My First Model United Nations Conference

Emi Goswami, staff writer

 New Providence High School (NPHS) students have been preparing since the beginning of the school year for the conference of their lifetime, Model United Nations. (MUN). The Model United Nations club at NPHS is run by Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Barnes.  They were so thrilled and honored to have so many new students joining the club this year, including myself, Emi Goswami. This year’s conference was held at the Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania.  

As a freshman newcomer, I was very nervous to partake in a conference with hundreds of people.  I was part of the Council of Economic Advancement which had about 30 people in it. This is a committee that focuses on education and transportation infrastructure.

Many people ask me if MUN is hard and challenging, and if I enjoyed it or not.  From my first experience, I really enjoyed MUN. Not only was it challenging, but it taught to be a more responsible person inside and out.  I was most excited to meet new people and be part of a debate. One of the most challenging things I find about MUN is staying up to very late hours of the night and very long committee sessions.  I was not used to having committee sessions that lasted 6 hours and went until midnight. On top of that, I stayed up writing resolutions for my group so we would succeed in our debate the next day.  As for public speaking, I was very nervous to speak in front of people I had never met. When students in my committee raised their placards and stood up to speak, that inspired me to do so as well. From that moment on, I made a goal of mine to talk everyday for the next committee sessions.  I can’t wait for next year and I’m more than excited to come back even stronger than this year, as I now have some experience that I can use for next time. `