First MUN experience
The MiniMUN took place on 3 March in Budapest.
I was very excited to participate in the event, however, as I got admitted to IDSA only one day before the MiniMUN I merely had short period of time to prepare myself and get acquainted with the policy of the country I was to be the delegate of, India. Because of the lack of time and the complexity of the rules of procedure in practice, it took me time to be able to compute the rules accordingly, however, thanks to everyone’s helpfulness, I could catch up with the other delegates relatively quickly.
The debates are based on knowledge, therefore without preparation and awareness of real facts about the country one represents, there was no chance to win the ’battles’, which are needed to be able to dominate and bring through your will and interests.
I am very thankful to MiniMUN making it possible to meet several amazingly intelligent people because I learned a lot from them, e.g. how to debate in a respectful manner even though my interests are the exact opposite to the other party’s. This gentle manner in communication in politics is missing oftentimes in today’s Hungary and maybe all over Europe.
To sum it up, this was an amazing experience and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to take part in the MiniMUN organized by IDSA. I can hardly wait to participate in the upcoming events.