Jamie Gabrielle ♦ 15 ♦ Managing Editor of Parallel Ink lit & art e-zine ♦ Commended Foyle Young Poet 2012 ♦ Author of The 1 AM Astronaut and Other Poems print & online anthology ♦ Jamie + Flute YouTube channel ♦ Singapore Model United Nations delegate ♦ Flying to Bangkok in March '14 ♦ Dreams of attending Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center
Airtime-Worthy Quotes from the MUN Debate Today At My School
Italy:(after roll-call) Point of information to the Chair - when did Tibet become a country?
Delegate:(during points of information) Can the honorable delegate of Egypt please explain a democracy in progress?
Egypt:... Egypt is discovering [that].
Cuba:(during unmoderated caucus, giving pointers to freshman) Did the delegate like that? Yeah? Castro 2013!
Switzerland:Is the delegate of Iran aware that what she stated is a violation of UN Charter 52, defining intervention (shuffles through literally a BINDER of papers)?
(delegate right beside hands him his own fresh copy of the UN charter)
Egypt:Stop pointing the gun at Egypt! Bloodshed and suffering has occurred in every political transition to date. It doesn't happen overnight.
Tibet:Does the honorable delegate agree that bloodshed is necessary for a successful political transition?
Egypt:May the Chair request the delegate of Tibet to name a single country that has gained democracy without a single life lost?
Tibet:(at last, as Chair is about to speak)... Iceland!
(entire room laughs and whistles/claps)
Chair:(half-smiling) Clapping is not in order!
Those are some gems from my high school's Model United Nations debate. Unfortunately none of these excellent soundbites are moi's since it was her first debate ever, but I highly highly recommend and it was awesomesauce.