Syria used to be called Suriyah and the long local name for it is Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah Al Suriyah but its local short name is Suriyah it is known in the world in its conventional long form Syrian Arab Republic and in conventional short form it is Syria. Syria government type is republic but it has been under military regime since March 1963. Its capital is Damascus its is composed of 14 provinces (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Al Hasakah, Al Ladhiqiyah, Al Qunaytirah, Ar Raqqah, As Suwayda', Dar'a, Dayr az Zawr, Dimashq, Halab, Hamah, Hims, Idlib, Rif Dimashq, Tartus. Its constitution was created on 13 March 1973, its legal system is based on Islamic law and civil law system; special religious courts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
The president of Syria Bashar is al-Asad the two-vise president of Syria are, Abd al-Halim ibn Said Khaddam and Muhammad Zuhayr Mashariqa, the prime mister is Muhammad Mustafa Miru, and Permanent Representative to the UN, New York is Mikhail Wahba, the legislative branch consists of unicameral People's Council or Majlis al-shaab. Syria’s political parties and leaders are National Progressive Front or NPF, Arab Socialist Renaissance, Arab Socialist Unionist Movement or ASU, Arab Socialist Party, Socialist Unionist Democratic party, Syrian Arab Socialist Party or ASP, and Syrian Communist Party or SCP.
Michel Aflaq, was Born in Damascus into a Greek Orthodox family, in the Early 1930s he was educated at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France. 1934 he Returns to Damascus, and starts to teach at a secondary school. 1940: Establishes a study circle together with Salah al-Din Bitar which they call Movement of Arab Renaissance, in Arabic Ba'th. In 1942 Aflaq starts to devote himself full-time to politics. In 1947 Aflaq was elected senior member of the executive committee of the newly established Arab Ba'th Party. In 1952 he Flees to Lebanon in order to avoid arrest by the new regime of Syria. In 1954 Aflaq returns to Syria, and leads the merger with the Arab Socialist Party, and becomes secretary-general of the new party. In February 1966 Following a conflict inside the Ba'th Party, Aflaq finds himself on the weaker side, and leaves for Lebanon. But in 1967 he moves to Brazil and in 1968 Aflaq is invited to Iraq, following the Ba'th coup there. He then resumed his leadership over the Ba'th Party. In 1970 as a protest against the lack of support from the Ba'th regime of Baghdad for the Palestinians in their fight against the Jordanian military, Aflaq once again leaves for Lebanon. In 1974 Returns to Baghdad, in order to lead the National Command of the party. He was officially highly respected, but soon had to realize that he had minimal impact on the Iraqi politics. In 1989 Aflaq dies in Baghdad, and Iraqi media claims that he had converted to Islam shortly before he died.
Syria’s agriculture products which are the basic commodities are wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets; beef, mutton, eggs, poultry, and milk. Syria exports petroleum, textiles, manufactured goods 10%, fruits and vegetables, raw cotton, live sheep, phosphates, Syria’s main export trades are held with Germany Italy, France, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, which makes these countries good economic allies.
Syria’s population is about 17,155,814 which include the population of the Israeli occupied Golan Heights that has the population of 38,000 (18,000 Arabs and 20,000 Israeli settlers). Syria’s overall population density is 93 people per sq. km (240 per sq. mile). The official Syrian language is Arabic; Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian are widely spoken, French and English are widely understood. The religions that the Syrians follow are Sunni Muslim 74%, other Muslim (Durze, etc.) 16%, Christianity 10%, and a small Jewish minority. The Syrian ethnic groups are Arabs 90.3%, Kurds (Mostly living near the Turkish and Armenian borders), Armenian, and others 9.7%. The birth rate is 30.64 births per 1000 population, and the death rate is 5.21 deaths per 1000 population.
Syria is well known for its historical libraries that are full of books from different times. The Damascus University Library, with more than 150,000 volumes, and the Assad National Library, also in Damascus, is the most notable libraries in Syria. Syria is also known for its museums, which include collections that include Oriental, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic art. Muslims and Christians are treated equally in Syria, you can’t tell one from the other. The Kurds are not treated that well, they are abused and they do not have all their rights.
