Very pleased to announce SALMUN 2018's Secretariat!!!
Hi future Juniors and Seniors! If you are interested in being part of SALMUN 2018's Secretariat all it takes is to answer the following survey. The spots for secretary are nomination based, so you will only be asked to manifest your interest.
Link to the survey:
Deadline: Friday June 8th, 3:15pm.
Congratulations and best of luck to SALMUN'S 2018 CIO: Brenda Silva!!!
Congratulations and best of luck to the following Chairs of Caucuses / Committees!
Historical Security Council:
Chair: Thaís Martins
Vice-Chair: Michelle Gusmão
Chair: Paulo Abud
Vice-Chair: Ana Guimarães
Chair: Catarina Souza
Vice-Chair: Sarah Batista
Chair: Amanda Souza
Vice-Chair: Maria Eduarda Silva
Chair: Vitoria Abud
Vice-Chair: Esther Godoy
Marina Siqueira and Beatriz Oliveira are pleased to announce SALMUN 2017’s Leadership Team:
Security Council: Gustavo Soares & Guilherme Araujo
Historical Security Council: Tiago Magalhaes & Gianpaolo Colavolpe
Special Committee: Maria Lima & George Cox
Americas: Pedro Lomanto & Daniela Felipe
Asia: Yasmin Presidio & Brenda Silva
Africa: Carol Ribeiro & Pietro Garziera
Europe: Luca Espinoza & Caio Maciel
Middle East: Pedro Neto & Victoria Abud
Distinctions between Chair and Vice-Chair will be determined at a later date based on productivity… The first meeting will be held in Mr. Trammel’s Room during Global Leadership on Friday, 19 May - don’t be late!
Congratulations to our Secretariat!
Head Secretariat: Lara Oliveira
Website and Technology: Vinicius Zanoelo
Social Media: Beatriz Neves, Luiza Rayol, Alice Quadros and Marianna Pedrosa
Outreach and Advertisement: Ana Carolina Fraife and Lucas Freaza
Photographers: Eduarda Carvalho, Luiza Rayol, Marianna Pedrosa, and others
Logo Design: Eike Gantois
Pão de Mel: Victoria Carvalho and Antonio Mariano
Access goo.gl/hMlQmo for more information on specific Secretariat position duties! This year's Secretariat will be closely working with the Scoop to ensure our readership has the latest updates on the best conference of the year!
10th and 11th Graders: If you are interested in a position on the SALMUN 2017 Leadership Team, please fill out this survey thoughtfully by midnight on Sunday, 14 May. Thank you for your enthusiasm!
This year, SALMUN and The Student Scoop began a partnership that can be incorporated into the the conference’s tradition. Journalism is vital for the promotion of international relations, and despite news agencies many times disappointing us due to their biases, we have attempted to turn this trend around with the promotion of legitimate information and thereby true advocacy of global cooperation. We structured the project by having each secretariate member fill out journalism forms and photograph, with Susan Cavalcanti turning them into daily articles. The Scoop Staff and the SALMUN Leadership Team proudly present this project that, amongst its fruits, has yielded over 150 individual views, and urge the rising Seniors to continue this valuable program. We would like to thank the PASB outreach for many contributions, including the collages of the conference we are publishing.
At 8:00, Secretary-General- and Scoop Chief In-Editor-, Renata Prata, announces brand new information: Inspectors have discovered that the incident was due to this American company’s lack of commitment to the maintenance schedule of the dam, and Kim Jong-un declares that he will no longer tolerate the dollar imperialism. Tensions are rising and Cold War differences seem to be reemerging- might this be the start of World War III?
Delegates were given just over one hour to draft resolution, and, immediately, South Korea, China, and DPRK representatives formed two poles of eager diplomats. As we have grown used to at PASB, internet and technology became an issue; yet, delegates bravely persist in their task and were more than willing to make compromises and obey the “one computer per delegation” rule to ensure that everyone had equal internet access.
First, we heard the resolution of the People’s Republic of China and the DPRK, read by visiting PRC delegate Lucas Duro. Delegate Esther Godoy then defend the clauses and was followed by North Korean delegate Gustavo Barbosa, who took over the podium to answer questions, dropping everyone’s chins with his utmost competent responses. One of the first questions set up a motif for the entire morning by claiming that the resolution was unilateral, another condemned the North Korean government for not being more opened to aid, but all arguments were rebutted with insurmountable vigor by the DPRK delegate. Even South Korea’s denouncement of North Korean hypocrisy in accusing Donald Trump and the delegation’s bold refusal to apologize, both which were met by warm applause from the majority of the GA, were swiftly debased by the DPRK’s nationalist rhetoric and sadly realistic glorification of Kim Jong-un. In an unexpected turn of events, a clause calling upon International Criminal Court session then had to be stricken because it did not follow UN legislature, which seemed to turn the DPRK’s and PRC’s tide of luck. With further statements by delegates Daniela Anzola and Maria Oliveira, this resolution was so brightly defended it seemed as it was inevitable that it pass; yet, the Model United Nations seemed to disagree, and, much to our surprise, the majority did not vote in favor.
You can still access this resolution at:
Next, a resolution submitted by the Republic of Korea, United States of America, Germany, Japan, and Turkey was discussed. They continued their attempt to shift focus from the atrocities committed to the crimes against humanity by the North Korean Supreme Leader and emphasized the flaws in the previously rejected resolution, trumping the points of information by the DPRK and PRC by pointing out similar flaws in their reasoning. In spite of the main submitters’ strong verbal attack on the communist nations, the resolution was equitable. It called for the prevention of nuclear proliferation, tackling the aforementioned threat of a large scale war, and its submitters had no qualms about making the Trump organization pay its dues. Several friendly amendments were passed without a vote, among them Saudi Arabia’s benevolent provision of blue helmets, and a consensus was reached just in time for lunch.
You can still access this resolution at:
The resolution could not have ended on a better note. The leadership team, led by Senior Amanda Galindo, made beautiful videos that left not only our Secretary-General but the entire room in tears. From our insider’s knowledge, The Scoop knows that the awards were specially difficult this year due to all the delegates having been so passionate and competent; yet, The Scoop would like to congratulate all the delegates who were able to stand out among this intellectual crowd. In spite of all the challenges with visiting schools, preparing younger students, and technology glitches, among others, the Leadership Team and delegates persisted in their objectives and made this SALMUN historical. The Student Scoop is honored to have been part of this conference and urges you all to check out our upcoming articles on MUN conferences!
"Delegates, it has come to the attention of the Leadership Team that the Bèiqí tributary from the Bukhan River has also been affected by the mud from the Trump Mining Dam. Inspectors have discovered that the incident was due to this American company’s lack of commitment to the maintenance schedule of the dam.
Now this environmental and human rights crisis is affecting three nations: South Korea, North Korea, and China. However, among the three, the DPRK is by far the one that has been suffering the most due to its geographical position and its economic status. All life forms struck by the mud are dying, particularly fishes, which are the source of income of many. Even so, Kim Jong-un is not welcoming other nations into the country. This Supreme North Korean leader publicly stated that “Dollar imperialism shall not infiltrate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as the ultimate goal of their scheme”.
You have until 9:30 to lobby and draft resolutions that tackle this pressing issue.
Chief Information Officer