Dear friends of SMUN,
I am Jonathan Lee, and I am humbled by the honour and pleasure of serving as your Secretary-General of SMUN 2015. For over a decade, SMUN has delegates from around the world together to engage on the most pertinent and challenging issues. As Singapore’s flagship Model United Nations conference, SMUN has established itself as one that is of choice within the region and beyond and is hosted annually by the NUS Political Science Society.
A key milestone for us was in 2011, when we took up the challenge of hosting the 20th session of the World Model United Nations in conjunction with Harvard University, rallying 3000 delegates in what is still remembered within the global MUN Community as a conference which was run with exemplary academic rigour as well as efficient execution. Such is a reputation that we have come to earn in terms of organizing MUNs, and is one that we are set to uphold. We have come a long way not just as a SMUN Secretariat, but as a MUN community in general.
Looking ahead to 2015, we have examined our approach to MUN and have decided that a massive evolution to our approach was absolutely necessary. In light of this, we have revolutionized the way in which we have reached out to our stakeholders not just locally, but regionally and beyond. The way in which we have put together our academic material has also taken a huge leap forward and we have taken great pains to engineer challenging topics and issues spanning the entire globe. Given the support from the broader MUN community as well as the National University of Singapore (NUS), my team and I are fully-committed in moving SMUN forward for 2015 and beyond. We are pulling all the stops in making SMUN 2015 the most exciting one yet, not just in terms of scale and diversity of nationalities and cultures, but crucially in terms of intellectual rigour as well. We owe it to all of you.
On behalf of the Secretariat, I look forward to seeing you at SMUN 2015.
Singapore Model United Nations (SMUN) 2015