After a year of planning from the Leadership Team and Advisors, the Brazil Model United Nations Conference (BRAMUN) took place from March 25-29 on the stunning coast of Bahia, Brazil. With eight committees and a massive General Assembly, the conference included a little over 400 delegates from international schools all over Brazil and Argentina.
Delegates had a chance to practice their skills from the Human Rights and Political committees to the special committees, that included the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee. Not only that, topics ranged from Child Labor in ECOSOC, to Women’s Reproductive Rights in the HRC and Palestinian Membership in PRC.
In a spectrum of time, the event included all the way from the Korean War and 9/11 in the Historical Security Council to Oil in International Waters and Scarcity of Water in the Middle East in the Futuristic Security Council. Several resolutions were passed presenting concrete solutions to the international issues that were brought to the floor, delegates had the opportunity to expand their diplomatic expertise and also to meet other aspiring-diplomats from the region.
Participants enjoyed the best of both worlds, debating in the morning, taking a 4-hour beach break in the afternoon and later going back to their respective committees to end the day.
At the end of the conference, the new leadership team was selected, now including Guilherme Grupenmacher, Best Delegate’s Model United Nations Institute Alumni, as the Vice-Chair of the Historical Security Council for next year’s edition of the conference.
Next year, BRAMUN XIV, is scheduled for March 2016 in the Iberostar Resort Praia do Forte. To learn more information about Brazil MUN, check out their website.
(This Conference Recap was provided by Guilherme Grupenmacher)