On behalf of the Secretariat, I would like to wholeheartedly welcome you to the 7th Annual Conference of Model United Nations of Seoul Summit. This year¡¯s conference is held possible thanks to sponsorship of Presidential Council on Nation Branding, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee, British Embassy Seoul and Hankook Tire, affiliation with Milan International Model UN, Lebanon International Model UN, United Nations Student Association, Model United Nations Central and Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation, and last but not least, participation of the delegates themselves. The numerous personal interests in international issues and debates concerning them are what MUNOS Summit is made of.

Since its establishment in 2006, MUNOS Summit has put the utmost effort in exhibiting debate and negotiation environment of high quality to enable delegates discuss agendas in a more professional manner. In 2008, we became an independent, student-led non-profit conference that fully reflects students¡¯ needs. In 2009 and 2010, MUNOS Summit attained affiliations with a variety of other Model UN organizations. In 2011, numerous students from more than 10 countries around the world showed great interest in the conference - we believe that MUNOS Summit has taken a step closer to becoming a true international conference.

For three consecutive days, delegates of MUNOS Summit 2012 will discuss and debate crucial global issues and write and pass resolutions. In the three committees of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and the Security Council, delegates will combine their country and regional interest with the global interest and produce creative and realistic solutions. In the course of reaching consensus with others, delegates may approach the Secretariat for assistance.

Lastly, I would like to give my sincere appreciation to delegates, sponsors and affiliated organizations for making this conference possible. I hope that delegates will find an opportunity to satisfy their intellectual curiosity and inspiration in MUNOS Summit 2012. As Korea¡¯s leading university-level Model UN organization, the MUNOS Summit Secretariat will aspire to meet the expectations and hopes of our esteemed participants.

Thank you.