Intellectual Property rights for Pharmaceutical patents and technology

11.22 a.m The opening speech is delivered by delegate of Ukraine points of information were made by Jamaica Pakistan DPRK. Jamaica clause 13  we should eliminate this problem and ergo Ukraine agrees. Pakistan’s point of information was regarding operative clause 12; ”how does the delegate propose to achieve these proposals as this doesn’t have methodology?”.

Her answer was ” this would be best for developing countries”

Time for this resolution has elapsed now speaking against this resolution. Surprisingly there were no delegates against it. And so voting procedure time with 55 votes for 13  against and 18 abstains,  the resolution paIMG_3855sses!

Economics of Gender Discrimination

10.20 a.m: The second resolution of the Plenary Session on the topic of the economics of gender discrimination begins.

Clause 2 is highly achievable as it is very adaptable, states the delegate of Russia and goes on to establish clear parameters of casualty estimates. Russia’s delegate delivers a powerful opening speech speech. Gender discrimination remains the second largest violation of human rights.  This resolution aims to increase gender equality through legislative clauses. The delegate of the Russian federation would like to emphasise that it is to the prosperity of everyone to pass this resolution. The debate continues with a point of information by Ukraine asking the delegate to elaborate how they will deal with the issue of Syria and its economic problems of gender discrimination. The floor is yielded to the delegate of Cuba for a defence speech. However, the best part was by farIMG_3120 Germany’s attack speech. Germany’s delegate disagreed firmly with Cuba and Russia, and went on saying: ‘Gender equality is vital, and that the delegates lack the fact that women are hated more than black people by 75%. Moreover, he does not even accept points of information. Lebanon is recognised to make an attack speech right after that with points of information made by Russia asking if the delegate of Lebanon about his awareness on the fact this point is completely irrelevant, completely anti discriminatory.

 

The voting procedure begins. with 33 votes for, 40 votes against and 14 abstains, the resolution clearly does NOT pass!

Just a few punishments to start the day in GA4!

9.21 p.m: The beginning of day three in GA4, the delegate of Canada arrived late. He had to start dancing to the rhythms of ‘Wannabe’ alongside the delegate of the USA. In addition he sang the lyrics of ‘Despacito’ in Spanish.

Furthermore,  the chairs get the punishment they deserved from being late yesterday by Michael dancing to rhythm of Dancing Queen and Eliza singing, as they even take their shoes off.

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Confessions time

5.30 p.m: “The delegate of Hungary is the cutest!”

“Your’e not from Canada if you don’t say sorry at least 12 times…”

“The delegate of New Zealand should tie her shoelaces, i don’t want you to fall for anyone else.”

“I apologise for being correct”

“I heard Iran but then I ran”

“The US is really bad at choosing topics”

“Now i understand that the chairs left the gender topics for the end, they wanted to give other topics a chance before we destroy the building”

“USA is your name Daniel, because damn”

“Ukraine… This is why Russia took Crimea”

“Your’e laugh is amazing Canada”

“There truly are just two genders”

“Most likely to become a stripper goes to the delegate of Canada”

“South Africa has cute glasses”

“In which country do they celebrate every time they score a goal, Angola”

Best dressed delegate (MALE): Canada

Best dressed delegate (Female): China

Most Sassy: Ukraine

Most attractive delegate: USA

Most likely to steal your girl: USA

Most likely to be dictator: Ukraine

Interview with Ali Hmaidi (American Community School, Jordan)

Have you been to other MUN conferences in other countries before? How this one differs from those and what do you like most about this one?

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-What has the experience been like then?

I wasn’t expecting it to be as inclusive as this because I feel like I’m going to a different country and while I have lived in Greece I wasn’t expecting people to be so welcoming especially from my group. I actually really liked  that I was able to interact with everybody and they spoke English just for me. I know some of my other teammates that came from Jordan didn’t as lucky with the groups, and I mean I’m enjoying it.

-Describe your journey to Cyprus:

It’s nice, It’s definitely different from Jordan, where we were used to dessert. Once we landed we could smell the sea. It was cool and it reminded me of when I lived in Greece ’cause I have not been back to Greece for eight years,, I used to live there as well but I was way younger. It’s nice to see the culture that I grew up in especially now that I’m older, it’s really great, I’ve been liking that a lot!

-What’s a normal day like for you?

In Jordan there’s a lot of traffic issues, people yelling at each other.It’s Jordan, it’s home, it’s fun. Order and Chaos I’d say. School is nice, but I’m in an American School there, so it feels American it doesn’t feel Jordanian but when you are outside school you can just be yourself. Everybody is busy being themselves and if they have a problem with you they can’t really do anything. The worst that could possibly happen there is somebody dislikes you, that doesn’t really matter in the end. It’s too much fun to do whatever you want!…. with the extent of the law. It’s great!

-What is a typical day at school for you?

I go to classes, my classes are really hard for me so I sit there and I try to understand everything in the day. At breaks I chill with my friends and we talk or rather get into arguments and do anything. Just what friends do. Other than that, I do generally like to pay attention in class because I can’t afford not to, unless I’m aiming for a D, which I don’t. Other than that I mean school and school work, “Work Hard, Play Harder”

-What is the food like there?

Oh, food there is actually pretty good, there’s shahanmas, mansaf, there’s all the Arab, traditional foods. They’re very VERY good! Especially in Cyprus as well, there’s souvlaki. I love souvlaki. Always, always love souvlaki. When I heard we were going to Cyprus, I got so excited because I haven’t eaten real, authentic souvlaki in sooooo long. And it has to be with extra tzantziki as well. IT HAS TO BE!

