A Letter from the Secretary General


Dear Delegates and Advisors,

Welcome to Cornell Model United Nations Conference (CMUNC) China 2018! It is both a privilege and an honor to serve as your Secretary-General for this conference, alongside an incredibly hardworking Secretariat, passionate Directors and Assistant Directors, and, of course, our highly capable local partner, WELAND. We are all excited to host this iteration of CMUNC China in Guangzhou, China from April 4th to April 6th, 2018 and know with great confidence that each of you will find this conference both rewarding and enjoyable.

Building on the success of last year’s CMUNC China 2017, we look forward to working diligently to create more stimulating committees full of high-level debate and collaborative opportunities for all delegates. Our goal is to provide opportunities for professional skill development and cross-cultural networking in a welcoming and constructive learning environment. As part of the standard for our long-standing on-campus conference, CMUNC, we also value delegate- and advisor - feedback to ensure high satisfaction throughout the conference. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can always rely on our team to give them their full attention. Additionally, please feel free to contact me at chinaSG@thecias.org anytime before, during, or after the conference and expect a prompt response addressing the topic(s) at hand.

At CMUNC China, we offer a range of exciting committees that are structured to both challenge Model United Nations (MUN) veterans and to also provide opportunities for new participants to learn and grow. Each committee will be facilitated by a Cornell student Director that has been carefully selected as a result of their previous administrative and competitive MUN experience, along with their passion for MUN and eagerness for engaging in cross-cultural experiences. Our Directors come from diverse backgrounds and majors, connected through a passion for international affairs. All are more than happy to engage with delegates and share their views on MUN, Cornell, life in the United States, or anything else that delegates are curious to know more about.

This year, we will be hosting CMUNC China 2018 in the 3rd largest city in China, Guangzhou. As a centre of business, culture, advanced industry, and education, Guangzhou will serve as an exciting metropolitan backdrop for our conference. As such, we encourage both delegates and advisors to not forget to enjoy the setting and have time to take in the sights. Thus, on behalf of the entire team, I invite you to join us in Guangzhou for the incredible conference CMUNC China 2018 will undoubtedly be!


Artemis Tapliga


Cornell Model United Nations Conference China 2018