I found my voice in MMUN
MMUN is such a great forum where students can practice how to be open-minded, and where we can develop our conversation skills. The sense of achievement after being part of a committee for three days, and after finishing our resolutions made me feel so proud of myself.
When we arrive in a committee, no one knows one another since we were all strangers (except those in the QAIS delegation). However, this feeling changes quickly as we begin to talk to others, and to share ideas. Most of us were new to MMUN, and I personally felt very nervous when participating. Also, I felt embarrassed to be silent all the time, so I knew I had to start doing something. I was afraid Chair would call the country that I represent as a delegation, and that I wouldn’t know what to do. However, when the Chair called my country and I replied by saying, “ the delegate of Federal Republic of Somalia is present and voting,” I felted I shouldn’t be feeling embarrassed but confident and ready to show what I can do.
I felt very motivated when a student from Germany, who was so confident in the African group of SPECPOL, started to gather everyone in the African group up and shared his ideas. He was the first one who talked with me about the topic I had prepared. At this point, I felt that my ideas were useful, and that I had a purpose to be there. This gave me the force to make friends and share my opinions in front of all SPECPOL students. In the end, all resolutions in 2018 Rome MMUN had passed by majority. I am pretty thankful to MMUN that I had a chance to came this conference and made friends from other nations and discuss two global issues.