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I was waiting to get assigned as a director of one of the different committees that we had. I personally wanted to be in the Dais of the Security Council because in the SC, you have only 15 delegates and the topic discussed would always be something sensitive. But I ended up being selected to be a director in GA3 - SOCHUM. I was not that excited until I discovered that it is actually the biggest committee that GCLAUMUN has ever had with 312 delegates using double delegate system (Every country is represented by two delegates who come from the same school and they prepare everything together and share the speeches). Correcting Position Papers and preparing countries profile was making me more exciting of the big day especially that the topic was very interesting which is protection of Journalists and Humanitarian workers in conflict zones.
When the big day arrived, I was even more amazed when I saw what does 312 delegates really mean. Too many students, too much energy, too much future in one committee. What we tried to do in the first day is to give every one a chance to speak while we were taking notes and grading every student. We got impressed, of course. There were few students who just needed a chance to speak to blow our mind with their public speaking skills and how confident they were when they opened the floor for points of information. There were other students who needed more than that to impress that. The first un-moderated caucus that was motioned was at the end of the first day. Other students found in it the right opportunity to impress us. Central Africa, for example, prepared a very big sign to grab the attention of the African countries while the French delegation was actively and in a very smart way making other delegates follow him in his block.
Things got more tense during the second day. The first moderated caucus that was motioned was to discuss what happened during the first day of the conference and the last un-moderated caucus. We were surprised when the Tunisian delegate went on the floor when she was asked to to attack all the delegates of her block for not listening actively and for being bossy rather than real leaders. She went emotional and said: "How on earth, are we going to find solutions for world's problems if we do not collaborate and work together?" then she hit with the papers on the podium and a long silence too place. She played it right. And that, in my opinion, made her win a Diplomacy Award at the end of the conference.
Things moved on, and the 312 delegates were obviously tired of all the negotiation and the debate that was taking place. One of the delegations that really grabbed my attention and the attention of all the Dais was the Malian delegation. Since the first day, we had known that those were going to win a Secretary General Award. Brilliant performance during the un-moderated caucus by leading a 50 countries block and by playing a major role in merging different blocks. They amazed us by how diplomatic there were in answering different questions during their speeches and by being straight forward, precise and concise, and a hundred percent confident of what they were saying.
The conference ended, and were were extremely proud and amazed by one of the most amazing experiences ever and so were all the delegates. 10th edition of GCLAUMUN was over with a huge success. Awards at the end were given and definitely the Malian delegation got 50% scholarship to enter the Lebanese American University (LAU) in addition to the delegation of Bangladesh while the Tunisian delegation and other delegations got 25% scholarship to enter LAU after a very amazing perform