Have you ever do the Khmer MUN? If you never do it, let me tell you about it. After many weeks ago I was doing research for Khmer MUN. MUN means Model United Nation. It is similar to a big assembly. In this meeting, there are a lot of delegates will talk about the solutions. Delegate means a person who represents their country to find the solution to solve the problem.
In this meeting, there is a problem that the world is facing so all the delegates have to find the best solutions to solve the problem. They have to find more than five solutions, and all of the solutions must be different. In this assembly, there are different delegates and come from a different country. Now let talk back about the Khmer MUN, I never do Khmer MUN before, this is my first time that I got to do it. I was so excited and a little nervous but I can do it.
The beginning of the MUN all the delegates have to open the speech in their own country to the whole meeting one by one until all the delegates do their open speech and also before we do the opening speech, the chairs told us the role in this meeting. After opening speech, we continue to the solutions. The chairs gave us 30 minutes for the practice and prepare or find more solution to the topic. After 30 minutes went path, the main submitter has to read through the solution that they have read down. Solutions time, the chair was divided into two, there are the positive team and opposite team. It depends on their own country, does the country agree on the topic or disagree on the topic if the country agrees, so the delegate has to go to a positive team. In each tea, they have to choose one main submitter to read the solution to the whole meeting, after the main submitter read their solutions team already, negative team will ask some question about the solutions that they just read through and also in the next few minutes, the negative team will go up to read the solutions then positive team can ask about the solutions to negative team after they done their reading.
After the questions end, we move on to the next section, it was strike time. All the delegate can strike other team solution because you think that not right to do like that, then other teams will come to talk more specifically about their clauses to clarify about the solutions that you want to strike. It is nearly time for quote time. Finally, all the delegates were quoting for the best solutions to the topic. I just want to tell the readers that MUN isn’t about winning or losing, it isn’t the same as debating.
MUN is about finding the solutions to solve the problem that the people the around the world is facing nowadays. For example, the world now is using plastic bags, so if this is a problem then you have to find a good solution to solve it. But if your country doesn’t use many plastic bags then you can find positive solutions. You know that you agree because of the country, it isn’t about your opinion to choose to agree or disagree.
I hope one day Cambodia will have this meeting too. It is a good subject for the student in Cambodia to learn and get to know about it. If you become a leader in one day, if you go somewhere then you have to do the opening speech to another country about your country then you have to know how can you do the opening speech look great. This is so important that the students around the world should learn about it, start from young. Again I hope one day Cambodia government will put this subject it to school time for the students.