KULMUN 2019 THEME
A World Without Frontiers:
Solutions Beyond Borders for Regional Problems Going Global
Stating that we now live in a globalised world with problems trespassing national borders sounds like a cliché. People are in fact getting accustomed to the idea that when dealing with worldwide diseases, migration flows, economic crises and global warming, frontiers are no longer relevant.
Yet, in such a peculiar moment in history in which multilateral diplomacy seems like the only viable option for regional problems going global, State leaders seek refuge within their borders, adopting short-term and blind solutions, and anchoring their speeches to a populistic rhetoric.
The result of these myopic actions is a weak international framework incapable of reaching a set of so-longed-for solutions. Additionally, State leaders are unavoidably nourishing fear towards those who appear different, and adopting a selfish strategy of maximisation of national gains.
At KULMUN 2019, participants will have to overcome this short-sighted mindset and embrace a collaborative approach, seeking to maximise shared interests. They will go beyond their national walls and be assigned to different regional areas, spanning from Latin America to the African continent, from Europe to the Pacific. The conference aims at being a voyage in search of solutions beyond borders, in which delegates, chairs and the media will be involved with pressing issues that still today remain unresolved and that affect us as citizens of the world.
What happens in Leuven will not stay in Leuven.