9.30 a.m: ‘I see you dazing off there during the debate North Korea what did you do last night?’
‘Is the delegate of France single? Oh la la.’
‘So many hurt parts in this committee, eyes, thumbs’
‘Well…Sofia the admin’s kinda cute’
‘How did you get out of Iraq? Iran’
‘The delegate of UK has beautiful huge blue eyes’
And so much more…
15:23 p.m: ‘If a mother tells her child to eat their vegetables on Monday and the child forgets to do it on Tuesday and the mother reinforces the importance of eating their vegetables on Wednesday, there is no problem is re-emphasizing a previous clause of past years, so as to maintain their occurrence.’
13.00 p.m: The delegate of France discusses that the issue of refugees is a whole other topic that needs immense degree of discussions and negotiations to be dealt with and shouldn’t be involved in the topic of terrorism in Afghanistan.
12:30 pm: Clause 3 of Topic 2 has been quite difficult to debate due to a lot of interpretations. Amendment has certainly been made to make the clause 3 much clearer. The delegate of Afghanistan persistently expresses that they are sincerely against any external military force being used to eradicate the threat of terrorism in Afghanistan. The miss-interpretation of the use of war in this clause has created confusion and tension in the HSC.
12.00 p.m: The delegate of Afghanistan begins his speech with voicing his disappointment, regarding the basic clause projected by other countries delegations. These ‘goodies’ as said by the delegate of Afghanistan are not sufficient enough in ensuring that the corruption in the Islamic state of Afghanistan’s would be removed completely. The representative of Afghanistan states that as a country they feel that they shouldn’t be responsible for all terrorist activity and should not be considered as a terrorist group as a whole. They feel offended and they believe they should be immediate communication between the other countries instead of reaching conclusions independently. The delegate of Germany responds with a shout of ‘you cannot censor the truth’.
9.30 a.m: Amendment for second clause has been approved by the majority. Clause 2 passes with 16 for and 6 against. Clapping is allowed in order and delegates for this clause are quite happy for the outcome.
10.00 a.m: Clause 3 passes. Chairs switch positions literally and figuratively.
10.30 a.m: Clause 5 astonishingly passes with the majority of 22 votes for and 0 against.
11.30 a.m: Clause 4 does not pass due to overwhelming majority against it. Topic 2 ‘The question of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’ has officially began.
6.00 p.m: Unfortunately the clause has not passed due overwhelming opposition towards it. Even after a few amendments and removal of information, after adjusting to the opinions of other delegations; respecting their judgement the clause has not made the resolution.
5.30 p.m: The delegate forcibly smashes his hand on the patio and everyone out of fright jumps up. The delegate passionately made a speech and ended it with a violent move; however such move was not accepted by the requirements of a peacefully debating system of the United Nations and was told off by the Chairs and asked to apologize for causing a distraught.
5.00 pm: Debating has started in HSC after much lobbying. The first topic ‘the question of international terrorism in the 21st century’ has started with the main submitter the delegate of Ireland. The delegate of Afghanistan has been recognized as a point of information and has voiced ‘Is the delegate of Ireland aware that such economic sanctions impose a threat to population and their well-being?’ Delegate of Ireland fires back a response and confidently responds with the answer that ‘adequate food and water supplies will certainly be available for any communication preventing any sort of hunger’ and ‘economic sanctions primarily affects the state and not the citizens’.
15.00 p.m: A proposal was made to the Afghanistan delegate by the German delegate and they are forced to compromise due to a threat of war. Afghanistan is talking with their allies and trying to figure a solution without angering Germany. A conversation has broken out, looking at all options and no conclusion has been reached yet. A tough one!
11:00 a.m: Conversations have peaked and delegates are fervently voicing their opinions and getting their point across. They were silenced by the chairs and told to keep it to the minimum. The chairs also urged them to keep on track, so as to start debating as soon as possible.
10.30 a.m: The chairs are talking to a teacher from Shanghai, getting to know his journey from China to Cyprus and talking of past experiences of travelling. Talks about last year’s MEDIMUN experience and discussing whether Cyprus is a safe country compared to other countries. Both sides interested in learning more about the other’s country’s customs and everyday life. A fascinating conversation sharing both knowledge and experience. Acquiring new relationships and inter-communicating is a key aspect of the MEDIMUN conference.
10.00 a.m: The room is divided into the allied groups and conversations are taking place, trying to communicate their ideas to one another. The day has officially begun in excitement and smiles.
