Bucharest International Student Model United Nations 2017 has officially started. Delegates from all over the world have registered and taken their badges. Every delegate seemed to be really joyful and satisfied about the reception of the BISMUN team. Although some participants are at their first MUN conference and others have a great experience in debate, all of them are excited to be part of BISMUN family this year.
It was a pleasure to discuss with the participants and learn about their expectations and experiences. The honorable delegate of Australia in ECOSOC committee, Giorgos Kwstoudis, confessed that this is his first MUN experience: “It’s my first time in MUN in general. I hope that I will learn many things like decision making process in the UN, how to present my ideas in a crowd of people highly trained who may agree or disagree with me. I think this will be a positive experience”. Also Alexandra Drumitrasc, delegate of France in Crisis Committee told me that: “I have participated in BISMUN twice before. This is my tenth MUN actually. I have participated in MUN’s in Romania and abroad – for example, in Warsaw or Bratislava”.
It is noticeable that the delegates are taking the conference very seriously. To prove this, we have the example of Stefan Alin, who is representing Netherlands in Human Rights Committee. He told us that: “I expect to represent my country and to expose some ideas on some problems which the world is facing and possibly bring solutions that can be applied in real life” At the question: “What are your expectations about the conference?”, the honorable delegate of Ethiopia in Human Rights Committee, Michael Foster, says that: “Of course, an enjoyable experience, a cooperative one and also to interact with another like-minded individuals. I expect to have a learning experience which has already started researching the country and the specific committee and learning about other countries in the world and their standpoints on the specific topics. So I say just, in all around, a beneficial experience to learn more about the world on the specific topics.”
At the end of the day, all delegates have enjoyed the cocktail time where they have shared their opinions regarding the topics, ideas, expectations, their experience. Yet, the most important thing is that they have made new friends from all over the world!
By Elena Florentina Solomon, DISEC Press Officer