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GSMUN XXV Conference, March 17-18, 2023

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Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School to host the 25th annual Governor’s School Model UN Conference (GSMUN) on March 17 and 18, 2023.

“Each year, GSMUN hosts over 500 delegates from around the nation, providing students with an unparalleled opportunity to debate and learn about the world’s opportunities and challenges, both past and present. This year, we are excited to offer a completely in-person conference, featuring 17 committees with a diverse selection of topics and time periods, ranging from the reign of Pinochet to the downfall of Theranos. I am also thrilled to announce that GSMUN will integrate a new approach to our crisis system, offering a Joint Crisis Committee, the Turkish War for Independence, and the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General, where delegates are not aware of the committee topic beforehand and must act on their feet. Our secretariat and team of chairs and staffers are dedicated to bringing you the best version of our conference that we can next March. 

Additionally, one of the most important aspects of our conference each year is our charity work. Our partner organization this year is Communities In Schools (CIS), which is dedicated to guiding students around the nation toward achieving their educational goals and surrounding students with a community of support. CIS is a tremendous organization whose mission represents the important work that we seek to accomplish. I sincerely hope that you will consider supporting us in our goal to raise $10,000 for CIS.

In the coming months, this website will be updated with background guides, dossiers, and registration information, with early registration for GSMUN XXV beginning November 1. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns; I will be happy to address them.

Lastly, I would like to take a moment to recognize the significance of this year’s conference, which will mark the twenty-fifth iteration of GSMUN. This year’s theme is Empower Future Leaders, a sentiment representative of what we hope our delegates take away each year in March: the ability to lead and effect positive change in their own communities. These past two years have been some of the most difficult in our lives; it is our responsibility now to lead and create a better future. 

I first attended GSMUN as a delegate four years ago—since then, this community took me in, taught me how to speak up for myself, and made me a better leader. I hope that we will do the same for you.”  Annabel Tang-Secretary General

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