The fellow delegates of the Human Rights Council held opening statements on the second topic of discussion: Equal participation in political and public affairs. The delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stated how important she finds the equality between women and men. Everyone giggled, its find if you did too. The delegates all hope to achieve a resolution on the topic in this very little time, good luck!
They started to work on a working paper. They only worked on one, so i guess thats good…? The delegates worked together on forming the resolution in order to meet everyone’s approval.
But the delegate of Hungary is strongly against the working paper. He was the only one. He pointed that the clauses are mostly on and for women. Lastly they finally felt they were ready to end the debate, and so they did! Even though there were 14 clauses to be agreed upon separately, the voting process went quite quickly and the resolution was passed! Even though there were 14 clauses to be agreed upon separately, the voting process went quite quickly and the resolution was passed! Congratulations delegates, you defined all odds!
After working on the resolutions and positions and statements being changed – not ignoring the fact that the sponsors didn’t get back to the signatories on any changes – the delegates grew impatient. Fire broke in the Human Rights Council. Delegates started to feel like the discussion was starting to go in another direction and becoming unprofessional. Tunisia got personal; “Delegates, why did you forget Tunisia?” During the unprofessional discussions and debate on the different resolutions; may I be clear that they should be different, accusations of plagiarism arose. Motions on moderated caucuses regarded the subject of copy-right were requested, especially by the delegate of china in which a chair found it interesting that its coming from china. After discussions in Unmods and the helpful refuel of coffee, delegates tried to reach peace between each other and reestablish the first Resolution with an addition of a new amendment that is about internet or something. I was personally lost because at first i thought they weren’t serious on the topic and it was brought randomly. But the amendment wasn’t agreed upon which brought the while thing back to square one, ugh. After a while, a resolution was formed and there was finally, yes FINALLY, a vote on the resolution to the topic, which I ran to with every breath I had and burning every last drop of coffee in my system. Thankfully the voting succeeded with the majority voting ‘for’ every clause. Funny was that the votes wouldn’t add up to the number of the delegates present. The poor chairs had to count again and again. They actually checked attendance and did a head count. The troll must really be happy! Thankfully though, he/she ended up voting in the last vote regarding the whole resolution, and finally the case is closed! Congratulations delegates!
After multiple unmoderated caucuses, the majority of the Human Rights Council might have finally reached a resolution. The fellow delegates of Nigeria, China, UAE and USA stood to read aloud their draft of the resolution.
They stated that they encourage the establishment of a fund directed to the work of NGOs and the establishment of a form of communication between the HRC and NGOs. They find it also important to form a committee of observers to monitor the work of the NGOs. But the NGOs are pretty much qualified. The rest of the points were about investigating the human rights and sexual violations and to bring awareness to them. The other delegates got the opportunity to ask questions and Iraq took the chance and made it clear and reminded the Council that “The resolution must be extended to the neighbouring countries and not just Syria, because the war isn’t only happening there.”
That excited the delegates and knocks on tables were heard. But Nigeria answered to that and said in order to expand the peace and stability, it has to start somewhere, and we are preparing for the aftermath of the Syrian Civil War. Latvia is astonished that “The countries Nigeria, UAE and China want to start a political process to what seems like a democracy…” China responded right way they don’t talk about democracy. They are more focused on the humanitarian issues and the civilians.
With 43 countries present the first session began with the honorable chair asking if there are any motions to be set and a delegate wanted to be shown how to adjust the Wi-Fi connection – I don’t blame him, it’s really complicated. Unfortunately, his request was declined, because that would take too much precious time. Then a motion was proposed to set the agenda and the decided topic was the second topic: Preparing for the aftermath of the Syrian Civil war.
The countries then had 45 seconds to speak and state their positions. Apparently on the topic there was a lot to say but such little time and many were interrupted. But the second session had an unmoderated caucus where delegates discussed more into depth. There are delegates that think it’s important to provide humanitarian aid and funds but ignore the education problem just because its pointless during war. During the caucus allies were formed! One alliance wants no involvement and wants Asad to stay in office where as the other alliance wants him out of office. Unfortunately, Asad couldn’t make an appearance, as he is a busy-bee!
Stay tuned for more updates!