May 30, 2010

To my MUNers…

“This past week I didn’t see a Model of the United Nations, but the United Nations.” Philip Clarke, President of the Environmental Committee THIMUN 2010

Deforestation is a problem that, unlike economics or war, doesn’t discriminate it affects us all despite economic stands or civil unrest. This is why we should all take part on its prevention and reversion.

The delegation of Angola would like to congratulate those countries already taking national action to combat desertification, but if we really wan to make a difference on this issue there is no better way than supporting and expanding the UNCCD and its action programmes.

This is why the delegate of Angola fully supports this fully supports this resolution and encourages all the delegates to vote for this resolution.

Speeches such as this one can make or break the future of a delegation’s plan to better the world, or as it is called formally their1 resolution. They have the ability to convince delegations that maybe your ideas might be the best way to resolve the conflict. Of course if a delegation supports an idea, unlike in many areas of “real world” politics, it must go in accordance with their country’s policies and values. If the world was ran by people such as those attending MUN conferences, it would definitely still have problems, but it would be a lot easier to reach compromises and find a solution.

Philip was right; through the course of the week thousands of high school students stepped out of the regular life to come to come together in the international city of peace and justice, and try to solve the world’s problems. And unlikely enough we did it, through diplomacy and rational we reached consensus and made progress in areas where the world leaders lack the ability to compromise.

Topics such as the lack of fresh drinking water, and the emissions trade procedures where discussed in the Environmental Committee, of which I was a part of. But other topics of international importance such as the melting of the polar camps, the end of the US embargo on Cuba, and the status of child soldiers in the Geneva Convention, where discussed in the other commissions of the massive conference.

Personally, I don’t trust politicians, they’re to corrupt to make a difference anywhere except their pockets, but when I attend conferences such as THIMUN, it gives me hope for the future, as I see that my children unlike me, might live in a better world constructed through international diplomacy and honestly instead of corruption and false ideals. If this is the future of international politics then we can all rest assured that the world tomorrow would definitely be a better place to live in than today.

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