By: F. Sarkis
From the 22nd of March to the 26th, 44 students went to Costa do Sauipe to attend BRAMUN XV, the largest Latin American Model United Nations conference. The fifteenth edition of the conference had four chairs from St. Paul’s, and 40 delegates.
From the opening ceremony to the closing, it seemed that time flew by. As a member of the Press Corps, I was constantly moving around committees and can surely affirm to anyone that St. Paul’s delegates were active participants.
The closing ceremony announced multiple winners from our school who won either Honorable Mentions, Best Delegation, or Best Speaker awards. Not only, but next year, 5 members of the leadership team are Pauleans, which is a great honor and pleasure.
The conference was an amazing experience. There were eight hours of conference sessions indoors, with coffee and lunch breaks. In total, we had four hours to have lunch, go to the beach, and relax before we returned for another four hours of conference.
Mr. Sousa, the new BRAMUN coordinator, did a fantastic job with his speeches and relentless work to make this BRAMUN one of the best conferences yet.
Our daily schedule consisted of waking up at 7:00am for breakfast, as the first committee session started at 8:00. There were two committee sessions a day consisting of four hours each with a fifteen-minute break in-between. There was a lunch break from 12:00 to 16:00, where delegates could eat and have some leisure time, going to the beach or the pool. At night, there were different activities for the students to entertain themselves, and the curfew was at 23:30.
The conference as a whole was fun and entertaining, and one would never be bored with all of the activities available for us to do. The debate was strategic and precise, with good and valid arguments when delegates spoke up. It was a successful BRAMUN conference as a whole.