At 8:00, Secretary-General- and Scoop Chief In-Editor-, Renata Prata, announces brand new information: Inspectors have discovered that the incident was due to this American company’s lack of commitment to the maintenance schedule of the dam, and Kim Jong-un declares that he will no longer tolerate the dollar imperialism. Tensions are rising and Cold War differences seem to be reemerging- might this be the start of World War III?
Delegates were given just over one hour to draft resolution, and, immediately, South Korea, China, and DPRK representatives formed two poles of eager diplomats. As we have grown used to at PASB, internet and technology became an issue; yet, delegates bravely persist in their task and were more than willing to make compromises and obey the “one computer per delegation” rule to ensure that everyone had equal internet access.
First, we heard the resolution of the People’s Republic of China and the DPRK, read by visiting PRC delegate Lucas Duro. Delegate Esther Godoy then defend the clauses and was followed by North Korean delegate Gustavo Barbosa, who took over the podium to answer questions, dropping everyone’s chins with his utmost competent responses. One of the first questions set up a motif for the entire morning by claiming that the resolution was unilateral, another condemned the North Korean government for not being more opened to aid, but all arguments were rebutted with insurmountable vigor by the DPRK delegate. Even South Korea’s denouncement of North Korean hypocrisy in accusing Donald Trump and the delegation’s bold refusal to apologize, both which were met by warm applause from the majority of the GA, were swiftly debased by the DPRK’s nationalist rhetoric and sadly realistic glorification of Kim Jong-un. In an unexpected turn of events, a clause calling upon International Criminal Court session then had to be stricken because it did not follow UN legislature, which seemed to turn the DPRK’s and PRC’s tide of luck. With further statements by delegates Daniela Anzola and Maria Oliveira, this resolution was so brightly defended it seemed as it was inevitable that it pass; yet, the Model United Nations seemed to disagree, and, much to our surprise, the majority did not vote in favor.
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Next, a resolution submitted by the Republic of Korea, United States of America, Germany, Japan, and Turkey was discussed. They continued their attempt to shift focus from the atrocities committed to the crimes against humanity by the North Korean Supreme Leader and emphasized the flaws in the previously rejected resolution, trumping the points of information by the DPRK and PRC by pointing out similar flaws in their reasoning. In spite of the main submitters’ strong verbal attack on the communist nations, the resolution was equitable. It called for the prevention of nuclear proliferation, tackling the aforementioned threat of a large scale war, and its submitters had no qualms about making the Trump organization pay its dues. Several friendly amendments were passed without a vote, among them Saudi Arabia’s benevolent provision of blue helmets, and a consensus was reached just in time for lunch.
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The resolution could not have ended on a better note. The leadership team, led by Senior Amanda Galindo, made beautiful videos that left not only our Secretary-General but the entire room in tears. From our insider’s knowledge, The Scoop knows that the awards were specially difficult this year due to all the delegates having been so passionate and competent; yet, The Scoop would like to congratulate all the delegates who were able to stand out among this intellectual crowd. In spite of all the challenges with visiting schools, preparing younger students, and technology glitches, among others, the Leadership Team and delegates persisted in their objectives and made this SALMUN historical. The Student Scoop is honored to have been part of this conference and urges you all to check out our upcoming articles on MUN conferences!
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