The third GALMUN conference hosted by St. Joseph Seminary & High School-Almotran, will take place on March 20-21, 2017 at the Golden Crown Hotel in Nazareth. It is our School's vision to bring up generations of future leaders who are devoted to research, virtue and peace, and to building bridges between diverse communities.
Our third conference will be aimed at bringing students from different backgrounds together for a two-day debate. It will help them become global citizens, exposing them to significant issues both nationally and internationally. They will conduct research at a high level, improve their public speaking skills and develop their English beyond the classroom setting.
The conference is designed for students from Grades 10-12 and we welcome new delegates as well as those with previous experience. Delegates will be required to prepare position papers and draft clauses that address the issues of their committees. Due to increased interest in our conference, this year we can only guarantee 8 delegates per school. However, we will keep a waiting list for any additional places that become available. A registration form is attached with this invitation, in addition to a letter providing detailed information about the conference.
This year, the conference theme is Combatting Violence and Promoting Peaceful Resolutions. The debate will take place in eight different committees. The committees and topics will be announced at the end of October.
We look forward to seeing you at our conference in Nazareth and we hope that it will be a fruitful and enjoyable experience for all of us.
Violence threatens peace on our precious Planet Earth. The ongoing war in Syria, terrorist acts around the world, abuse of women and children, mistreatment of minorities, hate towards those who are different and disrespect to animals and the environment are but a few examples of the manifestation of this violence. Violence has penetrated societies and communities, and we see little effort invested by governments to combat it. Violence is a disease that needs an urgent remedy to ensure a safer world for future generations.
Without tackling violence at its root, our world cannot prosper. Places affected by violence are unable to thrive. Violence leads to a chain of adverse effects. Where there is violence, economies are hard hit, human rights are abused, gender inequality increases, access to education becomes limited and diseases spread out of control. The people hit worst by violence are the vulnerable: children, women and the elderly.
This is why the GALMUN team for this year's conference held on March 20-21 has chosen the theme 'Combatting Violence and Promoting Peaceful Resolutions'. It is our hope that by focusing on this issue, we will be able to raise awareness in the communities we come from and promote peaceful management of conflicts. Delegates will tackle different aspects of violence in eight committees: Security Council, UN Women, ECOSOC, WHO, Human Rights, Disarmament, UNICEF and Environment. The topics discussed in each committee can be viewed on this website.
The GALMUN team for 2017 is looking forward to this year's conference. We hope that both delegates and advisors will have a fruitful and enjoyable time in Nazareth, the heart of Galilee.
This conference is by invitation only. If you are interested in registering, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.