There are many paths that lead to success, but there is only one that guarantees not only individual success, but common good for the society itself. We have tested it and the results have been incredible: 8 different successful editions of Bucharest International Student Model United Nations, almost 2000 participants from all over the world, high-quality debates and negotiations about current heated topics from the international agenda, youth involvement into the academic environment, building a community of young and involved people from all over the world who are united by the same goals, a special mixture of fun and work from which all delegates, chairpersons as well as organizers benefit. Amazing, isn’t it? How come a simple Conference has become such an important event? Of course, there is a key ingredient that made BISMUN grow so much, made all its editions unique and will continue to inspire the next editions. You just have to open your minds and improve our world!
When talking about the future of BISMUN Conference, one must take a look on the evolution BISMUN has had over the past 8 years and then, the conclusion becomes obvious. Currently at its ninth editions, BISMUN has had an astounding development through its eight editions, all of them representing a remarkable success for both organizers and participants.Back in 2009, BISMUN started as a small conference, which gathered almost 120 participants, most of them beginners in the art of MUNs. Every year, the number of participants has noticeably increased. The ninth edition of BISMUN expects around 250 participants from all over the world to join us. At the beginning, BISMUN was a new experience for both organizers and participants, but now most of the delegates and the chairpersons are experienced participants. The quality experience they have achieved can be distinguished when assisting the debates from the Conference. The participants treat the issues discussed in a more complex way. Moreover, as the participants’ feedback shows us, the BISMUN experience has been amazing for them and they are eager to come back and to bring their friends as well. This is for sure an indicator for the direction BISMUN will follow in the next years. We believe this process will continue in the future: more and more young people from different parts of the world will continue to attend BISMUN Conference.
However, the continuous will to participate to BISMUN each edition is not a surprise. Through all 8 editions that have passed, the organizers have put lots of effort and time into preparing an exclusive event and this will continue to happen. Each edition brought new improvements that have made BISMUN even more appealing to its participants. Over the years, BISMUN Conference simulated different committees, challenging the participants to interfere with a different dimension of analysis each edition. From the Security Council to the United Nations Environment Program, delegates have had to prepare themselves to be ready to face the various issues each committee has raised. Every edition, the organizers are carefully deciding on a topic that represents a major current and heated issue debated worldwide in that period. Through these themes, the organizers want to raise awareness about the problems the world faces and to encourage the youth to take action in these matters and to come up with viable solutions for them. Over all 8 editions of BISMUN, the topics have been challenging our participants and stimulating them to involve in the debates and will continue to do so. In addition, BISMUN has also developed an entertaining dimension for its participants and provided them not only with academic activities, but also with fun ones. After just one edition of BISMUN, the delegates become friends because of the bonding activities we have prepared for them.
As it can be seen, BISMUN is developing each year and will continue to do this for sure. Why? Because of the enthusiasm and commitment that drives both organizers and participants to pursue attending this event. The community BISMUN has created gathers people that want to make a change in the world, that want to involve themselves in activities that can bring improvements to our society. While this bond continues to link these young and ambitious people from all over the world, we consider that BISMUN will continue to evolve each year.At least 400 participants coming from different parts of the world, a new controversial topic to debate, new speakers to inspire the delegates, new challenges for the delegates, new interesting social activities – sounds like BISMUN 2022 for us, doesn’t it? Future for BISMUN team appears to be bright; therefore, we invite you all to join us in this amazing experience. We hope you are as enthusiastic as we are about the next editions of BISMUN!