The moment we stepped into the committee room, it sent chills down our spines. Though this was a third conference for most of us, it was nonetheless daunting: SAIMUN was one of, if not, the biggest MUN conference in Ho Chi Minh City, and we were surrounded by crowds of world-class experienced delegates. The barriers of culture and nationality were all broken down when it came to lobbying session. Everything just flowed naturally the way that we were getting along with other delegates from different schools - we made some good friends almost instantly.
“SAIMUN has introduced me to the most amazing thing in life, a passion and a love that I can’t shake. From the moment I stepped into my first conference I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, whether that means being a senator or a diplomat in a foreign country. Whatever my future holds I know it has something to do with politics and Economics and that is thanks to my MUN experience.” _ Delegate of Viet Nam
The second day was especially tiring, as we spent almost the whole day sitting in the room debating. We were hesitant to make some contributions at first, but as we saw more and more and more delegates rising up and making countless queries, we knew that we had to make our move. It was after many POIs, answers and note-passing that we started to realise SAIMUN was one-of-a-kind conference.
On the third and final day, despite everyone's tiredness, all tried their hardest to continue to get involved. When the exhaustion reached climax, it came the time when the diplomacy gave way to the entertaining part. At the end of the day, what must be must be. It was a relief - but also a slight sadness - when the closing ceremony arrived with chairs expressing all their hidden feelings and confessions. With a hit of a mallet, and just like the way it started, the conference ended. SAIMUN will not only remain with us as our first major conference but also, more importantly, our best one yet!
BVIS MUN Department