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    hello all! thought ide start this thread for model united nations people... is anybody going to bath MUN? or St. Andrews? nothing wrong with early lobbying haha. ive been to bath before, its good...my topics arent over great this year though..
    what conferences has anyone been to and what did u think? we (Cheadle Hulme School) had our own a while back...
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    you go to Cheadle Hulme? Aaah....my sis used to play hockey against them...She says that KD and Withington are their rivals though...
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    Hey im on Turkey
    Is anyone else going. Please post
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    I'm on chicken.
    How do you fit on a chicken?? :confused:
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    just stand on one leg, its quite easy really.
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    (Original post by bluebird)
    Hey im on Turkey
    Is anyone else going. Please post
    Haileybury is cool
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    you go to Cheadle Hulme? Aaah....my sis used to play hockey against them...She says that KD and Withington are their rivals though...
    yeh i do, wher does ya sis go or used to go? ke and withington... yeh i knwo those schools, spend time socialising at the manchester parties x
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    No. are you going to THIMUN?
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    By Bath MUN do you mean the one at Kingswood School?
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    (Original post by Starstrike)
    By Bath MUN do you mean the one at Kingswood School?
    yeh i mean the one at kingswood, do u go there or are u going to the mun?? no im not gonig to THIMUN but ive heard tis amazing!!!
    nightlifes apparently really good
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    This may seem exceptionally ramdom but are you the Rosy from Cheedle Hume I was rather rude to in Belfast? This is Benin SC from Eton if that jogs your memroy, we ran into each other in Oxford. I would like to appolagise again for being rude (i had far to much to drink and had recently practically given up sleep). I have already written one reply which failed to print so I am going to keep this short. Anyway I am going to Bath this year and hope to see you there, I am in the second Human Rights council as algeria (I htink its algeria it might be Albania). I am thourghly looking forward to it and am going to be keen this year (previously I have been chucked out 4 time in two conferences so far, not a great track record but I feel justified in a least two of those cases). Am off to Heileybury this year as well if anyone else is going there. Up for any pre session lobying since I think all is very fair in a world where if you let serious people run unchecked they can turn MUN into one of the most dull experiances of your life, you should never take yourself too seriously in these issues I feel (note that does not mean that you do not need to take the issues as seroius just not yourself, I hope there is a distinction).
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    Sorry - what's this 'model UN' all about? It sounds really good. Any information would be appreciated.
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    Im on gap but used to go to Kingswood. Took part in the MUN for about 3-4 years (first as a secretary, boy its fun passing rude notes!) whats wrong with the topics for this year ( a friend of mines on the commitee responsible for the running and organisation this year so I can tell her people are already complaining!)
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    I have fairly standard topics, child soldiers (i think that comes up every year) abortion (that should be interesting since religoius tensions hopefully will fly), rights of same sex couples (DEFINITE religious tension here sinc esome countries still kill people for being homosexuals) and combatting racism (being prejudice against Turkey i do not feel qualified to talk about this).
    To Franz, the Model United nations is a conference aimed at emulating what the real |United nations do. Each candidate is given a country to represent and agendas to discuss. It helps young people understand global affairs and improve there debating skills. It is also a lot of fun if you want it to be and the night life is cool since you get to meet lots of new and random people (although this can be a double edged sword!).
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    (Original post by Gerard)
    I have fairly standard topics, child soldiers (i think that comes up every year) abortion (that should be interesting since religoius tensions hopefully will fly), rights of same sex couples (DEFINITE religious tension here sinc esome countries still kill people for being homosexuals) and combatting racism (being prejudice against Turkey i do not feel qualified to talk about this).
    To Franz, the Model United nations is a conference aimed at emulating what the real |United nations do. Each candidate is given a country to represent and agendas to discuss. It helps young people understand global affairs and improve there debating skills. It is also a lot of fun if you want it to be and the night life is cool since you get to meet lots of new and random people (although this can be a double edged sword!).

    So how do people get involved mate?
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    (Original post by Gerard)
    I have fairly standard topics, child soldiers (i think that comes up every year) abortion (that should be interesting since religoius tensions hopefully will fly), rights of same sex couples (DEFINITE religious tension here sinc esome countries still kill people for being homosexuals) and combatting racism (being prejudice against Turkey i do not feel qualified to talk about this).
    To Franz, the Model United nations is a conference aimed at emulating what the real |United nations do. Each candidate is given a country to represent and agendas to discuss. It helps young people understand global affairs and improve there debating skills. It is also a lot of fun if you want it to be and the night life is cool since you get to meet lots of new and random people (although this can be a double edged sword!).
    They're my topics too My school is taking part for the first time this year and we're a little on the nervous side, lol!
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    City Girls (London) ran our own two weeks ago - it was the most stressful thing I've ever had to organise. At least I got to wear a namebadge with 'Secretary-General' on... :rolleyes: And it's step one in my aim to SecGen Cambridge MUN one day

    Not doing any of the others - there isn't any interest in my school. Considered doing LIMUN which is today and this weekend - that was fairly fun last year. Colombia ECOSOC, when everyone else is a Politics/IR student at uni, and all of the three things on the agenda directly attack your country (narcotics... people trafficking... sustainable development). Interesting affair.

    Franz - which year of school are you in, and whereabouts do you live? There are a fair number which are designed for schools and go on in London and others scattered around. Various universities run one too - though MUNs aren't that scary for beginners as long as you choose a not-too-topical country! I can try find out details if you're interested.
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    Is city girls the name of a school or just generally how you refer to yourselves? Your point about it not being scary for begginers is completely valid, if you are scared you do not have to say anything. I found most of the people did not talk at all in Bath, it was my first conference which i represented the Vatican and I can safely say there have been few weekends I have enjoyed more. You learn very fast if you are willing to be keen. Also learn how to blag, as one person who commented on my speeches, "you do not say very much, but you say it very well", so you really can pull the wool over the chairs (the people who run the debates) eyes, we had a really chilled chair which was refreshing, bad chairs deserve to be punished. The person who took some of our meetings was a raving idiot of mass proportions, I duely accused him of mass hypocrasy and corruption (to and ovation) and he duely threw me out. Since then I continue my war against chairs who think that they are the worlds gift to politics.
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    (Original post by Gerard)
    Is city girls the name of a school or just generally how you refer to yourselves?
    I assume she meant City of London, Girls
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    the issues in the Hong Kong MUN are so dull this year:
    1. Indigenious People
    2. Drug patents
    3. AIDS / healthcare
    4. Peace in the Middle East

    hopefully the emergency issue will be cool
 
 
 
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