On the 6th and 7th of February 2020, Liger Leadership Academy held a marvelous event which was the Khmer Model United Nations Conference. The vision was to empower Cambodian Formal Language Use. In addition to that, the event was a great example of collaboration between youths to create suitable solutions to the issues our world face today.
The conference was divided into 5 different committees consisting of 4 general assemblies and one committee of the security council. In each conference, there were two resolutions for the delegates of different nations to debate upon the proper solution.
I attended the conference as the Delegate of the United States in general assembly 3 which debated upon “The Elimination of Cybercrimes in Social Media. ” and “The Problems of Establishing the One Belt One Road Initiative”.
To prepare for this conference, I finished two resolutions for the two topics which focused on creating sustainable and equal solutions for all countries in the committee.
The main challenge for me in this Model United Nation experience was spending time to research, synthesize, and analyze different data to fully understand all of the viewpoints towards a certain problem. For example, The Belt and Road Initiative established by president Xi-Jinping in 2013 was a topic which needs deep research in order for us to understand all of the different political viewpoints.
Overall, the conference was a really fruitful and collaborative event, empowering individuals to speak up through the perspective of a leader. This really enhances our public speaking, political understanding, and international relations skills as high-school students with no experience in these fields at all.
It was a huge success when everyone at the conference was given a voice as a youth. Many thoughtful questions were raised, great enough that the real leaders involving the topics should’ve been there and listened.
My dream is to see this Model United Nations Conference being organized in more schools, especially in government schools.
Although we are young at age, together, our voices can amplify huge meaningful changes to the world around us.