SECRETARY-GENERALS

Yolanda Gomez Soto

Dear faculty advisors, sponsors, delegates, ladies, and gentlemen:
It is an honor for me, Yolanda Gomez Soto, to introduce you to the sixteenth version of the Bilingüe Model of United Nations, BIMUN. Throughout this model you will be able to meet hundreds of delegates and people from different schools, settings and backgrounds that will allow you to better enjoy this academic journey that you will be embarking on during the upcoming days. It is a great pleasure for me to be your Secretary-General along with my partner Valentina De Narváez and due to this we will be working with a very dedicated team of presidents and staff in order to guide you through this excellent journey.
As a Secretary-General I have the sole purpose of ensuring that your journey through BIMUN XVI will be an unforgettable experience and that is why we are very committed to following the vision of the group of students and teachers that founded this model seventeen years ago. However, I would like to emphasize that this model is all about you. We are working together to prepare a model where you can develop your ideas, state solid arguments and discuss about topics that are often overlooked and not spoken about in regular conversations. This is your chance to excel and make an impact in the minds of those that will be with you during the upcoming days.
To conclude, I would like to remind you of our compromise, responsibility and eagerness to make this a model worthy of the great delegates that will be coming. I’m very eager to see what you are capable of.

Yolanda Gomez Soto.

Secretary General

Valentina De Narvaez López

Dear faculty advisors, sponsors, delegates, ladies, and gentlemen:
I am pleased to welcome you to the sixteenth iteration of the Bilingüe Model of the United Nations, BIMUN XVI and to introduce myself as one of the Secretary Generals of this model. It is an honor for me to be leading this honorable and wonderful model along with my amazing Co-Secretary General, Yolanda Gomez. Because of BIMUN, I have grown as a person, and through these years I have learned that the exercise that we do here is a big treasure and extremely useful for our future lives. In here, we can become engaged in the most important issues of our world, we get to express, develop critical thinking skills, defend our positions with arguments and diplomacy. We young people get to stop for a moment, contemplate, and be involved in making the hard and intelligent decisions, and isn't that what is missing? Yes, it is. The world needs us to wake up, become aware of the different problems of living, reflect and analyze them, and most importantly: ACT.
This year I hope we will be the people who will grab this leadership opportunity and make the big difference. We must do this in order to be the change in the world, the change in our countries, the change in our communities and the change in our homes, because there is where peace really begins. For this reason, each one of us has this responsibility and should take our role seriously, to grow the peace process.
We expect this model to be the best version of ourselves, to achieve excellence and for us all, young and old alike, to enjoy and learn from this fruitful experience.
Finally, I am here to help make your time here as memorable and exciting as it can be. Please come find me if you need anything. Our email is bimun@colegiobilingue.edu.co

“Happiness, success, peace, and love are experienced when we live accordingly. They are not something you have, they are something you DO.”
Steve Maraboli

Valentina De Narvaez López
Secretary General




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