The third day was when each committee had to face a crisis. The delegates, at the same time, were able to finish their draft resolutions.
To start the day, the committee, at the suggestion of the chairs, fused the resolution made by the USA and its allies, with the resolution made by the Russian Federation and its supporters. The crisis here was caused by inflation, and the following events happen:
A first moderated caucus is invoked to address the effects of the inflation in Romania. This is immediately followed by an unmoderated caucus for the composition of directives and operative clauses of the resolution. The second moderated caucus is for discussions and debates about what was done in the last caucus. The most notable events are as follows:
Afterwards, the USA requests the opening of the General Speakers list. DPRK wants to shut down Romania’s embassy located on their territory. They are also discussing with the UK and USA about closing the borders to Romanian citizens.
The best of the day in ECOFIN starts just now. Romanian citizens start a riot which was stopped by the armies of Romania and NATO. This causes serious damage to cities. Meanwhile, the Government is changed to a more competent one and the EU allows Romania to introduce both RON and EUR for economic stability. Also, Romania gets help from the World Bank, bringing inflation to a much better 5.5%.
In the later part of the day, the UK considers that a full scale war is unnecessary. DPRK describes the closing of the embassy as having happened because of ambiguity towards its own policy, as it does not appreciate countries that cannot keep their people in order. Romania calls out every state for the same problems it has. In the end, the inflation resolution is sent to the Executive Board to be verified, being accepted with a few minor changes.
The third day in the SOCHUM committee was dedicated to discussions about the topic of „The Displacement Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.
The last day of debating revealed to be impressive by focusing successfully on the proposed statement with both a well detailed general presentation and reliable solutions. Delegates showed their concern about the fact that 2.1 million people were forced to flee their houses (violation of human rights) because of the armed groups which had started conflicts for gaining territory that is a result of the many years of war. Democratic Republic of Congo has not seen a day of peace since it obtained its freedom. Now, they are willing to accept help from foreign countries or NGOs as they cannot benefit from the tremendous economic and natural resources because of the ongoing events such as lack of clean water and sanitation, food security and malnutrition and the dangerous rise of cases of Ebola (the harshest seen so far).
The Russian Federation announced their eagerness to offer funds for research of vaccination (considered effective) in order to cure Ebola, hoping for a safe environment with proper conditions. The procedures have already been started as SUA and Japan invested 7.1 billion dollars to stop the raising of Ebola. However, India’s opinion was that the main priority should be providing clean water, food and shelters to prevent the spreading of disease instead of solving it now. The idea came from the fact that only 40% of people have access to drinkable water which is most of the time accessible just by buying it (some can’t afford it). The action was taken by UK which has provided clean water and has offered expertise and support (medical assistance) as well as collaborating with DRC’s government and health companies.
Another problem that should definitely be fixed is food security and malnutrition. One of five children in DRC are going to die before the age of five because of the malnutrition. The only solutions seem to be raising awareness about insecurities regarding supply grounds and deploy workers in the area to till the land and deliver food in order to eliminate the insecurities. Nonetheless, another important measure that should be applied is strengthening the legal framework in order to eliminate crimes or other acts of violence (checking thoroughly the gun possessions).
All of a sudden, an unexpected crisis had appeared in the region of North Kivu and the delegates needed to gather their ideas and link them in furtherance of re-establishing communication with medical organisations and finding the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak. With funds coming from the UN, delegates suggested deploying troops of volunteers from outside the country to help the victims (the rescuers should wear a special costume so that they will not get affected and should stay in a private unity which should protect them). The chairs paid attention and gave advice for the delegates to not risk the life of the troupes or to put all the work on their shoulders as they won’t know what obstacles they might face (even contaminating). A more efficient resolution should be securing the borders of the region with soldiers, installing quarantine and bringing the closest neighbors such as South Sudan and Central African Republic to join the action. Moreover, the communication would be easy to rebuild if the people involved in the process would use radio systems inside the country (to contact doctors or other needs), replacing in that way the old walkie-talkies.
With that being said, the sessions ended favorably for both the honorable chairs and delegates which have been struggling so hard to have an impact and to make a change.
During the third and last day in the UN Extraordinary Session, things heated up. The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, the Supreme Leader of Iran and the loyal personnel sought political asylum in Syria. The Syrian Army, with the aid of the Iranian loyalist personnel, managed to take control of the Kurdish occupied territory in northern Syria with minimal casualties. The surviving Kurds retreated to Idlib and the surrounding areas of Al-Tanf.
In the meantime, President Rouhani was called back to Tehran to sign a formal peace treaty and to resume the role of president of the newly “puppeted” Iranian Republic. Once he arrived, he was taken into custody by the American Forces with the aim of being sent to Hague in order to be trialed in the International Court of Justice. However, this did not happen due to Operation Darius II, which was carried out by the loyalist forces located in Teheran. They managed to rescue President Rouhani in the proximity of the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. This led to Hassan Rouhani’s return to Damascus.
