Friends from so many different countries!
- 6 May 2016
- Posted by: Change the World
- Category: Change the World Experience
by Riccardo Massimo,
Change the World Model United Nations. Every year, thousands of young people decide to join the Conference in order to better understand what working as a diplomat at the UN really means. I heard about the CWMUN from a friend, and I decided to immediately apply for the 2016 Rome edition.
I’ve found it very interesting and exciting, from the beginning till the very end. I perfectly remember when I went to Rome at the end of February. I couldn’t wait to wear the diplomat’s shoes, I felt anxious and excited at the same time. Eventually I arrived to the “Marconi University”, an ancient and beautiful building in the city center.
Before the simulation started, I remember I went all around the conference room to meet my peers, shaking hands and asking names, trying to make alliances “at a first sight”. I was representing Romania in the Historical Security Council (1991) Committee, the topic was focused on “how to solve the problem of war in Palestine”.
After the opening Ceremony… ”here we are!” – I thought, immediately raising my placard to move for the opening of the debate. I didn’t feel that confident about my English and personal skills, many other students were incredibly well prepared. By the passing of time I felt so involved in the simulation that I didn’t care anymore. I felt more and more confident, I only wanted to participate in debates and negotiations. I was a leader, people listened to my suggestions, a lot of delegates wanted to talk to me. In the end, I won the best position paper award. I’m so proud of it!
This was probably the best experience of my life, not only because of the cultural opportunity itself, but also thanks to the very special people I met. Friends from so many different countries! I admire them, their personalities, their skills. We had a great time, debating, creating and destroying alliances, promoting resolutions among the others. I’d love to become an Associazione Diplomatici staff member. No need to say I hope to become a diplomat one day.