Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan 2016 (TGoNU)
Diversity, a lack of good governance, and poor economic growth has plunged South Sudan into seemingly perpetual conflict. In an attempt to resolve civil conflict, the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan (TGoNU) was formed by the formerly warring parties in South Sudan on April 28, 2016. As President Salva Kiir stated, “the responsibility imposed on us by the agreement needs each and every one of us to contribute to the stabilization of our country.” As delegates plunge head first into rich debate over statehood, ethnic diversity, oil production, food security and economic prosperity, we will rewrite the recent history of South Sudan.
Topic A: The Issues of Security and Nationhood
Topic B: Economic Prosperity and the Future of Oil Production in South Sudan
Background Guide: Now Available!
Letter from the Chair
Esteemed Delegates of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan 2016,
Welcome to Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference! My name is Reily Gibson and I will be serving as your chair for the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan (TGoNU) as we rewrite the recent history of South Sudan. I am so excited to host you in Baltimore this coming February!
In high school, I participated in national MUN conferences and organized an annual local conference in my home town, Jackson Hole WY. Through such opportunities, I was able to gain experience as a delegate, chair and acting Secretary General. Now, as a junior at Johns Hopkins pursuing a double major in International Studies and Economics, I am honored to be a competing member on the Hopkins Model UN team and a chair for JHUMUNC 2018. Model UN has allowed me to further my passion for international affairs. I truly believe that participating in MUN conferences, at any capacity, is empowering. I hope to share this experience with you as we engage in rich debate and collaboration as members of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan.
At JHUMUNC 2016 and 2017, I served as a crisis staffer, a chair and a director of crisis. This year, I am thrilled to chair the TGoNU! In addition to my involvement in JHUMUNC, I am a marketing associate for the Foreign Affairs Symposium on campus and a member of a student investment team. Outside of Hopkins, I love skiing, graphic design, and spending time outdoors.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding our committee, specialized committees in general, JHUMUNC, or Johns Hopkins!
See you in February,
Chair, Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan