UNHRC. Day One
Published on February 20, 2017
Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an actual simulation of the United Nations.
The first day of the UN Human Rights Committee’s work started by explaining the Rules of Procedure, which was truly entertaining. As far as most of the delegates were first-timers, delightful Directors (Laure Sigalla and Isabelle Heinemann) did their best to make the whole procedure as clear as possible, therefore they explained those on the two motions: “health benefits of beef khinkali” and “environmental benefits of mushrooms”.
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Clearly the Directors knew a thing or two on how to make work a better place and encourage the delegates to open up and speak out their mind.
After clarifying the Rules of Procedures, the committee’s actual working session started. Delegates adopted the agenda number one: “Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict Zones”. After that the whole session went in a required way and the committee members have started working on the draft paper.
As Model UN veteran and the Director of DISEC, Sören Wehrheim considered UNHRC a small committee to discuss human rights. It truly makes sense, as only half of the committee was present at the working session, which is basically seven delegates. Luckily the Directors were extremely dedicated, supportive and encouraging, and they gave a few minutes to unprepared delegates to deliberate with their countries' positions; they even helped some of them during preparation. The Directors did absolutely their best to explain the Rules of Procedures, but whenever there was a follow-up question, Isabelle and Laure would explain the rules again.
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Now a word or two about the Directors. They were carefully chosen by the organization and it is without a doubt that they are delightful people to work with: it is proved by their major experiences in MUN. I had a chance to ask a few questions to Laure Sigalla. Laure is from France, has just graduated from the University of Sorbonne. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and has done six MUNs in six months. As it was mentioned, the committee is very small,
Published on February 14, 2017
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but still both Laure and Isabelle were positive that they would adopt resolutions by the end of the sessions.
As for the delegates, during the committee work they all seemed distrait and nervous, especially when they had to opine. So I was wondering what their expectations of this conference were and what would be the benefits for them. Mr. Farhad, 23, who is a diplomat from Turkey was asked what would be his personal improvement as a result of the conference, and the answer was: “...to speak as a diplomat in English”. The other replies were similar to Mr. Farhad’s, for all the delegates are expecting improvement of their language skills. This was among dozens of reasons which explained the whole jittery atmosphere happening in the committee. Delegates also mentioned that they are looking for new adventures, experiences, adopted resolution (indeed) and of course enjoyment in beautiful Tbilisi.