By Leonoor Van Kersbergen
Weeks and weeks of preparation. Learning how to write UN resolutions, opening speeches and policy statements. Learning parliamentary procedure, vocabulary and learning even more about international relations… from Sunday the 29th of January to Friday the 3rd of February it was time for this year’s delegation to make use of their newly obtained skills at The Hague Model United Nations conference (THIMUN).
The delegation of twelve people (in the picture), gathered on Sunday at 5am for an early flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From here we went on to The Hague, where the conference centre was located. Where Sunday was a day of exploring the city, Monday the real deal started. After an incredible opening ceremony in which all delegations where involved, the lobbying sessions were commenced. Laughs, frustrations and elations were part of the road to many resolutions to be submitted for debate. It was these resolutions on which the following days, 7 hours a day, debate was held.
Tired, yet full of amazing memories the week came to an end. In just a couple of days, I have met many new people, got inspired by many incredible speakers, and in short had an experience of a lifetime.
A great thank you to Ms Teleki and Mr Friend for making this all possible, and I encourage every student to join MUN next year!
In top photo, from left to right and top to bottom, Kristian Chung, Katherine Adelman, Joel Ramlill, George Colville, Leonoor van Kersbergen, Rim Fawaz, Ms Teleki, Katie Kim, Hannah Tickle, Farah Vogel, Olivia Bisbee, Michelle Tseng, Blanche de Boilley.
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