Whats the deal with the Project?
For this project, we were each assigned one country from the United Nations. We had to solve two problems in our model UN, the North Korea Nuclear Weapon issue and The Israel Palestine conflict. We were asked two questions: Should the North Koreans have the right of Nuclear Weapons and Should the Palestinians have the right of return. We had to study from our countries perspective both of these questions to do this project.
1) If there was something I would tell a student for this project, it would be to ignore your perspective and focus on your countries. I feel that this is the most important, and will help you succeed during this project. While writing your policy paper this is definitely needed, because during this you have to write what your countries perspective on this, and you have to leave your perspective behind.
2) During this conference, I feel like my strongest Habit of Heart and Mind is Perspective. My reasoning for this is because during this project, my perspective aligned pretty well with germany’s perspective on this issue, which I feel helped me a lot. This helped me with, as i said, the policy paper, because we had to write from our countries. Another reason perspective helped me was when we wrote our Resolution. If you knew your countries perspective then you can really emphasis why your resolution is needed, and people who made it on the docket really did this well.
3) The greatest challenge I had during this project was probably speech writing. I knew what I wanted to say I just did not know how to write it. An example of this is my third paragraph in my speech, where I randomly transition into the 1947 borders of the two state solution. I wrote this and it was very brief when I wanted to make that a bigger point.
4) I feel like the most interesting speech was probably China’s, because I did not expect China to side with israel, which I thought was very interesting. The most interesting Resolution was Resolution 3A, written by russia. I found it interesting because it offered many key points that could have potentially solved this issue, but asked that sanctions on russia be removed, which was asking for to much.