[SCIE web news, April 18th, 2017]SCIE has an active MUN club, where students learn about global issues, as they prepare for MUN conferences, represent countries other than their own, and present possible solutions to global problems in different committees. MUN conferences are always exciting experiences for students. We learn by meeting students from other countries and travel to places. This year a group of 9 students with two teachers (Mr. Julian and Ms. Sophie) attended THAIMUN IV at Bangkok from 1st April to 3rd April.
During the conference, we worked with different committees, I was acting as the delegate of the Russian Federation in HUMAN RIGHT COMMITTEE-2. This was my first International conference experience. Though scared to speak at the beginning, I soon become an active participant. Most of the delegates were easy to get along, and after the initial hesitation, I made lot of friends there. The debate was intriguing but also conflicting, since everyone was doing their best trying to reach their national interest. As the delegate of Russia, I also gave two speeches and lots of points of information to support my own resolution, and eventually after the debates, our resolution successfully passed. I was glad to see everyone being persuaded to vote for my resolution, and I really enjoyed a lot when debating and discussing with fellow delegates from all over the world, which improved my public speaking and debate skills to a greater extent.
In the last day, we met in the General Assembly with all other delegates to solve an emergency issue. It was such an exciting experience, serious discussion with others to find a solution to a crisis. Being the delegate of Russia, I had to persuade others and negotiate to reach consensus. Overall, THAIMUN IV was a motivational experience with many educational benefits. THAIMUN really offered me a great opportunity to learn persuasive speaking skills as well as research skills, and I really enjoyed having debate and conversations with people from different nations.
Reporter/ April Scott