Weekly Resolution – September 27, 2010

by KFC on September 27, 2010

Conference season has kicked off! Best Delegate will be providing coverage of the latest conference recaps and community news every Monday with our new “Weekly Resolution” column. And here’s where you come in!

There are many ways you can get involved with Best Delegate:

  1. Leave comments on our articles. Join the discussions and let us know what you think!
  2. Add your conference to our Conference Maps so we can also include it in our “Weekly Resolution” columns.
  3. Write a conference recap for us. We’re looking to give every conference and its award winners some free publicity in our “Weekly Resolution” columns!
  4. E-mail us topic suggestions, questions, and community/club news. We’re always looking to hear back from the community so we can help share the latest with everyone.
  5. Post a link to Best Delegate on your Model UN team’s website. Similar to a caucus bloc, the Model UN community grows stronger with size. The more readers we have, the better this website will be.

With that, here’s our first “Weekly Resolution!”

Conference Recaps

South Orange County Model United Nations Conference (SOCOMUN)
Contributing Writer: Edward Cleofe, Under-Secretary-General of Mission Viejo High School MUN

This year’s Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s Model United Nations Conference, SOCOMUN XIX, was, in fact, three conferences in one: a freshman novice, non-freshman novice, and advanced conference were held concurrently on campus. As expected, accommodations for advisors and delegates were top notch and attendance approached the coveted thousand student benchmark. True to form, Santa Margarita upheld its competitive reputation, with several advanced committees described as among the most aggressive encountered by many a veteran delegate. Also adhering to tradition were the novice conferences, providing a valuable learning experience to the emerging generation of MUN-ers.

Colorado Model United Nations – Boulder Conference

The Boulder Conference was held this past weekend after two training sessions in the past two weeks. The conference was divided into three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginner delegates discussed the issues of Darfur and the Korean peninsula while intermediate delegates focused on the Middle East issues of Rights for Kurds and the question of Palestine. Advanced delegates worked to address Bio-warfare and Pandemics. Delegates debated on docket resolutions submitted by Bosnia, Nigeria, China, Japan, Brazil, and the Russian Federation.

Upcoming Conferences

The college conference season begins this week with Boston University’s BarMUN!

Did you attend SOCOMUN or the Boulder Conference? Let us know how it went in the comments!

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