Mini-MUN 2002
ECOSOC Summary
Student:Saad Al-Ghawas


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MINI-MUN 2000 Governor-General's Summary

BBSís MMUN 2000 event saw three resolutions debated and an emergency situation responded to. Two of the three resolutions passed by a large majority and the third failed but came very close to tying or passing, the difference was only three votes. This event should be considered a great success for the UN because the two resolutions that were passed are excellent and help to resolve some of the more important issues presented in the ECOSOC.

Many delegates spoke passionately when critical issues were brought to the table of discussion. The resolution on AIDS had popular support while most delegates seemed to share the same opinion on the drug issue: it must be resolved! The debt crisis issue was not debated due to a lack of time. This was due to the great amount of time the Secretary General allocated to speeches concerning the emergency situation since the Secretary General gave this higher priority.

The emergency situation was not very dramatic but very serious. As soon as the emergency situation was announced, many delegates seemed at a loss as to what they should do. After some encouragement from the Secretary-General, many delegates were eager to speak on the issue. The emergency situation was resolved when the countries directly involved brought the crisis to a peaceful conclusion by signing a treaty and coming to an agreement on all the factors presented in the situation. It was a very professional conclusion to a serious and possibly dangerous situation.

 

Secretary Generalsí Opening Speech

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and staff, I welcome you to BBSís first mini-MUN event! I am Saad Al-Ghawas, President of the ECOSOC and Secretary General of this MUN event.

Most of you are new to MUN and for some this is your first event. Worry not. This is an educational event that we hope will prepare you for more official and challenging events such as KFSAC or any other international event you may be interested in such as CACMUN or THIMUN.

There are some very important factors in MUN that I feel are quite essential in correct representation of each delegateís country. You will all remember that MUN is about representing your countries policies and desires in a given situation. The most obvious example of this is the policy statements that you have all made on the three issues that we set for this event. You will notice that everyoneís statements are different. This is because you have all made your statements with your countries policy in mind. Even countries that seem to have similar policies have different goals and wishes.

Today we will do a number of things and I will make some short comments on each:

Let us begin with the use of placards. Placards are only to be raised when the president has finished calling for something. For example: The president says, "Are there any points of information on the floor?" Now you can raise your placards. If you raise your placard before the president has finished his statement then you will be disregarded. Also, if you are raising your placard then you should raise it high and clearly. You do not need to raise your placard to call a point of information, point of order, point of parliamentary inquiry, point of personal privilege, or to motion.

Speaking is second. When a delegate is giving a speech he or she will come up to the podium. When giving a point of information, the delegate only rises from his or her seat and speaks loudly so that the whole session can hear. There is to be no conversation between delegates. Notes can be passed through the administration staff who will check the notes. No notes may contain information concerning anything outside of MUN. If unacceptable language is used in any note the source country will be warned and possibly expelled from the session. A note should have the source country and the destination country listed.

Warnings are issued by the president of the session for misconduct during the event. There will be two warnings issued followed by expulsion from the session.

If a delegate wishes to leave the session for any given reason he or she must pass a note to the president asking permission to leave. The president will then reply.

Mobile phones and pagers should all be switched off during the session. Using a mobile phone or pager during the session is prohibited.
At the end of a speech the president will ask the delegate if he or she is open to points of information. These are basically questions. You can either accept or decline. If you accept, the president will set the number of points allowed.
A point of order or information may not interrupt a delegateís speech.

Each delegate has only one vote in voting. There is no veto power in the ECOSOC. Raise your placard high and wait for the president to ask you to lower them. You may either vote for, against, or abstain.
I wish you all an education and entertaining session and we hope that this may serve you as an event that will prepare you for future MUN sessions.


Alternative Opening Speech

Good morning honorable delegates, esteemed members of the audience, and special guests. I am before you, as Governor-General, to open this second annual mini-MUN. I hope this will be a productive and helpful session.

Before I bang the gavel to begin, however, I would like all of you to join me in sharing an analogy. For this, I would like to borrow an analogy from Hilary Clintonís popular book, It Takes a Village.

Ten years ago this village, that is our world, stood under the black clouds of nuclear war. Every day, we rose and went to bed with these black clouds hanging over our heads. Naturally, we spent much of our time talking about them and wondering whether, indeed, we would see another day.

Today, thankfully, those clouds are gone. The sun shines down on all of us. Now, we can clearly see our village. The question is what do we see?

