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Successful End to MUN Day

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After a long day of debate and discussion, we have finally come to one of concluding points of the SISMUN conference; the creation and submission of resolutions. This is the reason for the debates in the first place.

At the conference today there were two separate World Trade Organisation forums. 

The first forum of WTO created a series of resolutions in order to deal with the issue of regulating the shared economy. They mainly discussed the issue of Uber and how the company effects the profit and success of taxi drivers. A very interesting topic and one that can greatly be debated! The main submitter of the resolution was the Unites States of America. The final resolution stated the following:

Recognises Uber and other apps of the like have been an interesting development in the past couple years. The French union is currently riled up as taxi drivers are losing business from the cheaper and more accessible Uber, 

  1. Urges the prevention and restriction of irresponsible participants (drivers of the Ubers etc.) to secure a safe environment
  2. Requests all UN member states to facilitate the creation of standards for participants in the sharing economy

In the second WTO committee, the resolution was submitted by the nations Chile and Myanmar. The resolution was the following:

  1. Encourages all countries to enact legislation on taxes, consisting of three levels of tax based on different levels of income, which individual countries can modify according to their economic needs;
  2. Calls upon the creation of specialized licensing for users of shared economy platforms
  3. Expresses its hope for the government to require the taxing of linking platforms when they are legitimized, in exchange for rights

The committee of the World Health Organisation, dealt with the question of Typhoid disease. A very grave situation that is need of a solution. Their resolution was submitted by the United States of America, although it had numerous sponsors, namely China, United Kingdom, and Germany. The resolutions is the following:

  1. Encourages Rwanda to reuse the water from the lake Victoria using a filtration system to provide clean and safe water;
  2. Further proclaims Congo, Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar the sponsors consider for people in Congo, Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar we would like to give them clean water. The sponsors recommend them to reuse the water over and over again with the right cleaning supplies. 
  3. Requests to have knowledgeable people that know about Typhoid diseases to go to communities and provide information about Typhoid fever. The sponsors would also like these people to give out leaflets giving knowledge about the Typhoid fever and how to prevent it. 

Thirdly, the Human Rights Council also came to a series of resolution. The topic they discussed was “Organised Crime and Modern Day Slavery in Eastern Europe”. The main submitters were Sweden, the Republic of Congo, and Germany. The resolutions was the following:

  1. Emphasizing the need for a mandatory schooling until 18 years which would include:
    1. A mandatory subject or course on human rights including the issues brought about with human trafficking,
  2. Calls upon NGOs to provide support for children and adults in the form of 
    1. child support and free counseling,
    2. Supporting projects such as “Futures” which aims to provide family planning and distribute and encourage the use of contraceptives

The security council dealt with the situation in DPRK, and the main submitter was the United States. This is a very heated topic and was debated in a very fruitful manner. The following is the resolutions that were submitted: 

  1. Urges all countries to comply with the United Nations Security Council resolutions to stop production all nuclear military programs;
  2. Further invites DPRK, India, Israel, South Sudan, Pakistan and the United States of America to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in return for easing of economic sanctions on the DPRK.

Lastly, the forum ‘Disarmament Committee’ discussed small arms and light weapons trade in the Central Africa Region. This is an incredibly relevant topic and one that students found found pertinent. The resolution that was found was the following:

  1. Higher the fine of illegal weapon use;
  2. Review selling weapons with no license under black marketing so we need a better overview of trading and to do this we need a good overview of illegal licensing and also the production and stockpiling of weapons used by armies.

All resolutions were very well-thought out and reached through invigorating debate as well as discussion. What a successful SISMUN! We hope that everyone has had a fun and successful MUN day.

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  1. Nancy Johnson on February 6th, 2018 5:59 pm

    Very serious and important topics to discuss. Thank you for detailing the topics and sharing the resulting resolutions. Sounds like vigorous conversations took place. Congratulations on leading a challenging day well.

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