10:50 am The delegate of UK from GA3 confidently walks on stage and begins right away to present her resolution, which presents ideas and strategies of dealing with the spread and also the impact of the Zika virus. Two of the points of information attack the clause which requests for the countries to propound their own strategic plans to fight the virus. The two delegates say that this clause is not practical for countries that are not developed enough to do this kind of thing on their own. The delegate of UK manages to satisfy these points by proposing for such unable countries to be aided by the WHO. However, due to an overwhelming majority voting against the resolution, it does not pass and clapping is not in order.
10:10 am After three very elaborate speeches made by Libya, Sudan and Cuba, the attack speeches proved ineffective, as the resolution on the prevention of illicit trade in small arms and light weapons to reduce urban violence in civilian areas has passed. Well done Libya!
A short presentation from the Special Event takes place, where each role-playing leader takes the floor to explain their achievements to the sound of the Delegates’ giggles.
A few highlights are:
Cameron agreeing to remain in the European Union,
Putin and ‘The Trump’ forming an alliance against China,
USA blaming China for the tsunami in the Canary Islands,
‘The Trump’ coming out as gender fluid!
And, with this enlightening presentation, the Plenary Session has officially ended.
10:43 a.m: Debating towards the fourth resolution has begun with a reading time of 4 minutes. The resolution on encouraging civil societies in post-revolutionary states is introduced by the delegate of Chad from GA4, who delivers a knowledgeable speech. She takes points of information from Sri Lanka, Finland and Angola.
10:50 a.m: The floor is yielded to the delegate of Mexico who follows up on the argument for the resolution. The delegate is open to any and all points of information and receives three from Zimbabwe,Malaysia and Canada.
10:58 a.m: The delegate of the Ukraine approaches the podium and presents a very passionate and convincing argument for. She only accepts one POI from the delegate of Australia.
11:00 a.m: An open debate is introduced. The delegate of India chooses to argue for the resolution and urges all delegates to vote for the resolution. The delegate receives one POI from the delegate of Uruguay.
11:05 a.m: The delegation of Australia takes the floor to make the first attack speech of this debate. The delegate accepts three POIs from Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Cuba and replies with fluency and poise.
11:10 a.m: The delegate of Russia counter-attacks Australia urging all delegates to vote in favor of the resolution. She receives two POIs from Norway and Palestine to whom she answers confidently. She is backed by the delegate of Finland. Due to time constraints, only one POI is accepted from Venezuela.
11:16 a.m: Voting towards the resolution begins, resulting in the resolution passing with 48 for, 18 against and 5 abstentions.
10:09 a.m: A reading time of 3 minutes is set for the Delegates to read GA2’s resolution – Measures to Promote the Dissemination of Technology so as to Reduce Income Inequality and Promote the Development of LECDs.
10:13 a.m: A closed debating time with 17 minutes for and 17 against is set, and the Delegate of Australia is called to the floor to make his opening speech, starting with a powerful quote – “The best way to predict the future is to create it”. After declaring open to “any and all” Points of Information, he receives four from the Delegates of South Korea, France, Somalia and Singapore.
10:20 a.m: The floor is yielded to the Delegate of Chile, who makes a speech supporting the resolution. Four points of information are entertained, from the Delegates of Chad, Brazil, Belgium and Chad.
10:25 a.m: The Delegate of Georgia approaches the podium to make a cautious yet informative speech for the resolution.
10:28 a.m: With time for the resolution continuing, the Delegate of Indonesia has been recognized to make yet another speech supporting the resolution.
10:31 a.m: With time against the resolution being set, the Delegate of Denmark takes the floor to make the first attack speech. She receives two POIs from the Delegates of Albania and the United States.
10:35 a.m: Denmark yields the floor to the Delegate of France, who proceeds to make a biting speech against the resolution. A Point of Order is made by the Delegate of Australia, who feels offended by the previous remarks. The Delegate of France initially refuses to apologize, but is reminded by the Chair that it is not in order to make offensive remarks towards a fellow Delegate.
10:38 a.m: Voting procedures towards the resolution as a whole have begun and, with 28 votes for 44 against, the resolution has not passed.
9:43 a.m: The resolution on increasing measures to better protect World Heritage sites and National Monuments from the main submitter, the delegate of Iran in GA3, is called to the podium. The chairs set a time 13 minutes for and 13 mins against the resolution. The delegate opens up to 3 points of information made by South Africa, Pakistan and The Netherlands to which she replies informatively.
9:48 a.m: The floor is yielded to the delegate of Palestine to follow up on the argument for the resolution. She opens up to only 1 point of information made by the delegate of Bangladesh.
9:52 a.m: The delegate of Hungary is called to the floor to present her argument. After having finished she declares that she is not open to any POI’s.
9:55 a.m: The delegate of Poland follows her up on the argument for but due to time constraints only one POI is entertained.
9:57 a.m: The delegate of Lebanon submits an amendment to the resolution and yields the floor back to the chairs.
10:00 a.m: After one speech against, voting procedures for the amendment begin. With 30 votes for and 40 votes against, the amendment does not pass. With 32 votes for, 35 against and 7 abstentions, the resolution as a whole does not pass.
Delegate of Japan: “Is the Delegate now heard?”
Mehmet (chair): “No”
9:08 a.m: Due to time constraints, instead of a main submitter reading the opening clauses, a reading time of three minutes is set. All the delegates have to read the resolution of GA1 on Preventing and Defusing a 21st Century arms race in Military Drones and Robots.
9:13 a.m: A debating time of 13 minutes for and 13 minutes against the resolution has been set, and the main submitter Cambodia has been called to the podium to make his opening speech for the resolution. Although declaring that he is open to any and all points of information, he receives only 3 due to time constraints, from the Delegates of Kazakstan, Kenya and Thailand.
9:21 a.m: The Delegate of Palestine takes the floor to make a confident speech, urging all delegates to vote in favor of the resolution. Points of Information are made by the Delegates of Norway, Vietnam and India.
9:28 a.m: Time against the resolution begins with the Delegate of Azerbaijan’s impassioned speech. He accepts points of Information from the Delegates of Finland, Cambodia and Japan.
9:35 a.m: Voting procedures have begun: with 36 votes for and 31 against, the resolution passes followed by thunderous applause.