IGMUN 2013 is a one day Model UN (MUN) conference open to the general public, regardless of age or affiliation, to be held October 19, 2013 at SFSU in San Francisco. We hope to receive participants from a variety of educational and organizational backgrounds. This conference is intended to provide new delegates and novices with a friendly and educational experience, while providing experienced delegates with new interesting topics, academics, and practitioners from the global politics field. We welcome all participants and very much hope that you and your organization can attend. Following the conference everyone is welcome to stay for the early evening UNA 70th Anniversary celebration. See the IGMUN 2013 website for complete information including how to register.
From the President:
May 22, 2013
I often wonder where I am going and whether I am on the right track. It is good to know if the road we are on will safely take us to our destination. I also ask myself whether it will be beneficial to get there or will it just be another trip to nowhere.
I now wonder about the world and where it is going; will there be peace at the end; will it be the end? Should we have great expectations of human kind, prosperity and happiness for everyone? Should we be optimistic and hope that things will be better; what is the path to take us there?
As I reflect on these thoughts and look for answers, I confess that I am one of those with high hopes for peace in this world. I also know that we must work hard for peace; it just does not come easy.
Is peace like those elusive moments of happiness that we are always pursuing and… those moments that do not last for long?
There is one thing I know for certain though, and that is that peace needs to be for everyone; not just a few. Peace is more valuable than gold and oil; more precious than the biggest treasure in the world.
I also know that to achieve peace in this world we must work together, we must fight for peace. Peace is not just a state of being, but it is a choice we make – to live in peace – everyday.
The people of this planet are indeed fortunate to have an organization that is already working for peace, justice, education and more and that is the United Nations.
I often thought that this was the best idea that the human race came up with in the last three of four centuries. The United Nations is a most magnificent tool that mankind can use to reach harmony amongst all the people of our earth.
The United Nations Association Chapter of San Francisco.
The birthplace of the United Nations; Welcome to our new members.
President, UNA-USA – San Francisco