Due to the pandemic that has been going on all over the world, we were not able to travel to New York to the NMUN conference. We were devastated when we realised we could not go. I think we all felt a little paralyzed and did not know what to do.
Soon an idea developed. We all have been looking forward to meet the students from Japan who joined us in representing Argentina. We still wanted to get to know each other despite not being able to spent a week together in New York.
So we decided to meet in a video chat. Considering the time difference between Germany and Japan and also the fact that our sleeping schedules were very messed up when we could not leave the house, this meeting started fairly early. However, almost all of us were there on time and we started to get to know each other.
First we talked a little bit about how the situation in our countries are and how we are all doing at home. Then we played a very fun game. Everyone said three “facts” about themselves, but only one of these was actually true. It was a very cool and fun experience and we even learned new things about our fellow delegates with whom we had already spent a lot of time.
After that we had several online meetings within our own delegation and we kept each other updated on what has been going on during this time. We are very much looking forward to meeting each other again in person for a gettogether to be able to still celebrate the great time we had and all the things that we have learnt.
In addition to this, we also had some other great news!
The NMUN staff did read the position papers and awarded the best papers, even though we could not perform the conference. And for the first time since our university started this project, delegates from our university won an award for a position paper. Tobias and Ruth representing Argentina in the High Level Political Forum won an award for the paper they sent in. Congratulations!!!