Syria is located in the heart of the Middle Eastern region in Southwestern part of Asia. Syria’s geographic coordinates are 35 00 N and 36 00 E. Syria is bordered at North by Turkey, at the East by Iraq, at the South by Jordan, and at the west by Lebanon, Israel, and the Mediterranean Sea, the total length of the borders is 2,253 km. The Syrian land area is 184,050 sq. km; the sea area is 1,130 sq. km, and the total area is 185,180 sq. km. The highest point in Syria is Mount Hermon 2,814 m; the lowest point in Syria is near Lake Tiberias –200 m. The Syrian major cities are Damascus (the capital), Halab, Hims, Al Ladhiqyah, and Hamah.
Some of the natural hazards that occur in Syria are dust storms and sand storms. The longest river in Syria is the Euphrate, which pours in Iraq, and the second longest river is the Orontes, which pours in Turkey. The mountain of Syria is Jabal An-Nuayriyah, which is in the Southwest part of Syria, which connects with the Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
Syria is a land of mountains and beauty, little of its land is arable. The climate is mild in the summer and cold in the winter.
Syria’s armed forces totaled 316,000 personnel, 215,000 of whom are in the army, including conscripts in 1998. There is an air force of about 40,000, and a navy of about 6,000. The reare rand paramilitary forces. More than 8% of Syria’s GNP is devoted to military spending , which is because of the high threat that Israel poses on Syria and our duty towards our neighbor Lebanon to protect it.
Views of World Problems:
As an important member of the Arab League, Syria is an influential Arab state. Syria is concerned with many of the worlds problems but mostly of the problem in the middle east. For the past few decades Syria has been trying to increasing its influence among its Arab neighbors, and achieve an Arab-Israeli peace settlement ,which pleases both parties and includes the return of the Golan Heights.
Because of Syria’s stand with Iran in the Iran-Iraq war, Syria’s relations with the Arab world were strained. After the war ended Syria worked hard on making relatiowith the Arab world better which they are now. Syria was on the side of the Arab nations in the gulf war, which again strained Iraqi-Syrian relations. After the Gulf War Syria started to work on relations with Iraq which made ties between Syria and Iraq stronger.
Syria was an active country in the Arab-Israeli War which cost it the Golan Heights and parts of Syria’s territory. After the war Syria tried very hard to get the Golan heights back but it only got a very small part of it back.
Most of the Arab states are strong allies of Syria although some Arab states do not look eye to eye with Syria such as Iraq. Syria has many allies other then the Arab nations like Iran and Russia. Because of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, the Golan Heights and because of the Palestinian "intfada", Israeli-Syrian ties are not at their best. The U.S for many years has been condemning Syria of being a nation that harbors terrorism, when it itself is the biggest ally to terrorism because of the fact that it supports Israel’s occupation of Palestine and the Golan Heights. Syria has been on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism since the list's creation in 1979. Even though Syria has been trying to reach a settlement of peace in the middle east the U.S hasalways intervened either by vetoing important and crucial U.N resolutions or by increasing its support for Israel.
Syria is a member many organizations but of important ones it is a member in the Arab League, Arab Monetary Fund, Council of Arab Economic Unity, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Chamber of Commerce, Islamic Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, INTERPOL, Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, Organization of the Islamic Conference, and the United Nations. In October 2001, Syria was elected to a 2-year term as a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council. That term began in January 2002.
Syria is a middle-income developing country with a diversified economy based on agriculture, industry, and energy. Despite the mitigation of the severe drought that plagued the region in the late 1990s and the recovery of energy export revenues; Syria's economy faces serious challenges. With almost 60% of its population under the age of 20, and a growth rate (3.5%) among the world highest, unemployment higher than the current estimated range of 25%-30% is a real possibility unless sustained and strong economic growth takes off.
Oil production has leveled off, and financial aid flows from the Gulf have slowed. There is about 15%-25% of the Population is below poverty line. 40% of the Labor force works in agriculture. Syria has a variety of agriculture products such as wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets, beef, mutton, eggs, poultry and dairy products. 80% of agricultural land is still under the mercy of rain-fed sources, which means if it stops they will face some serious problems. 20% of the labor force work in industry.
