Welcome to BosMUN XIV,
Lara Cohen is a sophomore at Boston University majoring in Human Physiology on the pre-medical track. She is originally from New York and loves to dance, explore the city of Boston, and nap. Lara began doing Model UN in high school, and was chair for BosMUN’s general assembly committee SPECPOL last year. When she was a delegate in high school, their team’s motto was “We Delegate, We Dance, We Dominate.” (And she has the sweatshirt to prove it.) Though she is studying otherwise, she is extremely interested in international relations and psychology.
General Assemblies are the largest committees in both the United Nations and Model United Nations because they are inclusive of all 192 member states and therefore represent a wider set of viewpoints from across the world. Because of this, the committees will be very large and have many delegations present. This year, we will be running six General Assembly Committees including four traditional United Nations bodies: Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), and the World Health Organization (WHO), which will serve as the novice committee for this year’s conference, offering new delegates a chance to learn the ropes while competing against those at a similar skill level as themselves. We will also have two more unique committees—the Ad Hoc Committee on the South China Sea and the United States Senate.
I hope everyone is as excited as I am for these six BosMUN XIV General Assembly Committees. Work hard to learn everything pertinent to your committee and your selected topics, because the more informed you come to the conference, the better the quality of the debate. One of the best qualities in any delegate is the ability to think quickly on their feet, play to their strengths and knowledge, and come with an open mind. I hope that BosMUN XIV will serve as an effective place to challenge you, foster substantive debate, and learn from others. Good luck and prepare well!
Under-Secretary General – General Assemblies