Honorable Delegates, Advisors, and Friends,
On behalf of the Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Model United Nations Secretariat and UCSB Model United Nations, it is my sincere privilege to thank you all for attending the 10th Anniversary Session of SBIMUN on November 22-24, 2019!
My name is Reema Moussa and I'm honored to have served as the Secretary-General this year. Hosted on UC Santa Barbara's idyllic beachside campus, SBIMUN has historically been one of the highlights of the fall season for the West Coast circuit. The SBIMUN X Secretariat is grateful for all the staff and delegates for making the tenth installation of the conference the most successful one yet.
In our General Assembly bodies, delegates tackled some of the most pressing trade and development issues of our time and also proposed detailed resolutions aimed at taking action in regards to the Uighur crisis in China. In our specialized bodies, members of the Italian Cabinet dealt with the aftermath of the kidnapping of President Aldo Moro while Member States and Sector Members alike sought to promote the values of the International Telecommunications Union. Meanwhile, crisis some delegates worked to stop the Fire Nation from taking over the world while others conspired to have a role in choosing the successor to the Ashikaga Shogunate.
This year's conference marks the first time that SBIMUN has hosted an ad-hoc committee, which is tailored to provide a uniquely challenging experience to those who seek it. Our ad-hoc delegates were faced with a variety of unexpected obstacles-- one of which included solving a murder on a sailboat!
Once again, the SBIMUN X Secretariat would like to express our deepest thanks to all the staff and delegates for all their hard work and preparation that made the conference such a success. Furthermore, UCSB Model United Nations is ecstatic to present a reimagined conference experience for all delegates again next year. We are excited to announce that SBIMUN XI will be expanding to a four-day conference and will be hosted at the Hyatt Centric in Downtown Santa Barbara on November 12-15, 2020! Hope to see you all there!
Secretary General, SBIMUN X
UCSB Model United Nations
Ainsley Rosenthal, Director-General
My name is Ainsley Rosenthal and I am a first-year studying Sociology with a minor in the History of Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice from South San Francisco, California. Having never had the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations before, I am incredibly excited for the chance to learn and grow through MUN here at UCSB. I have the privilege to serve as the Director-General for the upcoming SBIMUN X and I am eager to see all of our delegates bring their passion and innovative ideas to make this a wonderful conference.
Omri Tarlo, Under-Secretary-General
My name is Omri Tarlo and I am a first-year planning on studying Economics and Political Science from Tenafly, New Jersey. Following four years of Model United Nations in High School, I am looking forward to becoming a big part of the UCSB Model UN family. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Under-Secretary-General of Committees for SBIMUN this year. I can’t wait to meet all of our delegates and I am looking forward to seeing all of our delegates shine with creative resolutions and fierce debate.