The theme for PANAMUN XXIX is Recovering Hope. Our world is slowly emerging from the COVID pandemic, a tumultuous, relentless, and despairful journey that we have overcome. Millions of lives have been lost, polarization became a prominent part of our society, hatred and angst spread rapidly among us, our world was set ablaze, as we were forced to isolate ourselves. In a state of such turmoil all of these obstacles made it even easier to lose oneself.
However, as a global community, we have proven to be able to rise to these unrelenting challenges with compassion, ingenuity, and perseverance. To move forward, we must continue to transform ourselves and be open to new opportunities.
The last year has been difficult for many, as the tragic events we have witnessed have caused our world to spiral into chaos. In such darkness, it is hard to find the light and lean on one another. Weakened and disempowered, many of us thought that we lost hope altogether.
However, by strengthening our unity we are able to empower ourselves and the people around us to rebuild what we have lost. Through compassion we now have the opportunity to fight for what we believe in and continue progressing forward. We thought that we had lost it, however the spark of hope within us never left, it has carried on with us all along. But to reignite it, we must do so together.