vienna and The FIFA Organizing Committee. Some of our crisis committees will even have a midnight crisis on Saturday night! Our General Assemblies provide an opportunity for our less experienced delegates to actively participate in simulations of standing UN bodies, such as the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) and the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), through traditional parliamentary procedure. Our ECOSOCs and Regional Bodies provide an interesting variety of unique committees, which, this year, will include the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) among others.

Each day will also offer a different social experience where delegates will have the opportunity to interact with each other as well as with our HenMUN staff and Secretariat. On Friday night, delegates and advisors are invited to our annual ice cream social featuring our very own Joe Biden endorsed UDairy Ice Cream. Saturday night boasts our Delegate Dance, which is always a favorite of our delegates. When not in committee or at one of our social events, delegates can visit Main Street, Newark, which runs right through campus and offers over 50 dining options ranging from everyone’s chain favorites to our Newark original fine dining.

For delegations not commuting, our on campus hotels will offer discounted rates. Transportation will be provided to and from each hotel for all committee sessions and social events. Our staff along with the University of Delaware Police Department will run security throughout the weekend.

If you should have any questions at all leading up to the conference please do not hesitate to contact myself, or any member of my Secretariat. Get to know each of us better on our “Secretariat” page under the “About HenMUN” tab. You can find our contact information under the “Contact Us” tab.

With HenMUN VI being my last HenMUN and the last installment of what has been the most defining aspect of my college career, I look forward to putting all of my efforts into ensuring that HenMUN VI truly is the best HenMUN yet. I look forward to seeing all of you on campus this March for HenMUN VI!

Best Regards,

Gerard Weir

Secretary-General

HenMUN VI

University of Delaware