Welcome to the fourth conference of Indonesia Model United Nations, the conference of 2013. My name is Dian Aditya Ning Lestari and I am the Secretary General for this year’s conference. I am a final year student of the IR Department in Universitas Indonesia, who can’t currently decide whether I love my final thesis more or IMUN. Throughout this year, the Secretariat and I have been working very hard to prepare the best for the D-Day. I hope that you’re as excited as I am in looking forward to it.
This year the conference and its side events will take place on 5 – 9th November 2013 with the theme of “Ensuring Global Security through International Leadership to Shape a Better Future of Nations” and tagline of "For a Better Future of Nations." Through this theme and tagline, we want you to exert your leadership in our conference so that you can bring betterment to the future of nations by ensuring global security. Under that spirit, we have chosen for you the most picturesque yet relevant committees with the most up-to-date and challenging topic areas, as usual. Therefore you can enjoy the classic exhilarating and challenging IMUN experience.
As a Secretary General, I believe that there is no true achievement without innovation and contribution. Therefore, this year we opt to provide a new learning experience: The NGO Program. Specially designed for high school delegates, the NGO program will enable high school students to participate in IMUN as NGOs. Our roadshows and workshop are the sword end of our spirit for contribution. Reaching the westernmost and easternmost part of Indonesia, our roadshows aim to reach more future delegates--as we believe that future leaders, negotiators and diplomats are everywhere. Our workshop aims to improve the delegate's quality, as we want to them to unleash their potential through IMUN.
My job as a Secretary General requires me to oversee the whole process of IMUN. I hope that my experience of organizing, participating in, as well as coaching for international and national Model United Nations can serve well for that. Of course, I'm not the best at everything. That's why I have the support of my five excellent Under-Secretary Generals and Director General with me, who also cannot wait to say hi to you at the D-Day of the Conference. Our goal is to realize IMUN 2013's ideal along with its substantive and organizational excellence. A goal in which we highly commit to.
For international delegates, last but not least, I welcome you to trial your skills vis a vis Indonesian delegates. I believe they are not going to make it easy on you. The competition that you will get will be of your satisfaction.
See you at the Crystal of Knowledge and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia!
Dian Aditya Ning Lestari
Secretary General of Indonesia MUN 2013