On November 21st, 2014, after travelling, for what felt like eternity, alone, on a train to the heart of downtown Toronto, I embarked on a journey to my first committee session of SSICsim 2014. All I could remember was the butterflies that were fluttering around in my stomach as I lifted my plaque that read India, so that I could be added to the speakers list. It was the year 2050 and our committee, comprising of more and less economically developed countries, and our objectives were to solve the global warming crisis. So for three days we discussed solutions to combat climate change, oil consumption, natural disasters and list goes on. But it didn’t come without a surge of crisis updates, kidnappings and ransoms. The Crisis Staff even developed a twitter account designated for our committee. You can check it out here https://twitter.com/SSICsimGW2050. The social media aspect helped keep the committee organized and effectively monitored the flow of debate. But perhaps the sole reason why I will always remember this particular committee session is on par a result of the dedication and commitment of our committee’s staff.
Several MUN conferences later I remain grateful and honoured for my experiences at SSICsim. Since the days of debating escape plans to planet Mars, I have come to learn a few things from those three daring days. Firstly, expect the unexpected. You never know what can happen in a committee session. Secondly, it taught me how to work with my fellow delegates when challenges arose, so that eventually we, collectively and successfully managed to send the world’s population to space. Most notably, though, the conference made me realize that the entity of MUN recognizes that the global forum of change is only attained by means of collecting ideas from a wide range of entities. As we were drawing up ideas for potential solutions to the collapse of the GMO seed and the threat of a global famine, excluding South Africa, to leakage of Thorium reactors in India and the capture of a Monsanto whistleblower, our committee worked hard as a team to design and develop strategic and sustainable solutions to solve the crisis that is global warming.
Today I am honoured to be serving as your Vice-Director for the Peace Building Commission committee at TGIMUNC! I invite each one of you to join me in New Delhi for the largest Model United Nations in the world at tgimunc.com/apply/ .Make sure to also follow TGIMUNC on all social media outlets including facebook, twitter, and Instagram! And see you in June!