WorldMUN 2014! LiveBlog III

by melissa on March 20, 2014

The marathon of WorldMUN continues on Day 3!

As most delegates submitted working papers on Day 2, most of these were “introduced” (WorldMUN rules specify that once chairs accept working papers and disseminate them to committee, that working papers are automatically introduced with no formal introduction process.) early in the morning on WorldMUN’s third day. For example, in the Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) committee delegates submitted over fifteen working papers, but only eight were introduced Wednesday morning.

Despite the introduction of working papers, delegates were quick to analyze paper content and begin merging to form draft resolutions. At Egmont Palace, one of the two main venues for the conference, it was common to see frantic but enthusiastic delegates finding similar papers with which to merge. As Wednesday was a half day of committee, many delegates used the free time to start, continue, or finish the merging process.

That afternoon, delegates could partake in a number of in-conference trips including a tour of the European Parliament, Stella Artois brewery, and a Belgian chocolate factory.

WorldMUN delegates await a brief lecture at the European Union

WorldMUN delegates await a brief lecture at the European Union

Delegates find their university country flag at the European Parliament

Delegates find their university country flag at the European Parliament

As an attendee of the European Parliament trip, it was apparent that delegates were very enthusiastic to see the heart of European diplomacy! Delegates received information about how the European Parliament works and scope of its influence.

Possibly the best social thus far, Cabaret night, was a hit. Delegates sang, danced, and showcased unique aspects of their home countries during this unforgettable night. Below are some examples of acts!

The delegation from Pakistan gave us an amazing performance

The delegation from Pakistan gave us an amazing performance

Korean delegates wear traditional costumes, but soon start dancing to Gangnam Style

Korean delegates wear traditional costumes, but soon start dancing to Gangnam Style

We also had a MUN proposal! The delegation of Eritrea in DISEC, Saed Abu-Haltam and Sana Sohel got engaged during Canada’s cabaret performance! Stay tuned for a feature on this proposal.

Saed Abu-Haltam and Sana Sohel get engaged!

Saed Abu-Haltam and Sana Sohel get engaged!

All in all. delegates have been happy and busy. We’re excited to see what kind of draft resolutions delegates produce as WorldMUN reaches its halfway point.

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