On the behalf of my fellow MUNISH Board of Directors, it is my great honour to invite you and your students to the 24th annual MUNISH. MUNISH 2014 will be held from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November.
As stated in the MUNISH mission statement, MUNISH is “A conference run by youth, for today’s youth, to benefit the youth of tomorrow”. It is these ideals that make MUNISH the true embodiment of Model United Nations. For a single weekend students can become diplomats and are given the responsibility of the roles they take on. For three days the participants of MUNISH - over 800 in number - join to debate, discuss and consider issues that affect our world today, from the eyes of those that have the opportunity to make a difference. MUNISH leaves students with a new perspective on our world and of their roles in shaping it.
The theme for MUNISH 2014 is ‘Security and Development’. This theme invites the conference’s diverse range of participants to join and discuss questions that are crucial to the future. Is development always beneficial? To what extent does development contribute to various forms of security, such as food security? In what ways do new developments, such as technological advances, threaten security? Albert Einstein once said, “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual”. Yet despite the importance of ‘Development’ in the context of ‘Security’ and despite modern development, millions still lack access to their basic human rights. If so many cannot access security in the way of food, water or education, how can we as a society expect to develop? In accordance with the theme, our issues will seek to tackle these, and other questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 24th annual MUNISH.
Secretary General | MUNISH 2014
MUNISH and all of its members would like to give a special thanks to all the sponsors involved in realising this conference.