BIMUN Executive Director's speech

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and members of the BIMUN community,

I warmly welcome you to the official website of the Babcock International Model United Nations 2018 (BIMUN’18)!

 I am extremely excited to announce to you the beginning of preparations for our next conference, BIMUN 2018, slated 8th -13th July. With the support of Babcock University, United Nations Information Centre Lagos (UNIC), US consulate, Lagos, South African consulate, lagos, other sponsors and partners and our dedicated team, we are launching the second session of the BIMUN conference filled with exciting surprises and heated debate which would help pass workable and practical resolutions. BIMUN’18 constantly strives to embody the educational and diplomatic spirit that inspired the creation of Model United Nations several decades ago. Our commitments to substantive excellence, diplomacy, and service to our delegates are all in the name of fostering greater global cooperation. Despite that, we simulate real-world decision-making bodies; we strive to model the ideals of multilateralism and diplomacy.

 The theme for BIMUN 2018 is “ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE-INDUCED CONFLICT: A ROADMAP FOR ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS”. By this theme, the conference will concentrate on how individuals, communities, organizations could be strengthened to maintain successive nationally determined contributions. We will subject the various targets of the SDGs to critical analysis with emphasis on climate change (SDG’13) and discuss how those targets could be achieved. It is an opportunity for young people to also add their voice to the call for the advancement of the human race.

As BIMUN moves into its second session, we are redoubling our commitment to being not only the premier collegiate model UN experience in Africa, but also the leading international relations forum for high school and university students across Africa. It is our mission to bring together and educate the next generation of leaders in international affairs and, indeed, to bring together and educate students who are already outstanding leaders. More than half of BIMUN’s 700 delegates come from outside Nigeria, and we take tremendous pride in that fact. It is our hope that BIMUN can serve as a platform for innovation and a space to build relationships for students with a truly global array of perspectives.

 Welcome once again and we look forward to welcoming you in person at the Second Session of Babcock International Model United Nations!

Warmest regards,

Chiemela Samuel
Executive Director
Babcock International Model United Nations. (BIMUN)