I am pleased to greet all prospective participants, chairpersons and professionals who support this unique initiative led by Rotaract TEAM Baia Mare in 2013. For centuries, youth around the world have shown incredible skills and willingness to bring about change in their respective contexts. Due to the interconnectedness that globalization and social media revealed in the last century, nowadays, young people share a global responsibility which is reflected through complex international projects such as Baia Mare TEAM 2013 Rotaract Global Model United Nations.
Baia Mare TEAM 2013 Rotaract Global Model United Nations is a youth - led conference which aims to provide young leaders, youth workers and junior professionals a tool for influencing the decision-making at a global level. I encourage participants to express their visions of the world in regards to the challenging political, economic and social contexts in which they develop as citizens, social actors and/or leaders. The theme of this conference is Youth: Global Actors for a New World. With the increasing number of demonstrations and manifests throughout the world, the young generation has to face the challenges of the past and act for change. In an instable political and economic environment, youth must be included in the decision-making process in order to ensure representativeness and transparency.
I want to remind everyone that this conference’s aim is not to create leaders, because you already are leaders, but to engage you in a two - way learning process. On the one hand, the conference and its team help youth to develop excellent public speaking, communication and negotiation skills as well as train them in using the UN language. On the other hand, participants bring vision, groundbreaking solutions and a holistic yet creative approach on the issues discussed during the conference. Only through cooperation will we be able to achieve our goal: to influence the decision-making and give voice to the younger generation. I trust that you can help us in our endeavours!
Young people have the unique opportunity to exercise decision-making and drafting resolutions to global issues; issues that reflect the young generations ‘needs while adding intelligence and value to the post-2015 development agenda. On this occasion, I would like to remind you all about the My World campaign which I personally endorse. I encourage all participants, supporters, Rotaract members and individuals to join this campaign by submitting their concerns on the online platform of the campaign.
Last, but not least, by participating in the Baia Mare TEAM 2013 Rotaract Global Model United Nations, you represent the change you wish to see in the world. Young people will lead by example and will be part of the global family by promoting the UN values and principles. We are looking forward to meeting you this summer in the beautiful city of Baia Mare!
Ms. Alexandra Matei
Secretary - General | Baia Mare TEAM 2013 Rotaract Global Model United Nations