On behalf of the Durham University UN Society (DUUNS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to DURMUN 2019, the latest instalment of a long line of prestigious conferences Durham has held over the years. Whether you have experienced past Durham MUN’s, or are newcomers, this upcoming conference promises debate, socials, and fun aplenty.
The 2019 committee line-up will include the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN Security Council (UNSC), the UN Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Clearly, these will cater to delegates of all levels of experience.
Those of you who have attended last DURMUNs will remember the vast array of socials on offer. Fortunately with regards to Brexit, within this year or the next DURMUN attendees may socialise in not the worst club in the European Union, but merely the worst club in Europe. DURMUN 2019 will feature a luxurious welcome dinner, and then a casual night on the first full-debate day to relax and socialise with fellow participants outside a formalised committee setting.
I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the society with any queries.
Panos Maniatis (Secretary-General, DURMUN 2019)