Dear students, friends and partners,

I am so happy to welcome each and everyone and I salute the young diplomats here, gathered at the 7th edition of the LaudeMUN Conference, 120 students from 14 top high schools in Israel, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca together with their Laude-Reut fellows who so generously open their knowledge and experience to the others by organizing this event.

As the LaudeMUN organizing committee emphasized it, reaching the 7th edition brings back warm memories of the previous years which have turned the Conference into a prestigious event, due to the dedication of our students in preparing it for their fellows so eagerly participating in the diplomatic works.

In the beginning, LaudeMUN was only a spark of some creative minds. Our students loved the idea of hosting our own MUN, and soon enough, the simple spark was taking shape into a great event. Training for MUNs had also been fun for them, as our senior students, Irina Melesteu, Antonia Grosu, Tudor Cobrea and Matei Vladescu hosted a MUN club, sharing their past diplomatic experiences with the ninth graders.

After its first edition, they have learned from their mistakes, and tried to improve it as well as possible for the following years. Since the second edition had gone really well, they invited, for the first time, in the third edition, other highschoolers who shared the same MUN fever. The fourth edition came with new challenges, which they succeed in overcoming. The fifth and sixth edition included more experienced and more enthusiastic students that made the committees thrive with ideas.

Success after success, here they are this year, under the mentorship of His Excellency Ambassador David Saranga, inviting you to join in building a greater future for ourselves under the motto: Your voice matters as you are the future world changers!

I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for the great honor invested in the Laude-Reut Educational Complex throughout the time. Excellence in education is the mission of the Laude-Reut Educational Complex, whose founder and chair I have been for almost a quarter of a century now, focusing on creating a brighter future for the world through you.

I convey to our partner, the Romanian Banking Institute, the deepest appreciation for hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of LaudeMUN 2019, thus showing us great consideration in the name of education.

Wishing you all the luck with a successful MUN conference at the highest level, allow me to congratulate our students in the LaudeMUN organizing committee and I invite them up here to introduce them to you in a big round of applause:

1. Robin Scrieciu – Conference Manager
2. Maria Progloff – Secretary General
3. Alina Niculae – President of the General Assembly
4. Miruna Mladin – Deputy Secretary General
5. Rares Bunda – Deputy President of the General Assembly
6. Antonia Grosu – Under Secretary General
7. Marc Varzariu – Chief of Press
8. Tudor Coman – Deputy Chief of Press
9. Iris Polihroniade – Chief of Staff
10. Claire Raicu – Deputy Chief of Staff
11. Ana Cojocaru – Chief of Entertainment
12. Marius Tatarici – Deputy Chief of Entertainment
13. Daniela Costea – Chief of Housing
14. Gabriel Gheorghe – Chief of Finance

Tova Ben-Nun Cherbis

President & Founder of the Laude-Reut Educational Complex