DISEC: Crisis Averted!

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 18, 2014 with No comments
The DISEC committee was enthusiastic and raring to go at the beginning of the committee. The GSL was short and concise consisting of Pakistan, Iraq, U.S.A and India. The GSL was quick, outlying the topic generally, with all the countries expressing major concern and talking about the arms trade treaty. 
Immediately after the GSL moderated caucuses were opened to discuss sub topics under the main topic, illicit trade of small arms.

The first moderated caucus was on marking and tracing small arms. Russia had a strong and valid point, stating that electronic methods could be used from the very beginning, tracing the arms to their legit owners and holding them accountable. Germany also said something along these lines. An outrageous statement was made by U.S.A., stating that 3D holographic imprints could be used to track arms. He was unable to explain this statement and floundered, talking about the economic feast ability of the proposition. Another explosive statement was made by China, declaring they want to use un-armed drones to track and survey trade arms. China didn't take much notice of the fact that drones can be easily misused but tried valiantly to defend his stance, though it received a lot of criticism from fellow delegates.

The press conference was then held, provoking bewildered reactions on the targeted delegates such as Iran, Russia and the People's republic of China. The press was ruthless, and aided by the chair managed to make the delegates flustered and agitated.  Iran was completely overwhelmed and provided no response, however Russia argued back making a few fair points. China was also very nervous, tripping over his sentences but in the end made a convincing speech. The press conference was altogether very satisfying and left the delegates trembling and shaking in their seats.

There was no respite from the pressure, as soon as the Press was done, Crisis arrived. Crisis proved to be high-pressure and extremely stimulating; with delegates getting extremely heated and rapid debate taking place. The crisis revolved around ISIS, a “so called terrorist group”, who has taken over Iraq and Syria. There were hasty alliances made and many delegates violated their foreign policy completely. There were radical declarations from DPRK, U.S.A, Russia etc. “You are the railways and I am the freight train” said DPRK to India, extremely frankly.

 Countries quickly started taking sides, converting into unmoderated caucus. DPRK, and China were strong supporters of ISIS (who wanted to impose Sharia Law all over the world). The other powerful countries like U.S.A., India, Russia and Iran were strongly opposed to ISIS regime and formed their own bloc. For a period of time, un-mod was continued as delegates conferred and discussed deciding where to go and judging the situation. India and U.S.A. decided that their reactions were too extreme and agreed to negotiate peace, while China stood by its statement, firmly believing that ISIS was a terrorist group.   

The atmosphere was tense and anticipation filled the air, as finally the blocs and their resolution were announced.  Russia, U.S.A, Iran, Iraq, and most of the countries opted to negotiate peace and DPRK decided to mediate relations between ISIS and the other countries, coming to a conclusion that war would add more chaos and distress to the people. China however, completely stepped over the line, declaring war and creating a very unrealistic resolution. Upon voting, Russia won by a landslide due to their crisp, clear, resolution which almost everyone agreed with. They described their resolution confidently and explained every point, while China stuttered and only got 4-5 votes. In the end, to applause and cheers, Russia's resolution was accepted and passed, ending CRISIS on a positive note.

Once the delegates were content with the resolution the committee reverted back to the GSL. This was a perfect opportunity for delegates who had not been selected, and the delegates did full justice to the GSL, getting right to the point and making the proceedings move faster.  Smaller countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia, and Mexico had a chance to distinguish themselves. Altogether, the session was top-notch with fervent discussion, and intriguing twists and turns at every corner. I’m sure we can't wait for what the next day will hold...