My Own Impression About the MUN
Last week, I went to the UNA-USA's Model UN for three days. It was a conference that people talked about global issues and problems, then found out resolutions to solve the problems. Every participants had their own issue and the country represented. It was only for high school students to participant and we could have conference in the UN headquarter on the last day. My issue was climate change and my represented country was Brunei Darussalam.
We discussed for different problems and issues about climate change and finished the resolution paper. Also, we needed to find different sponsors and signatories for it. The sponsors were countries who thought the idea of resolutions, and also gave economic supports to the events in resolution. On the other hand, signatories were countries who supported and agreed the resolutions.
My country, Brunei Darussalam had made up the idea of resolution with some other countries. However, when we started to write it on resolution paper, the problems appeared. Some of the countries tried to separate the sponsors and took other countries' resolutions. My group was one of the country isolated. My partner and I felt sad as our resolution was taken away by other countries. At that time, I really didn't know what to do. My partner was so calm because she was the third time being in the MUN Conference. After that we asked the director for help, and finally our problem was solved and we still were the part of the resolution's sponsor.
Unfortunately, the problem happened again on the next day. My partner was sad, however, I couldn't do anything to help as I was new. She felt really frustrated and cried. I felt sorry for her. I've never saw her cry, she seemed brave and strong before, she always took things in MUN so conscientious. I could see how concerned she was for the conference. I thought that she took the conference too serious before, that's why she felt very depressed if something bad happened or people said bad things about her in the conference. But when she said, "I'm not serious, just respect." I felt how the way she thought and understood her.
In this conference, I met some new friends and learned how the process of actual UN Conference goes. I learned some new knowledges about climate change and different point of views about this issue. However, I think the most important part was not the knowledge I learned through my topic, but the skills of communicating with different people. Through this conference, I realized that I should give consideration to other people's opinions in order to get an agreement in between. Moreover, I learned that people should coorperate with each other, that's why communication is very important.