With delegates finding allies to support each other’s clauses and work on resolutions with as early as the first day, JoMUN is well and truly underway. The delegate of El Salvador stated that “the hardest part of being in GA3 (General Assembly 3), or any other committee, is trying to find a resolution that every country’s delegate agrees with to an extent that can be passed by majority of the room”.
During Day One, GA3's delegates are presenting their country's opening statements in anticipation of finding allies among their peers in anticipation of fruitful debate that is to come in the next few days. The committee is looking to reach a resolution for the issues of malnutrition, treatment of infectious diseases, and sexual education in Southern and Eastern Africa.
An interview with the President of General Assembly 3, Thandiwe Keet, revealed the meaningful impact of her committee as she stated that “the issues [they] debate in [GA3] are ones that are going to be more important to the people of this age”. Keet also stated that "there is a massive spectrum of ages in [her] committee", from delegates with no prior experience to delegates who have been participating for the past three years. She hopes they "know that, just because they are younger or less experienced doesn't mean they can't perform just as well as delegates with more experience". Exciting things are stirring up in GA3 as they further plan their resolutions for the big debate on Day Two.