Nathnael Ambaw

Hunterdon Central

Nathnael Ambaw

Starting off my high school MUN experience I had a great year. I got my work done and talked to a lot of people. I didn’t worry about a lot of the smaller issues because of my upperclassmen and officers in my committee. From there I thought a lot of delegates don’t always have that and as an officer I’d like to reach out and see if I could help out and make that process any easier to give others that same experience. Then this past year I was lucky enough to be elected as one of the Chief Justices of the ICJ. Acting as an officer taught me a lot of things about the logistics of conference and how things are set up. I still aim to reach out to my delegates and help them. Making their experience as stress-free as I can is my main priority. Moving past that all I want to run for Secretary General in order to address these little logistic issues. I want to be able to fix the little problems so they don’t become a bigger problem for all delegates and affect their MUN experience. Having a more readily available and consistent form of seeing changes to conference for all delegates and officers alike is very important. The website itself helps address this issue but delegates are notified of these changes and with many deadlines coming in rapid succession knowing this information is exceptionally important. Another way to improve overall delegate readiness is increasing inter-delegation contact and forms of communication. I’d seek to do this through the youth secretariats. By changing the formal structure of communication, the youth secretariats would now be pushed to reach out and talk amongst each other on resources or materials used by their delegations to help some of the newer delegations out and help improve some already established delegations on top of their normal contact with the Lead YS and staff. Moving on conference itself could also have examples and conference related materials ready for delegations if they need. Many of these things may seem minor but together they really add up. Having small stressors sprinkled around really detracts from the MUN experience that we know and love