Discourse in a fragmented world
February 25 - 28, 2021
BEIMUN has now concluded
Welcome to BEIMUN
We’re delighted to announce that the 28th annual Beijing Model United Nations conference is now in preparation. BEIMUN XXVIII will be hosted from February 25th to 28th, 2021 at the International School of Beijing.
The BEIMUN Secretariat will be hard at work preparing for next year’s conference. All the information including committees, topics, chair applications, and more will be released by September 1st, 2020.
BEIMUN has a proud history of serving as a platform for global-minded debate and discussion amongst the leaders of tomorrow. We hope to see you join us in this engaging experience next February.
Shawn Teh, Emma Liu, Gina Yoo, Eric Xie
Secretariat 28th Annual Session of BEIMUN
Discourse in a Fragmented World
One of the greatest challenges to face humanity so far in the 21st century is the polarisation of our everyday discourse. We live in a world in which our individual rights are being challenged wherever we are. Minorities who fled their homelands in search of a better future now find their lives threatened in the very nations they believed would protect them. Beliefs of empowerment and inclusiveness are crowded out by chants of nationalism and racial seclusion that have become so common little attention is ever given to them. Even the United Nations, the world’s foremost platform for common ground and reaching for global solutions to global issues, faces the threat of national leaders who refuse to engage in diplomacy, and who respond to problems with calls of protectionism and a return to isolationism. In the midst of all this, the question that must be answered is how to navigate this polarising environment, especially when recognizing the need to address issues like global warming that continue to grow in strength every day. For if today’s problems sow the seeds for tomorrow’s disaster, then perhaps the only thing we can hope to do is seek out discourse in this fragmented world.
– BEIMUN XXVIII 2021 Secretariat