BEIMUN XXIX

Leadership through Coopetition

February 24 - 27, 2022

BEIMUN XXIX Form 1 and Student Officer Applications has now opened!

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Welcome to BEIMUN

Dear all,

 

We’re delighted to announce that the 29th annual Beijing Model United Nations conference is now in preparation. BEIMUN XXIX will be hosted from February 24th to 27th, 2022 online.

 

The BEIMUN Secretariat will be hard at work preparing for next year’s conference.  All the information including committees, topics, chair applications, and more have been released.

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.

 

Sincerely,

Eric Xie, Young Soo Kim, Si In Park, Shane Lim, Ray Fang

Secretariat 29th Annual Session of BEIMUN

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BEIMUN Mission

"The Model United Nations program in Beijing is an extension of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN). As an affiliate, BEIMUN seeks to reflect the ideas and principles of a peaceful post-Cold War world. The Coordinators of the program believe that this world order more accurately reflects the original motives of the authors of the 1945 San Francisco Charter than events following the Potsdam Conference of the same year. It is our hope that BEIMUN will continue to act as another regional center of THIMUN conference affiliates helping to revitalize the original ideals of the United Nations."

– Irwin Stein, Founder of BEIMUN, January 1993.

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Leadership through Coopetition

The contemporary global political stage is unfortunately characterized by conflict, polarization, and nationalism. The global pandemic has only exacerbated the situation by sowing seeds of hostility and suspicion deep into our people, governments, and systems. 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, our unity as a human race must transcend political disagreement and stark competition, and perhaps the only thing we can hope to do is seek out leadership through coopetition. Coopetition is a phenomena where two parties are simultaneously cooperating and competing and is commonly employed by businesses.

– BEIMUN XXIX 2022 Secretariat