The Industry is mainly composed of petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining. The exports are about $4.8 billion that is composed of petroleum 65%, textiles 10%, manufactured goods 10%, fruits and vegetables 7%, raw cotton 5%, live sheep 2%, phosphates 1%. This mainly goes to Germany 21%, Italy 12%, France 10%, Saudi Arabia 9%, and Turkey 8%. The imports are equal to $3.5 billion that is composed of machinery and equipment 23%, foodstuffs/animals 20%, metal and metal products 15%, textiles 10%, chemicals 10%. This is mainly from France 11%, Italy 8%, Germany 7%, Turkey 5%, and China 4%. Syria has made progress in easing its heavy foreign debt burden through bilateral rescheduling deals with virtually all of its key creditors in Europe, although debt owed to the former Soviet Union remains an unsolved problem. The debts are roughly equal to $22 billion. Syria also receives aids that are equal to $199 million. Syria mainly receives aid from European countries and from the United States.
Situated in the center of the Middle East and the fertile crescent, at a cross point between the great empires of ancient times, Syria is a country of very rich history. It was originally part of a much larger region called Greater Syria, encompassing present day Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Palestinian occupied territories. Originally, the name Syria was the name given by the ancient Greeks to the land bridge that linked the three continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. This region never effectively maintained self-rule, yet it bore witness to the dominance of a number of empires including the Egyptians and various Mesopotamians. The region still maintained unique cultural aspects that evolved throughout the centuries.
Later through the ages, the region became under the influence of the Romans and later the Byzantines, and there began a kind of conflict and vying for power between East and West. This conflict intensified when in A.D. 636, the region was added to the recently formed Islamic Empire that spread from the new Muslim religion preached by the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Following this pursued a time of peace and prosperity, and after the end of the reign of the caliphs the Syrian city of Damascus became the seat of the succeeding Ummayid dynasty (661-750), and has remained the regional capital ever since. After this a series of Muslim dynasties and kingdoms came into power, including the Abbassids, Mamluks, and Saladin's Ayyubid dynasty. The region witnessed conflict during the crusades, when European Christian armies came to free the Holy Land from Muslim rule. Later on, the Ottomans, a Turkish dynasty that was to control most of the Islamic World, ruled the Syrian region by 1516. Subsequent Ottoman authorities were later to become oppressive, and a feeling of Arab nationalism developed among the population.
After the First World War and the fall of the Ottomans, the French declared a mandate over Syria, yet a complicated sequence of events was to pursue. Arab forces under King Faisal, aided by the British and promised a free Arab state by them, declared a free independent Syria by 1918. The French and the British, ignoring the Sykes-Picot agreement, did not recognize the state, and the French entered Syria crushing all Arab resistance. Syria was not to see independence again until after the Second World War and the fall of colonialism.
During the Second World War Syria managed to attain its independence in 1945, forming a national army, declaring war on the Axis powers, and joining the United Nations. After French authority retreated from Syria, as a result of pressure from the US and Soviet Union, a period of strife, infighting, weak leadership, and great political instability was to ensue. Despite this Syria managed to participate in the ill-fated war with Israel in 1948. A series of coups then started with military dictatorships such as the Shishakli Dictatorship taking power and falling.
A radical leftist socialist influence also began to show in its political arena, and some feared a Communist takeover, yet the increasing strength and popularity of the Syrian Communist Party was contested and ovthe popular Baath party. Of all political parties and pressure groups the Baath party, a pan-Arab socialist group founded in the 1940s by Salah al Din al Bitar and Michel Aflaq, was to become the most powerful and influential. In 1958 Syria, under the guidance of the Baathists, sought a solution to its problems of instability by uniting with Egypt and becoming the United Arab Republic (UAR), but this period of unity was short lived. Syria seceded from the UAR in 1961 after a military coup was staged in Damascus. Following this period, conflict began to arise within the Baath party. Two factions had arose: Aflaq's adherents, preferring the traditional pan-Arab nationalist views, and the regionalists, or those who emphasized Syria first, and were later to become known as the "extremist" or radical wing of the Baath party. After a bloody period of infighting, the radical Baathists, under Hafiz Al Assad, took power in 1966 after staging a coup. Assad then began what is commonly called the "Correction Movement", a series of reforms within the government and Baath party. Hafiz Al Assad remained president until his death in July 2000, when his son and present Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, came into power.
1. Effective implementation of the convention on the prohibition of the development, production, and stockpiling of bacteriological, biological, and toxin weapons and on their destruction.
