Culture and Heritage Protection | 13 - 15 March 2020
Welcome from Head of School
Dear UNIS Hanoi MUN Participants,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Annual UNIS Hanoi Model United Nations Conference. As one of only two United Nations schools in the world, we strive on a daily basis to model the ideals and principles of the United Nations highlighted in our mission statement: promoting peaceful solutions and cooperation in solving economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems, developing friendly and respectful relationships with others, and ensuring fundamental freedom and equality for all. At UNIS Hanoi, we are
committed to inspiring and equipping young people to build a better world.
We are privileged to host this conference which provides an authentic experience for each participant to think critically, collaborate and authentically engage in the work of the United Nations. Each of you will have the opportunity to grapple with problems facing the world today around the conference theme of “Culture and Heritage Protection”. This is a topic of particular interest to schools. We are institutions dealing not only with preparation, but also
preservation. We do this in a variety of ways, ranging from language classes to musical performances to understanding the range and depths of cultural identities within our community. This conference brings together a culturally diverse group of individuals and we hope that in this atmosphere you will be especially inspired to research, debate, argue, support, critique and compromise as you seek solutions to the many issues surrounding the protection of culture and heritage. This conference is an opportunity for you to be inspired and demonstrate that you are equipped to build a better world with a longer memory.
I wish you the very best for a successful conference. A weekend filled with learning, making new friends, and lots of fun! Please be sure to let us know if there is anything we can do to support your visit to UNIS Hanoi and our host city, Hanoi.
Head of School
Welcome from Secretary General
Esteemed Delegates, Chairs, Directors and Admin Staff of UNISMUN XII,
My name is Harrison Wallace and I am serving as the Secretary General for this year’s MUN conference. It is with honour that I welcome all delegates, chairs, directors and admin staff to the twelfth annual session of UNISMUN. Every year, the United Nations International School of Hanoi provides a venue for students from all over the world to find pragmatic, peaceful propositions to real world issues. As such, I hope to witness passionate, intellectual and constructive debates in every single council room.
While in MUN we always try to properly reflect the values and ideals of our own country, one of the benefits of Model United Nations is that we are able to accept suggestions from other countries and explore other avenues in order to uncover the best and most prosperous solution. It is my hope that after the three day conference, you will have found that your opinions on critical global crises have evolved and you are now able to better discuss and defend your beliefs. Specifically, in keeping with this year’s theme, we hope you’re able to develop an understanding of the importance of cultural and heritage protection in this ever modernising world.
For the past few months, the directors, student officers and admin staff have been working diligently in order to provide all delegates with the best MUN experience possible. It is my hope that this conference will not just be informative, but also a positive experience for all who attend.
Good luck and remember to enjoy the conference!