Day 2 Recap

February 16, 2019

Day 2- World Health Committee

World Health on Day 2 focused the first half of their day on a resolution proposed by the Republic of Korea. The resolution sparked a debate that lasted the first hour and a half of Day 2, but resulted in failure. Afghanistan’s resolution centered on debating punishments for doctors who fall guilty of the deaths of mother and children during childbirth due to negligence. This debate lasted through to the second half of the day, and resulted in passing. Currently, the United States of America and Sweden’s combined resolution is discussing the topic of animal testing. This resolution has branched out its debate to human and human-like subject testings as well, though the amendment to exclude human and human-like test subjects has failed. The resolution as a whole, however, has passed!

 

Day 2- Security Council

On the start of day two, Security Council reopened debate on the resolution proposed by the delegation of Belgium.  It was hard to start debate between delegations but once everyone began sharing their country’s views, debate began to come about.  With some guidance from the chairs during debate, a couple delegations realized that their delegation’s views did not match with the ideals and actions they were exhibiting during debate.  One of the main debates occurred when the United States of America voiced its desire to be added into the list of countries in the Latin American Citizen Assistance Program (LACAP). However, the amendment failed and the United States was not added.  The Security Council also voted on a resolution submitted by Kuwait, on the topic of handling tourist organizations in West Africa, which overwhelmingly passed with only one abstention and then passes. Excitement in Security Council ensued when Diego Zapata, acting as the ambassador of Venezuela, condemned the committee’s resolution- comparing it to classic Western imperialism. Subsequently, Anthony Perrins made a speech as the ambassador of Mali to quash efforts to implement military assistance in Africa. Overall, it was a day with much controversy and fruitful debate.

 

Day 2- Human Rights

Human Rights Committee has passed 3 resolutions so far on Day 2 on topics such as religious freedom and respect for the LGBTQ+ community. Pakistan’s resolution is currently up for debate under the topic of religious freedom. China spoke out against it claiming that practice of religion in public should be considered a crime. Canada, as well as other delegations, spoke out in support of Pakistan’s resolution that provides religious freedom and asylums for those being hated upon for their religious practices. In the words of the delegate from Canada, “We believe if this was passed it would lead to peace in Asia and across the world.” As clauses and amendments are being added, this resolution has high hopes of passing.

 

Day 2- Political

On the second day of CLEIMUN19, the political committee continued their discussion and debate on the resolution submitted by Egypt on the topic of the establishment of the Kurdish state. This resolution didn’t bring much debate to the committee, so the chairs encouraged some fresh debate between delegations.  Egypt thanked all delegations for their support and additions to the resolution and for being cooperative with them through this process. Germany was against this resolution saying it was a “sinking ship.” The delegation believed that the many clauses in the resolution were “weighing down” the paper. China also voiced its concern with establishing the Kurdish state saying they didn’t believe it was economically stable enough to be its own state.  After little debate, the delegates motioned to proceed with the voting procedure on this resolution, but the chairs ruled it dilatory because they felt that more debate was needed on clauses. The first half of the day, as you can see, was quite controversial and full of fruitful debate.

 

 

 

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