GA3: Off to the Plenary

9:00 am 

GA3 shows affection towards the delegate of Lebanon. In the morning, just before setting off for the plenary session we walk in to find the board crumbled all over with loving notes signed from every single delegate!IMG_9405

“Let them tremble! Let them feel the wrath of GA3!”, are the last words of the Chair Eleni-Maria Papachristodoulou.

 

GA3 Confessions

“Delegate of Myanmar we love you.”

“Your hair is mesmerizing.”

“Delegate of Poland, was your father an alien, because honey there is nothing else like you.”

“Cambodia is cute.”

“Japan is super pretty.”

GA3 Superlatives

Hottest member: Alex Georgiou (admin)

Best dressed: Alex Georgiou (admin)

Most likely to become a stripper: Delegate of Chad

Most likely to become a dictator: Delegate of Myanmar

Best delegate: Delegate of Estonia

Funniest delegate: Delegate of Finland

Shipping: Delegate of Chad and Finland

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Guest Speaker in GA3, Mr Takis Hadjigeorgiou

11:30 am We’re glad to have with us today Mr Takis Hadjigeorgiou, to give us an insight of his views on Humanitarian issues at times when “the whole planet is coming to a new stage of complexity”.

“We need to find our sense of belonging.”

Concerned by what is happening to Syria in the last five years, with millions of people being slaughtered, with over 5 millions of people being forced to leave their homeland with most of them drowning in the Mediterranean sea, “Half of those who survived lost their ability to communicate, they preferred to stay alongside the corpses of their loved ones”.

“Is there anyone who can say with certainty that the fish we consume have not been fed with human meat?” 

Referring to the Cyprus problem, he emphasizes the need to understand and differentiate the meanings of “Globalization” and “Universality”, as they are fundamental human characteristics towards a better future.

Expanding on what has been happening in Palestine over the past 60 years, states his surprise to the overwhelming number of people found in sorrow under the occupation.

We’re all humans and aspiring to survive, this s the glue that binds us all together”

Alarmed by the food shortages and drought in Somalia, he expresses his concern on the MONSANTO company becoming a toxicity to the face of today’s globalization, implanting non-viable seeds and urging artificial demand.

“Globalization is fraud with political correctness.”

On a planet where millions of people steal millions of euros, we’re being used. “NSA is the real Big Brother watching us day and night. They know everything.” We need to decide whether to “Work for them, or stand against them.” It is difficult to resist to the good salary, but it is even more difficult to become a whistle-blower. And many are imprisoned for speaking the truth. 

“Whenever we’re presented with the choice to decide, let’s do it correctly. We have to continue the legacy of universality, fairness, solidarity and compassion towards one another and the environment.”

“Act locally, while thinking globally.”

“There is hope to change the future, and that hope is you.”

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UK presenting another set of strategies for combating the virus

10:00 am Prevention methods of the Zika virus suggested by the delegate of the UK, vary from emphasising the importance of education people through workshops and lectures to developing new vaccines by using public funding. The delegate also believes that specific examinations should be carried out on people when travelling as well as on trade products. To conclude, the delegate states that this can only be successful if countries collaborate with each other, and help the less economically developed countries to alleviate the spread of this contagious pathogenic infection.

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Frantic start with the Zika virus

9:35 am The delegate of Iran opens the debate, expressing a strong believing that research is essential for the elevation of such dangerous disease. An increase in awareness of such virus through education, campaigns and speeches, will have profound effects in creating awareness and reducing the number of deaths.

The clauses are supported by the delegates of Mali and Venezuela who add that psychological assistance should also be initiated.

9:45 am The delegate of Cuba takes the opposition stand first, followed by the delegate of Finland, who express their concern stating that these clauses are not sufficient, urging the UN to focus on subsidising more productive ventures.

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10:15 am With an overwhelming majority the resolution does not pass. “Clapping is not in order.

 

GA3 Confessions

“The admin staff is cute.”

“Sudan became the delegate of sleep.”

“One of the Chairs is really cute.”

“We’re friends now, when do the benefits kick in.”

“Delegate of France, when you walk a rainbow follows, you’re a little unicorn.”

“Delegate of Venezuela is the hottest delegate in the room.”

“Canada turns me on.”

“Delegate of Chad, ever since the training day I think you look like a vampire, in the best way possible.”

“Serbia is really hot.”

Anxiety Peaks in GA3

15:00 pm Shortly after lunch break, the delegates are trying to finish up their resolutions as soon as possible. The first group to send it in gets the chance to debate and everyone starts preparing for the big highlight of the day.

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GA3 Lobbying

9:20 am The day begins with each delegate actively engaged in lobbying and merging, trying to form alliances and merge resolutions with other delegates. The delegates form groups and discussions are in full swing as they try to get to know each other. While some discussions are on the topic to be debated, some others are on the construction of Trump’s great wall.