The first time I heard about Model UN, I was in eight grade and I was actually scared to go in front of a group of people to talk about my country’s position. Four years later, Model UN has become an irreplaceable part of me, and it has made a change in my life that I am thankful for.
Model United Nations is an extracurricular activity that seeks for high school students to develop remarkable abilities. To be part of the change is one of the unalienable privileges that any delegate can have. To represent a whole country allows us to understand that there is something bigger than ourselves in this world. To talk about innumerable conflicts makes each of us reflect about what we have and the position we are in.
The first UN simulation was held in the 1950s, with the sole purpose of allowing students to relate to international events and activities. Therefore, in 1984 the American School Foundation of Puebla took the initiative to form part of this involvement in international affairs.
The goal of PASMUN is to motivate students to be the change in society. To be more than ordinary, in the most extraordinary aspects. PASMUN seeks to make delegates believe in themselves when it comes to defend even the most bizarre point of view. PASMUN also puts the standard experience of being a delegate at a level that is superior to most. This is what makes PASMUN, its High Command, our Advisor, the Secretariat and every single delegate, remarkable participants of a greater whole. This Model UN seeks to let everyone involved know, that peace is the best self you can be.
Emilio López Millán, Secretary General PASMUN 2016
Dear Advisors, Delegates and Special Guests
Participating in PASMUN, as High Command, as the Secretariat, or as delegates, is a great opportunity for all of us to become aware and create meaningful and viable solutions for current events. I hope and profoundly desire that your participation in the Conference turn out to be meaningful in your lives in the same way that it’s relevant for all the students involved in its organization. But mostly I hope that it stands as an example of what the United Nations has been doing for seventy years and with no doubt will continue doing.