Blog: My First MUN Conference

Blog: My First MUN Conference

A Story by Ibrahim Hoti
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A journal of my first MUN

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I first found out about my first MUN just a few days before the conference was to actually start, on an old Facebook post, but was still able to make it to the MUN by registering at the gate, on the day of the conference. When I came in for the introduction that day, I had no idea what you really did in MUNs. At midnight, after the first day, I finally received my country in a Facebook message and started researching for the next few hours. On the first day of regular sessions, I was the only person who came in with a suit (Note: You don’t have to wear a full suit throughout the first couple of days). That day just got even crazier as, after my late night of research, and after I’d learnt a bit on the topic and North Korea’s stance on it, the two committees joined and we changed our committee topic. After being allowed one hour of research and making changes, we started normal sessions and the general speaker list started to fill up. I remember trying my hardest to keep on raising my placard as often as I could, but I still did find it a bit hard to dominate periods of the session, against some very experienced and talented debaters. After two days of that, on the beginning of the last day, I remember not having as great an impact on the final resolution as I would’ve liked, but we did manage to introduce a new clause that did represent many of my arguments. I was fortunate to be in a very efficient delegation, which allowed for me to have much of the last day free and to also socialize a bit and make some very good friends in the process. At the end of an, at times difficult and confusing conference, I managed to scrape through with an HM. However, that isn’t what should matter. If it’s just your first MUN, the greatest achievement you can possibly achieve is gaining good experiences, and developing your debating skills for next time.


© 2016 Ibrahim Hoti



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