Sunday: 20 Royal Russell students head to The Hague via Gatwick and Amsterdam (and a visit to Ann Frank’s House and Museum) representing Iraq and UNHCHR at THIMUN 2012.
Monday: Lobbying was extremely successful for many delegates. Tiggy, Sultan and Georgia all got support and recognition as submitters and first speakers on their resolutions. Georgia, in her first THIMUN, managing to take charge of her lobbying group was a fantastic achievement.
Several delegates had seats for Opening Ceremony and enjoyed the Address of the Key Note Speaker, Dr Sylvia Earle, a world famous Oceanographer on the Importance of Protecting and Restoring the Word’s Oceans and Seas.
Tuesday: Committee Day
Sultan initially had his resolution (70 co-submitters) rejected by the Chair. However undeterred he re-wrote it, re-submitted it and eventually got it debated on Thursday only to have it defeated by 3 votes. Charlotte, Alice, Darya and Georgia all gave Opening Speeches to their committees. Tiggy’s speech to his committee, when presenting his resolution on the Prevention of Further Degradation to Coral Reefs, was excellent, especially his answers to four/five probing questions.
Wednesday: Georgia was the first speaker on her resolution, which was really well received and she answered questions with assurity and confidence. It passed by 78 to 56. The afternoon was spent in Amsterdam after Delegation Photos.
Thursday: Comittees continued.
Darya and Connor had good days but rather frustrating for the others.
Delegation Dinner in the evening.
Friday: Both Tiggy and Georgia had their resolutions placed in the Conference Resolution booklet – an outstanding achievement – and they both presented their resolutions to the Plenary Session of their committees – both passed. Fantastic!
A successful and enjoyable Conference!
Advisors: Mr John Piggin and Ms Sandrine Calvet
|Connor Harbottle Ellison|