Ladies & Gentlemen,
“[Diplomatic] skills have never been more important, as we grapple with
challenges ranging from AIDS to climate change, from food security to poverty
to terrorism, the major threats we face have two things in common: all of them
are international, and they cannot be solved by any one country – no matter
how powerful. And all of them are connected. [...] Countries and people must
come together to find common solutions to our shared problems. And the
United Nations is the best place to make this happen.“
This statement by Ban Ki Moon, current Secretary General of the United
Nations, shall make us aware of the importance of cooperation and
communication between all nations.
In the first instance cooperation allows us to solve conflicts satisfactorily for all
parties. Even the smallest disagreement can lead to grave conflicts, hence the
tolerance and acceptance of different opinions is more contributing to peace
Therefore, for young people as we are, it is important to acquire the ability to
put oneself in a different, unfamiliar position, not only to evolve empathy but
also to contribute to a a future-oriented conflict-solving unity.
Model United Nations of Goldberg 2016 provides a unique opportunity to
develop fruitful debates about globally important issues on an international
basis with young like-minded people coming from all over the world.
Therefore, I wish you a memorable time at the eighth
Model United Nations of Goldberg.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sindelfingen from 21st
to 25th October 2016.
H.E. Bjarne Bues
Secretary General of MUNOG 2016