By Nour Honein
Every week, a participant in this GIMUN activity gives us her perspective on the latest session. Find out what happened in last week’s session…
You know that feeling you get when you’re making a speech in public? You know the pressure? The panic? The sweating? Well let me tell you that in the MUN Delegation program not only will you have to face that but you’ll also have to deal with the pressure of debating with other delegates while making sure you have enough back-up knowledge in order to keep up with everyone. And that was a lesson learnt on Wednesday the 21st of October during the 4th session the MUN Delegation.
Firstly, the two head delegates made sure that we understood all the procedures of MUN conferences by going deep into more advanced points that we need to know. Following that, given the fact that we had been over all the necessary points through the past weeks, we continued the simulation of an MUN conference, pretending we were in the IAEA committee and debating on the topic of “Nuclear power”. Since we had already learnt how to write a draft resolution last week, we were supposed to continue working on it during unmoderated caucuses (or lobbying).And the pressure was on! We had to get back to our block of allies, discuss the topic, state our countries’ position and solutions concerning this matter, and make sure we got as many signatories as we could on our draft resolution in order for it to be even considered. Once all the blocks had submitted their papers, it was time to vote! And based on a simple majority vote, the first draft resolution failed… the second one… well, also failed… then, after many prayers to the MUN gods, the third one passed!
Now we just need to reach out to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in hopes of sharing it with him. We’ll let you know how it goes. Stay tuned!