Dear Advisors, Delegates, and past/future staff:
We are pleased to announce that within the next month WASMUN will be launching a new website that will bring some improved features of our past website such as an automated registration system and a login system for schools to be able to keep track of what countries/spots they have and their payment status. The website will be updating in stages, so we ask for your patience as we continue to debug and add functionality to our new website in the coming month.
Next, we would love to announce some updates regarding our Secretariat:
- Tori Bishop has been selected as our new WASMUN 2014 Spring Director General. She is a MUN veteran and once of UW-MUN’s most experienced delegates and is the UW-MUN record holder for individual awards at 10 awards. She is a proven delegate and staffer and we welcome her to the WASMUN Secretariat.
- Alvin Loong will be the WASMUN 2014 Spring Chief of Staff (COS)
- Athen Nguyen will be our new Assistant Director General (ADG) for WASMUN 2014 Spring conference
- WASMUN is now hiring for Undersecretary General of Public Relations (USGPR) and Under Secretary General of Registration (USGR)
Our applications for USGPR and USGR are now open and we encourage interested collegiate team members from the Cascadia region to apply Applications will be open until December 8th midnight. Dais applications will open in the next week, so stay tuned if you’re interested in being Dais.
Our new secretariat will be establishing a hard date for the Spring conference within the next couple of weeks. We look forward to hearing from schools and future staffers soon.
Also, a shout out to our new logo designer Cynthia Wong, whom is responsible for the lovely designs on the pins, pens, and pads we have distributed.
The WASMUN 2014 Spring Secretariat
And so ends WASMUN 2013.
Through what seemed like an endless amount of debate, motions, and caucus, congratulations for having accomplished WASMUN 2013. For delegates who finished their first conference, congratulations on surviving 12 hours of diplomacy. We were highly pleased by the levels of engagement many delegates exhibited, demonstrating their knowledge on these important topics and applying it in thoroughly-written resolutions. While many of these topics have been brought before the United Nations for decades, we are pleased by the work delegates accomplished in a matter of hours.
Although WASMUN has since ended, the topics your committees addressed continue to take place in our world today. The nations you represented will still continue to face domestic issues, largely ignored in our own country. We hope this experience has given you an opportunity to expand your perspective on international affairs, and to extend your horizons. We urge you to follow developments on your topics, and to continue to pay attention to the changing world that surrounds you.
New committees and new topics will always be waiting for your collaborative efforts in resolving pressing issues. We look forward to seeing your return at WASMUN 2014 in Spring to address them once again.
Until then, globally yours,
The WASMUN Secretariat
Delegates and Advisors,
We hope your first day of WASMUN has been eventful and productive. As working papers are being drafted, and more delegates deliver speeches, we encourage you to be as active and participatory during this second day.
For delegates in UNESCO, your new meeting venue will be the Pigott Auditorium (where Opening Ceremonies was held). We hope this will alleviate some of the crowding that was occurring within the smaller rooms.
Closing and Award Ceremonies has been moved to 6:30 pm, and the Conference should conclude around 7:15 pm. Please keep this in mind as the printed schedule does not reflect this change.
Advisors may now have access to a designated Advisor Room, in room 102. Conference staff will remain in room 203. We also would like to remind delegations that guests, such as family members and chaperones, are not allowed into committees while in session. For guests, please wait until students leave the room for suspensions. For advisors and delegates, we ask that you please do not enter if a delegate is standing and delivering a speech, and wait until they finish.
Delegates, please remember to be in your committees by 9:00 am, the start of the day’s first session. If you have any questions throughout the conference, please do not hesitate to approach your committee dais or any of the Secretariat staff.
The WASMUN Secretariat