Esteemed chairs, delegates and dear guests,
There are no words that can distinguish how honored and privileged I feel for having the opportunity to welcome you all to the Banja Luka Model United Nations Conference 2016. We express a great appreciation towards the BaLMUN conference because it is becoming a symbol of our high school, Gimnazija Banjaluka and moreover our city Banja Luka. We are highly enthusiastic about this fourth BaLMUN conference because each year we become richer for new experiences, knowledge and skills which help us all in our contributions to society and personal enrichment.
Currently the world is facing the migrant crisis, public health crisis, world economic crisis, global warming crisis and unfortunately, many others. What stands out from all of these problems is the word crisis. The world and all of us are standing at the crossroads of the individual and global future. We are obliged to take the world’s situation seriously and with great concerns. More importantly it is essential for us to act. We are the ones who have the responsibility of “Bringing the future back home” - bringing the future back to us, to our “today”.
BaLMUN is the perfect time and place to start acting, put effort and think through the listed problems and find the possible solutions. Moreover, the aim of this conference is to raise awareness about these crises and make us realize how important they are. This conference will urge all of us to brainstorm, debate, negotiate, delegate and hopefully come up with and agree on possible solutions. We have to repudiate all of our biases and prejudices and think with a “clear head” about what can and has to be done. That is the beauty of this conference, the ability to think beyond personal perspectives and clearly look at the world’s current picture. Be strong and be brave. Be smart and be determined. And above all enjoy your time during our BaLMUN conference!
Your Secretary General,
ladies and gentlemen,
Let me offer you a very special welcome, and say what a tremendous honour it is for me to be one of the representatives at this year’s Banja Luka Model United Nations.
I am both pleased and impressed to be surrounded by so many people from different backgrounds. To those who had to travel long way to Banja Luka, I hope that you travelled well and that you will enjoy your experience and feel that your jouney was worthwhile. I look forward to following your debates and discussions here over those few days.
Our mission at BalMUN conference is to connect the world – to bring achievable, equitable resolutions, to all the people of this world, wherever they might live and whatever their circumstances might be. And it is up to us to keep holding the keys of our future. It has been incredible to watch the voices of young people gain prominence and recognition worldwide over the past few years and at BalMUN as well.
Young people will continue to benefit in ways that we cannot even imagine today – and I am personally looking forward to seeing where the extraordinary human brainpower will lead us.
And I look forward to coming back to hear the outcome of your discussions here during BalMUN 2016. You are an inspiration to all of us.
Your Deputy Under Secretary General,
Distinguished Chairs, delegates, dear guests and friends of BaLMUN,
If we were to see the sky as a metaphor for social life in our city and the state, Balmun would be a shining star in that sky. For us who live in Banja Luka and attend Grammar School, Balmun has become the main event, so we refer to things as those before and after BALMUN. I would like to emphasise that I am honoured to be a part of this great family that promotes the culture of dialogue, multicultural gatherings as well as forming the idea that diplomatic courses are very complex but important for the functioning of the international community. Balmun has thought me to freely discuss about the most serious problems happening worldwide. It has thought me to thoroughly prepare myself for all discussions. But the most precious outcome of BaLMUN are friendships for life. These connections are invaluable and inspiring.
Also, it is important to mention that BaLMUN brings to the internationalisation of the Republic of Srpska and it is a great opportunity to present our Republic and its beauties and people.
I would wholeheartedly like to see you at this year's conference in Banja Luka.
Under Secretary General,