Dear MUN enthusiasts,
Once again, we are pleased to announce that Amsterdam University College will be hosting a Model United Nations conference in the setting of this multicultural, energetic and charming city. As the Secretary General this year, it is my pleasure to announce that we are opening more spots and creating more committees than last year with the aim of inviting more of you MUN-enthusiasts to Amsterdam.
At AUCMUN ’18, we will be discussing the most urgent, earth-havocking crises, ranging all the way from the humanitarian disaster in Yemen to the need for protection of ethnic minorities like the Rohingya muslims to the continued illegal settlement-building of Israel in the West Bank.
Through this conference, we hope to promote cultural empathy, deep understanding of international affairs, and an attitude that surpasses power politics and looks towards diplomatic conversation and conflict resolution instead.
We believe in that AUCMUN will contribute to bolstering our youth’s power to think of creative solutions, to develop leadership skills, to stress the values of empathy and tolerance, and we invite all of you, MUN veterans and youngsters alike, to join our conference.
I look forward to hearing you all fervently debate and help build a better world, inside and outside your committees. See you in April.
Ruth del Pino Bleijerveld