2010 Harvard WorldMUN@Taipei

From Thomas Chang, I got to know that NTUMUN (National Taiwan University Model United Nations) bid for the Harvard WorldMUN Conference since 10 years ago when they went to Athen, Greece for the Conference. Ten years of struggle and efforts paid off finally!

I attended the Conference in Brazil (2002), Germany (2003) and Egypt (2004) as a delegate and help initiated the international conference inside NTU (2004) and the 1st NTU Model UN Conference for university students islandwide in 2005. I deeply felt proud of our joint achievement and the great efforts made by the current NTUMUNers.

March 15-19, 2010, come join 1,800 students from 50 countries, 200 universities here in Taipei, Taiwan for Harvard WorldMUN Conference!

Official announcement from Harvard WorldMUN-->http://www.worldmun.org/welcome/

Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

My name is Ami Nash and as the newly elected Secretary-General of the Harvard World Model United Nations team, it is my distinct privilege to invite you to the 19th session of World Model United Nations (WorldMUN). Additionally, on behalf of the Harvard team, I am pleased to announce to all members of the WorldMUN community that after days of careful deliberation, we have decided that next year's conference will be held in Taipei from Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Taipei International Convention Center. Although all of the bids we received this year were impressive, we were particularly impressed by the creativity and dedication to the 'WorldMUN Spirit' displayed by the team from National Taiwan University.

This past year, more than 2400 delegates from over 50 countries gathered in The Hague embracing an environment of cross-cultural exchange that is unparalleled among Model UN conferences. WorldMUN aims to continue its tradition of excellence in 2010, leveraging the resources of Harvard University and extremely passionate local hosts, to uphold its reputation as one of the finest Model United Nations conferences in the world. Staffed by Harvard students and students from the local host team, WorldMUN is unique among MUN conferences in the depth, breadth, and quality of its substantive debate – along with its truly international character. This year we are proud to offer twenty-two committees, including WorldMUN's first Spanish-Language committee along with its first Joint Crisis Cabinet – an intensive interactive specialized agency focused on the situation in Sri Lanka.

Of course, WorldMUN would not be complete without the social and cultural experience. With the world's highest skyscraper, neoned street life, dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample delicious regional cuisine, along with incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times, and some of the world's best collections of Chinese historical artifacts, Taipei is a world of fascinating contrasts—a blending of the modern and the traditional. I can assure you that the Taipei team is working to organize events that will allow you to enjoy the vibrant culture of their city by day and night, while interacting with other delegates from across the globe.

As you may have noticed, WorldMUN will be held a week earlier in March this year, as a result of a change in Harvard's academic calendar. We hope that the new dates will allow many universities to plan for WorldMUN with greater ease, as they are closer to many universities' spring break schedules. With that said, we hope that the new dates will not conflict with any other commitments your team may have, and if the calendar change does present any potential problems, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

We are also acutely aware of the effect that the global financial crisis may have on many of the universities and students wishing to attend. It has always been our firm belief that financial constraints should not prevent students from attending WorldMUN, and we have therefore decided to significantly expand our already substantial financial aid program. We urge any schools considering applying for a scholarship to get in touch with questions; we will be posting our financial aid and fee waiver guidelines to this website in August.

Information on how to apply for WorldMUN will be posted to a newly revamped website (www.worldmun.org) in July, and registration will open in August. Please be sure to check back to the website this summer for further updates. Until then, I encourage you to email me (secretarygeneral@worldmun.org) with any questions or concerns you may have —I would love to hear from you all! I look forward to meeting you in Taipei in March!


Ami Nash
Harvard World Model United Nations 2010

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