Day 2 was a full day of debates and discussions about the future resolutions.
In an introductory manner, the delegate of China reiterates an idea which defined the first day of Laude MUN, that of a common effort from all countries present is mandatory in the interest of finding a solution for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
The delegate of The Russian Federation encourages the involvement of the Interpol in this ,,war against money laundering”. The UK calls for the first moderated caucus of the day.
The first moderated caucus was invoked to solve Further solutions for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The following events happened:
the delegate of the Russian Federation is of the opinion that every country should focus on its own matters as to not join the F.A.T.F
the delegate of the UK agrees up to a certain point, leaning more towards USA’s approach.
the Russian Federation representative has an unfounded retaliating speech about USA’s supposed support of Al Qaeda, then changing the topic to the dangers of bitcoin
the delegate of Romania displays a show of personal opinion, and states that wouldn’t be willing to share bank accounts information
Bulgaria thinks that most anti money laundering programs are under-developed
the delegate of the USA holds DPRK responsible for bombings and terrorist support
as expected, the Russian Federation makes harsh claims towards the USA, that the whole state was founded by the alleged back-and-forth with the Al Qaeda
USA invokes the second moderated caucus of the day
During the second moderated caucus, delegates investigated countries that are linked with terrorism, and the following took place:
In the first unmoderated caucus of the day, and in fact of the committee, all delegates tried coming up with a resolution based on their country policies going from working papers-working resolution-draft resolution-final resolution, this being the order of the stages in which a resolution must be conceived. The second unmoderated caucus was for amendments, but no progress was being made. A third moderated caucus was designated for amendment ideas. In this timeframe, the USA suggested that all states should focus on both immediate and long-term problem solving. Also, they have been supporting the idea of every state having a say in conceiving the resolution. These discussions have been extended in a fourth moderated caucus, in which:
The third moderated caucus was for and against discussion about the submitted amendments and clauses. The day ended with a briefing. The divide between the committee was already existent because of the country policies but became even more apparent with the frequent contrary arguments between the USA and the Russian Federation, thus 2 separate resolutions came into existence. Due to absent delegates the voting process came to an unpleasant tie.
As expected, due to the intense implication of the delegates, they’ve finally succeeded in coming up with strong, ingenious and more than suitable resolutions for eliminating child marriage and its consequences in Pakistan referring to:
The majority of the countries came to an agreement to sign these resolutions while Saudi Arabia was against collaborating with mass media, considering it not a valuable and well informed source and the Russian Federation pronounced its strong believe that the punishment of paying fines isn’t harsh enough for the terrible consequences.
The delegate’s work was quite progressive this day and the subject approach is being done in a very good manner.
The second day in the UN Extraordinary Session started with the personalities holding speeches that presented briefly the events from the previous day. Many accusations were thrown around and a few leaders were offended. The most important update of the day was that a rebel group took over the government of Iran. A few countries were quick to recognise this as the legitimate government such as the USA and Syria. Shortly after this, two other rebel groups fused with the one that was in control and formed the New Iranian Movement. Because of this, a war broke. The USA took control of Teheran. The day came to an end with the conflict moved to the Syrian front.
The SC committee is being in quite a complicated crisis situation. They broke the ice with the first update of the conference, informing delegates that 99% of South Ossetians and Abkhazians voted for the independence of the two regions. Two separate peace treaties have been made, one with the Eastern Block and one with the Western Block. The day was very eventful, since a negotiation summit took place.
Today’s DISEC debate continued the topic of illegal weaponry trafficking in the Central African Republic.
The delegates expressed their points of view and the chairs called a few Motions for Unmoderated Caucus where the delegates discussed and negotiated amendments and draft resolutions. All the countries were then asked to vote and the Resolution led by the USA is the one that passed. Unfortunately, the one conducted by China did not make it through. The delegates were further asked to propose amendments for the final resolution and among those that have passed is one that suggests putting chips in weapons such as guns so the weaponry trafficking would lower. Furthermore, the DISEC committee was pleased to welcome the ambassador of Israel that assisted to one of their voting sessions. At the end of the conference , the tense atmosphere was replaced by a more pleasant one with a little help from the delegate of Poland that had proudly executed the punishment the chairs gave him.
Andrei-Lorin Vacariu – Editor, ECOFIN committee
Maria-Cecilia Minea – Editor, SOCHUM committee
Alexandra Stoina – Editor, UN Extraordinary Session
Ana Petrescu – Editor, DISEC committee
Tudor Coman – Deputy Chief of Press, Editor-in-Chief