The General Assembly 3 committee had several excellent debates on various issues such as the preservation and promotion of UNESCO world heritage sites in Africa.
At first, delegates seemed uncertain and were reluctant to extend points of information on this topic but as the debate went on, fun moments were shared when the delegates became very engaged and active.
At one point, the committee’s chair, Ishita Pillai even said, “the chair will now allow twenty seconds for laughter” after delegates were unable to regain their composure during a particularly entertaining section of the debate.
When the intensity of the debate died down, Ishita assumed the position of the delegate of South Africa, who was not present at the debate to try and elevate the energy of the house.
Several delegates questioned if this was the proper JoMUN procedure, to which Ishita replied:
“The chair is allowed to take on the role of a country that was once part of the debate, and will do so until the chair feels like the debate is spicy enough.”
By: Lisa Gent Year 11 AISJ