The Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) caught the world’s attention as a simulation of the United Nations conference organized by the Youth Thinkers’ Society (YTS). EIMUN served as a platform for the best young minds from different parts of the world to participate in high-level diplomatic simulations. The event provided an opportunity for ambitious youth aspiring to become future leaders and actively address global challenges. EIMUN also served as a means to bring participants from various countries, cultures, and backgrounds together in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with a spirit of respect and enthusiasm.
For me, this was an exciting opportunity to enter the world of diplomacy and international affairs. Having been selected as a delegate representing a country in the United Nations, my heart was filled with a mix of nervousness and enthusiasm. The atmosphere was filled with fervor and passion as I immersed myself in the UNICEF committee, where they would discuss pressing issues related to juvenile delinquency. During the committee sessions, I was captivated by the ongoing discussions. Delegates presented diverse perspectives from their countries, providing insights into the complexity of juvenile delinquency, its causes, and possible solutions. This topic was particularly intriguing to me as I realized that the youth are the future of the world, and the well-being of the youth is a crucial concern for any country’s development and future. This motivated me to passionately voice their concerns, advocate for interventions and support systems to address the root causes of juvenile delinquency.
As the days went by, I not only learned about international diplomacy and negotiation but also formed close relationships with fellow delegates. EIMUN also offered valuable experiences in diplomacy, negotiation, public speaking, and confidence-building. Understanding the complexities of drafting resolutions and mastering the art of diplomacy was a valuable journey of growth and learning for me.
One of the most exciting moments was the Global Village, where delegates showcased the rich cultures of their respective countries. I was mesmerized by the cultural diversity and unity that emerged despite the differences. Through dances, music, traditional foods from other countries, and stories of blossoming friendship that transcends boundaries and politics. The Global Village provided an opportunity for me to proudly introduce Indonesia’s traditional attire (Kebaya and Batik) and I also introduced traditional food of Enrekang, South Sulawesi (Baje and Deppa Te’tekan).
My EIMUN experience in Nepal was incredibly valuable. It was a space to learn many new things, and I was grateful for the opportunity to represent Honduras in the UNICEF committee. This experience would shape my approach to future MUN carrying valuable lessons on how UN conferences are conducted. As EIMUN came to a close, I returned home with a heart filled with gratitude and inspiration. This experience broadened my perspective, exposing me to the complexities of the world and the importance of global cooperation. She felt prepared to face the challenges that lay ahead in the future, supported by newfound knowledge and a network of friends from all corners of the globe. EIMUN had transformed me not only into a prospective diplomat but also into a compassionate and proactive global citizen. With the memories of EIMUN etched in my heart, I was determined to continue advocating for the rights and well-being of the world’s youth, using my voice to make a difference on the international stage.
Delegate, UNICEF Committee