First GIMUN Annual Conference
WELCOME FROM THE SECRETARIES GENERAL
Dear USGs, chairs, translators, interpreters, journalists and delegates,
The first edition of GIMUN took place in 1999 and was organised by students of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, we have come a long way: GIMUN has grown into a bigger and better association and has started organising other events besides its Annual Conference. In 2007, GIMUN became an accredited NGO to the ECOSOC. In 2009, it expanded across the Atlantic Ocean and opened a chapter in New York and finally in 2010 it became an association of the University of Geneva. We have worked with other youth organisations in Asia, and have become founding members of Junes, now UNYA, and EMMUNET. In its now 21 years of existence, GIMUN has inspired MUN conferences across the globe and has become a highlight in the European MUN circuit. The 2021 edition of the GIMUN Annual Conference is not only supposed to follow the footsteps of our predecessors, but also go a step further.
We hope you were able to have a wonderful summer despite the sanitary crisis.
With the start of the school year, it is time for your new board to reveal the events we are delighted to present to you once again.
The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the March 2021 Annual Conference will be held online. Given the current circumstances we took upon this decision offering us the possibility to broaden our attendance and offer you a qualitative experience without any sanitary constraints.
We count on your support and presence for this very special edition which we hope to be an unforgettable one.
The Secretaries-Generals 2020-2021
Dear future delegates, dear future chairs and dear future USGs.
Erin is an 18 year old student at the University of Geneva who is currently studying for a Bachelor’s in International Relations. In the past, she’s lived in France, Singapore and Cambodia. Her close connection with travelling and different cultures has been at the core of her love for Model United Nations, as it’s allowed her to meet fantastic new people all across the globe. GIMUN 2021 will be her eighth conference, but her first as a co-organiser and Secretary General, she can’t wait to meet you all and hopes you all have a great time!
Sarah-Luna is undergoing the second year of her bachelor’s in Political Science and she holds the position of Secretary General for the 2021 Annual Conference. She began her involvement with the MUN society as a delegate three years ago, participating in several conferences. Within GIMUN, she was first part of the events team for the 2019-2020 mandate as she organized the advanced debate sessions which due to COVID-19, were postponed. She looks forward to seeing the next generation of leaders engaging in the critical issues of our time and sharing a unique experience shaped around a common passion.