Special Committee: Tensions between France and Egypt rise once more

10.40 a.m: The delegate of Egypt comes up to make a speech for his clause, which calls for the creation of the International Cybernetics and Prosthesis Organisation which would be a branch of the United Nations Development Program. This Organisation would be focusing on the scientific and research aspects of cybernetics and prosthetics, unlike the previously suggested organisation which would focus on the legal side of the issue. The delegate of the USA makes a point of information attacking the clause, calling it vague due to measures to be taken by the proposed organisation like deciding of a stance for countries who do not already have a ‘hard stance’.

10.48 a.m: The delegate of France makes a speech against the clause, enhancing the USA’s point that the clause suggested is vague and irrelevant. Several delegates make points of information, and the tensions in the room rise.

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Delegate of Saudi Arabia: ‘Does the delegate not contradict himself by calling the clause both overly long and vague at the same time?’

Delegate of France: ‘This delegate has already stated that it is the quantity and not the quality that matters.’

Delegate of Russia: ‘You mean the quality and not the quantity.’

 

Delegate of France: ‘Can the delegate make his point in the form of the question?’

Delegate of Egypt: ‘I’m getting there. Wait.’

Chair Maria Mandritis: ‘Whoa!’

 

Chair Maria Mandritis: ‘I was so dead this morning and now I’m so alive!’

The clause passes but is vetoed by France, China and the USA, and France calls for a P 5 caucus, and Chair Andreas Economides returns with news that the P 5 will be consulting the Security Council.

The P5 return after being unable to talk to the Security Council and make an announcement. France states that all the P 5 members will be vetoing the clause, before handing the podium to the delegate of Russia.

Delegate of France: ‘I will leave it to Daniella.’

Delegate of Russia: ‘To me?!’

The P 5 air their grievances with Egypt, but the Chairs stop the debate and move to the last clause, which ironically suggests cooperation between member states. The clause is voted for without a speech, and quickly passes so that Saudi Arabia and Egypt can make an announcement of their own.