We see, for the first time, how much the houses differ in quality. Some of them, indeed, are very fine, and others are literally falling apart. Some can hardly be called houses at all.

From others houses, we can see the sinister appearance of a needle going into a manís arms and, in the back room, we can hear gunfire.

We can see beggars in the alleys and street some, who no have home, because no house will claim them.

A wail comes up from our village. It is the cry of those whose wives, sons, and daughters suffer from fatal diseases. In the street, you can see the ambulance as it picks up bodies.

Yes, delegates, this is our village!

The question, then, is what do we do?


Do we each return to our own homes and worry about our own problems? Or do we work together and try to solve these problems, as Clinton would suggest, as one village.

Delegates, these questions I bring to your attention because they are social and economic questions, our focus in the ECOSOC. The resolutions we debate today, I hope, will help us take important steps towards solving some of these issues so that we can make our village, which stands under a new sun, shine for all to see.

I hereby declare this second annual mini-MUN now open.



Actual Schedule for ECOSOC

Wednesday

3:30-3:45 Rally in Mr. Danís room and receive documents. Delegates directed to regional organizations rooms for lobbying and merging.
3:45-5:30 Lobbying and merging resolutions.
5:30-6:00 Introductory speech by Secretary General and debate summarization.

Thursday

9:00-9:15 Attendance is taken. Secretary General gives speech and declares session open.
9:15-9:30 Resolution on Drugs debated.
9:35-9:45 Presentation of emergency situation.
9:50-10:05 15-minute break for delegates.
10:05-10:25 Resolution on AIDS debated.
10:25-11:15 Speeches by delegates concerning emergency situation. Emergency situation is resolved by the passing of a treaty.
11:15-11:30 Closing comments and ECOSOC summary given by Secretary General. Security Council debreifing and summary. Closing of session.

 

 

ECOSOC 2000 Country Assignments Final Version (After attendance was taken)

Algeria: ACA-Mohammad
Belarus: ACA-Maryam Abdel Motey
Belgium: no one
Bolivia: EA-Danah al Omar
Brazil: ACA-Abdul Wahab Sultan
Bulgaria: no one
Canada: no one
Cape Verde: EA-Immad al Sukkari
Chile: BBS-Ghazi al Sharhan(9)
China: no one
Columbia: no one
Comoros: no one
Cuba: BSK
Czech Republic: no one
DR Congo: ACA-no one
Denmark: no one
Djibouti: no one
El Salvador: EA-Abreen Aleem
France: no one
Gambia: no one
Germany: no one
Guinea-Bissau: no one
Honduras: EA-Marie-Louise Knight
Iceland: ACA-Ghada El Sadek
India: BBS-Mais al Sartawi (9)
Indonesia: ACA-Roukaya Belkharchouche
Italy: BBS-Besma Mutawa (10)
Japan: BBS-Sukaina (8)
Latvia: no one
Lesotho: no one
Mauritius: no one
Mexico: ACA-Sulaiman al Musallam
Morocco: EA-Abdul-Rahman al Shamrouk
Mozambique: ACA-Mohammed al Sayegh
New Zealand: no one
Norway: no one
Oman: no one
Pakistan: BSK
Poland: BBS-Sarah al Dukair (9)
R. Korea: no one
Russian Fed: BBS-Hessah Malallah (9)
Rwanda: no one
St. Lucia: BBS-Abdullah al Asousi(8)
Saudi Arabia: BBS-Nouf al Fraih(9)
Sierra Leone: no one
Spain: no one
Sri Lanka: no one
Syria: BBS-Nada Abduljadder (9)
Turkey: ACA-Mohammad Mohammed
UK: BBS-Mohammad Fakhral-Deen (10)
USA: ACA-Ibrahim al Adsani
Venezuela: no one
Vietnam: BBS-Maryem al Hamad (9)
Zambia: BSK


ECOSOC Issues:

1. The issue of external debt crisis
2. The issue of the review and implementation of the UN program on AIDS
3. The issue of the international cooperation in drug abuse control and
rehabilitation programs
 

SC Assignments:

Argentina - EAJ-Nabil Dalle
Bahrain - BBS-Shadi al Suwayeh
Brazil - no one
Canada - no one
China - BBS-Adel
France - ACA-Ahmed al Husaini
Gabon - no one
Gambia - EAJ-Sharifa al Sayer/Aseel al Rowaished
Malaysia- no one
Namibia - BSK
Netherlands - ACA-Khalid al Awadi
Russia - BBS-Yasmeen al Mousa
Slovenia - BBS-Shahd Dashti
United Kingdom - BSK
United States of America - BBS-Nabil/Mustafa

Security Council issues:

Issue #1: The ongoing conflict in Chechnya
Issue #2: Measures to reduce the military buildup in the Straits of Taiwan
Issue #3: Measures to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan.