 

How hard is defining gender in contemporary age?

4.50 p.m: A new resolution begins. The legal question of defining gender in contemporary age still troubles our GA. The question that troubles the delegate of Saudi Arabia is the one regarding the idea of Canada’s example of the Bill C-16 Law and the implementation of the same or similar policies. How would that be applied in countries where same-gender marriage is illegal? The delegate of Mexico seems perplexed by this… Good luck delegate!

Italy needs change, Vietnam is doodling!

3.30 p.m: The delegate of Italy believes in a more free environment where change is possible. People should be able to feel whatever they feel with no judgement. It is support of Lebanon urges to remind ourselves why we are here! “What do we stand for? What kind of people are we going to be? Think about that!”  Despite all the drama the delegate of Vietnam seems to be doodling…. Enjoy! IMG_3872

Tough resolution, will it pass?

25 For, 29 against, 11 abstains and the resolution does not pass!

Jamaica and Ukraine apologise?

2.45 p.m: After all the drama, Ukraine and Jamaica apologise for their remorseless attitude!  Way to go girls!  And just like that the debate of the maritime refuges submitted by Palestine begins. Are the refugees too costly? Or are they all criminals? Well Palestine doesn’t think so… It is all a matter of the wealth and the size of the country. If they have the wealth and the size they should provide and protect them. Best of luck to this passionate delegate!

Resolution does not pass! Wondering why…..?

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14.35 p.m: Is the chair getting too close with the delegate of Ukraine? Is he a little biased after multiple paper passing conversations with her?  When the chairs announced that there will be a another attack speech the female chair said Georgia however, the chair insisted that “Ukraine should go” and even stated a clear “no” for the countries. Despite the words of the delegate that the focus should be on educating the people, and not being close minded about cultures and religions, he seems to be focused elsewhere.  Shocker, the resolution does not pass. Was the attack speech by Ukraine that good?

Jamaica thinks we should kill gay people?

14.10 p.m: There is one more defense by Kazakhstan. The delegate of Ukraine suggests that transgender people are the new trend. However people shall consider loosing  their culture or even their population as they can not reproduce. The delegate of Italy feels offended by the delegate of Ukraine who goes in suggesting that this is an illness. Even the chairs were in need to calm the delegate of Italy down. On the other hand though the delegate of Palestine seems to support the delegate of Italy emphasizing the high number of people prosecuted every year. This resolution goes on fire as the delegate of Jamaica starts their attack speech,  saying that “they don’t really care! We should kill them as they are not providing any culture. Ukraine goes on saying: “We don’t aim for equality but for improvement!”. Harsh, harsh harsh! Will the resolution pass after such a merciless yet spicy attack speech?

Pharmaceutical Patents On the Table

5.30 p.m: Ukraine reads the resolution about intellectual property for Pharmaceutical patents and technology submitted. She urges us to use our collective power,  because if we don’t, we will be criminals.

The speaker of Brazil insists that patent laws are important. Furthermore, that the high tech research is needed for medicine and is vital in each and every country. However,  everybody’s’ question is; “who provides the high budget for the high-tech research?”

Accidentally deleted the resolution…

4.15 p.m: The delegate of Malaysia and her allied countries, instead of submitting their resolution they vividly expressed in panic that they accidentally deleted the resolution. The chairs and the entire room was  disturbed by this. Until she revealed it was all a prank. The chairs fell for it. The room fell into laughter. Good one Malaysia!

The spirit of the group

4.00 p.m: The delegates are getting tired by the long hours of preparations for their resolutions. However some of them have managed to keep their positive energy like the delegate of Chile. Any word her fellow allies would mention she would break into a song or make puns about it. Talk about a “chilli(Chile)” attitude! IMG_3865

Mikaella Tryfon of Archbishop Makarios III – Dasoupolis

Times of trouble!

3.00 p.m: Lunch break is officially over. The chairs are concerned that the delegate are not finishing their resolutions, as they are still lobbying and merging. The delegates however are not concerned  at all. In fact the delegate of Georgia states clearly that she is “shocked” by the idea of not having another coffee break. Truly troubling!

Where the fashion choices matter

12.30 a.m: The opening conference has ended and the delegates are rushing back to their GAs. The allies of GA4 are panicking to finish their resolution on time. However, the delegate of Denmark  seems to have a different concern. When the Delegate of Italy made of fun his dark black suit, he replied “Jeez, it is a blue suit! Da(да, it means yes in Russian)..!”  He seems to be gaining lots of popularity within his allies.  Best of luck  you fashionable delegate.IMG_3861

Isabel Andreatta of Shanghai American School Pudong (GA4)

Interviewing Isabel Andreatta

of Shanghai American School Pudong (GA4)

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-What’t the culture like in Shanghai?

“So it’s a lot a variant,  diverse people there, because it is a metropolitan. Because of that, even though I do attend an American school, and there are a lot of Chinese people there, there is always mixing of the different  culture. Which is strange but great.”

-What about the food?

She giggled “It’s really good. I love Shanghai food! It depends in which part of China, but it is really good. Inn Shanghai it is very classic but super elegant. It is mostly based dumplings and noodles! It’s amazing!”

The delegate of Iran or shall I say Iraq

10:30 a.m: The big struggle of the Delegate of Iran thought that she was Iraq.  Messed up she wrote a resolution about that. When she arrived she was Iran.

Iran  supports the resolution of the change in gender while Iraq doe not support it.

This is a real  tie breaker.

Best of luck to the delegate