C 'est La Vie
So these are our last words for the SNAMUN 2019. The past three days have been filled with extensive debate and discussion. Every delegate gave their views, solutions and worries on different issues.
The room was set and the delegates were present for the last session of the San Francisco Conference 2019. The day was finally here to express the concerns and to present the research on the UN charter. The session began with the delegate of Japan urging to amend the laws of UN charter. Followed by the delegate of Palestine who raised a motion for the removal of Article 86 to which all the delegates agreed. But to this the delegate of Korea added that it should not be eradicated and must be preserved. Whereas the other delegates stated that the Article was irrelevant and cannot be in power because all the countries are independent. As the committee went deeper into the discussion the conference staff felt ignored as the delegate of Armenia was passing the chits all by herself. We come to an end of the San Francisco Conference and appreciate the efforts made by all the delegates and wish you the very best.
Until we meet again.
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
The third and the final day of the MUN, the judges of different countries gave their judgments on the case between the advocate of UAE and Qatar. All the judges were in the favor of the advocate of Qatar and felt that Qatar’s case was much stronger. They felt that UAE has violated CERD and UAE discriminates in various ways against Qataris. Also, in the speech given by the advocate of UAE the source which was used to take out the information was not reliable being Wikipedia. The advocate of UAE gave the proof about terrorists living in Qatar was not credible as it was from Wikipedia. The judges also mentioned about UAE violating the Article 2, 4, 5,6&7 of CERD. The voting was unanimous. After all the judges were done with their judgment, the President announced the verdict. The verdict of the first case was in the favor of advocate of Iran and the verdict of the second case was in the favour of the advocate of Qatar. With this, the International Court of Justice 2019 was declared closed.
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The United Nations Human Rights Council 2019 came to end with a successful resolution , helping the journalists get their rights .the past three days have been very interactive and every new day better than the previous one .The delegates of UK and China seemed to have taken lead in the race the competition has been a neck to neck one .
The third day started with the GSL by the delegate of Pakistan in which he mentioned about his countries’ stance on the safety of the journalist and how the country is still improving in providing them aid. UK also motioned how the communist China is criticizing the democratic UK on the laws of censorship and freedom of speech and the press to which China didn’t have a solid reply. With this both the blocks proposed their drafts and the draft proposed by the delegate of China and its sponsors passed. The Block 1.4 stated about the training programs of journalists and said that UNESCO should collaborate with ICI, spread more awareness and work with the humanitarian workers & journalists who have had experience in the conflict and target zones. Voting on the resolution was carried out and the delegate of China’s resolution was passed to successfully conclude the committee.
Past three days were tiring and stressful for both the delegates and the EB, thanks to their efforts the committee turned out to be so wonderful.
A PARTITION OF THE BRITISH FROM UNTIED PROVINCES OF INDIA
As the last and final day of the Lord Mountbatten Plan committee started, it was already decided that there will be no partition. Considering this there had to be many factors taken into account like the name of the united country, the flag and most importantly the leader.
The session started with a coalition meeting where the future of the newly independent United Provinces of India was to be discussed. It was decided in the meeting that there will be a union list for the national government and state list will be there for the state government. The members of the party asked for a temporary police force provided by the British government till the time United Provinces of India had elections for an official government.
Coming on to the details the topics of discussion were the geographical distribution of states, the local government would be a Panchayati form of government. A very important topic was the one of reservations, but that was kept for later since it was an internal matter. Amrit Kaur suggested women be given 20% reservations #feminism. Gandhiji emphasized on the future of trade and commerce of United Province of India.
Considering United Province of India was going to be a secular country it was decided that there will be no official language however, English may be used for official purposes. Hence, United Provinces of India was declared a Provincial Government. Now the most important point of discussion was the leader of the nation. A voting took place for the Prime Minister for which Jawaharlal Nehru, Abdur Ram Nishtar, Sardar Patel and Muhammad Ali Jinnah put forward their names. The majority votes went the Jawaharlal Nehru and now United Provinces of India had a leader.
I guess history really was changed in these three days.
A NEW DAWN FOR DEMOCRACY
What is our right?
Over the past two days various aspects of Iraq war were discussed. That included topics like military intervention in Iraq justified or how can civilian casualties be avoided. The very same way the last few questions to be asked were related to the humanitarian aspects of the war. Various points raised were concerning mainly as to how would a post government be set up. Delegates debated as to how a government was meant to be set up. The USA said that an aerial attack was the best option they had. The chair objected that such a suggestion was just a cry for war. Even Syria opposed the resolution proposed by the USA and other nations and said that a surgical strike was a better option than an aerial strike. This view was presented considering the number of civilian casualties that an aerial strike would lead to.
Even till date all members were not participating and a few were still reluctant. Through the middle the committee dragged on a little too long since most of the delegates were repeating their points. Russia stated that a government needs to be formed where all ethnic groups were given equal representation. Towards the end of a fruitful three day session a resolution was drawn up by the committee since it had finally reached a common ground. The resolution stated that the need of the hour was to set up a government in Iraq that was elected by the people themselves but also had a few UN members to ensure a peaceful transition of power into the elected government’s hand. The resolution also stated that its main aim was to ensure that all ethnic groups were given equal representation in decision making. On this note, day three of the committee ended.
THE INDO-PAK ENGAGEMENT
The Security Council Crisis Session was convened for the first time at SNAMUN 19 with a view stimulate quick thinking among delegates. With the UN Historic Security Council finally passing a unanimous resolution, the UNSC crisis session began.
The committee picked up from the hints given in the previous night's update about the security threats in Asia and Sri Lanka. After the initial condolences, the committee received an update stating that $20 million provided by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan were used for funding terror in the region. This made the delegation of Saudi Arabia spring up in defence, clarifying that the funds were provided as "aid" under their "Vision 2030" program. Although this made little difference to the other delegations, intent on holding Saudi Arabia responsible for terror sponsoring. Suddenly, another update was received regarding the engagement of F-16 jets belonging to the PAF over Indian Airspace. A Pakistani Jet was shot down near the Kupwara area. The committee went into an uproar, throwing blames from the US to Pakistan on irresponsible use and perpetrating terror. The delegation of Pakistan was at first denying responsibility but then refused an independent count of its fleet by an external agency. The next update shocked the delegations, as suddenly, a crowded train station in the South Indian city of Chennai was rocked by suicide bombers and other blasts claiming a thousand lives. The LTTE claimed responsibility, this skewed the earlier status quo and forced the delegations to theorise and contemplate an entirely different angle from the one they were rushing at. All-in-all the session was above expectation and the Delegation of India performed commendably well.