Honourable prospective Directors, Delegates and Guests,
Borders are variable. Their behavior and effect is therefore diverse. Theoretical or mental borders, often based on principles, almost never interfere with borders drawn by scientific results, nor with political, administrative, linguistic, or religious borders. Borders with different types and origins also have a diverse significance. Well designated, functionally comprehensive, and mentally existing borders may promote regional development, cohesion and local identity. Badly drawn borders can form barriers. They could block development, restrain natural circulations, and become hardly or not comprehensible.
In the last years and months, we could observe a world that is turning towards more protectionist measures, that is more concerned with each country’s own survival than with cooperation. Nevertheless, there are several topics that are broader than borders. We need to work together to be able to solve the problems we as humanity are facing.
With the world being more interconnected, through online media, social media, instant video and chat, news from one side of the world influence another country more intensely than they would have 100 years ago. Additionally, media is one of the most capable drivers of emotions. We easily believe what we are told, not only by the state but also by the media. The main problem we are facing is not just this, but the fact that people act on these emotions, without verifying the facts. Experts call this living in a post-factual world.
Hence, we want to focus on cross-border humanitarian, environmental, financial and security topics, asking ourselves how to maintain peace and create a world that all of humanity wants to live in.
We are very much looking forward to receive you at KAMUN 2017 to discuss these issues and come up with viable solutions together. Bring your energy and enthusiuams for worldly topics to Karlsruhe again and be part of this wonderful conference.
With a lot of love,
Secretary-General KAMUN 2017
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