It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 3rd FREDMUN (Frederick Model United Nations) 2018 which will be organized and hosted by Frederick University in Nicosia and Limassol from 21 to 24 November 2018.
FREDMUN is already perceived as a really tremendous stone not only for the academic life of Cyprus but for the global cultural community since it is the only, at an academic level in Cyprus, Model United Nations (MUN) supported officially by the United Nations. Furthermore, FREDMUN 2018 has been placed, for the third consecutive year, under the auspices of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, thus reaffirming the prominent value of the institution.. The formal opening of FREDMUN 2018 will take place in Nicosia at the Presidential Palace on 21 November 2018. Meanwhile, the honoured person for FREDMUN 2018, will be the esteemed Mr Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus who will address a special speech and whose presence enhances the international prestige of our conference.
During the proceedings of the last two editions of FREDMUN, Frederick University welcomed a large number of students not only from Cypriot and Greek Universities but also from many international Universities who examined, analysed, negotiated a range of significant current international issues and made resolutions. In addition, for second year, FREDMUN 2018 is open to high school students who wish to learn the secrets of diplomacy and discuss about the greatest human rights issues around the world. Furthermore, each year, prominent personalities honor our conference, such as distinguished officials of the United Nations, ambassadors from several counties, diplomats and esteemed members of international academic community.
All these elements justify why FREDMUN is one of the most cherished educational institutions which was born in Cyprus, at Frederick University. FREDMUN 2018 is expected to succeed with even greater success and to put a remarquable impact to the ongoing global evolutions. At a time of intense humanitarian, political and economic crisis, each society demands citizens with a strong sense of responsibility and critical ability towards the ongoing evolutions. Frederick University, remaining faithful to its mission to provide innovative and high-quality programs of study and active research, brings the Republic of Cyprus at the centre of attention by supporting and promoting the participation of young scientists, who will "provide solutions" to the major problems facing the international community today.
Dear delegates, dear future diplomats of the world, I am looking forward to seeing you to the third Model United Nations at Frederick University and I am certain that FREDMUN 2018 will be a unique and unforgettable event!
Professor George Demosthenous
Rector, Frederick University