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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
— Robert Kennedy

Welcome

Dear Delegates and Sponsors,

It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to the Governor’s School Model United Nations Conference (GSMUN), to be held at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies on March 23rd and March 24th, 2018. Since April, the rest of the Secretariat and I have been working hard to make the twenty-first year of GSMUN a fantastic conference for everyone. Each year, GSMUN attracts approximately 500 delegates from across  the Mid-Atlantic region, and we hope that you will join us this spring for an incredible experience.

Our theme for GSMUN XXI is Champion the Change, because that is precisely what we want our delegates to do. I am positive all of the delegates have, at some point, had someone tell them they are the leaders of the future, but I want them to recognize the power they hold as the leaders of today―whether it is in their school or their community―and approach that responsibility with compassion, brilliant ingenuity, and an unfettered determination to champion the change.

Since our inception, GSMUN has sought to instill those values and prepare our middle and high school delegates for facing the future in a turbulent world. At GSMUN XXI, delegates will have the opportunity to engage in debate in one of our eighteen exciting committees, attend a speech by our keynote speaker former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power―courtesy of our partnership with The Richmond Forum, and be a part of our incredible fundraising efforts for our official charity, Love146, an organization that strives to end child trafficking and help survivors.

If you or your school would like to attend GSMUN, please be advised that Early Registration will end at 11:59 p.m. on December 31st. I encourage you to register as early as possible to guarantee your spot at the conference and have preference for committee assignments. Further details about registration can be found at gsmun.net/register but please contact me should you have any questions. GSMUN is truly one of the most treasured experiences of which I have been a part and I hope to share it with you and your delegates in March.

Sincerely yours,

Catherine Y. Qian

Secretary-General, GSMUN XXI

gsmun.secgen@gmail.com