Dear delegates, student officers, admin staff, directors, and guests,
Welcome to the 11th Annual Session of UNISMUN!
I am Da Hyun Yu, the president of the General Assembly. It is an honor to stand in this position alongside so many talented, inspiring individuals. Before we officially begin our MUN conference, I would like to give a warm welcoming message and some piece of advice to all participants of this conference.
Model United Nations is an academic simulation where students may build skills in different areas by suggesting solutions to the world’s problems. With this year’s theme on development and technology, the conference will mostly focus on the political, economic, social, and technological developments of our world.
During the time of the conference, the delegates will take themselves on being leaders, representatives, and ambassadors of their chosen countries. In this new and unique experience, I urge all delegates to utilize UNISMUN as an opportunity to lead themselves and their fellow delegates to action. Utilize these upcoming days to take a leap of faith and try anything. I hope to see delegates not being afraid to raise their placards, go out into the podium, and voice out their opinions. Start to take risks— it is the first step in propelling oneself to achieve change.
Also, try to view the issues in many different perspectives. I would like to quote Ban Ki-Moon, the former Secretary General of the UN: “As the young leaders of tomorrow, you have the passion and energy and commitment to make a difference. What I’d like to really urge you to do is to have a global vision. Go beyond your country; go beyond your national boundaries.”
I hope to see all the delegates learning from this conference. This should be a great conference to encourage delegates to move from debate into real action in the future.
Good luck, and enjoy the conference!
Da Hyun Yu
President of the General Assembly