尼森模联代表团 | High School General Assembly Third Committee A 委员会 | Turkey | 浙江省温州中学
The other side of life
The dry wind buffeted my face. It’s New York, the cosmopolitan metropolitan, the ever-bright city, the city with busy passengers all the time, the city like an enormous dream. We were going to attend a special conference, WIMUN, the Model UN. It would be held for four days, and we role played the diplomat for the country we represented. The journey, also, included the tour to many prestigious universities such as MIT, Harvard and Yale, paying a visit to galleries and the White House and so on. The fulfilled journey still kept me infatuated. I just can’t wait to see them by myself!
Before the conference
The unforgettable night, I must mention, it’s the melodrama night. At that night, we appreciate the Phantom of The Opera. However, we were still struggling with the problem caused by different time zone. We are 13 hours away from China. However, the opera just have its own magic that could lead me to the world of the music and conjuration, the revenge and love, the mystery and death. The ghost, he seems as cold as a marble but actually sentimental, his excellent performance grasped my heart and brought me the indefinable sadness.
Hanging around in the Broadway, you could easily fall in love with the old fashioned and the contemporary buildings, they are distinguished from Shanghai, here in New York ,no one have the same apartment, they decorated it and love it. The other side of life, the life of the American, you could smell the air of the liberty here that the no one would disturb your daydream.
During the conference
The next crucial event is the WIMUN, I have never ever attended such a huge meeting. The juniors, seniors and the undergraduate from all over the world joined the plenary meeting together. The conference is based on the SDGs (sustainable development goals)，and it aims at resolving the existing issue in the world like the real UN officials do，and we need to formulate a draft resolution cooperatively. My topic is the development of women and women empowerment. The four-day conference is such a busy schedule for me and I always stay up late to work.
The brand-new regulation is more connected with the real UN as I discovered. The three main procedure: General Debate (before it we have a training for the new rules and after we did an informal formal), Vienna Formula, the line by line review ( included informal formal). The first reason is that it avoids the “leader” or the “dictator” comes up, which means compromises and cooperate as a diplomat. Even though we have leaders in Vienna Formula, but we change the leader in a ten-minute roll and everyone would have a chance to sit there and represented the point of their block. Besides, it’s more like a non-zero-sum game, which means a gain by one player does not necessarily correspond with a loss by another. For example, during the informal formal session in the line by line review, you must debate each other and make a consensus eventually. So, in some way, you could deal with the powerful country and revise it until it meets all your needs.
As an aspirant person, I found that the leaders should not only prepared more sufficient before the assembly, but also have their characteristic personality and confidence to persuaded others, made others to compromise and obtain the benefits for their country during the debate. Also, there are some tips for those who wanted to be a leader. Firstly, be the first one to communicate with the others, be the first one who offers helps, who wrote down the ideas during the informal formal session, which would help you to win the respect of your allies. Secondly, be brave and calm to say out loud your ideas no matter how awful your accent is or how small your country is. In this day and age, if you could believe you are equal, you are. Last but not least, make your best efforts in expressing your ideas during the line by line review. The other side of life, the life of diplomat is the busy life about compromising and unyielding.
After the conference
The thing that I appreciate the America the most is not the GDP they made, the height of the skyscraper they create, but the sustainable infrastructure they build for dwellers in every block. It means that the kids and disables could enjoy their life without a hitch. Yes, we do have some facilities in our block to ensure the recreational life. But a few years later, it seems old and abandoned. No one would take care of it. That’s why it is unsustainable. Also, everyone would like to social with their phone and no one would like to go to a near place to have a brief talk with their neighborhood which causes a neighborhood-gap. It seemed satire that we have saying: ‘Far away relatives are not as close neighbors’. In the other side of life, we could see the disadvantages we have right now, and constantly making the efforts to improve it.
I learnt a lot from this journey but it’s time to say goodbye. I do hope to visit America again！