Delegates continued combining the resolutions that they started on Thursday during lobbying and merging after the official opening of JoMUN XVI today.
In an interview with the Environment Commission chairs, Kabelo Ntsala and Yasmin Ho, both chairs said they were pleased with the progress of the new delegates. They were flooded with questions from the new delegates about opening speeches and how to organise resolutions.
"They've been working really hard for it to actually happen, and for us to see it here is really incredible but I just want to see the debates start" Kabelo said.
Many of the delegates in the Environment Commission committee are new to JoMUN but they have all worked hard to create high quality resolutions and country profiles.
"I think [the delegates] are a bit nervous because it's their first time, so it's a bit nerve-wracking. I think they will be well prepared for [the debates] because they have been asking valuable questions. It's good because it shows that they're not shy to ask," Yasmin said.
Delegates in the Environment Commission committee were hesitant at first to divide into smaller groups and discuss resolutions but gradually became more confident with the help of their chairs.
When asked what his favourite part about being chair to this committee was, Kabelo said:
"[My favourite thing about being chair] is seeing people improve. Usually, what happens in these types of committees is that everyone walks in and they're really shy, then they leave and they're super confident about speaking about these issues and they grow up a lot as well. So for me as a chair, the highlight is the improvement I see every day."
By early afternoon, delegates finished lobbying and merging and started on the formal debates which will run until the end of the conference on Sunday.