Emergency Situation: Yen and the Dong

May 17,

600 Tokyo time, Obi Nobuchi, a salaryman, is alarmed to find that an automatic teller machine at Daichi Bank gives him no money.

800 The rumor quickly spreads around Tokyo that many Daichi bank teller machines will not give any yen. Since Japan is largely a cash society, this story causes an immediate stir.

900 Lines are reported outside Tokyo Daichi Banks waiting for the opening of the doors. Within five minutes of opening, it becomes apparent that a run on the bank is in order. By 930, the bank closes its doors.

915 Sumitomo Banks branches report similiar shortages of cash at its teller machines.

930 It's obvious in Tokyo, by now, that a general run on all of the banks is in order as commuters rush to try to withdraw their savings.

1000 The Bank of Japan announces a temporary closure of Daichi Banks. The Japanese stockmarket opens, and all stocks rapidly lose 10% of their value. The yen falls to 140 per dollar within minutes as traders start "selling short" their yen.

1015 The American government places a call through Interpol asking all banks to monitor any unusually high deposits or withdrawals and forward the information to US Pentagon.

1030 Office-workers in Tokyo start to leave their jobs as the run continues. The Japanese government goes on television and the prime minister re-assures the country that their banking system is in order. Meanwhile Japanese stocks continue to plummet. Their triggers a general sell-off of all Asian stocks. All major currencies in the region begin to plummet, including the Chinese rimnibi.

1100 The Japanese stock-market closes as do all bank branches not already closed. The selling of yen and Japanese stocks, however, continues on other world markets.

1200 The Japanese government offers to guarantee all deposits in troubled banks, including Daichi and Sumitomo. However, they offer to do so with bonds pledged against the (questionable) value of the banks' real estate. They open the stock market, selling only these bonds, but find few takers.

May 18

500 The US government issues a report a report from the Switz government. It reports a $40 billion dollar transfer from Daichi and Sumitomo Banks to a Trinh Le Vong, an American citizen of Vietnamese decent attending USC. They can't, immediately, report the final destination of the money.

800 A California newspaper interviews USA Trinh's roommate, a Nam Lee Hung. She calls Trinh a "hacker's hacker," smart and able. She also reports that Trinh was deeply worried about her relatives left in Vietnam. Trinh's family, South Vietnamese, initally supported the Communist take-over. However, they fell out of favor with the Vietnamese government and sent Trinh off in some haste to grow up as an American citizen in California.

900 The USA issues a warrant for Trinh's arrest. However, they soon discover that Trinh has already boarded a jet bound for India with a connecting flight to Vietnam.

1000 The Japanese government issues a statement that the loss of cash at the Bank teller machines stemmed from Trinh's hacking, not a basic weakness of the banks. However, the rush to retrieve cash continues, and the Japanese declare a "bank holiday," closing all branches until further notice.

1030 The Vietnamese dong, unlike all the major currencies, rises in value. The FBI traces Trinh's money to governmental accounts in Vietnam.

1100 The Japanese prime minister accuses Vietnam of "economic warfare" and demands Vietnam return the money that Trinh has taken.

1200 In a rare televised speech, the Vietnam president rambles on in good Communist fashion. However, several key points emerge from his speech:
a) First, he blames the Japanese for their own economic problems. For good measure, he reminds his country how Japan ruled Vietnam during World War II and killed many Vietnamese.
(b) He reveals a piece of paper showing an application for citizenship by Trinh and signs it, declaring her, on the spot, a Vietnamese citizen. This means that the US cannot simply have Trinh arrested (even if they had her on their soil).
(c) He declares that any money sent by Trinh to Vietnam must be considered "remittances," and not and vows to keep that money in Vietnam. He adds, further, that the Japan probably owe that much money to Vietnam for World War II atrocities.

1300 The US urges India to seize Trinh when the plane bearing her sets down in Delhi and return Trinh to the US. The Japanese government urges the Indians to give her to them.

1400 The Vietnamese government urges the Indians to take no steps to aid the "capitalist-imperialists" in their efforts to "damage the people's republic." He reminds India of its long committment to "third world nations" and to "justice," not to "force and imperialism."

