Message from the Secretary General

It is with great pride and honor, that I, Aditya Rathi, The Secretary General of DIAMUN 2018, along with Dubai International Academy, Our MUN Directors and the Executive team of DIAMUN 2018, welcome you to the 10th annual model united nations conference at Dubai International Academy.

The theme for this decennial conference is 'Global Innovation in Education, Energy and the Economy'. Our future is doom-and-gloom for more than one reason and it is important to reflect and realize the issues that haunt humanity everyday; be it war, poverty or even our over-dependence on black oil. This theme specifically makes the delegates attending DIAMUN 2018 think more about the world, rather than 'my' world. It challenges the notion that students cannot foster change and reinforces the fact there is more than one way of saving lives.

Model United Nations has a unique ability to unify students from different backgrounds and nations to collectively work towards a cohesive and united goal. DIAMUN specifically brings more than a 1000 of the world's most open-minded, innovative, confident global leaders that want to use this platform to develop the skills they will need to change the world. In connection to the theme, we have two new committees at DIAMUN 2018- World Energy Forum (WEF), a committee that revolves around highly intellectual debate on methods to improve energy usage around the world and to construct the appropriate framework and infrastructure in order to have sustainable energy. The second committee is the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the 6-founding bodies of the United Nations. ECOSOC will largely focus on the last part of the theme, aiming to develop standards in order to uplift leaden economies- encouraging education and safe energy, along with strengthening regional and global economies.

In the words of Elon Musk, arguably one of the greatest minds of the 21st Century, "I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary". That is what I, as the Secretary General of DIAMUN 2018, wish all delegates to acknowledge before walking through our doors on March 14th 2018. It is important for us future, and present even, world leaders to tackle issues and create tangible solutions that will decide the direction of our world. We cannot be silent anymore, it is important to answer the biggest unanswered questions of our generation.

And the only way to do that is to attend DIAMUN 2018, and engage in the challenging, stimulating and scholarly discourse that we pride ourselves on, here at Dubai International Academy. With that, I wish to see each and every student leader reading this at the conference and I promise you, it will be a conference like no other that you will remember fondly.

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