MUNTR: THE REAL STORY OF OUR 1ST NIGHT AT CONFERENCE

a quick snapshot from my first night in the UNEP committee

a quick snapshot from my first night in the UNEP committee

soooo, while I may have posted something quite positive and hopeful about our first day here at the MUNTR conference on the heidelberg department of political science blog (MUNTR 1st day updates), the real story is quite different. from day one we all worried that shit was going to be rough, but I obviously couldn’t say that on the official blog haha. so here’s the real story, and quite an amusing one it is. these are my notes, exactly as I wrote them, from our Heidelberg pow-wow right after our first session. we went around the room and went over how everyone’s committees went, and some of the stuff that people said wasn’t exactly cheerful or super nice. so here goes, my notes from the meeting:

south korea: 
GA 1 DISEC: colin was kinda worried about being an idiot in the beginning, because these people are closer to the issues geographically. no worries though, he’s solid. UK and germany are fighting. iran and north korea are both wanting to give away nukes. no USA in the room. stuff is crazy, but he’s working w france, so that’s good.
GA 3 SOCHUM: aj said it was kinda a shit show. people don’t seem to know what they’re doing, so it’s not super intense though. china and the USA are friends, which is wronggg.
GA 4 SPECPOL: sheldon says stuff was smooth, chairs are competent. he’s already friends w the france guy and they’re working on a paper together.
UNEP: my committee was hella crazy. people were out of character and they want to make stuff legally binding. you can’t do that bitch!
security council: meredith says everyone is from the UK. mere is stressed but she’s a boss ass bitch so she’ll be solid. she feels like people are trying to swing mega {pick your favorite phallic symbol/word} and it’s annoying. stop trying to show offfffff.
iran:
FSCO: emily says the pakistan kids are hella intense. set in the future so it’s aggressive and competitive. em almost fell asleep.  
other allocations: 
ad hoc committee: alex is frustrated because people wanted to remove p5 veto power, which obviously wouldn’t work because the p5 have to vote it through. chairs were snippy and cut alex off during his speech because they wanted to hear rational first and planning later. alex is awesome and just already had shit all figured out.
1919 germany: hannah’s committee is very primitive, no tech, use typewriter to write resolutions. cute but not super practical haha. quirky. people are pretty aggressive and hannah has lots of reading to do. people clapped after the intense kids debated and Hannah & the german kid rapped on the table. very niche and german of them.
world bank: myers talks about econ and shit. because he actually has a background in finance he’s considered a genius in that committee. hella tired. he says he can friend / improv / bullshit his way through.
observer comments:
andrew: security council is going at it. like mere said, it’s just been a pissing contest so how is anything going to get done? people have unrealistic expectations.
keenan: it’s similar to MUNFW in that all committees are all over the place: some people wanna do shit, and others don’t. can’t really formulate a real team plan because of this, so we’re all gonna have to go it alone. good luck gang!
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