There’s Still Hope

Model United Nations is one activity that has grown massively in scale since its inception more than 70 years ago. Over 200,000 students around the world are a part of the Model United Nations community primarily because they believe that the United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world. As a student who yearns for peace and believes in all that the United Nations does, WFUNA International Model United Nations 2015 was indeed a life changing experience.

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For me, the thrill of it all was being inside the United Nations Headquarters-inside the General Assembly-a place where history is made everyday. Sure I was enthusiastic to meet like-minded people from around the world and debate over issues I am passionate about but my enthusiasm to see all the UN officials inside the UNHQ was unparalleled.

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Inside the United Nations Headquarters, General Assembly, New York.

Being in the same room as Cristina Gallach, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and Jan Eliasson, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, made me realize that the United Nations is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile.

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With the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson, WFUNA staff and UNDPI officials.

From workshops conducted by UNDPI officials we had prior to the committee sessions that annihilated our misconceptions about Model United Nations to the committee sessions aimed at achieving consensus, WIMUN’15 redefined Model United Nations for the 700 students present at the conference.

Although, visiting New York and meeting incredible people from around the world are some of the reasons that made WIMUN’15 unforgettable, the primary reason why I will never stop ranting about these five days of my life is because these five days have made me realize that there is still hope. Even in the midst of terrorism, discrimination and all things bad, there is still hope. When I was inside the General Assembly in the United Nations Headquarters, I looked around me and realized that more than ever before in human history, the youth of the world shared a common goal-the goal to truly “heal the world and make it a better place”. WIMUN’15 made me realize that if like-minded people from around the world unite, wonderful things can and will happen.

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With the Secretary and fellow delegates. “As long as we all have a common goal, there is still hope.”

 

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