Report of the YEL-club meeting of 16.12.2016
Today was the big day! Today we finally held our own (little) MUN. Obviously our members were quite nervous, but they were all well prepared.
The meeting began with the chairs (Jil, Kai, Mika and Mart) reminding the delegates of some of the most important rules and tips. The delegates then started to present their policy statements and their country’s opinion. We noticed that our members had worked hard to find out their country’s position in the matter of climate change and to represent it as good as they could.
After everyone had presented his or her policy statement and no real discussion started to flourish, the chairs decided to have an unmoderated caucus of 15 minutes. So the delegates could discuss their papers and get acquainted with debating on a less formal level.
After a few more debates and unmoderated caucuses, as the delegates started to feel more at ease, allegiances and cooperations started to form and our members seemed to find solutions and even started to write drafts.
However, we had run out of time and we had to adjourn the meeting.
All in all it was a great experience for our members, but they still have to learn quite a bit: the chairs main points were that the delegates had to speak loud and clear, and avoid speaking too fast. Furthermore, they really have to learn and get used to the rules that come along with these MUN’s, so that they can respect them and also use the right vocabulary.
Nonetheless, we were all quite satisfied with the result and our first MUN was surely a good basis for other ones.
YEL-LMRL promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J46j-6ramek&feature=youtu.be