To live a life in ignorance, away from the torment of life and the pains of caring for the collective whole of the world, is to many a person, a gift. Yet, to us, it is a self-imposed curse. Welcome to GSMUN 2018!This year, with our theme being ‘Recognizing and Countering the Devolution of Mankind’, not only do we wish to bring global issues to the schooling population, but we wish to empower our delegates as leaders prepared to rescue our world from the risk that we pose ourselves. With the wide array of committees we have, DISEC, ECOFIN, SOCHUM, SPECPOL, UNODC, EC, HRC AND SC; we plan to tackle matters of international significance holistically yet with sufficient focus. Furthermore, with the MUN directed for the first time by the Grade 11 (with the assistance of the Grade 12), we hope for excitement, energy and a new, never-seen-before dynamic, all concentrated towards global upliftment. Moreover, we are fortified by an excellent Admin, IT and Press Team, led by Hariharasudhan Swaminathan, Sirasit Sachdev, Jayanta Saha and Pavanrat Sakulsacha, possibly the most creative minds in this institution, directing us towards ingenious heights! Most importantly, though, what defines our potential this year is undoubtedly our delegates, strong and resilient against all the ills that pervade this world, determined and dedicated towards all that their work entails. To all the participants of GSMUN 2018, as a final note of encouragement: believe that the world can be a better place, believe that change is at the horizon, and believe that it is within our grasp.Over and out.