11:10 am Last clauses are debated by the delegates of the USA, UK, Canada and India. The Main submitter USA authorizes military aid and advises to help repel present and future incursions into Indian sovereign territory as delineated by the border agreed by the Security Council and supports training an Indian and multinational force to repel and protect against illegal invasion forces and for the maintenance of a permanent mountain base for special troops skilled in mountain and extreme warfare. This clause however does not pass.
10:18 am Another crisis arises in the Historical Security Council. The Dalai Lama has been assassinated and suspicions are aimed towards the Chinese government once again, after also having been suspected for the murder of Charles De Gaulle. Delegates of most countries are very cautious towards their negotiations with China, and are rethinking their deals and China’s trustworthiness. The delegate of China once again feels attacked.
10:15 am Clause 17 calls upon the spirit of containment and free democracy, and further reminding that in the true spirit of the Truman Doctrine of Containment, the USA requests the return of China and India’s rightful territories through peaceful negotiations and an unbiased international survey to establish the border between India and China. The delegation of China strongly believes that the land which they have owned since the 13th century is rightfully China’s.
10:00 am The delegates of the Historical Security Council are discussing a very efficient clause which recommends the placement of UN peacekeepers coming from neutral and unbiased nations on a border agreed upon by the Council. This will prevent either of China and India from crossing the line, and will ensure that no other armed forces, from either nation, will ever be placed near a border agreed by the Security Council.
9:07 am It’s a bright day and everyone in the Historical Security Council is all giggly and happy, however tired from all the hard work of the weekend. After singing a very happy birthday to the delegate of the USSR, Rebecca, the delegates start voting for the titles of best delegate, best dressed, most annoying etc. Fun day!
17:11 The Arrival of the first crisis regarding the Sino Indian War, brings a new conflict in the room. The atmosphere heats up once again as the exhaustion of the day starts to appear on the delegates’ faces. This however will be no obstacle in having an active debate on the removal of the Chinese troops.
As the day approaches to an end the ‘confession box’ is starting to fill up. This should be interesting.
2:55 pm An exact copy of Khrushchev’s letter is projected to the delegates where he has stated to initiate a nuclear first strike against the United States in the event of an American invasion of Cuba.
The soviet first deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, V.V. Kuznestov is assassinated after being sent to New York Oct. 28, 1962 – another crisis which the delegates are now faced with and asked to respond to.
13:38 US president Kennedy destroys missiles in Cuba, and USA is left with a tough decision to make. The delegate of USA has to be persuaded to either invade in Cuba or not. The delegate of China begs: “Please don’t start a World War”. After a passionate speech, the delegate of Congo closes the discussion with a bold statement “Εν διαταγή”.
2:15 pm The door suddenly burst open in the Security Council, and the Historical Security Council stormed in uninvited. Almost instantly, delegates from the Historical Security Council started conversing with delegates from the Security Council, and were quick to find their counterpart. Some of the notable things heard over their constant chatter includes:
“I hope Cuba isn’t on the Security Council because she’s about to be nuked”
“CHINA YOU BACKSTABBING [censored]“ (apparently the president of France was assassinated by China in 1962) – Delegate of France
The Historical Security Council then left the same way they came: with no explanation, and leaving us with more questions than answers.
1:03 pm Clause of importing sugar from Cuba has been approved, which has aim to improve international relations. First clause that has passed in a while, as major countries such as the USA, USSR and France have been continuously using their VETO’s.
1:07 pm Delegates of Historical Security Council are tired and looking forward to lunchtime. The delegate of China is wondering why the Chairs have picked her to represent China, as most of the countries are against China’s communist ideas.
“The point of these disputes which are placed between you, is to show you how the nations should remain united despite the differences and difficulties found along the way.” Loucas Charidemou, HSC Chair
12:30 am Delegate of India requests the support from other member states in order to remove the Jupiter missiles which are aimed directly at the USSR. The clause would only be considered fair if the USSR cooperates, states the delegate of the UK. Clause does not pass and the USA delegate’s vote against the resolution has played a vital role during the procedure.
12:37 pm The delegate of the UK debates the submission with an amendment of the USSR and Canada that they emphasize the need for Cuba’s military aid with the exception of any nuclear missiles or any weaponry that can be used as weapons of aggression, particularly received from Canada, France, Italy and the USSR. The delegate of the UK supports the importance of the safety of Cubans. The delegate of Cuba wholeheartedly thanks the delegation of the UK for this amendment.