The Virtual Background
China in ECOSOC
They told you to keep your background the way it was but you went ahead and added a virtual background anyways. You think you are creative but it’s just invasive.
USA in WHO
You took dressing formally and professionally to a whole new level; the suit is normal, but the tie is extra formal. For you, there is one important part about MUN: overdress and ready to impress.
The phone user
China in WHO
Whatever happens - computer breaking, wifi crashing, ZOOM not working— you still find a way to join the conference. Your phone is never in frame and seemingly always lagging, but, hey, you made a commitment, yet please get better equipment.
The gossip box addict
Giorgia Marchisio in WHO
You are probably in C40 which had 178 gossip box submissions by this morning. When delegates are submitting amendments, you are gossiping.The only reason you joined MUN is to experience the thrill of your note being read by the chairs.
The bored identity
Denmark in Human Rights
This conference was not what you signed up for, or perhaps what you expected. You are slouched in your chair, hand sustaining your head, just dreaming about your bed. I don’t think you’ve turned on your mike on once. The chairs always wonder why you are looking down at your keyboard, but your fellow slouchers know: Instagram? Tik Tok? Snapchat?
Claudia from ECOSOC
You know you’re pinned on everyone’s screens right? We know you’re the talk of the gossip box there’s no denying that.
“My microphone is broken and my camera doesn’t work."
Portugal in C40
You and the ZOOM chat function have a special relationship. You anxiously tap the keyboards in hopes that the chairs don’t become impatient when you are typing your amendments. You hover over your camera button in hopes that it would unveil your face. When the chairs call attendance, you are always absent, why? “Because my microphone is broken and my camera doesn’t work.”
Israel in Human Rights
Your connection is wrecked. You know, your chairs know and the delegates too. Your points of information are incomprehensible, and let's not talk about your speeches. Just call Vodafone already.
The half face
What’s the point of showing your whole face when you can just show half? After all, conferences are just talking. You woke up 3 minutes before joining the ZOOM, so formal wear is a scare. Don’t get in trouble with your advisor so…just show your forehead.
Belgium in Human Rights
You have the headphones, you have the chair. No matter what the meeting is about, you get ready to show off your gamer setup. We know that you have other tabs on playing Clash of Clan while people are debating. For you, ZOOM is just another game room.
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