1401 (900 Kuwait time) The Air India Jet lands in Delhi for its stop-over. It sits on the runaway as Air India offloads all passengers. Trinh is escorted into the transit area. Her Vietnam Air jet is scheduled to take off in three hours.

A QUICK SUMMARY of the SOLUTION AGREED UPON

1. India chose not to deliver Trinh to Vietnam and held up the airflight.
2. Vietnam agreed to return all the money to Japan in return for:
3. Trinh was allowed to complete her flight and return to Japan.
4. Several nations gave VERBAL assurances that they would support Japan's shaky currency. Presumably, the fact that the banks were not REALLY failing would help prop up the yen.

 

 

Saad Tells the delegates


Hello, I'm Saad from BBS

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to give a summary of all the planning that has been completed so far for the MUN event.

First of all, some of you may know me from debate (I'm the only blonde guy in the school) and I probably know many of you as coaches or judges from debate. That is why it very important that you all send me an email with your names and the school you each represent so that I can figure out which school I'm emailing and who I'm mailing because at this point I have no idea...

So far Mr.Dan has appointed three student officers to take care of planning, organization, and execution of the BBS MUN event. Nabil and Mustafa are responsible for the SC and USA in the SC. If you have any questions or requests related to the SC then please email any of my colleagues Nabil(typhoon747@hotmail.com) and Mustafa(musmalaki@hotmail.com) they will follow it up immediately. I am in charge of the ECOSOC event and am secretary general for the event as a whole as Mr.Dan has already informed you in his previous emails so please reply to me.

The ECOSOC event is much larger than the SC and therefore it has more problems involved in the planning of the event. One problem is lobbying and merging which I will refer to as LB from here forth. We had a huge problem with LB for ECOSOC for two reasons. First of all we did not want students from same schools presenting resolutions that we then picked because that would inevitably lead to voting by school and not by country interests. The other problem was that we simply did not have the time available to make a session for all students to gather and do LB. MR.Dan and I worked on the problem and have come up with a plan to achieve both the goals of speed and the necessary mixing up of countries so that students can no longer vote by school but by country interests and organizations.

The plan is fairly simple, here is a basic outline:

1- Students will be put into regional organizations which will be issued in a list to all schools by early next week. It will be in the format of country/regional organization. Students will then write resolutions in the group they belong to and keep them for the LB session on Wednesday before the event. This will get them used to working as an organization and planning their strategy with the other countries in their organization as they will have access to the list.

2- On Wed. before the event students will be put in separate rooms for their organizations such as the G-7 or the OAS. Now some countries will have more than one membership such as the USA so they will just have to migrate or focus on a single organization. Students will then LB their resolutions from school and come up with one or two resolutions (the exact number needed will later be decided depending on time).

3- I will read all resolutions and pick and choose the best or most debatable with Mr.Dan. By this time resolutions will have come from so many different schools that students are no longer able to vote by school but are forced to work within their country's policy.

The issues for resolutions will be sent later tonight. Students should choose the issue that suits their countries interests when writing their resolutions. For example: Columbia would probably choose a drug issue and not an external debt issue. Students should be working on briefing books and country profiles though to further reinforce the feeling for country policy.

The emergency situation has not been planned yet but it will of course be ofan economic or social nature (ECOSOC).

The more detailed planning like placards and others will be announced at a later date. I hope to give a short lecture on the day of the event to clear up some things for the new students since the majority seem to be. It will be mainly to emphasize to students the need to work within their country's policies and goals. I cannot stress enough on the importance of this so please emphasize this point to your students as that is what really differentiates MUN from debate.

If you could please send me the exact number of students that will participate in the event with any especially good students who you would like to represent a certain country it would speed the process greatly. If you could please send me the reasons for this student being selected and the country desired then I will do everything to get that country for you. First come first serve of course. So far I think GES, ACA, and EA have done so. I will reply ASAP with the results

Thank you for your time and cooperation. I assure you all that we are working very hard to plan and organize this event to make it educational, enjoyable, and preparatory for KFSAC MUN and other international conferences.

I hope this summary has enlightened you to the MUN event and the change in responsibility that has occurred in the BBS MUN student officers.

Yours truly,

Saad Al-Ghawas

BBS MUN Secretary General, ECOSOC President

 

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Good Afternoon,

The country assignments for BBS's MUN event have been completed. GESís country assignments follow along with the ECOSOC issues. The SC issues should be completed within the next two days. You will receive them upon completion promptly.

