The Scoop is pleased to announce that the conference has officially begun! First and foremost, we’d like to thank all the guest delegates for your presence, and wish you a pleasant experience at PASB. Secondly, we’d like to congratulate the leadership team- last night’s opening ceremony set the stage for global improvement. Our Secretary-General, Renata Prata, started the night urging all delegates to focus on dialogue and compromise. There is a worldwide trend of protectionism and nationalist rhetoric, wherein diplomacy is often overlooked as a means to solve problems. We must rise above and lead conversations with mutual respect and willingness to understand; after all, we are the future. We also had the privilege to hear a moving message by Dr. Marcel Lavallée, a man who has acted as a change maker in the institution we are modeling today, and we must heed his advice to recognize this world is the only one we have. Above passing resolutions or winning an award, stand the core values of Model United Nations: learning the skills to become able, global leaders who will, among other achievements, gear our socio-political relations towards sustainability. With many polemic topics this year, from finite resources to nuclear weapons, as we debate, we must also keep Dr. Molacek’s words in mind: “learn apt diplomacy, learn consensus building.” This is an invaluable opportunity for each one of us, and, as MUN alumni report back, we must not take it for granted.
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