Dear Delegates and Advisors,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the fortieth session of Yale Model United Nations. YMUN XL is scheduled to take place on Yale’s beautiful campus from January 23 – 26, 2014. After a hugely successful thirty-ninth session, I am extremely excited to spearhead this year’s preparations to make YMUN even bigger and better. Our dedicated and passionate secretariat is already hard at work preparing a wonderful experience for delegates and advisors alike, and we can’t wait to welcome you on campus in January.

It is my sincere hope that this year’s conference will provide delegates with the most educational, inspiring, and rewarding experience possible. Centered on the theme, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” this year’s YMUN hopes to encourage our delegates to become more engaged with their communities and to develop a greater global awareness. We want our delegates to walk away with not only knowledge of international relations, but also how they can act to make a social impact by thinking globally and acting locally.

We at YMUN strive to make our social impact by providing all delegates with an exciting, high-quality educational opportunity that will help them discover passions, think critically, and understand international relations. To this end, we are excited to be able to offer more financial aid this year than ever before. We are also expanding the number of committees simulating regional bodies to deliver even more of the dynamic and interactive debate that defines Yale Model United Nations. Furthermore, we are working to bring experts to speak in committees and also working to incorporate more technology and multimedia to make the committee experience even more engaging and educational. Finally, YMUN is about more than just the committee sessions. To give delegates and advisors a chance to see a broader view of what Yale is, YMUN XL will feature expanded Yale Day offerings– including an academically challenging international relations program taught by some of Yale’s most distinguished professors – and a fantastic Yale Showcase that will feature some of Yale’s most talented performers.

These are only some of what YMUN XL has in store – as you can see, this year’s secretariat is going big! We could not be more excited about YMUN XL, and I would like to heartily extend an invitation to join us! Registration opens May 13th, 2013; please see the Registration tab for more information. 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 considering attending YMUN, I hope you will choose to join us for an exciting four days come January!

Sincerely,

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Grace Chiang

Secretary-General

Yale Model United Nations XL