Lobbying is the ability to build bridges with other delegations while securing their support for your delegation’s stance on an issue. As an essential skill in 21st-century classrooms & workplaces – you’re probably doing it on a daily basis! A simple example, while you’re staying at home (as we all are), you might want to order pizza for dinner, but everyone else wants to order different cuisines; instead of heading into an open argument with everyone, you just engage in brief one-on-one discussions to gather support for pizza, till, dinner time comes and there’s your pizza for dinner!
This blog focuses on lobbying tips for MUN conferences, in 3 possible scenarios: lobbying with individual delegates, a bloc, or addressing the entire committee. Before approaching delegates, you must have a good grasp on your committee’s topic, and your country’s foreign policy towards that topic – it’ll help you adapt to any scenario and adjust your lobbying strategies accordingly.