Distinguished Delegates, Honourable Chairs, and Directors,
It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Annual UNISMUN Conference held during February 27th to February 29th in 2020. I am honoured to be serving as the President of the General Assembly for this year. With the theme, Cultural and Heritage Protection, in mind, we need to look towards the future whilst not forgetting the past.
MUN is a forum for delegates to express themselves in a different way. It encourages delegates to open up to differing opinions and represent them while still adding their own personal opinions. It is a unique blend of both role play and public speaking that is grounded in the issues we have in the world today. As young adults, we need to be well acquainted with the issues so that when it becomes applicable to us in the future, we are prepared to have discourse over potential solutions.
UNISMUN is and has been a staple in MUN conferences in Hanoi. It is held in high regards for its structure, conduct and reputation as a UN institution. I believe UNISMUN this year will be no different. We will continue that tradition of quality that has been long established. At UNIS Hanoi we strive to adhere to the UN principles, and we believe that is reflected in our conference.
The road ahead will not be easy, and there will be some moments of difficulty, but as long as the research is done, and you have prepared well, you can be confident knowing you will suceed. MUN is not meant to be stressful, it is an opportunity for you to be acquainted with rules and procedure while hopefully making some friends along the way. UNISMUN is not just a conference, but also an experience.
Whether you are a chair, delegate or director, I sincerely hope that you will have fun and learn new things about the political climate in both the preparation and during the conference itself. I hope to welcome you again in February.
Bao Chau Nguyen
President of the General Assembly