Please remember to encourage your students to act in the interests of their country and its policies. I cannot stress this point enough since it is what makes MUN such an educational and entertaining event. Researching a countryís history and its foreign policies along with government policies will all help your students achieve this essential goal.

The issues for ECOSOC are as follows:

1-The issue of External debt crisis
2-The issue of the review and implementation of the UN program on Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
3-The issue of the international cooperation

 

Hello all new MUN hopefuls...

I am Saad Al-Ghawas the Secretary General and ECOSOC president for BBS's 2000 MUN event. You will notice on the attachment that you have been assigned to a country with another person. This is for two reasons. First of all we have a limited number of seats to assign and we want to give you all a chance at MUN so you will have to double up with a partner for this event. The other reason is that by teaming you up with someone else you will gain necessary skills in working efficiently and cooperatively in the MUN environment. You have been assigned by first name. Mr. Dan will have the rest of your work and assignments so please speak to him concerning your country profiles, issues, resolutions, etc.

These are the issues for ECOSOC 2000:
1. The issue of external debt crisis
2. The issue of the review and implementation of the UN program on AIDS
3. The issue of the international cooperation in drug abuse control and rehabilitation programs

Thank you and good luck!

Saad Al-Ghawas

BBS MUN Secretary General

ECOSOC President

 

 

THE RESOLUTIONS ACCEPTED DEBATED


The LAST resolution passed through the debate.


Forum: ECOSOC
The Question of: The Review and implementation of the UN program on Human
Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Submitted by: Cuba, Morocco, CapeVerde, Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, Turkey.

Bearing in mind that the AIDS virus has already infected 34 million people around the world

Taking into consideration that this serious disease has been active for the last 20 years, and the cases reported so far have been of either an acquired or inherited cause.

Keeping in mind that a possible AIDS vaccine is at least a decade away.

Deeply disturbed by the rapidly increasing number of people suffering from the illness and the high cost demanded for the cure.

Desiring a solution to this problem that will lead to satisfactory results in the long term.

Confirms that action is definitely going to be taken on scientific and social bases with regards to medication and general advice.

Emphasizes that diagnosis, treatment, individual health education and counseling on disease prevention and partner notification have been provided with the help of the UN.

Regrets the fact that drug cocktails, which can keep some infected people healthy for years, are commonly available only in industrialized countries.

Congratulates UNAIDS and the World Health Organization on their joint efforts for the global HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases surveillance.

Express its Appreciation to all its citizens who helped in the Cuba AIDS project for their noble approach to this problem and their sending the necessary drugs to their fellow Cubans, under our permission and approval.

Encourages the creation of a safe and supportive environment for people with HIV/AIDS to meet and share experiences, knowledge and ideas with out a threat of deportation, discrimination or protests.

Urges wealthy developed nations to invest in campaigns to help the poorer nations who are in great need of the money

 



Forum: General Assembly
Question of Aids
Delegation: India
Delegate: Mais Sartawi
Emphasizing
the fact that Acquired Immuno-defficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the deadliest diseases that still lacks a cure.

Reminding that India is one of the major countries suffering from the spread of AIDS among its population.

Noting India is a very well known tourist site thus other countries are at risk of getting affected with the spread of AIDS by the infection of tourists from diverse countries.

Listing some of the major causes of AIDS wide-spreading in the world:
a) Lack of education of a large number of the population about AIDS and its dangerous effects.
b) The over population of India causing the easy spread of a disease such as aids
c) The availability of poor medical facilities
d) Low social status of the majority of the population
e) The spread of prostitution

Reminding India to be a third world country, which is in need of financial support from other countries in the UN.

1) Calling upon all countries to act immediately in supporting India's and other countries AIDS crisis.

2) Requests from countries of the UN to financially support India's and other Courtney's campaign for the reduction and prevention of AIDS.

3) Resolves IMF (International Monterey Fund)
a) That the increase of medical facilities are built to treat parents suffering from AIDS.
b) Provide condoms for all the people to encourage safe sex.
c) World wide fund campaigns that strive to prevent that spread of prostitution.
d) Countries initiate campaigns that aim towards awareness.

4) Further requests the United Nations to strongly financially support IMF in carrying out its jobs of preventing the spread of AIDS in different countries around the world of which India is known to be a major one.

