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The first day was a bit dull, the committee was still warming up to each other, however our chairs were AMAZING! Maryanne and Katerina were the epitome of diplomatic, professional,intellectual and friendly chairs. Happily and graciously explaining ROPs to the newbies and being equitable with regards to moderation of debate, they played a major role in making me develop a positive attitude towards ECOFIN. As the days progressed debate became more heated and the delegate representing Canada continued to be a thorn in my side, articulate and well read were an understatement when it came to her debating on the agenda items. She pushed me to up my game and get my facts right, in the end I learnt so much more than I'd expected about austerity measures and tax havens. My friend Brian was also in the committee representing the Republic of Zimbabwe, if you ask me he represented President Mugabe's interests perfectly and his resolution on austerity measures for African nations passed with an obvious majority. He ended up being the best male delegate of the committee.
Best female delegate was between Canada and I, come to think of it I never learned her name. Isn't it funny how you can leave a conference having referred to someone by the country they were representing the whole time and never actually find out their name. In the end she got best delegate but I wont deny that she deserved it, she was an exceptional delegate. We co-sponsored the committees resolution on tax havens which ended up being quite a lengthy document, it was actually the longest resolution drafted in the entire conference. I loved the fact that we could put aside our positive rivalry and come up with such a comprehensive document.
All in all, the conference was well organised, there was proper dissemination of information and the dais members were beyond competent. The week was crowned off with a whole new spin to best delegate. The Secretariat came up with a concept for Mr. and Miss KenyaMUN. Each committee would submit their best male and female delegates as finalists and in the end two of the nominees would be crowned Mr and Miss KenyaMUN. It was a creative twist to the usual best delegate awards and it made the upcoming social night an evening to look forward to. As I prepare for TGIMUNC, I will carry forth the spirits of my committee chairs and the delegate representing Canada for they truly made my MUN conference one to remember.
Join me at The Global International Model UN Conference in New Dheli, India from 25- 28 of June 2016. Visit the website and apply, because trust me guys its going to be BIG and an experience to remember. (tgimunc.com/apply/)