Honourable chairs, distinguished delegates,

I feel honoured to be the Secretary General of the second edition of URUMUN. URUMUN is an initiative of Urios, a study association for International and European law. This conference will be hosted in one of the biggest and most vibrant cities of the Netherlands: Utrecht. A city which evolves around students and young, ambitious people. It is in this city where we want to bring inspired minds from all over the world together through this conference.

Model United Nations is an excellent extra-curricular activity which involves public speaking, debating, writing skills, as well as teamwork and leadership abilities. We encourage young people to engage themselves in the international debate and have an unforgettable debating experience in our beautiful city, Utrecht.

We are living in turbulent times. We are faced with a decrease of international peace and security. More than ever, the great minds of the future have to stand up, speak and listen to each other. Albert Einstein said: ‘’peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.’’ It means that our future leaders must learn to listen to each other and work together to obtain peacekeeping. URUMUN wants to contribute to this matter and we invite you all to be a part of our future legacy.

I am looking forward to meet all of you in November, to debate your way to greater heights in the Domcity!

Kind regards,

Alina Chakh

Secretary General