It is my honour and my pleasure to present you this edition of our beloved Conference. Throughout its existence, AUMUN has been characterized for being a Model of “craftmanship”, a Model designed by and for students. This fourth edition will be no different. I am proud to say that this year’s enthusiastic Secretariat is putting its heart and soul into making the Conference the best possible experience. We are working with passion in order to meet all your academic, social and logistic needs. We don’t want just to live up to your expectations, we want to push it one step further and make you love AUMUN as much as we do.
However, this would not make any sense if it was not for you. It is you, Chairs and delegates, the ones who bring the Conference to life; it is you the ones who, with your energy and dedication, make this model outstanding. I know about your desire to contribute for a better world, but you should be aware that this change will not come effortlessly. We have to train and educate ourselves if we are to make any real impact on the way our societies run. That is the raison d’être of MUN: developing public speaking, active listening and negotiation skills in a context of tolerance and broad mindedness that will help us leave a footprint wherever we decide to go.
I am not going to lie to you, this will not be an easy ride. Reaching agreements is not a trouble-free task. However, you should be aware that nothing worth doing comes without effort. But do not be afraid: the feeling of reward that prevails after such an endeavour will, beyond any doubt, pay-off all the hours of work.
Welcome to your Conference. Welcome to AUMUN 2019.