Exploring the unknown thing is my passion. I was too much excited to attend the (Asia World Model United Nations: a world-changing organization) AWMUN II Conference that was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Finally, I flew to Bangkok, Thailand and that was my first journey by air. The feelings cannot be expressed in a word. The AWMUN conference was too much effective to me as there was an international environment. I am really thankful to Jamal Uddin, Assistant Professor, the University of Barishal (Current Status: Ph.D. student at Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Gyeongbuk, South Korea).
There were delegates from different countries throughout the world. That was a great opportunity to develop networks, and improve my communication skills and diplomatic skills as a young leader who represented Georgia (Country). The theme of the conference was “The World’s Dilemma: Enhancing World Action on Climate Change”.
???My Position Paper of AWMUN II: Climate Change and Vector-Borne Disease (CCHF) in Georgia
As I am a student of Soil and Environmental Sciences, the theme was matched with my academic area. That is why I was illuminated to represent my allocated country regarding the issue of the conference. That was my first MUN. So, I was a little bit nervous but that was a great opportunity to be involved in a MUN as a delegate. My roommate was ALI HAMEED from IRAQ. He was a very good guy and friendly as well. The Bangkok city tour was an outstanding part of the international event. Finally, I would like to thank the AWMUN AUTHORITY for arranging this kind of event where young leaders from different countries gathered to discuss a particular issue.
I have some observations regarding the environment of Thailand (Bangkok and Pattaya City). The observations are highlighted below-
- Thailand has launched the Centre of Excellence for Soil Research in Asia (CESRA) and that is the world’s first regional probe to promote Sustainable Soil Management.
- The weather in Bangkok, Thailand is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. It means that the city usually has three dominated seasons: (a) hot season from March to June, (b) rainy season from July to October and (c) cool season between November and February.
- The particulate matter (PM) based air pollution is present in Bangkok. The air pollution control policies should be effective in improving the air quality of the Bangkok city, Thailand. Dr. Siwatt Pongpiachan said his studies have found that Bangkok air contains harmful levels of some heavy metals such as cadmium, tungsten, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The academic studies of the Thai capital city’s air pollution revealed that within the very fine PM2.5 dust particles were at least 51 kinds of heavy metals, of which three – cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and tungsten (W)- were found at unsafe levels, according to World Health Organisation standards. [JAN 26, 2019].
- The water pollution rate is low in Bangkok and Pattaya. There are many canals in Bangkok and the management system of the water bodies are really good enough. I visited the Pattaya Sea Beach and plastic pollution is not happening over there. That is really a good side of the tourist spots of Thailand.
I have gathered good experiences of traveling to Thailand. The young leaders of the AWMUN II conference were really good. I have learned from them a lot. The AWMUN authority was really cooperative and helpful regarding the MUN conference, accommodations as well as the Great Bangkok City Tour. I am waiting to meet them again and again.
I am going to join the AWMUN III that will be held in Bali, Indonesia. The theme of the AWMUN III is “The Implementation of World’s Agenda 2030”. Hopefully, that will be a great chance to make more precious connections with the young leaders of different countries of the world.
Md. Nayem Hasan Munna
Soil and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Barishal,