Esteemed Delegates, Fellow Directors, Honourable Chairs, and Guests;

Halcyon Model United Nations (MUN) was founded in 2013 with its first conference hosted in June 2014. Eight London schools attended the inaugural conference, which catered for 60 students in three rooms: Security Council, Environmental Committee, and Disarmament Committee. The conference was opened by Baroness Julia Neuberger, a life peer in the British House of Lords, who shared anecdotes about her time in government and her work in Northern Ireland. After this, a day of active ad-hoc debate took place and fun was had by all.

This year was our fifth conference, and it was a great success! We again surpassed the 100 delegate mark, with students participating from schools across London, leading to debates that were lively and engaging. We were honoured to entertain Ms Jess Brandler, from Solutions not Sides, who gave an insightful talk about the changing nature of international peace, and the role her charity has played in facilitating work with the Israeli Palestinian conflict, as well as Medeeha Ansari who founded Cities for Children, who spoke about her work fighting for the rights of children.

Next year, for our sixth annual conference, we aim to keep expanding the conference, taking delegates and chairs from schools in both the state and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The conference will run for two days on 07-08 March 2019. Further information regarding logistics can be obtained by contacting us by email at modelun@halcyonschool.com. Halcyon MUN aims to give younger or less experienced students a stepping stone towards greater success at larger conferences. We are now accepting applicants for Halcyon MUN 2019, please note that applications are still open and accepted on a rolling basis. In order to apply submit through the two following forms: Registration Form and Delegate Request Form.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Yours Sincerely,

Halcyon MUN Board of Directors,

Beckett, Ellery, Evy, Isaac, Manuel, Sabrina, Wiebe