POLINA HRISTOVA. The 4th annual United Nations model begins today at the Rey Juan Carlos University with an excited, babbling crowd of delegates, journalists, photographers, reporters – the energy is indeed infectious and we are impatient to delve into the depths of politics to discuss the important matters of our world in order to preserve the balance in humanity.
Proud delegates clad in the national clothes of their countries capture the room with their eyes; determination shines through the irises, they've come to conquer and to win in favour of their countries.
The opening ceremony begins with the dean of the Social Sciences faculty, Pilar Laguna, who introduces us to the other three people sitting at the table: the Netherlands ambassador Matthijs Van Bonzel, the general director of URJCmun Álvaro Rodríguez Poblete, and Andrea Boidi representing the General Secretary of URJCmun.
The attention of hundreds is then transferred to Alvaro Rodriguez whose speech laden with gratitude and wise advice culminates with the simple truth of this organisation and generally of any event of mutual collaboration: “United Nations is more than a definition. It does not have a definition limit. We are United Nations.”
Indeed, we are the puppeteers, the driving figures in this mission of peace, balance and solidarity. An important fact to remember and ponder upon.
Matrix van Bonsen takes the spotlight and he begins his speech with a reminder: United Nations exists to keep a balance between the rich and the poor, the interests of the big nations and the small nations and the importance of preserving the climate and environment we need in order to grow stronger together. His explanation stretches further and turns into a story about a Japanese nobleman,a samurai, who came to Europe in the 19th century to study law and through the accumulation of European wisdom, he reached the conclusion that books are much stronger than swords and that's what he taught his students to understand.
Freedom benefits us all but it is unfortunately threatened by conflicts and for our progress to keep going undisturbed, we must preserve our freedom.
The dean of the Diplomatic School Enrique Viguera introduces us to the opportunities awaiting us outside, motivating the delegates to pursue this UN dream further.
Andrea Goidi wraps it up, opening the 4th edition of URJCmun by telling us to challenge ourselves, think outside the box and not be afraid of being different, standing out because this world is in turmoil and only we can fix it. Something all of us forget too often.
May this MUN provoke you and inspire you to make this world a better place and strive to be the best person you could ever be. For the good of the community, for the good of humanity. For yourself.