Sub-Saharan International Model United Nations – Statement on COVID-19

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SAIMUN 2020 POSTPONED
June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAIMUN Board of Organizers 2019/2020                              

appplications@saimun.net                                                                    

www.saimun.net

On 11th March 2020 the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic.

Consequently, there have been cases reported in several countries across the globe, including Kenya and Rwanda. We have been following the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely, regularly consulting the relevant authorities and other leading public health resources. We have also liaised with our program partners.

After careful consideration, the SAIMUN Organisers would like to assure our stakeholders, delegates, advisors and supporters that the #SAIMUN20 conference, set to take place from 6th to 10th July 2020 at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya and the #SAIMUNRW20 high school conference set to take place from 18th to 26th August 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda are still a go.

As of today, we are NOT postponing or canceling the Nairobi or Kigali conferences!

The Sub-Saharan International Model United Nations is working on both conferences with its partners and committing its resources for the execution of the conferences.

Despite this decision, we will not hesitate to take any measures to protect the health of you and others if the situation will force us to do so in the coming weeks and months.

Registration for the Nairobi, Kenya conference is still ongoing via this link. The deadline remains as 15th May 2020. If you have confirmed your participation by filling out the registration form already, you do not need to take any additional action. Registration for the Kigali, Rwanda conference opened last week; high schools can sign up via this link or go here for more information about the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi and in Kigali, Rwanda.

For any concerns or questions, please reach out to us.

 

References

The World Health Organization provides daily situation reports and has a Q&A on coronaviruses

 

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