Letter from the Secretariat

Dear Delegates, Teachers, Sponsors and Presidents,

It is an honour for us to welcome you to the 18th version of the Colegio Colombo Británico’s Model United Nations. We are delighted that you have chosen to become part of such a prestigious event. We would also like to congratulate you, as becoming part of the world of MUN reflects on your leadership, commitment and responsibility; this may even be the start of your journey to becoming one of the great leaders of the future!

This year, the Secretariat team consists of: Mariana Ramírez Cabal, Secretary General; Juan Sebastián Cifuentes, Academic Coordinator; Camila Guevara, Academic Advisor; Ernesto Estela, Under Secretary General; and Felicity Bedford, Faculty Advisor. We have all been working very hard during the past year to make this Model as organised as possible and to ensure that you will enjoy your time, both before and during the Model, to the fullest. We want this to be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

This year, in light of the novel Coronavirus and the COVID-19 outbreak, planning the model was nothing like it had been in the past years. We encountered a lot of major decisions and challenges that impacted the outcome and how we set the model out to be. With this in mind, we knew that this year's topic needed to bring light upon overcoming challenges, developing new ideas and adapting to adverse situations. And this was our attitude when putting all of our effort into bringing together this amazing experience for all of you. 

Using virtuality success stories as our inspiration, during this Model we want all of our delegates, presidents and teachers to realise how dialogue and diplomacy can solve long-lasting conflicts. Countries and individuals must cooperate in order to ensure the acceptance of a diverse world, since preserving history and culture is one of the most important practices that humanity must adopt.

With all this said, we would once again like to welcome you to this year’s CCBMUN; we hope you have one of the best, if not the best, MUN experience ever despite everything that's happening around the world!

Yours sincerely,

The Secretariat Team