Secretary General

Donghyun Ethan Kim

Dear honorable delegates, distinguished guests, esteemed chairs and advisors,


Welcome to the inaugural Gyeonggi Suwon International School Model United Nations Conference. 


My name is Donghyun Ethan Kim, a junior at Gyeonggi Suwon International School, and it is my utmost honor to serve as the Secretary General of GSISMUN I.


GSISMUN is a conference that strives to serve as the platform for debate and discussion. GSISMUN will focus primarily on younger and less experienced delegates and we will be welcoming middle school students to participate as well.  


In recent years, the entire world has seen rapid development. The economies of most nations grew and the world is seeing great advancements in technology. However, even with development of this scale, there is still a multitude of issues that need to be addressed. 


First, poverty is still a concern all across the globe as over 1.3 billion people live under extreme poverty—they live on less than $1.25 a day.  Next, climate change, as we have constantly heard about in 2019, threatens the survival of the entire human species if it is not dealt with immediately. 


As such, recognizing the need to balance economic development with sustainable principles is of extreme importance. We can no longer be indifferent to the prevalent issues of our planet and must take collective action for our future, for our common future. At the inaugural GSISMUN conference, we will recall the Sustainable Development Goals and put forth solutions which may very well be key to shaping our world. 


I look forward to welcoming you to Gyeonggi Suwon International School and taking the first step together in shaping our common future.



Donghyun Ethan Kim

Secretary General of GSISMUN I

Gyeonggi Suwon International School '21