Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.

Dear Delegates and Advisors,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to register for the forty-second session of Yale Model United Nations! YMUN XLII will be held from January 21-24, 2016 on the beautiful campus of Yale University, in New Haven, CT. At YMUN, over 1500 delegates from all over the world will interact with one another through debate and diplomacy, and work to solve some of the most complex and pressing challenges facing the world today.

Centered on the mission “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow,” YMUN provides every delegate with the most inspiring, dynamic and enriching educational experience. Delegates develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation and critical thinking, and leave YMUN with the knowledge and motivation that they can make an impact and affect positive change in the world.

After a hugely successful forty-first session, I am excited to build upon YMUN’s unprecedented commitment to education and leadership. YMUN’s very own YMUN Procedure, debuted last year as Hybrid procedure, has been revamped to provide the best committee experience for delegates. We are also thrilled to release a comprehensive, interactive online education program for delegates pre-conference, as well as an awards system without delegation awards that rewards collaboration and content creation, as opposed to product and competitiveness. We are also expanding the number of committees to deliver even more dynamic and interactive debate that defines Yale Model United Nations, and have tailored committees for both the newest and most seasoned delegates. With our refined committee director training, each Chair is a dedicated educator.

YMUN XLII will also see the continuation of financial aid for both domestic and international delegates, as we strive to make such a high-quality educational opportunity accessible to all.

Finally, the YMUN experience goes beyond the committee sessions—hosted in the heart of Yale University, YMUN gives delegates and advisors a chance to experience Yale. Our Yale Day program, Global Exchange Program, as well as the Yale Showcase, give delegates exposure to Yale’s professors, extracurricular groups and resources.

To that end, I would like to heartily extend an invitation to join us! Registration for the 2016 conference will open on May 11th, 2015. In the weeks to come, more information about registration logistics, conference programming and other resources will be posted on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email myself (ymun.secgen@yira.org), or one of our Under Secretaries-General of Delegations (domestic: ymun.delegations.us@yira.org and international: ymun.delegations.intl@yira.org). Thank you very much for your interest in Yale Model United Nations, and I hope to see you for an exciting four days in January!


Nicole Ng
Secretary-General, Yale Model United Nations XLII

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