Welcome to MUNiSC 2020! My name is Anna Li, currently a senior at the International School of Qingdao. It is my honor to be serving as the Secretary General for MUNiSC 2020.
MUNiSC is a conference that strives to create a friendly atmosphere along with providing the opportunity for students to engage in consideration of global issues. MUNiSC is an opportunity to build and develop. It is a place to come up with solutions for the pressing issues around the world, to see through the lens of the different delegations, the way they would approach the problems. It is the time to participate, to join the conversation. The chairs, along with the Secretariat Team, will try their utmost to facilitate a growing, encouraging environment. I encourage you all to take the chance and speak up!
This year our conference theme, Responding to 21st Century Population Dynamics, was chosen in consideration of the rapid changes happening around the world. The global population has increased by two billion over the last 25 years. Beyond the sheer numbers, the earth also faces changes in the proportion of the elderly, the population in urban areas, and refugees. By investigating the different dynamics that the regions undergo, one can develop sustainable development processes that are both inclusive and considerate of the specific situations of the people. Population dynamics is something that can be observed anywhere and everywhere, providing the context needed to discuss the global issues occurring.
I sincerely hope you all enjoy your time in MUNiSC, indulging in the delicious snacks, meeting new delegates, and passionately contributing to the fruitful debates regarding the issues. Thank you to all participants for making MUNiSC, and our vision possible!