Hello delegates, teacher supervisors, and distinguished guests. My name is Jin Seo Kim, and I am honoured to invite you to the 2021 University of Alberta High School Model United Nations conference as this year’s Secretary General. It has certainly been an unusual year with unforeseen and varied circumstances for everyone. While it hasn’t been an easy year, it has been a year full of resilience, innovation, and empathy. Our 19th annual conference will be quite different than prior ones; it is our first completely remote conference. The Secretariat and our volunteers have been diligently working to plan and prepare for this conference, and we are committed to creating the best possible experience for our delegates and all other attendees. I look forward to welcoming you all in April, and I wish all of you and your loved ones safety and good health heading into 2021.
Jin Seo Kim
Secretary-General of HSMUN 2021