I just came back from the capital of PR China, Beijing with a few of my college mates. We attended the WE Model United Nations 2012 conference in Grand Epoch City, Beijing. It lasted for four days and I was in the Harvard MUN(HMUN) : European Union (EU) committee, chaired by Mr. Erfan Soliman, a graduate from the Harvard University. I was the delegate of HUNGARY a country known for its beautiful capital city, Budapest (I assumed).
In my committee, we had two topics which were MONETARY POLICY and ENERGY POLICY. However, four days weren't enough for us to cover both. We only managed to pass a resolution concerning the 1st topic, which was very closely related to Economics, and I love it!!!!
Interest rates, bailouts, austerity measures and govt reforms were some of the ideas incorporated in our majestic resolution which passed with a resounding majority. From 5 working papers, to 4 draft resolutions, they converged into 1 comprehensive resolution which hopefully would be able to alleviate the debt crisis plaguing the Eurozone currently.
On the 3rd day, a crisis was introduced into our committee. Spain was accused of hiding the real amount of debt they are facing which is more than what was disclosed to the public. So, we had to give out directives in order to rectify this problem. But, before the directives were to be decided upon, there was a heated debate between the delegates as Spain was asking for the EU to request the European Central Bank (ECB) to give out 100billion Euros of interest-free loan to keep Spain afloat and retain the world's confidence in Spain's economy. It was very interesting indeed.
And lastly, before I wrap up this post with some pictures from Beijing, I would like to share my admiration to the director of my committee, Mr. Erfan Soliman. He just graduated from Harvard University, majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Economics. It doesn't stop there as he's gonna continue his graduate school at Oxford University in the same course. OMG!!! :)
So, that's all. Thank you for dropping by at my humble bloggie.
The delegation from Tuanku Ja'afar College, Mantin, Malaysia
On the way back, Beijing Capital International Airport
Urgh, not-so-nice pic. Delegate's Dance Night
Fu'an Palace Hotel's lobby
The Director : Erfan Soliman
The Assistant Director : Xinyi Wang
The last committee session :'(
Auntie Alia!!!! :)