Yesterday, 23rd of March, at the BISMUN opening ceremony I had the honor to interview the representative from the Lauder- Reut association on the effects that MUNs have upon young adults, their importance and how they help students develop skills in order to become great leaders in the future.
Q: Which is the impact that the MUNs have upon the students at Lauder- Reut?
A: Well, the team that we have assembled from Lauder- Reut has very dedicated students, always amongst the most involved and active in their classes and this is such a great opportunity for them to be amongst university students who are studying Foreign Affairs and learn from it. So, I am very confident in their skills.
Q: Which is your view on the importance on the Model United Nations for the young adults’ development?
A: I think it is essential in order for them to practice what it really is to be a part of the UN. This will only benefit them upon graduation. This will help them see how they correlate with others, they will find out new things. The students will train in finding a constructive solution, they will learn how to persuade through their speech and try and work together to get the best solutions.
Q: What is your opinion on the overall effect of the Model United Nations?
A: I wish there were more. They are very, very effective in educating our future leaders, because what’s better education than involving and imitating?