Theme of HMUN 2024
SHAPING OUR FUTURE: INNOVATING SYSTEMS TO MEET A CHANGING REALITY
When organizing HMUN, one of our first priorities is coming up with a theme. It's incredibly important to find a subject broad enough to address a wide range of audiences, while still maintaining a clear message to discuss.
This 27th edition, once again, we have put in a lot of work to come up with a theme that suits both our conference and its attendees, a theme that makes people think, and ask questions that are not so easily answered: 'Shaping our future: innovating systems to meet a changing reality', is what remained in our minds, and hopefully will in yours.
Because, after all, the future is ours. If anyone is going to change it, it's us. At times, it doesn't look too bright, but that is where we should do something. It is time to look at the systems governing our reality, and see where they are going. Our reality is changing, it has been changing, and it will be changing for quite some time. But what is our reality? Is it our everyday life? Is it our digital life, perhaps? And in a world where artificial intelligence is growing in influence, what is real to begin with?
On the other hand, we also have our long existing systems. Systems that have survived centuries, and have seen the rise and fall of revolutions, kingdoms and nations. However, we have reached a point in time where our systems work against us. Therefore, adjustments need to be made, for our future to be shaped the way we want it. Reality has changed, and we must change as well.
But how do we do that? How do we change society? We don't have to. We only have to improve our society, in order to adapt in this changing reality. There are innovations long overdue, and the time has come to make them. The changes we should make, though, are up to our generation. At the conference, hopefully, you decide to innovate systems. Our systems, the world's systems, maybe even your own. Hopefully, you think about things, and you learn to make your future yours.