"Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." ~Kofi Annan
Welcome from our Secretary-General
Secretary-General: Yanelle Cruz Bonilla, Broward College
Dear Delegates and Advisors,
It is my honor to welcome you to the 11th Annual Florida Model United Nations. I encourage you to think critically and challenge your preconceived notions about current issues affecting the world today and to view them with a global perspective. Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the wonderful experience of Model United Nations as you prepare for the 11th annual FMUN.
Former United States’ president Woodrow Wilson said, “There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.” As our world is plagued with unfortunate circumstances it calls us for more human service than ever before. Conflicts around the world have resulted in displacement in some areas of the world causing millions of people to flee their homes.
In the midst of chaos we must remember that more than ever before we share a common destiny. This urges us to address the world’s problems as one community with a shared future and not as individuals looking to fulfill our personal interests. I encourage you to keep this in mind as you negotiate with other delegates in your committees, and remember you will master this common future if you all choose to face it together.
May this upcoming meeting with other delegates expand your skills, engage your minds, and challenge your views in order to inspire you to act as a world citizen. I look forward to working with each and every one of you. I hope that you find that FMUN XI will be a place for you to share ideas, to debate, to negotiate, to cooperate with others, and to speak confidently. May FMUN XI become your community to make a change together, and may you all find solace in that community.
On behalf of the FMUN staff and secretariat, we wish you success and good luck as you and your delegations prepare to take on the challenge of FMUN XI. We cannot wait to see the product of what you will all create together. May your journey towards FMUN XI be an exciting one!
Yanelle Cruz Bonilla
Florida Model United Nations