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Secretary General's Welcome

Welcome from the Secretary-General to ODUMUNC 46, 16-19 February 2023

Esteemed Delegates, Faculty and Guests,

On the behalf of the ODUMUNC Secretariat, we are enthused to welcome you all to the 46th session of Old Dominion University's Model United Nations Conference, ODUMUNC 46.

After two grueling years on Zoom, we are so excited to be live, back at the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside Hotel!

ODU is the first public university in the United States to implement the Every Campus a Refuge (ECAR) program, a global program to provide support and resources for refugees. As the first public institution to participate, we thought a discussion of the experiences of refugees significant, and we chose the conference theme of Self Determination and Repairing Statelessness for ODUMUNC 46. Through our committees and topics, the ODUMUNC Secretariat will bring their tribulations to light.

MUN is a wonderful tool to grow as a person through the knowledge of international affairs and expanding your connection to the global community. At ODU's Model United Nations, we hope all participants approach these topics with sensitivity and nuance, and emerge with new stories of international problem-solving. No matter your student's country or crisis character, we are confident everyone will thoroughly enjoy ODUMUNC 46, back in person for 2023!

Ana Camacho, Secretary General

Sophie Rofheart, Director General

ODU Model United Nations Conference XLVI