Monday, February 27, 2012

Delegates Debating

Hey Everyone! This weekend my school hosted their very own MUN conference! We had over 20 schools send delegates along with about 10 committees. In total there were almost 1,000 kids there! This was a great experience as we got to enjoy all the best aspects of MUN while on our home turf. I was a chair (or leader) of a crisis committees. Crisis is different from the general committees. Normal committees are like UNICEF of UNEP which are representations of real UN groups. Each person represents a country and debates in favor of their countries stance for the real world topics being discussed in committee. However in crisis, each people is a imaginary figure in the future, working to beat the "crisis" presented to them at the beginning of the day. Normally there are three crisis committees working with or against each other and the problem to see who will come out on top. It was very exciting! And the best part was my committee won!
Another great part about hosting the conference is you get to pick a charity to donate profits to. This year, we held a fundraiser at our conference to help Hands for Africa, a charity helping give prosthetics to the hurt in Sierra Leone. We gave out raffle tickets for each dollar donated and raffled of prizes like shirts, hackey sacks, and jewelry hand made by the victims. Overall, it was a great conference and made a lasting impact on the world!

What charities do you donate to? Let me know in the comments!



  1. Nice blog! I like your posts about Model UN -- keep 'em coming! Your conference was great btw , I was there blogging for Best Delegate! (I noticed you didn't give away the name but the hawk gives it away.) Do you know how much the conference raised for charity? The most I've ever heard was at Georgetown NAIMUN which raised almost $25k this year for charity:water

    1. @Ryan Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you like the MUN posts! I saw you at our LHHS conference and I am glad you had a good time. I know we raised in total around 5 thousand for the conference, so a large amount of that was for our charity, Hands for Africa. Since we are such a small conference, it is highly unlikely we could ever raise as much as Georgetown did, but I am so happy that they raised so much to give to a great cause!
      Thanks again to your comment and I look forward to your next Best Delegate post!