The first day of the MUN conference included a UN General Assembly resolution submitted by the US. The 3-hour assembly consisted of debates and discussions with several countries and organizations set out to approve their amendments to the resolution.
The resolution has 8 clauses that cover topics such as discrimination, nuclear conflict, over-reliance on the US, globalization, and many more to support global peace and shape a better future for everyone.
There were numerous rich debates and conversations during the assembly. Such as the delegates of Myanmar proposing to modify clause 4 which puts forward the removal of discrimination against every person no matter their gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. The delegates argued that it will help build a national identity. Delegates of Malaysia was in “full support of Myanmar”, but many other countries said otherwise. For instance, Palestine argued that regardless of race and ethnicity, everyone is equal and that Myanmar must treat “the people of Palestine as human beings”.
Other discussions involved proposing to modify clause 8, where Delegates of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah resolution “Demands that the USA open its barriers to all groups and states as well as political parties in order for them to access the same rights as US citizens”. They insisted on the right to leave and enter the country without moderation, recognizing and supporting NGOs such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Hezbollah, and discarding nuclear weapons that go against the United Nations principles. In the end, the majority voted for the amendment to pass.
The resolution ended with many amendments passed! A great start to the 2019 MUN UWCSEA East Conference.
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