13th - 15th April 2018

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Letter from the Secretary General:

“Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen” – Dwight Eisenhower

I’m not going to persuade you to do good, or vice versa, that is not how it works,

Politics is the practice of influence, to decisively take action for the better or worse, and most of all, to govern. It is driven by the skill of diplomacy, and though the official definition of diplomacy is the skill to negotiate, I see it differently:

  1. Diplomacy is how to reason with people that has a difference of opinion;
  2. Diplomacy is how to speak and act to others with inclusiveness in mind;
  3. Diplomacy is how to compromise when appropriate, for the greater good;

Darker,

  1. Diplomacy is also how to influence others to follow your principles;
  2. Diplomacy is also how to play the game of clout;
  3. Diplomacy is also how to manipulate with semantics;

Darker,

  1. Diplomacy can turn falsehood into universal truth;
  2. Diplomacy can leverage, manipulate, virtually anything, to advance its goals;
  3. Diplomacy can ultimately change everything, good or bad, from something as small as a petty debate, to an international scale of events;

Though it is not the actual definitions of the word, there is truth behind each of them, anyone who has played this game before knows it, and those who don’t will learn it in the harshest of ways,

This brings back to the point i want to make, to change this world into an idealistic one is no easy task, no truth or fact stands in the middle, no singular moral compass is the absolute, and no one believes that they stand for the wrong side.

That is why it is so important to practice politics, to be able to speak and reason with people; to act with inclusiveness and sensitivity; to compromise; to influence and not be influenced; to not be overpowered by another person; to identify when an argument is riddled with semantics; to denounce falsehood; to prevent being leveraged on; and to change things for good, on a scale small or large;

Or we can play it the other way around.

With that, I would like to invite all of you to participate in MONMUNIC 18, the stage is set for you to experience the pinnacle of what Model United Nations should be, a simulation of the United Nations, participated by students from all around the world, playing a game of politics,

The council awaits your voice, will it tremble or will it roar?

Skyler Ng Chung Hou,
Secretary-General of MONMUNIC 18

Letter from the Secretary General:

“Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen” – Dwight Eisenhower

I’m not going to persuade you to do good, or vice versa, that is not how it works,

Politics is the practice of influence, to decisively take action for the better or worse, and most of all, to govern. It is driven by the skill of diplomacy, and though the official definition of diplomacy is the skill to negotiate, I see it differently:

  1. Diplomacy is how to reason with people that has a difference of opinion;
  2. Diplomacy is how to speak and act to others with inclusiveness in mind;
  3. Diplomacy is how to compromise when appropriate, for the greater good;

Darker,

  1. Diplomacy is also how to influence others to follow your principles;
  2. Diplomacy is also how to play the game of clout;
  3. Diplomacy is also how to manipulate with semantics;

Darker,

  1. Diplomacy can turn falsehood into universal truth;
  2. Diplomacy can leverage, manipulate, virtually anything, to advance its goals;
  3. Diplomacy can ultimately change everything, good or bad, from something as small as a petty debate, to an international scale of events;

Though it is not the actual definitions of the word, there is truth behind each of them, anyone who has played this game before knows it, and those who don’t will learn it in the harshest of ways,

This brings back to the point i want to make, to change this world into an idealistic one is no easy task, no truth or fact stands in the middle, no singular moral compass is the absolute, and no one believes that they stand for the wrong side.

That is why it is so important to practice politics, to be able to speak and reason with people; to act with inclusiveness and sensitivity; to compromise; to influence and not be influenced; to not be overpowered by another person; to identify when an argument is riddled with semantics; to denounce falsehood; to prevent being leveraged on; and to change things for good, on a scale small or large;

Or we can play it the other way around.

With that, I would like to invite all of you to participate in MONMUNIC 18, the stage is set for you to experience the pinnacle of what Model United Nations should be, a simulation of the United Nations, participated by students from all around the world, playing a game of politics,

The council awaits your voice, will it tremble or will it roar?

Skyler Ng Chung Hou,
Secretary-General of MONMUNIC 18