SLMUN 15TH SESSION

By Anna Shearer (News and Media Team – SLMUN 2021)

The 14th session of Sri Lanka Model United Nations will take place at the BMICH on the 11th and 12th of September 2021. SLMUN is the largest MUN conference in Sri Lanka and the largest student–run UN simulation in Asia with over 100 schools and 1000 delegates joining annually. It is the first MUN conference in Sri Lanka to be endorsed by UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.

The theme for the conference this year is “Restless for Change” as we believe it is vital for the youth to speak out and voice their opinions to fight against the vast amount of discriminatory actions, injustices and social inequalities that we encounter in the world today. 

SLMUN will be one of the greatest experiences of your school years and there is a plethora of reasons why you should register. Our Conference will help you develop confidence, teamwork, diplomatic skills, leadership skills, analytical skills and negotiating skills. One could enhance their debating skills and become a better and more experienced public speaker while another could develop their writing skills by becoming an IPC delegate.

Moreover, SLMUN is an ideal place for delegates to learn and be more aware about current events and issues in the world and aim to find solutions to them. The conference is also an excellent platform for everyone, regardless of age, to voice their opinions. SLMUN is an amazing opportunity and will undoubtedly aid your future job opportunities. For example, participating in the International Press Corps is a good place to begin for budding journalists. SLMUN is known to be a great opportunity to meet new people and to create everlasting friendships, and has always provided an entertaining experience for the past 13 years.

Registrations for the conference are open from the 15th of March to the 15th of August 2021. Delegates may register with their school or privately while delegates hoping to join the International Press Corps and the administration staff must register privately. Foreign delegates are also welcome to join the conference virtually.

This year, the conference will take on global issues such as poverty, climate change and inequality through nine committees. These are the GA1, GA3, GA6, SC, UNHRC, WHA, ESCAP, UNEP along with the only non-UN Committee; the ICC. The IPC will also be a present body at the conference, and is open to all delegates who are interested in developing their writing skills and is a great way for those who are not confident in public speaking to express their opinions on paper.

Participants do not need to have MUN experience as our executive committee is carrying out multiple workshops to teach those who are unsure of how the conference works. The executive committee has taken up the challenge of spreading the word about the conference and to let more young diplomats across the country to take part in this one of a kind experience by conducting workshops for schools which does not have MUN clubs, upon their requests.

If you are an individual who strives restlessly for change here is your chance to send your message out to the world!

Session XIV of SLMUN will be held on the 11th and 12th of September 2021 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, Sri Lanka. Registrations for delegates, admins and IPC delegates are now open until the 30th of July 2021.

For further details, head on over to our website on www.slmun.org , or please contact us via:

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