Leon Lee Ritz
Greetings all delegates, chairs, teachers and esteemed guests. As Co-Secretary General of the MKIS MUN team, I wholeheartedly welcome each and every one of you to what is hopefully a successful and constructive conference for all. Having taken part in MUN since the 6th grade, MUN has followed and supported me through my Middle and High school years. It has most certainly provided me with so many experiences, skills and opportunities, which I hope will be offered to all of you through this conference as well. Whether you are a decorated, new, or intermediate delegate/chair, I sincerely hope that MYMUN XVIII is able to provide an opportunity for students to improve and grow. Improve your ability in public speaking, learn to cooperate with others, explore more efficient methods of research, or enhance your problem solving skills. I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Welcome to MYMUN XVIII, my name is Serena Ogara and I am honoured to be your Co-Secretary General for this conference. Together with the rest of the Secretariat team, we have put together a conference where we hope students can collaborate and discuss important topics that affect people around the world. This has been my 4th year of MUN and in this time I have learned so much. MUN is one of the best platforms to interact with the multitudes of current affairs in today’s world. People often say that MUN is a good place to build debate skills but I believe that MUN is a forum that invites collaboration and alliance as opposed to forming adversaries. I hope this conference will allow students to recognize the importance of collaboration and will grow their skills in respectful cooperation. In a time where the world seems to be more divided, cooperation is one of the key steps for reconciliation and unity. We must reflect on solutions past and present in order to move forward together.
Deputy Secretary General
Welcome to the MYMUN XVIII conference. My name is Maellys Lepine, and I am delighted to be your Deputy Secretary-General for this year. I hope students learn the objective of MUN and discover an interest in debating on relevant and essential issues. I learned to love Model United Nations through my last conference, and I hope you will share the same feelings after ours. I started doing MUN in Grade 10 and have joined a couple of conferences teaching me knowledge that would not be taught in school, such as topics concerning the SDG goals or current conflicts. MUN empowers you to express your voice for change to create new ideas that could resolve world problems. I am excited to see you all in person and to create a successful conference with meaningful debate leading to close relationships between peers, which I have experienced in my time at MUN.
Nick Sen Chua
Welcome to MYMUN XVIII, honorable delegates, chairs, and esteemed guests. As the Treasurer of the MKIS MUN Team, I am honored to welcome you to a conference that will hopefully be successful and build upon the already-established reputation of the MYMUN Conference. Despite taking part in two years of MUN from 9th Grade, there has been so much that I have learned from participating in various conferences, meeting different people, and sharing an experience you will encounter in this conference. I am proud to be part of the MUN Secretariat for this year and wish for a fruitful debate conference while maintaining an enjoyable atmosphere where students from all over the world meet others who share the same or similar interests in debate, Model UN, and hopefully other hobbies!