Syria is a nation that is concerned with biological weapons, very concerned not with the use of them but with the hypocrisy. The convention on the prohibition of the development, production, and stockpiling of bacteriological, biological, and toxin weapons and on their destruction is nothing but an excuse for the U.S to deny its enemies the right to defend themselves. If the U.S is really concerned about biological weapons then why did force the germ warfare conferences to break up without new measures to toughen an international ban of biological weapons, even its European allies were angered, and this just proves that the U.S doesn’t really want to end biological it wants to end it in its enemies only.
Why shouldn’t Syria protect itself from the evil of Israel. Israel occupied parts of Syria so should Syria just let Israel continue its occupation with the Arab world, no Syria has to defend its neighbors and allies. Syria believes that if and only if the United States and destroy their stockpile of "defensive" bio-weapons , which by the way is the largest in the world, then nations like Syria which have been condemned will destroy theirs.
2. Prevention of an arms race in outer space.
Even though Syria has no space program, it believes it has the right to speak on this crucial issue that our children’s future depends on. Syria stand firmly with Russia and China on this issue, they should prevent the deployment of weapons in outer space, Syria attended the Russian conference in Moscow against the militarization of space.
But again the United States denies everyone their right to have weapons except themselves. The United States is the only country supporting the "militarization" of space, it believe it is "protecting itself". If it really as it states is promoting human rights, then why doesn’t the U.S give humans the right to live! When there is an arms race not only will there be a wars and political conflicts and a repeat of the cold war, but there will be a HUGE economic crisis. In the end Syria is against the United States militarization of space and against its development of anti-satellite weapons and missile interceptors.
3. The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.
Unfortunately the only way for the Palestinians to defend them selves is by using light weapons and small arms, and that is not a great thing but on the other hand the Israeli invasion is a much more terrible thing. The Palestinians that are dieing is horrible, so why don’t they have the right to defend themselves??
However that is not a justification for the trading and use of small weapons. In the Preparatory Committee For Small Arms Conference the Syrian delegate stated "rules of procedure as currently drafted in the Preparatory Committee For Small Arms Conference did indeed reflect agreements that had been reached in the previous meeting of the Preparatory Committee and should be maintained," therefore Syria believes that the U.N is actually doing its job with this issue.
4. Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations, including the treaty on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems.
Again HYPOCRISY!!! This is nothing but a means for the U.S to attack its enemies indirectly, first it signed it so that the whole world will stop creating Anti-Ballistic missile treaty, then it doesn’t ratify it by selling weapons of mass destruction to Israel, finally it pulls out its signature?!?!?! Why is the world making the U.S get away with it?
And now it is thinking of launching the anti-satellite weapons and missile interceptors, Syria does not know why America wants blood? Why it wants death and war?
1) Protection of the global climate for present and future generations of mankind, including ratification and implementation of the Kyoto protocol:
Like all other living beings, humans have clearly changed their environment, but they have done so generally on a grander scale than have other species. Some of these changes—such as the destruction of the world’s tropical rain forests to create grazing land for cattle or the drying up of almost three-quarters of the Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth-largest freshwater lake, for irrigation purposes—have led to altered climate patterns, which in turn have changed the distribution of species of animals and plants. So a protocol was made to help prevent this and it was called the Kyoto Protocol.
Many of the developed nation such as the US have not signed this protocol even though they are the main reason why this protocol was made and the is to protect the global climate for the forth coming generations but also Syria has not signed it since it is seeing that the main countries which are causing this are not signing it .
2) The impacts of roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments on land degradation and the loss of wildlife habitats:
The impacts of roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments on land degradation and the loss of wildlife habitats, Is very bad for it is killing a lot of the animal who are use to a specific area and when they leave it in the winter and come back to it in the spring to find it changed to a road or some other thing which will have many humans or contraptions but they wont now what will harm them so they approach it and get injured or even killed
Syria has ratified international agreements to protect biodiversity, endangered species, wetlands, and the ozone layer. The country has also signed treaties that limit marine pollution and hazardous waste.
3) The provision of, and access to, safe drinking water, especially in the developing world:
Water is essential to all living things to live, without it nothing would survive, developing countries are countries which are less industrialized and their citizens have much lower incomes than developed countries. That’s why developing countries always keep in mind every thing which is important for their development if they want to develop fully like water.