The committee came to an end with a ceasefire agreement, that you can read here.
To start the day, the delegates had to change their location because a Peace Treaty has not been reached in due time. The location of the delegates was exposed, and their move was imposed by external forces who tried to stop them at any costs.
The delegates went into our school’s bunker, which is a nuclear-safe premise. During the time spent there, they voted the clauses of the Peace Treaty. In the end, after hours and hours of work, all countries reached a consensus, finalised and signed the treaty, which was approved by the Executive Board with no hiccups.
The first committee session started with the opening speeches of the delegates on the topic „Preparing Ukraine for an eventual cyber assault”. The chairs called a motion for unmoderated caucus so that the delegates could discuss methods to help Ukraine develop their cyber security. Firstly, Ukraine stated that Russian hackers are to blame. The issue is relevant for Poland because, in 2017, the country also suffered from a similar attack. To help prevent another from happening, they had developed a program which helped educate the Polish on how to protect themselves. France pointed out that the attack conducted by Russian hackers may be tied to the Russian government, as the assault happened while the Ukraine-Russian war was on going.
Furthermore, Ukraine underlined that the only countries that were attacked were not allies of Russia nor China. Russia denied any correlation to the attack, claiming that another country could have framed them. On the other hand, China declared that Ukraine’s problem shouldn’t be solved by developing their security system as it is not fair for a country to have a better system than others. Poland interpreted Russia’s affirmations as them saying that they don’t deny their involvement in the cybernetic assault, just that there isn’t enough proof to condemn them. From Poland’s point of view, that and the fact that China kept encouraging Ukraine not to develop their cyber security system further incriminates both China and Russia. A moderated caucus on the topic „Russia and China’s motives” was called by the chairs.
Afterwards, it was announced that Russia and China had united their forces to invade Ukraine. The other countries discussed their position on the topic and it was revealed that Poland decided to enter in an alliance with China, Russia and also Turkey. Poland explained the decision by the fact that the alliance would let them control a large part of Europe and also Asia. With this turn of events, the situation turned into a crisis. Another unmoderated caucus was called and Israel chose to follow in Poland’s footsteps. It is then discovered that the new alliance attacked Lithuania and Bulgaria. UK, France and Germany declared that they’re willing to fight for Ukraine. In the light of the new situation, Israel is revealed to be a spy for NATO. Reaching an extremely tense point the countries try to negotiate peace.
A shocking update announced that Poland had just suffered a huge cyber attack, being left without electricity. The hackers have been tracked down to France and they have stated that they have been working for the Government. The chairs called an unmoderated caucus for 10 minutes for the delegates to discuss and Poland requested financial aid for the damage made by France as a compensation.
This was followed by a moderated caucus, where the delegate of France admitted that the country wants to make amends with Poland and it’s going to give the requested financial aid to them, after a discovery of the damages is made by the American Government. France also assures the delegate of Poland that the hackers will be punished. Poland states that they will not make peace unless their conditions are fulfilled: they want money compensation and the hackers to be sent to North Korea to trail and be punished there.
The delegate of the French Republic denies the involvement of the French Government in this cyber attack and says that the hackers were actually hired by someone who pretended to be the Government. UK also stepped to negotiate for France and said that the hackers will not be sent to trail in North Korea and that they will be judged in France as they are French citizens. The delegate of Poland feels insulted that the UK delegate had ignored one of the main requests of their peace treaty.
The delegate of China stepped in and presented their point of view: they want to send help to Poland in order to get through their crisis and they suggested them to believe the delegate of France when she says that the hackers were not hired by the French Government and accept their financial aid. Also, China believes that all countries should sign a peace treaty so nothing like this cyber attack happens again. The delegate of Iran also agreed with China and suggested France to sign the peace treaty with Poland with the original requests.
Another update came saying that is has been proven that the hackers that were responsible for the cyber attack in Poland were actually Polish and allied with the Government. They confessed that Poland wanted to receive as much money as possible by framing France and asking for financial compensation. Poland said that the hackers should be punished as the new world alliance wants and that they will not be trailed in France neither North Korea , they will be trailed in Poland as they are Polish citizens.
The UK delegate states that Poland should not be given financial aid as the Polish citizens created the problem themselves and do not deserve financial compensation. China still offers to help Poland as that seems fair for the delegate of China.
The chairs proceeded to give the delegates 30 minutes of unmoderated caucus in order for them to write one resolution between all countries that must contain the invasion of Ukraine and the cyber attack and the corruption in Poland. The resolution was drafted successfully and passed the Executive Board vote of trust.
Andrei-Lorin Vacariu – Editor, ECOFIN committee
Maria-Cecilia Minea – Editor, SOCHUM committee
Alexandra Stoina – Editor, UN Extraordinary Session
Ana Petrescu & Cezara Ciofu – Editor, DISEC committee
Tudor Coman – Deputy Chief of Press, Editor-in-Chief