Seungwook Kim – Year 12 student
During the 26th annual BEIMUN Model United Nations conference, I was the Delegate of the United Kingdom to the First Human Rights Council and I represented her opinion regarding serious topics such as “protecting human rights while implementing counterterrorism measures in Europe”.
On the first day of the conference, our committee participated in lobbying and merging, where delegates representing different nations of the world came together to draft a resolution to be debated on. We also had the privilege to attend a speech by Mr. Terry Branstad, the United States Ambassador to China.
The 3-day debate in our committee led to 2 resolutions passing, 4 failing, including mine on “addressing human rights violations in political prisons of North Korea” with 10 votes for, 12 against and 6 abstaining.
Throughout the duration of the conference, I met many new friends with diverse sets of ideas and engaged in productive and civil discussion regarding issues not only prescribed to the committee, but also other topics regarding current affairs and politics. Overall, my experience in BEIMUN XXVI was enjoyable and memorable.