UNIS MUN XII
Culture and Heritage Protection | 16 - 17 April 2021
Welcome from the 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 our Secretary General & President of the General Assembly
Every year, the United Nations International School of Hanoi provides a venue for students from all over the world to collaborate and find pragmatic, peaceful propositions to real world issues. This year, we are extremely fortunate to have an open campus and we hope that it will remain so by our conference dates. As such, we hope that we can all take advantage of this opportunity and engage in passionate, intellectual and constructive debates.
Model United Nations is an amazing opportunity to extend your critical thinking and collaborative skills. While we always encourage delegates to properly reflect the values and ideals of their respective country, it is equally paramount to be capable of accepting suggestions and feedback from other delegates. This will enable delegates to create the most prosperous resolutions and get the most out of the conference. It is our hope that after the three day conference has elapsed, you will find that your stance on severe global issues have evolved and that you are now more capable of both engaging in intellectual dialects and defending 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 an ever urbanising world. For further information regarding this year’s conference, we would like to redirect you to our website: mun.unishanoi.org, where you can find all the relevant information.
For the past few months, the directors, student officers and admin staff have been working diligently to gift delegates and chairs with the best possible MUN experience. It is our hope that this conference will not just be informative, but also a positive experience for all who attend.
Good luck and see you soon.
Harrison Wallace - Secretary General
Didi Bullard - President of the General Assembly
Esteemed Delegates, Chairs, Directors and Admin Staff of UNIS MUN XII,
The UNIS MUN Secretary General, Harrison Wallace, and President of the General Assembly, Didi Bullard, would like to formally welcome you to the twelfth annual session of the UNIS MUN International Conference. We are pleased to announce that we have maintained last year’s theme of Cultural and Heritage Protection while simultaneously adding exciting new committees, such as the Reform Security Council, SDG Committees and the International Criminal Court.