We returned to Zaragoza after having participated in the Change the World Model United Nations 2019 Barcelona.
Three intense days in which Daniel Esteban, Juan Murillo, Leire Flamarique, Mario Stan, Miguel Angel Sisamón and Nacho Tolosana gave the best of themselves to represent their school and various nations in the heated debates that took place in the different assemblies that They simulate the diplomatic work of the United Nations. His work focused on several issues: the fight against the trafficking of human beings in the Mediterranean area, the political situation in Kosovo and the reconstruction of the liberated territories of Syria.
During these days the students were able to improve their confidence when speaking in public and had to put their social and diplomatic skills to the test to try to reach agreements with other countries. One of the main challenges was, on some occasions, having to put aside their own ideological convictions to interpret the role they had played, which was nothing more and nothing less than defending the interests of a nation, in some cases, totally unknown. for them until that moment.
It was also a great opportunity to make friends from different parts of the national and international geography. And, after the hard work of the day, they enjoyed a party to relax the tensions of their work as diplomatici.
I want to make special mention of the contribution of Miguel Ángel Sisamón for his intervention in the first of the days and that, without a doubt, brought more brilliance to the opening ceremony. Here below I leave your words:
“Fellow delegates, ladies, gentlemen, distinguished guests. For the third consecutive year, Barcelona hosts an international Model United Nations and I am certain that 100% of participants present here today are proud to be part of it. For this reason, I would firstly like to thank, on behalf of my colleagues, members of the organization and other staff for making this conference possible especially Saint Peter’s school for welcoming us with open arms. I feel privileged to be able to represent my school, Juan de Lanuza from Zaragoza. We have come here with one aim, to defend the values the United Nations represent in different countries from around the globe. We have come here to contribute to helping make a better world. A better world where wars would only be named in history books, or a world where gender inequality or racism would be non-existent, where immigration would only be a voluntary choice. In order to achieve this world, we have to fight against all sorts of discrimination and racial bias. The United Nations is doing unbelievable work to fight this difficult situation but we still have a long way to go. That way is ours. It belongs to the youth of today, we will have to be the ones solving the world’s problems and we will certainly have to be able to face new ones. Therefore we have to learn how to be creative and innovative, with the ability to connect. It surely is not as easy as it sounds but in order for democracies not to wobble and to fight for unprejudiced human rights each of us has to give our best. I hope all of you to have a wonderful, productive weekend full of motivation and remember your best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
Undoubtedly, participation in the CWMUN 2019 was an enriching experience in all aspects.