Chairing the United Nations Security Council at the Swiss Model United Nations 2017 (SMUN) conference was beyond even my outrageous expectations. The Colégio Suiço - Brasileiro de Curitiba had adopted a type of conference that would be completely crisis based. I felt as if I was able to rediscover the world of MUN, but this time understanding that the foundational key to success during rounds of the debate is to work for the committee and alongside the crisis director and chairs. At first, I was a little nervous about what my outcome would be, after all, I never expected to be chairing the UNSC as a freshman without any experience chairing a large committee . I started researching several topics, as I knew deadlines for study guides would soon arrive. Fortunately, my chairing partner was an extremely organized girl, who was always working directly by my side, contributing to ideas and giving me feedback. The crises would mirror the attitudes and discussions of each committee and would be decided upon the Crisis Development Directorate. (CDC) With the responsibility of formulating useful study guides, leading the committee, and interacting with my delegates, chairing the UNSC was undoubtedly the best experience I ever had.
The committee sessions in the Security Council could only be described as heated and exceptionally energetic. All of the delegations proved themselves to be well researched, further driving the chairs crazy with a number of points and motions proposed. At times of new crisis, we were stunned with the several unexpected revelation statements submitted and the innumerous outcries of ‘motion to talk with compatriot!” to which we would acknowledge ‘delegate, please wait for a unmoderated caucus, as the other committees are currently in the middle of a debate.” Without any doubt, the delegates of the Security Council were the most enthusiastic and creative ones. The delegate of China decided to side with the DPRK and proposed several threats to turn the US into ashes; the US responded by stating that it has the technology to destroy China. Suddenly all of the power five left the NPT, Putin got killed, there was a bombing in Brussels and Berlin, the Security Council was put into lock down, World War III was declared as a result of the situation and the conference ended with a drastic collapse of the United Nations. Also, six out of seven of the PASB delegates received award: four of them were best delegation, while two were honorable mentions.
The first chairing position is remarkable to many and today I am positive that chairing the UNSC was an experience which I will keep with me for a lifetime. Chairing is feeling as if you were the heartbeat of a committee. It is also being mature enough to seek fair attention and treatment between all of the delegates and further understand their concerns and ideas. My main goal as a chair was clearly to cherish youth empowerment by guiding my delegates to become eloquent negotiators and diplomats of the future. The magic hidden in the midst the world of international relations fascinates me everyday and now I persevere to encourage others to find this magic in order to work for a better world. I hold great excitement to see our PASB delegates representing our school during BRAMUN and several other MUN conferences.