Between the 22th-24th February, RCN MUN 2018 temporarily transformed Flekke into a centre of debate, diplomacy and dialectic. The Secretariat for this year’s conference comprised of four members: Kalyani (India) as Secretary General, Raavi (USA) as Director General, Jesper (Denmark) as President and Lene (Germany) as Vice President. With 8 exciting committees, the conference yielded fruitful debate on many complex international issues such as the civil war in Yemen in the Security Council, and nuclear disarmament in the Indian Subcontinent in DISEC. Each committee and agenda was carefully decided amongst a group of dedicated second years, our chairs, whilst our Security and Media team were the lynchpins of communication and efficiency during the conference. Our first year students participated to the conference as delegates and we were pleased to receive four visiting students attending from Nordahl Grieg videregående skole in Bergen.
In our opening ceremony, we were honoured to have the Ambassador of Pakistan to Norway, Ms. Rifaat Masood as our guest speaker. She shared her experiences in diplomacy – from negotiating for peace between India and Pakistan, to being one of the few female diplomats representing her country.
After two days of intense debate in committees, the third day brought the General Assembly Plenary session (chaired by the Secretariat) where all the delegates of the conference debated proxy war dynamics between global superpowers. The Best Speaker of the General Assembly was Matthew from Zimbabwe, who showed excellent oratory skills and diplomatic ability. All our delegates showed commitment and the desire to learn.”