Message from the Secretary General

What if someone asked you what “Diplomacy” is?
It’s not that simple but let me tell you what I think. “Diplomacy” for me is about avoiding violence, bloodshed, and enmity. As Thomas Hobbes, in his world-renowned book Leviathan, revealed, men truly are “nasty, brutish and short” by nature and they clearly have failed on numerous occasions to solve problems without resorting to violence.

However, the concept of discussion is the key to changing this natural behavior of man. Men can be taught not to be “nasty, brutish and short”. That is why, we, at Sri Lanka Model United Nations, promote a culture of ‘discourse, negotiation, and compromise’.

“In a World of Conflict”; we consider it our priority to create a future generation that is civilized, intelligent, and patient enough to overcome the conflicts that are yet to come without violence, bloodshed, and enmity.

Amidst the unforgettable negativity this year holds, if you make it to this year’s conference, we hope to give you something positive to remember 2020 by.

Join us this year at SLMUN 2020 for an amazing MUN experience. It’ll be a pleasure to have you!

Seth Ganepola

Secretary General