By: G. Werner & A. C. Leonetti
During this summer holidays 7 Lower 6 students spent a week at The Hague International Model United Nations conference (THIMUN). It was a stunning experience and the ideal stage to challenge yourself and enhance our skills as MUN delegates as well as growing as individuals.
The conference entertained more than 2000 guests from all corners of the world representing the nations of the UN at the World Forum. Committees had an average size of 200 delegates, with individuals stretching from Belgium to Japan and Turkey to Uzbekistan. This interaction with other delegates from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities made this MUN conference stand out from all others. Providing a golden opportunity for us to make friends and engage in debate with new and surprising people, learning more about the world around us and developing ourselves as a global citizen.
Furthermore, the conference provided a challenging scenario for the debate. The Committee sizes, the knowledge and experiences of the delegates participating, alongside your position as a single delegate made the debate, lobbying and drafting of resolutions all the more demanding. We were constantly having to adapt to changes making thinking on your feet is a crucial.
The Hague itself is a wonderful city. With a small size, efficiency and architectural beauty, this unique urban centre makes you want to explore and learn more about its remarkable history. Getting to spend time with your friends in Amsterdam, visiting the Van Gogh Museum, eating marvelous food and getting to know the city’s night life were all aspects which made this a thrilling, enriching and truly unforgettable trip.
You may find pictures of the conference at the St.Paul's MUN Instagram Page.