AMISMUN 2019

AMISMUN 2019

Over the course of three days, students from many different international schools around Ho Chi Minh City gathered at the annual Model United Nations conference held at American International School. The many students from AIS varied from newcomers to seasoned delegates. During this event delegates were required to represent various countries which perhaps were not their own and had to undertake the task of sharing the countries views on certain issues. The entire experience was a test of confidence and research but in the end, it was an enjoyable experience of which every moment was a true delight. During the first day delegates were separated into various forums of The United Nations ranging from the General Assembly to the Security Council.

They were required to work with students from other schools to draft resolutions to various real-life problems such as terrorism or the refugee crisis. These resolutions would then be the centre of the debates. The first day was an important day as it allowed the delegates to collaborate and contribute their own ideas to each of the resolutions. The second day was a day filled with various heated but fruitful debates within the different groups. Delegates made amendments to the proposed resolutions, expressing their country’s position on the resolutions.

There were several moments throughout the day which encouraged laughter from the delegates as the more eloquent speakers used humour or hyperbole to make their points. It was an interesting day overall and watching the delegates both new and old collaborate as well hearing the wide range of views was a tremendous sight. The third day brought an end to the exhilarating three days conference. In the various councils, delegates voted for their fellow delegates in categories such as best dressed or best death stare and more laughs were shared that day. The experience was quite exciting and is something that anyone could participate in. It offers a chance for collaboration with various different types of people. There was never a second throughout the three days where anyone seemed to feel a lack of interest. I recommend more students to join, as it was a memorable experience.

Rohit AMBAKKAT