FIU Model UN High School Conference

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dear Faculty Adviser and Delegates,

Welcome to FIMUN 2012! My name is Federico Baez and I am very excited to serve as your Secretary-General. FIMUN 2012 will take place on March 9 through 10, 2012. First, allow me to introduce myself. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic until I moved to Miami at age 14. Once I arrived in Miami, I attended Christopher Columbus High School. I am currently a Senior pursuing a double-major in International Business and Music Performance. I became involved with Model United Nations in High School. I am especially honored to serve as Secretary-General for the same conference that ignited my passion for MUN: FIMUN!

The entire FIMUN staff has worked tirelessly over the summer to ensure that FIMUN 2012 is a challenging and rewarding experience for all delegates. If this is your first experience with Model United Nations, it is my sincere hope that our conference ignites in you a strong interest for the United Nations and International Affairs in the same way that it did for me. If you are a more experienced delegate, I am absolutely confident that FIMUN 2012 will challenge you to improve your MUN skills even further, and strengthen even more your interest for International Affairs.

I am pleased to announce that this year FIMUN will host 10 committees! Each one of the wide-ranging committees was carefully selected to challenge you to become engaged in some of today’s most pressing global issues. Of the ten committees, five will operate in traditional General Assembly format, while the other five will consist of Crisis Committees. Therefore, whether you seek the seriousness and tradition of the GAs or the thrill, excitement and unpredictability of the Crisis Committees, I am confident that you will find a committee that suits your personality and interests.

Finally, please remember that if you have any questions, comments or concerns, I am at your entire disposal to help you with anything that you may need. I encourage you to contact me should you encounter any difficulties, and I will certainly be more than glad to assist you. I truly wish you all the best of luck with your preparation, and look forward to meeting each of you in March.

Yours sincerely,

Federico R. Baez
Secretary-General, FIMUN 2012