Syria is facing a severe water shortage after being hit by drought for the past three years which has caused rationing with cuts of up 20 hours per day. To the extent that the Syrian President Hafez al-Assad called for nationwide special rain prayers so Syria can combat the worse drought in Syria for years. The water shortage hit Syria's key agriculture sector andits subterranean water reserves by 40 percent. So the water crisis is a major issue in Syria.
4) Measures to gain necessary compensation for victims of chemical agents:
A chemical is any substance with a definite composition, there are many risk to having a lab, because it causes many problems if any chemical will mix with the wrong type it might create and explosion or a chemical reaction that might make a new kind of harming diseases or biological agents such as the anthrax.
Syria is providing Medical or drug treatment can help some victims of chemical and biological weapons. Bleaching powder can lessen skin injuries.. A pre-treatment drug called pyridostigmine bromide may help prevent the effects of certain nerve agents, although studies suggest that drug may have unwanted side effects. A few agents, like aspores, may not be easily destroyed if located in deep cracks or other inaccessible places.
There are some hypocrite nations that accuse Syria of having these weapons. When theses countries get rid of their piles of chemical agents then they have the right to think about asking us to get rid of our supposed stockpiles
1) Comprehensive implementation of and the follow-up to the world conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance:
Defining racism as the belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or inferior, and defining media as an intense fear or dislike of foreign people, their customs and culture, or foreign things. There are a few racism acts in Syria. The victims of these racism acts are the Jewish because of the Middle East conflict, the Kurds, and the Turks.
Syria is with the implementation and the follow up of the World Conference Against Racism. Although Syria has racism in it, but it tries to eliminate that racism and the racist minority. By the implementing the WCAR rules, Syria will hopefully will be racist free. Syria thinks that there are some countries that should start implementing those roles, like for example stopping certain nations from slaughtering hundreds of people at refuge camps, stopping countries that demolish houses and leave people to rot on the streets.
There is no greater racists than the Zionist! Let alone a Zionist nation. The death anddestruction Israel is causing is not done because of there inexcusable excuses, but it is done because in a Zionists mind he is superior to the Arabs superior to the world, and when we can get rid of the greatest racist we will get rid of all racists, and racism will end.
2) The role of the media in highlighting human and civil rights abuses:
Defining human rights as the rights that are considered by most societies to belong automatically to everyone, for example the rights to freedom, justice, and equality, Defining media as the various means of mass communication thought of as a whole, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers, together with the people involved in their production.
The media should, in Syria’s opinion, play a great role in covering the human and civil rights abuse. The media should play a greater role in providing the real story to the viewers about Palestine. For instants not calling, as the western media does, suicide bombers as terrorist, but courage brave worriers trying to defend their land, their lives and most importantly their freedom. The media should tell both sides of the story, not only one side, the side that they feel that is right.
3) Treatment of prisoners of conscience and political detainees:
To define prisoners of conscience as somebody held in a prison by a state, especially an oppressive regime, because of his or her political or religious beliefs. Prisoners of conscience in Syria are not given the proper medical aid that is needed. Prisoners in some prisons are tortured and not given medical aid. On the other hand the Syrian prisoners in Israeli prisons are being tortured and beaten.
Syria thinks that the UN is doing what is necessary towards this issue. Syria thinks that we should focus on more important issues rather than waste the time and the budget of the UN on it.
4) Combating the trafficking in illegal immigrants:
Defining illegal as forbidden by law, and defining immigrants as somebody who has come to a country and settled there. Illegal immigrants issue is one of the most important. Immigrants are not treated that well they live in small poor houses. Syria’s most problems toward this issue are illegal immigration from Syria to neighboring countries. Illegal immigrants from Syria immigrants to neighboring country Turkey, which is a gate to the west, a gate to Europe where opportunity lies and a new life start.
Turkey is not the only COUNTRY WITH Syrian illegal immigrants, but also Greece, Cyprus, and Australia also face the problem of Syrian illegal immigrants. Syria has tried to fight the illegal immigrants issue many times and by different means. Syria and Greece have signed an agreement with Turkey to try to eliminate illegal immigrant trafficking. Syria’s problem is that the population is decreasing from the illegal immigrants. Also Syria is concerned about the immigrants life style and situations in other countries. If they offended and been threatened and suffer from racism.
