The Secretary General's Welcome Message

Dear Future Participants of BIMUN'23,

It is my pleasure to warm-heartedly invite all of you to the 12th annual session of Budapest International Model United Nations (BIMUN) for 2023.

In our constantly changing world, we are faced with worldwide issues every day. After finally battling the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we might have a few easier years than the previous ones. Sadly, this was not the case, as we are now encountered with several different troubling situations. There is a war happening in Ukraine, many countries are currently in economic crises and are facing varying forms of shortages, such as gas, fuel or food scarcity.

These ongoing situations provide us many topics to choose from, thus this year's delegates will debate on a wide range of issues. At BIMUN 2023 there will be 10 different committees, each given an interesting and relevant matter. Delegates can apply in accordance with their level of MUN-skills and previous experiences, as we organise 3 beginner, 3 intermediate and 4 advanced committees.

The work of delegates in the 3 advanced committees is going to be unusual to regular MUN conferences. They will be facing a fictional crisis, meaning the escalation of an existing political tension. Students will receive the crisis right at the beginning of the conference in the form of articles, and updates will continuously be issued over the course of this conference. Delegates in these advanced committees need to give adequate response to these unexpected conflicts, which enhances their problem-solving skills in a unique manner. With the creation of the crises, we aim to ensure that the conference remains challenging and fascinating even for the most experienced students.

Our goal is to create a professional MUN-conference for international high school students. Therefore, we work hard on creating a memorable event with high quality debates. Students can express their ideas and participate in a fruitful debate whilst expanding their knowledge about relevant topics and improving their debating skills.

We do not only value the professional aspect of the conference, but we also put an emphasis on team building as well. We believe that BIMUN is an outstanding chance to get to know students from all around the world, while debating, exploring Budapest and having fun. Debating can bring like-minded students together, possibly resulting in lifelong friendships. For this year's BIMUN, we have planned many new and interesting informal activities for delegates, such as sightseeing games, a boat trip, sports events, the Official Party and more.

Now, everyone is eager, more than ever, to debate pressing issues and make new friendships face-to-face. The Organiser Team currently believes that it is safe to organize BIMUN 2023 in person in Budapest at Eötvös József Secondary School, therefore, this year you will not have the possibility to participate online.

The Organisers are working hard to provide the best experience for you, one that you certainly have not had before. I hope that many of you will choose to participate in our exciting debates even in these novel circumstances. I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet you all at BIMUN on 13-18 April 2023 in Budapest.

Yours faithfully,
Anna Németh
Secretary General of Budapest International Model United Nations 2023