Honourable Future Delegates,Esteemed Colleagues,Dear Guests and Model United Nations Enthusiasts,As your Secretary General for this year’s convening, I have been given the immense pleasure of welcoming you all to the fifth edition of the Banja Luka Model United Nations Conference. We take pride in being able to provide this unique experience to both novice and seasoned delegates. Additionally, BaLMUN 2017 represents a one-of-a-kind experience for high-school students with a passion for debating, international affairs and solving the significant problems that surround our geopolitical environment. The city of Banja Luka is ready to welcome an abundance of inspiring people coming from all across the world that refuse tacit approval and challenge fundamental predicaments.
Here at BaLMUN we motivate delegates to trasncend the boundaries of their individual talents and tackle the avowed international issues at hand. Subsequently, with their overwhelming commitment and prowess as public speakers, delegates are expected to confront adversity head on and as this year’s motto states – ‘Stand up, not stand by’. Although certain Millennium Development Goals have been achieved, there is still room for an unswerving, collective long-term effort. At BaLMUN, delegates will debate about the pressing problems of yesterday, today as well as tomorrow. From countering state-sponsored terrorism, enforcing the Paris Agreement, all the way to reforming the Bretton Woods institutions and dealing with the human rights violations committed by transnational corporations. In addition, the mentioned international questions represent genuine threats for collective security that is essential for bring about long-term solutions. There will be no development without security, and no security without development.
BaLMUN represents a perfect opportunity for delegates to increase awareness about the most acute problems and crises, along with recognizing their relevance and importance. For the past four years Banja Luka Model United nations has empowered young people in debating with enormous passion about the issues they care about as well as negotiating with fierce dedication on the opinions they represent. Moreover, we have opposed the burden of dereliction and ushered in the necessary knowledge that every person aspiring to become a ‘global citizen’ should possess. As your Secretary General, I am sincerely looking forward to cooperating with you all to ensure that the fifth edition of BaLMUN is a one to remember. I cannot wait to meet you all in Banja Luka this April.Warmest Regards,[if gte mso 9]>Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USJAX-NONE