Message from the Secretaries General
Dear delegates, faculty advisors, parents, and future diplomats,
It is our honor to invite you to the 14th iteration of Sri Lanka Model United Nations (SLMUN), taking place on the 6th and 7th of November 2021. We’re beyond excited to be the Secretaries General of a conference that promotes educational, excellence, and teamwork principles. We’re also honored to be working with an incredibly talented Secretariat to create a conference that showcases the best of what one of Sri Lanka’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious conferences has to offer to each delegate and advisor. Over the course of the two-day event, nearly 1000 students will discuss pressing global issues that presidents, prime ministers, and policymakers continue to grapple with today.
The theme for SLMUN this year is “Restless for Change” as we, at SLMUN, believe that it is essential for the youth today to raise their voice against discrimination and encourage them to be a part of the change that will break countless boundaries. With a goal of improving the accessibility of MUN to students across the Island, SLMUN has encouraged students from across provinces to register for the conference, and in order to suit the needs of all our delegates, SLMUN will be simulating a plethora of different committees this year.
As the next generation, today we have the chance to change the world, change it into a fair, lively, and graceful world bringing peace, prosperity and security to each individual no matter the gender, the race or identity. Everyday we get a chance to do something different, to change the world! This is why we should start now and prepare ourselves by seizing every opportunity that will allow us to do so. SLMUN promises to challenge delegates to engage and think critically, to explore disputes and conflicts, investigate humanitarian crises and responses, and work toward consensus on current international events through our several committees. Taking on these issues will necessitate nothing less than unflinching perseverance.
We hope that this conference will provide you with all the above mentioned aspects and more. On behalf of the entire EXCO, we can’t wait to see what you bring to the 14th session of SLMUN and we wish you the best of luck during the course of debate.
Tharusha Fernando & Kalindu Kalinga