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Message from Secretary General


Greetings,

In the maiden edition of the conference, CENMUN 2017, we hosted more than 400 delegates in 10 committees, making the conference a grand success. Building up on the feedback and lessons learnt from the previous edition, we are back, to organize the second edition of the conference with a greater enthusiasm. CENMUN 2018 would be held in Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar, Nagpur on 5th, 6th and 7th of October.

I would like to draw your attention to the recent policy of the US President, Mr. Donald Trump, which allows the Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) department to detain illegal immigrants and separate them from their families. Several immigrants including women and children are victim to this policy. This has led to widespread protests within America and mass agitations around the world. This underlines the importance of ethics in politics. Therefore, we believe that CENMUN 2018 themed on the ‘The importance of ethics in the contemporary diplomatic world’ would influence the youth to realize the importance of ethics in the professional world. The theme is also in resonance with the 150th birth year anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

This year, CENMUN would feature 10 committees including the UN organs, UN affiliated bodies, a historic committee, a regional body, an Indian committee, the International Press and a surprise committee! The agendas of the committees would reflect the theme of the conference. The committees would be presided by immensely knowledgeable and procedurally thorough executive board members from MUN circuits all over India.

Being an active MUNner for four years, I can confidently say that MUN-ning has influenced me remarkably, adding on sheen to my personality. I ensure you that CENMUN would not only help you in gaining more knowledge and broadening your perspective about global issues, but would also help in the development of various skills like public speaking, debating, negotiating, critical thinking, problem solving, and most importantly diplomacy which is a key factor in personality development. It would also provide a platform to meet and interact with various people having varied passions and ambitions. The Secretariat composed of 12 experienced and compassionate MUNners would strive to provide you an unforgettable and enjoyable learning experience.

The first Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Trygve Lie had rightly said, “The common undertaking and universal instrument of the great majority of the human race is the United Nations. A patient, constructive long term use of its potentialities can bring a real and secure peace to the world.” It is with this spirit that the entire team of CENMUN 2018 invites you to step into the shoes of diplomats and contribute towards achieving world peace.

If you have any queries or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at secgen.cenmun@gmail.com .

Hope to see you all at the conference!

Sincerely,

Archit Venugopalan
Archit Venugopalan
Secretary General
CENMUN 2018