10.56 a.m: Norway’s opening speech on the topic of preventing child sexual exploitation in the age of information and communication technology was very vivid as he asked all delegates to vote for this resolution to reduce this terrible tragedy from happening to any of these innocent children. This was followed by a Point of Information by Bolivia wondering the difference between clause 2 sub clause a difference between these to hotlines. Another point of information was made regarding clause 4 punishment as a legislation, highlighting that this already exists in the USA. Making sure that this has been existing in this world if it was effective they would have prevented the percentage of children exploitation but is instead increasing, hence no improvement.
Norway yields the floor to delegate of Thailand. how can we allow a reality like this to continue? poi Saudi Arabia clause 3; children may not be able to speak up against these predators.
Against this resolution is the delegate of Iran as he states that clause 5 is a disaster. Sub clause b ‘Is the delegate of Norway aware of what the GBV is because governments know how to deal with this. there are some glaring flaws, completely ignores the reality of what technology has evolved into.
Eritrea when it comes to kids we shouldn’t there be any guidance toward sexual matters? t
However, the delegate replied that ‘There already exists. It’s call parental guidance’
Belgium: It has nothing combating the psychological grooming of the children no sense of censorship
legal websites such as you tube are not under surveillance.
Netherlands point if information: Clause 3 sub clause a ; It has nothing to do with justice, but to places such as the middle east and Belgium agrees
with; 56 against, 20 for and 9 abstentions
The resolution does not pass!
9.42 a.m: The delegates are coming together for the beginning of this year’s plenary session.
9.47 a.m: The chairs Penelope Ioannou and Mikaelena Kokkinou welcome the delegates to the Plenary session and the event starts with the resolution of the question of lethal
9.49 a.m: Delegate of Canada begins her speech on autonomous weapons speech.
It should be restricted but not limited to LAWs not being significantly intelligence due to the fact that they lack morality and will not be capable of military honour. He goes on skillfully answering the Points Of Information and the delegate yields the floor to the Delegate of Poland
9.50 a.m: The delegate of Poland strives to combat all areas of the issue
10.01 a.m: The delegate of Myanmar delivers a passionate attack speech
10.13am: Another attack speech in place from the delegate of Cambodia. He clearly states that : “This resolution reminds me of the Titanic;looks great on the outside but a big hole inside of it, it is doomed to fail!”
10.17 a.m: The resolution has passed despite the passionate attack speeches against it. Good job delegate!
Have you been to other MUN conferences in other countries before?
No, this is my first time participating in a conference.
How did you like Cyprus so far?
I think the weather in Cyprus is much better than in Jordan. It’s generally milder and more pleasant. Also, the nights in Cyprus are more tranquil and quiet and they are just perfect for a peaceful stroll. Lastly, Cyprus seems to be a very organised country.
Tell us your favourite thing about your culture back home.
Well, I’m actually from Texas and I currently live in Jordan because my dad is a diplomat and he was transferred there. So my favourite thing about our culture in Texas is how people there don’t give up and they always stick to their beliefs.
What’s a typical day at school for you?
My typical day at school would be going from class to class and rushing to do my homework between breaks.
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Just five more hours.
What’s your favourite quote?
My favourite quote is from the movie Hotel Rwanda. “When people see these pictures, they’ll say ‘oh my god that’s horrible’ and then go on eating their dinners”. It really appalls me how people can turn their back to horrible injustice and suffering happening in ‘distant’ parts of the world just because it’s none of their business. For me, this is not being cautious or protective. This is cowardice.
If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month which would you choose?
I would definitely choose ‘Friends’ because it makes me remember the beautiful memories with my friends, be positive in life and it has taught me to live happily.
10.38 a.m: The voting for the resolution on the topic of cyber espionage begins. However, the delegates are having a hard time deciding what to for, so the Chair steps in:
Chair, Nihal Soganji: “Delegates, can you please decide what you are voting for? The admin keep complaining that there are delegates voting both for and against the resolution and the numbers don’t add up correctly. So please decide what you are voting for.”
12.34 a.m: Just as the voting for the resolution on the topic of autonomous weapons begins, the delegates seem to be facing the same struggle.
Chair, Nihal Soganji: “Delegates, why is it so hard to vote for or against?”
What’s the best part about being a delegate?
That you get to work with people from around the world.
What do you like the most about MEDIMUN?
That we all get to dress up fancy!
What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would be in Japan because I would love to get to know the japanese culture and I find their language very interesting. Also, i love the japanese cuisine especially sushi, so visiting the originator of sushi would be amazing!
10:15 a.m: The delegates having already formed their allies, now are discussing their clauses. The topic of cyber espionage is to be debated on later on today, with some interesting ideas filling the room.
Delegate Andreas Lordos: ‘We should definitely form a watchstop organisation to make data on the internet more secure. We could name the organisation ICE (International Cyber Espionage) and it should certainly work on an international level in order for it to be effective.”