5) Emphasizing on the continuing increase in the number of AIDS cases in India causing the very quick wide-spreading of this disease among the population and therefore the immediate need for a decisive solution.

 

 

Delegation: The United Kingdom
Committee: The Economic and Social Council
Delegate: Mohammed Fakhral-Deen

ISSUE #1: The Issue of External Debt Crisis
Co-Mergers: Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mozambique, Syria
Co-Submitters: Algeria, Cape Verde, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, Turkey, United States of America, Vietnam, Zambia

Defining a debt as a state of obligation to pay something owed,

Deeply Concerned by the fact that some countries are not repaying their debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),

Aware of the increasing negative effects of external debt crises on the financial, political, and economical statuses of countries,

Aware of the disable state of many Third World and developing nations to repay their debts with all the interest,

Affirming that no loaner country should be held responsible for the financial troubles of the country in debt,

Clarifying the debt problem in Asia, where over $300 billion were borrowed in its private sector since 1990, this money was used to create very over-leveraged balance sheets, then the lending policies of the bankers were altered so abruptly,

Realizing that the whole aspect of loaner countries knowing that thereís a chance that they might not get their money back creates a dislike towards the idea of loaning money to other countries in the attitudes of the loaner countries,

Emphasizing that many loaner countries are willing to relieve countries in debt of several hundreds of dollars of debt,

Further Emphasizing the need for a solution to the worldwide financial problem of external debt crisis, faced by many nations, and especially African and South East Asian nations,

Expecting the cooperation of all world countries, rich and poor, in reaching an all-win solution to this financially chaotic issue,

1. Notes the vast areas of a nationís financial aspects that external debt crisis gravely affects, which include:
a) stock markets,
b) increasing limitations on the countryís imports, increasing the countryís annual exports, which causes:
i) shortages of local products within the country,
ii) financial ruin of the countryís local economy,

2. Emphasizes the financial and economical ruin of countries that suffer from external debt crisis, especially the downfall of the countryís economic, financial, and political relationships with other countries,

3. Congratulates all loaner nations willingly compromising for either:
a) cancellation of all interest on debts, or
b) a cancellation of a considerable amount of the debt, to be specified by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a decrease in the interest rate on the debt, also to be decided upon by the IMF,

4. Calls Upon the IMF for aid in this particular situation, whether it be in the form of:
(a) financial support,
(b) counseling and advisory to financial ministers of countries suffering from external debt crisis,
c) direct loans to countries meeting IMF conditions,

5. Urges the cooperation of the countries in debt in that they:
a) are willing to cooperate,
b) donít ask too much of the loaner countries or of the IMF:
i) in terms of relieving debts or interests,
ii) in terms of asking for extra financial aid from the IMF, which would only:
- reduce the chances of the country getting relieved of its debts to a bare minimum
- increase the IMFís unwillingness to aid the country at that time or at any other time

6. Further Urges all rich nations and organizations to contribute as donators to solving the problem of external debt crisis, and especially in Third World and developing countries in order to:
a) help better the relationships between the country in debt and the country/countries it owes,
b) improve and broaden relationships between the country in debt and the donor countries and organizations,
c) get the country in debt back on the right track in terms of:
i) exporting less provincial goods so as to consume them locally,
ii) importing only merchandise and goods that are very significant to the country and its population,

7. Resolves that the IMF will specify:
a) 15% of the monetary debt of one country to another to be deducted from countryís debts, and
b) a 15% decrease in the annual interest rate that the loaner countries initially set for the countries in debt,

8. Further Resolves that, for loaner countries not willing to compromise for the above, the IMF will eradicate all interest rates set by those loaner countries on the debts of other countries as of two weeks of the passing of this resolution. Thus the country in debt would only have the principal amount left to pay,

9. Strongly Urges that this resolution be adopted so that Third World developing countries heavily in debt make more income to:
a) build factories, that would:
i) refine raw materials,
ii) sell refine materials,
iii) improve the economy of the country in the long run,
b) repair and maintain public property for the benefit of the community,

10. Demands that all new debts and annual interest rates on the debts be confirmed with the IMF and that the IMF have a role in determining the fore-mentioned elements so that it be in the best interest of the country in debt and the loaner country,

11. Further Demands that bankers, political or other figures, countries, organizations, and any other figures or bodies that lend money do not alter/change the interest rate(s) on the debts unless it is done either every ten years under the supervision of the IMF and under the distinct condition that all the money owed to it, from previous loans before the change in the system, has been:
a) paid back, or
b) the country/body that still hasnít paid back the money will pay it back in accordance to the conditions and interest rates of the previous system, unless
c) the country/body that still hasnít paid back the money agrees to pay it back in accordance to the new systemís regulations and proceedings.

