What is Model United Nations?
In this short project. We had to simulate a United Nations conference. The purpose of this was to understand more about the United Nations and what they do and how they work. We had to research a country we were given and do the mock conference as that country with their perspective on the topic. I was given Turkey and was in Committee 5.
The country of Turkey is locating in the Middle East, and is right next to Europe and borders with Bulgaria.
The Turkish Government looks like this:
Turkey I would say is the biggest involved with the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Turkey houses the most Syrian refugees in the world estimated at about 2.9 million currently.
The most useful website I found for my country was honestly Wikipedia. Wikipedia had literally everything I needed to know about my country for the debate. This is mainly where I got all of my research of my country from, and it was all useful and real information that helped me to understand more about Turkey. It was also the easiest site to understand and the first one that popped up.
This is my position paper for the conference. We had to do three drafts of this and change the things we got critique on. Luckily, I barely had to change anything, in all of my critiques, everyone said it was good and it did not have too much problems in it. I am very proud of that, and that it looks realistic and has Turkey's real view on the crisis.
Again with my opening speech, I did not have much to change, the only thing I really did was make it longer so it met the one minute requirement. Everyone also thought this was very good and complemented me on it. There is still not much that I would want to change about this.
My personal experience in the conference was very fun. It was very interesting to be able to act as a country and pretend to find ways to solve real world problems as the United Nations actually would do. I was one of the main people who spoke in my conference during both days. If we were to do this again, I think that I would do it because I actually did have a good time doing it and it was fun and interesting for me. It was also way different from the time we did it in the 8th grade.
A key moment during the conference was when a big majority of the countries began to all target me as sort of an enemy because of my idea's and what I was saying. Everyone thought it was very funny how they got mad at me for it all. But also, when we were creating solutions, many of the countries were coming up with unrealistic solutions. One being to have the refugees go fight in Syria. It was all very funny when these moments happened and everyone enjoyed it.