UCBMUN XXV is now virtual!

March 12 - 14, 2021


Letter from the Secretary-General


Dear Esteemed Delegates, Advisors, and Partners,

On behalf of my Secretariat and staff, it is my privilege and honor to invite all of you to the Twenty-Fifth iteration of UCBMUN, UC Berkeley’s Model United Nations Conference. Every Spring, this conference hosts some of the world’s brightest minds, discussing the most pressing and urgent global issues. Despite the virtual nature of this year’s conference, I’m confident that the experiences and connections you will make will be just as memorable.

These past few months have been unprecedented and difficult as our world suffers from this pandemic and its cross-cutting impacts. I know I speak for all of the Secretariat in saying that although this is not the conference we had originally hoped for, we recognize that the spirit of Model United Nations is more important now than ever before, encouraging dialogue and cooperation while protecting the health and safety of our delegates. As a result of these circumstances, we are excited to offer not only lower prices but also an exciting array of virtual events and opportunities outside of our unique and thought-provoking committees to ensure an excellent online conference experience.

UCBMUN XXV reflects the heart of Silicon Valley, and thus, global innovation and endeavor. As we embark on this twenty-fifth edition, we strive to make this conference’s experience even more unforgettable, transformative, and unique. We hope our delegates find our amazing array of committees intellectually enriching and exciting. From racing to create a new civilization on Mars, to settling the future of the Mongol empire, those interested in Crisis-based committees will participate in rapid problem-solving, which challenges delegates to discover innovative, yet realistic solutions. Those wishing to participate in the General Assemblies or Specialized Bodies can expect extremely substantive and relevant topics coupled with a diverse and collaborative debate style second to none.

In a city where the historic UN charter was signed, hosted by a university that embodies free speech and democracy, UCBMUN XXV has been one of the most competitive and historic conferences not only on the west coast, but in the United States. Today, more than ever, the world is faced with unknown and increasingly complex situations, dilemmas, and threats; thus, it is important that we channel the ideals inherent to the grand institution that we model. I hope that all of you find UCBMUN XXV to be one of the highlights of your 2021 calendar year.

With this in mind, I hope that you take a moment to explore our website with its incredible committees and staffers. I strongly encourage all of you to look over the registration details on the website, and if you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to email any member of our UCBMUN XXV Secretariat or me personally at secretarygeneral@ucbmun.org.

The UCBMUN staff and I look forward to welcoming you, albeit virutally, on March 12, 2021 in person!

Best Regards,

Rithika Neti
Secretary-General, UCBMUN XXV

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