NOVEMBER 23, 2019
LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Dear Delegates and Advisors,
Welcome to the 24th annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs!
On behalf of the rest of secretariat, it is my pleasure to welcome you to GWCIA XXIV. On November 23rd 2019, hundreds of middle school students from across the country will come together for a day-long Model United Nations conference. GWCIA will be hosted at The George Washington University Marvin Center, just blocks away from the White House, World Bank, and countless other landmarks. GWCIA provides delegates a unique opportunity to practice diplomacy and debate international issues right in the heart of our nation’s capital.
GWCIA is a learning-oriented conference designed to challenge future leaders by developing their public speaking, research, and collaboration skills. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of committees, from traditional General Assemblies to unique fast paced crisis simulations. At GWCIA, delegates of all skill levels and backgrounds will find a committee that caters to their interests. We are thrilled to offer an exciting set of committees, including the 2018 Arab League Summit to an historically-based Roanoke: the Lost Colony crisis simulation. Each committee will challenge delegates to confront difficult issues and arrive at solutions through cooperation and creativity.
As we move towards an increasingly globalized world, the skills that delegates will draw from during the conference are more vital than ever before. From the importance of communication and teamwork in achieving a shared goal, to advocating for a better world, the lessons and perspectives Model UN teaches are long lasting and far reaching. For delegates, I hope that participating in GWCIA will inspire you to continue in your Model UN journey and maybe even consider a future career in the field of international affairs!
Registration for GWCIA XXIV is now open! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you on November 23rd!
Secretary General, GWCIA XXIV