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Principal's Message

It is with immense pleasure and pride that I extend my warmest greetings to all of you as we prepare to host the 10th edition of the Welham Boys' School Model United Nations (WELMUN) Conference. This year marks a significant milestone in our journey of promoting critical thinking and global awareness among the young leaders of tomorrow.

Under the theme of ‘Concordia Discordiae’ – ‘A Harmony of Discord’, we move forward on a journey that encapsulates the essence of our complex yet interconnected world. In a time where diversity is celebrated yet unity is sought after, this theme resonates profoundly. It encapsulates the very essence of diplomacy and the art of finding common ground amidst differing opinions and ideologies.

As participants, you are tasked with the noble responsibility of delving into the intricacies of global issues, encouraging dialogue, and forging resolutions that embody the spirit of harmony amidst discord. Your contributions, discussions, and resolutions will not only shape the outcome of this conference but also serve as an indication of your dedication towards building a better, more inclusive world.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the delegates, advisors, and organizers who have worked tirelessly to make this conference a reality. May this conference be a beacon of inspiration, learning, and camaraderie for all involved.

Here's to a successful and enriching 10th edition of WELMUN!


Secretary General's Message


Jaap Sardana

Out of chaos, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony,


It is with great honour that I, Jaap Sardana invite you to the tenth edition of WELMUN, as its Secretary General. WELMUN 24’ has taken ‘Concordia Discordiae’ as its theme, which translates to ‘a harmony of discord'. The theme for the conference is broad to a layman, and broader still to any individual versed in the philosophies of Gandhi, Plato and Socrates among many others. The very crux of our civilisation is one that was founded through an incurred discord tamed by the harmony of negotiation. The quote that is mentioned above is unique in a way, for it has limitless interpretations. What might be harmonious for one entity might be complete chaos for another. And that in my opinion is a structure that is the United Nations. With many ideologies, most of which conflict with each other in the need for, the world believed in a mediating body that found a common ground amongst such diverse views. The world is failing, war is rising, allies are forming, and peace is crumbling. This world has found out that peace is temporary, with the only organ delaying war, the United Nations. 


In this simulation, the vision is to let out a picture of this world through the lens of a teenager, a teenager who is still foreign to the dirt this world holds them accountable for. The conference is not a mechanism that holds any real power. But what this conference does hold is to change all its few hundred participants’ views of out world, then the same visionaries can draw together like-minded individuals.  Indirectly the strength this conference holds is immense, for it targets the very core of our society, that is its youth, that is us. All seven simulated committees with a common motive, which is to ask questions, and then understand their gravity to eventually narrow down solutions for the same.


This year holds great significance as, with WELMUN'24, Welham Boys' School completes 10 successful years of hosting this conference. What started as a bright idea, has now matured to becoming one of the most prestigious MUNs in the Indian circuit. This year the hype for a decade would be honoured by a secretariat consisting of Atharva Agarwal, Ashaaz Ansari and Tanay Pratap.  With a more than capable team, I hope all participating schools take notes as the Mighty Elephant storms ahead, riding on the shoulders of success of preceding years and seeking to raise the bar, yet again.


Hoping to see heated arguments in Lok Sabh, stealth and strategy in Interpol, and witty writing in IPC. I hope that all conventional and non-conventional committees in this year's conference endorse to find harmony in this world of Discord. With peace at the front of all UN committees, I hope this year we see the unexpected, this year we witness the greatest Model UN, in not just India, but on the global forum. I hope that the conference is in accord with the wishes of all participants, and all involved create memories that mean more to them than an award !


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