This morning I had the honour of attending the opening ceremony of The British School, Warsaw Model United Nations Conference 2015 held in the Library at The University of Warsaw. Model United Nations Conferences are student-led gatherings conducted in countries around the world. Under the tutelage of Dr. Latkowski, The British School MUN conference in Warsaw has become a fixture not only in our School’s calendar but for schools across Europe. This morning the student delegates were privileged to hear a keynote address by H.E. Dr. Andrea Bekic, Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia. Of special significance is that Dr. Bekic is a parent of our School. Also in attendance at the opening proceedings was Mrs. Iwona Thomas, Founder of The British School, Warsaw.
I would like to share with you the opening words of Dominik Vuina who welcomed our guests to Warsaw and outlined the format of the event.
“I welcome you to the sixth annual The British School Warsaw Model United Nations Conference 2015. Since the establishment of the first TBS MUN conference in 2010, the annual congress has been successful in providing the participants with knowledge and experience in diplomatic debating, and by so doing, enabling an insight into what the UN conferences look like. Students from across Europe gather each year to discuss and provide analytical resolutions to critical concerns confronting the international community.”
“This year’s conference will be held 17th to the 19th of April (Friday to Sunday). The discussion topic is World Population Distribution Issues. It is generally accepted that overpopulation and under population in countries result in disturbing problems not only for the countries concerned but also for global society. The esteemed delegates will participate in debate with the single goal of tackling the ‘population issue’ successfully.”
The British School MUN 2015 Secretary-General
I commend this initiative of the I.B. section at The British School, Warsaw and thank the students for their considerable efforts in bringing the conference to fruition.
Dr. John Kennard