This year 18 students are attending the THIMUN conference in the Hague with three press students (Sammie, Zoya and Ella W), two chairs (Ella J and Dionne), and one judge on the ICJ (Aaron) alongside the 12 delegates representing Georgia. Six students flew out on Saturday so that they could attend their preparatory meetings on Sunday. The delegates flew out a day later and after a visit to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam they met up with the others in the Hague. From Monday morning everyone has been busy. Zoya, Sammie and Ella W have already been involved in three editions of the paper with Ella’s articles, Zoya’s pictures and Sammie organising layout.
Ella J has been a star – as one of the deputy Sec-Gens – helping to organise the chairs’ training and then busy running the conference with the other senior students. Dionne has made a great start as a committee chair and Aaron has thrown himself into his role as a judge on the ICJ. The delegates all got involved in lobbying on Monday helping to write full resolutions. Tuesday was the first day of debate. Sam, Betsy and Krish all made excellent opening speeches and many have already taken the floor to speak. In particular, Simon made a strong speech in favour of his amendment. The star so far has been Sam who has already managed to get his resolution through the approval panel as main submitter and to introduce the resolution in his committee.