Esteemed future delegates, MUN-aficionados, and dear friends,
It is our utmost pleasure to warmly invite you to this year’s edition of BerlInMUN. This year will be a very special edition, as the conference celebrates its 5-year anniversary. And in order to duly honor this, we are planning a spectacular conference that we want you to be a part of. We can consider ourselves privileged to be working with an amazing Executive Committee to achieve this, and we are also going to put together a stellar Secretariat to achieve this goal!
Whether you are already an MUN fossil or completely new to the concept – all of you are crucial in this endeavor. BerlInMUN will offer you the unique possibility of stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking on a completely new role. We will do everything possible to provide you with that safe space that will allow you to reinvent yourself, leave your real life aside for a while and step into the role of diplomats, journalists, judges, and representatives of civil society. Because it is the concert of all these different voices that has the power to bring about real change. Participating in BerlInMUN could be your first step in making your voice heard, become a future leader, and ultimately maybe even turn the tide of history.
We will meet in times of great challenge and transition for the international community. As part of the largest generation of youth in history, we all have a crucial role to play in supporting international efforts to promote global peace and justice. Through the debates at BerlInMUN, you will be challenged to find alternative solutions to very real issues.
Besides the debates, negotiations, and efforts to find consensus, we can guarantee you that BerlInMUN will also be a possibility to not only make your voice heard, but hear the voices of others. MUNs in general and BerlInMUN especially introduces you to a world of diversity , a world in which different points of view are heard and different cultures are bridged.
You will have in fact the great opportunity of meeting people from all over the world, exchanging ideas with them not only during sessions but also at the social events around the beautiful city of Berlin, and – who knows – the delegates sitting right besides you might become friends for a lifetime – even though you have fiercely debated.
Your most vital tool on this adventure will be your courage. Courage to take that first step and apply for what is going to be a life-changing experience; courage to fully immerse yourself into it, and ultimately courage to change the course of history.
This is what inspired us when we first approached the world of MUNs which truly changed our lives. Through MUNs, Stéphanie managed to develop the skills necessary to make her eligible for a career in diplomacy, and Matteo discovered his passions for international relations and ultimately what he wants to do in the future.
Our expectations can be the highest, in the end we rely on you to make this experience truly great. This is why we encourage all of you, experienced delegates as well as new ones, journalists and enthusiasts of international relations, to join us on this adventure.
If we have spiked your interest, accept the challenge and become part of the BerlInMUN experience. We dare you.
Stéphanie Toschi & Matteo Tonella
Secretary-General & Deputy Secretary-General
Berlin International Model United Nations 2016