Student Life

BIMUN 2018 Concludes Successfully

Publish date:2018-06-22Browse times:Size:[ big middle small ]



The Beijing International Model United Nations (BIMUN)2018, hosted by China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), was held in Beijing from 10th to the 13th May. Under the guidance of the Foreign Ministry of the P.R.C, the Ministry of Education of the P.R.C, the Central Committee of the Youth League and the United Nations Association of China, organized by the Communist Youth League Committee of CFAU and CFAU Model United Nations Association (CFAUMUNA) and co-organized by the Beijing Wu Jianmin Foundation, this meeting brought together over 700 students from more than 176 universities and high schools around the world.

CFAU introduced MUN to China for the first time in 1995. Decades of effort have witnessed the development of BIMUN into one of the most well-known MUN in China and even in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. This year marks the first time in which the Beijing Rules of Procedure created by CFAUMUNA were used. The twelve committees under the General Assembly employed Chinese, English, French and Spanish as working languages, with Spanish serving as a BIMUN working language for the first time. 

 

Opening remarks were delivered by CFAU President Qin Yaqing; Ambassador Xie Bohua from the Department of International Organization and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry of the P.R.C; Guo Wenjie,deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League; Secretariat Feng Wei of the Wu Jianmin Foundation; Ou Minxing, representative of the UNESCO Representative Office in China; and Bai Shangde, counselor of the District Office of the Delegation of the European Union to China. Sun Jisheng, vice president of CFAU and representatives from embassies of relevant countries and the World Wildlife Fund also attended the opening ceremony.

In his welcoming speech, Prof. Qin extended a warm welcome on behalf of CFAU to students and teachers home and abroad and expressed heartfelt thanks to all leaders, guests and friends from all walks of life who had shown their interest and given their support to MUN. He noted that after participating in MUN activities, many students had reaffirmed their diplomatic dreams and demonstrated and strengthened their abilities in handling diplomatic affairs. He expressed his wishes that the young delegates could exchange their views on the specific contents of the 2030 UN sustainable development goals and fully engage themselves in the discussion of future development, cultivating a global visi