Thursday, April 17, 2008


Belize Map After representing Belize at the Model Organization of American States, I really really want to go there. It's beaches are beautiful, population culturally diverse, and economy dependent on tourism. They need us, ecotourists!! Belize has made its way onto my must-travel to list.

At MOAS, I created a resolution about encouraging corporate social responsibility and tourism in the hemisphere. The nations were divided; there was controversy; and after debate, the votes were split. I am pleased to say, however, that the resolution passed, 17 votes in favor, 12 opposed, and 1 abstention.

OAS BuildingWe even had the opportunity to visit the embassy of Belize and meet Ambassador Mendez. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I am confident that my resolution would be initiative that the government of Belize would support in real life. Two of the sessions and a formal gala were held in the real OAS building too.

I would say the Third Committee dedicated to
1. Encouraging Corporate Responsibility in the Hemisphere,
2. Strategies for the Sustainable Development of New Energy Resources,
3. Strategies for Strengthening the Role of Civil Society to Achieve Grassroots Democracy, and
4. Hemispheric Strategies for Promoting the Integral Development of Opportunity, Equality, and Social Cohesion in Member States
(also the best committee), was quite productive. My favorite debate though, had to be when the US and Venezuela squared off. It was quite amusing.

Ship Students at WMOASAnd most people at the model did an excellent good job staying in character with their respective nations. Did I mention that I want to travel in South American, Central America, and the Caribbean now?

This delegation yields the rest of its time to the chair.


  1. .....this is a very nerdy post, ha

  2. blog! tell us again of your bad day on saturday...