- Borders -
Letter from the Secretary-General
On behalf of the MUN club of Copenhagen International School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2nd annual MUN Conference. We welcomed over 70 delegates last year, and hope to expand and grow our conference to continuously challenge other students to be open minded, to listen and to find their own voice among the debate on world problems. Our conference follows the THIMUN format of debate, as it is the perfect mix of elements to help delegates get an brief understanding on how the UN works as well as allow delegates to look into a wider range of issues the our current world faces.
Our school campus is located near the heart of Copenhagen, our unique school building easily recognizable by the plethora of solar panels that coat our exterior walls.
Our theme for CIMUN 2019 is ‘Borders’. As according to this theme, we have selected topics for each committee appropriately to foster discussion on this - and hopefully help answer the question: What are borders?
Taken from the source of all students choosing, Google, the definition of borders is “a line separating two countries, administrative divisions, or other areas”. Synonyms of the term “borders” include ‘boundary’, ‘partition’, ‘borderline’, and ‘dividing line’. The one that stands out to me the most is ‘dividing line’. In our modern political world, that is the term that describes our borders between the countries the best. Governments are choosing to let borders divide them; whatever happens outside of their own, isn’t all too much a worry for them. They choose to build up their own walls, sometimes literally, to protect their own country against problems which are global.
So what are borders? Are they ‘dividing lines’? Should they be?
What we hope to impress this year to the delegates is that problems that really matter cannot be solved by no single country, and that teamwork is key.
- Megan Widjaja
Secretary-General of CIMUN 2019