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    Dear Delegate,

    It is with great pleasure that I, along with the Yeshiva University Office of Admissions, would like to congratulate you on being selected to represent your school as a delegate to the Yeshiva University National Model United Nations XXV. The position you have assumed offers tremendous opportunities and challenges, and I am confident that you will properly prepare for this unique experience in the coming months.

    As a delegate at Model UN, you will be tasked to think critically and thoughtfully. You will be presented with topics that require much research and examination, and your committee chairs will push you to recognize the nuances and complexities of each issue. You will be challenged and critiqued, both by your peers and your chairs, so be prepared to defend and articulate your arguments. The more time you devote to preparing and understanding your topic, your country’s position, the structure of the United Nations, and the procedure for Model UN, the more successful and convincing you will be as a delegate.

    At Model UN, your leadership capabilities will be tested and proven. The UN charter calls “to promote social progress,” which requires ingenuity, tolerance, and respect. As a delegate, you will reflect and uphold these vital traits, and you will excel in the arena of debate and diplomacy.

    However, Model UN is not merely a chance to debate current issues—it is equally an opportunity to learn about our role in a newly emerging global society. Today, more than ever, our world is connected in ways unimaginable in the past. We are capable of speaking to people across the globe instantaneously; we can directly influence the shaping of nations and economies; we can walk on the moon. Model UN will help you discover your potential and ability as a citizen of the world, by making you aware of other countries, other people, and other ways of life. You can play a role in shaping the world we will live in. You can help create the future.

    It is my hope that your leave this year’s Model UN with new friends, new ideas, and new dreams for the future. You have the tremendous power and responsibility to help better the world, and I look forward to seeing you take advantage of that opportunity.

    We at Yeshiva University are excited for an excellent conference, and we look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions or comments regarding the conference, please email me at YUNMUNXXV@gmail.com. I’d be happy to hear from you. Good luck, and see you in a few months!


    Aaron Portman
    Secretary General, YUNMUN XXV

Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

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