 

FORUM: ECOSOC- General Assembly

QUESTION OF:
The issue of international cooperation in drug abuse control and rehabilitation program.
DELEGATION:
Saudi Arabia, USA, Vietnam, Russia, Italy, St.Lucia, Turkey, Algeria, Mexico, Pakistan, Zambia, Belarus, Iceland.

Defining drug. "Chemical or other substance that alters the function of an organism.."

Alarmed by how drug-addicts are increasing widely around the world.

Welcoming everyoneís effort to help drug-addicts.

Deeply disturbed about how drugs are not only affecting the drug-addicts, but the whole society that revolves around them. To worsen it, it is increasing with young teenagers, children, and young adults who are using drugs more than ever before.

Noting with deep concern that there are drugs in many public schools around the world.

Noting with deep concern that drug abuse IS a problem worldwide and is increasing.

1- Draws the attention to the drug abuse problem thatís increasing worldwide.

2- Strongly Condemns "ignoring" drug abuse, and requests serious action as quick as possible.

3- Supports the United Nations international cooperation in drug abuse and rehabilitation programs.

4- Further recommending that all countries of the world to work together by finding better, more efficient solutions to this issue.

5- Calls upon the IMF for financial support.

6- Further resolves that any nation willing to help to form a committee called The National Drug Control Committee (NDCC), and will meet a couple times a year. The NDCC will be in charge of:
One) Teaching students in school, as a major coarse, about drugs and the side effects they have.
Two) Increase the media advertisement in:
a. Radioís- during the most famous programs.
b. Television- as a commercial during the most favored program showing how life would be with drugs and without.
c. Posters-especially a popular hangout amongst teens, and other popular public places.
d. Advertisement in magazine- again especially in teen magazines, concentrating in the most selling magazines.
c) Make a "Drug awareness month." During that month each country will have a big festival that will have all sorts of activities. The countryís income from that festival will be donated to drug-addicts to be cured and to build special institutions.
Three) Destroying all drug plants and replacing them with various fruit trees.

7) Further recommends all countries willing to help to place a 0.2% à 0.25% tariff on its oil imports, especially the oil-rich countries, like the Gulf countries.

8) Further requests donation to the NDCC from:
One- Citizens who are willing to help.
Two- Countries give other countries with drug abuse a hand in how to solve their problems.

9) Encourages the United Nations to provide generous compensation from its budget.

10) Further resolves that the NDCC will build hospitals and special institutes that will provide extra care and help cure drug addicts. These institutions and hospitals will include:
One) psychotherapy
-professional doctors
-professional help
Two) hospitals for extreme cases
- authorized help by professional doctors and psychotherapists.
Three) medications that will be half as expensive as other treatments.
d) requests that health sectors for encouragement to drug addicts by showing:
- that there is no harm after addicts get cured
- make it clear that no one will make fun of addicts or treat them less than others.
- Convince drug addicts that life is better without drugs.

11) Urges all countries willing to help with drug control to tighten the security in the air, land, and sea borders. All members of the NDCC must follow this rule. Moreover to coordinate in watching "small" traffickers until they lead to the "bigheads" of trafficking by:

a) waiting for anyone with drugs until they reach the "bigheads" whether the car goes to another country or stays in the country.

12) Further requests that if any drug dealer were caught he/she would be executed. This will help decrease the drug dealers since
One- it will terrify all drug dealers if one is caught
i. Which will make them quit selling drugs, or
ii. Sell them less often and in "hard to find" places.

13) Expresses its hope that all citizens
One- Encourage drug addicts to quit taking drugs.
Two- Treat former drug-addicts as though they never took drugs.
Three- Help drug addicts realize that life is more beautiful without drugs.
Four- Report if they know any drug dealer.
-To make sure they do report about drug dealers (and not false reports), after the drug dealer is caught the citizen who reported it will be awarded.

14) Recommends that all member nations participate due to critical drug abuse spreading widely.

15) Promises to fulfill the needs of drug abuse therapy and all the support drug addicts need.

16) Declaring that the UNDCC will do indeed a very excellent job and will do a great deal to heal and therapy drug abuse victims.