Letter From the DG
Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It gives me immense pleasure to invite you all to the first edition of Incontro MUN 2015, the Model United Nations organised by Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), New Delhi. Incontro MUN 2015 will be held from September 24th -256th 2015 at SIIB’s marvellous Hinjewadi campus. On behalf of this year’s Secretariat Committee, I am proud to announce that the first edition of Incontro MUN 2015 will be having four committees concentrating on the current UN Millennium Development Goals. It is evident that there is a lot of work to be done despite the advancements that have been made. It is up to today’s youth to pick up the torch and advance the good work that has led us to where we are in the year 2015.
I humbly invite all MUNers from all across the world to utilise the purview of the UN in this simulation, to deliberate on these substantial difficult problems and concentre in the common objectives of striving to attain world peace. We hope to provide ample opportunities for students to learn and improve their knowledge and harvest the new generation of leaders.
In preparation for Incontro MUN 2015, our Secretariat has been working diligently in order to provide an exciting and fast-paced environment during a conference that hopes to achieve complex, innovation, and thought-provoking debate. Our goal is to inspire delegates to continue learning about diplomacy and International affairs as well as take the initiative to be the catalyst of change in the world.
At Incontro MUN 2015, it is expected to acknowledge the importance of collaboration amongst humankind. This year, our selection of committees is intended to signify this importance using a variety of examples. The threat of rising geo-strategic competition where Geopolitics – and realpolitik – is once again taking centre stage with potential wide-ranging consequences for the global economy, politics, and society. There is a need to be proactive and move toward international cooperation, strengthening of regional and international organizations that are likely to be put to test in the coming years.
In conclusion, I urge all delegates to engage in 2-days of divergent debate in the thick of multilateral diplomacy and geopolitics through fearless expression of opinions, constructive criticism, spirited brainstorming and dynamic problem-solving. We look forward to seeing you this September for an unforgettable experience.