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I’m working for the Hong Kong MUN Club and it’s my second year here. Though not very experienced, I’ve already gone through a lot of hells (sorry if I sound too mean). Please try to avoid the following and make the organizers feel better!
1. Not knowing your committee and country
You may be thinking, what the hell? Does anyone really not know what their committees and countries are? And I can tell you - it did happen (unfortunately). Once a group of 4 came to us. 2 of them said they represented Canada in DISEC. When they were done, the other 2 came to us and said they represented Canada IN DISEC too! It was so impossible that I had to get the lists of other committees to ask if they were in one of them. And – turned out they were in SC. Thank god we only had 3 committees. My biggest question is: how did they even prepare for the topics?
I know that the official language of most MUNs is English, but not all the delegates are willing to comply with this rule. I’m not discriminating, but some Chinese delegates who came to our conference did like to talk to their fellows or even us in Mandarin. C’mon, not all of us know Mandarin. Even if we know, we don’t like to use it when it’s still in the conference, and these delegates sometimes leave us or the other delegates a bad impression. I guess for delegates whose mother tongue is not English, MUN is a great chance for them to practice their English. This is true even for us the organizers. Please try to speak to the organizers in English more often, even if you know they may speak the same language as you do, unless you really don’t know how to say that in English. I guess this shows your respect to the conference itself.
This is one of the most disgusting things that has happened in my MUN journey. I still remember in HKMUNC 2014, a chair drank too much vodka (yes, VODKA) and got drunk. And from the sub-heading, you know what happened – and we had to clean it ourselves for some reasons. Ew. Even if it doesn’t have to be done by the organizers themselves, please be considerate and drink responsibly. :(