1. The restoration of peace and normalcin Afghanistan.
The Syrian Arab Republic extends a hand not only of congratulation to Afghanistan in the event of its liberation from the oppressive rule of the Taliban regime, but of friendship and support to the new government with hopes of future cooperation and prosperous relations on the basis of the kinship shared by developing nations and the countries of the Islamic World. Although Syria would have liked to have seen a removal of the Taliban through means of the Afghani people rather than through the intervention of alien and foreign powers, reminiscent of Syria's own Baathist revolution of the people against a defunct and instable regime, the past cannot be repeated and this is not the issue that we are concerned with. The issue is, in fact, the establishment of a sovereign and stable Afghan nation, free from the suffocating chains of internal conflict, poverty, and underdevelopment, with due emphasis placed on the issue of the complete and total sovereignty of the nation, free from outside control and influence.
Like Afghanistan, Syria knows all too well the devastating effect of internal conflict, based on the lines of religion and ethnicity. Furthermore, Syria, in the spirit of comraderie, would like to warn the Afghan nation about another problem it knows all too well of, that of the harmful and stifling effects of foreign domination, which Syria hopes Afghanistan will not fall under if the wrong political path is chosen. The Syrian Arab Republic would again like to welcome its sister nation of Afghanistan to the United Nations and the international community as a free, strong, and independent country, with hope that it may soon stand tall and proud after its many ailments have been remedied.
2. Peace, security, and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
The issue of the reunification of Korea is of great importance to Syria, as are all other similar issues. When a people is divided by false barriers set by imperialist influence, it is a truly tragic event that prevents the people's unity, and therefore its advancement and progression. Unfortunately, similar situations can be found worldwide, since the corrupt hand of imperialism has left hardly any regions untouched. All one needs to do is to look at the Middle East, where the effects of the dividing of a people through artificial political means is all too apparent.
Syria's own Baath party is built on the foundations of racial unity, and the Syrian Arab Republic would experience gjoy inseeing this achieved between North and South Korea, two great nations that Syria shares excellent ties with. The recent free trade zone set up in North Korea is a big step towards achieving an understanding between the two countries, and Syria hopes to see many more steps of this kind being taken in the near future.
3. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba.
Without a doubt, the Syrian Arab Republic fully supports the ending of the embargo imposed by the United States of America on Cuba as soon as possible. There are many reasons why Syria takes this stance. First of all, the US embargo is a source of tension and instability in the region, preventing the advancement of mutual cooperation and strengthening of ties between the nations of the Americas. Seof all, while the target of the embargo may be the government, it is the Cuban people that truly suffer. The destructive, needless, and ignorant policies continue, while the people strive to escape their own homeland because they are forced to live a life of poverty and deprovision. In addition, Cuba has great potential as a market for foreign investment, which some companies in the United States have recently come to realize. Finally, perhaps it is time for the great nation of the United States of America to review and reconsider its reasons for enforcing the embargo on Cuba, and to accept and come to terms with the fact that there exist in the world ideologies and ways of life that differ from its own. There is clearly no reason to continue in a situation where no one benefits.
4. Measures to expedite the establishment of the international criminal court.
Syria is in full agreance with the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as soon as possible. Fifty years after the United Nations first recognized the need to create an international court to prosecute crimes such as genocide, not much progression has been made, while war crimes and terrorism continue. While it is imperative to establish the ICC soon so that justice may start being served, a large and important nation, the United States of America, continues to deny the international community its cooperation for reasons we can only speculate upon. The Syrian Arab Republic calls on all nations worldwide to conform to an international court for criminals worthy of international notice, with no nations, regardless of their power or position, considering themselves above the law.
1) Security issues on the Internet in relation to personal privacy and international tourism.
Now we are in the 21st century. Every second new things are invented and discovered. The more we live the more we discover. The Internet is a world revolution to the world history. "WWW" means the World Wide Web, which means that it is for the whole world to use. Everyone benefits form it and Syria welcomes anyone whom wants to make the life of human being easier. But in these days many people are using it in a wrong way. Everyone must have his own privacy but now you can easily break through it. The Internet made the communication very easy for terrorist to communicate with each other.
The main issue that created these problems is an international law to prevent these people. They can access to any personal privacy and destroying it easily without anyone telling them no. Since there is no international law to protect this privacy anyone would enter it without worrying. Now the degree of security in the world defers from a country to a country although that it is the same Internet. Syria suggests the United Nations to improve and found the researches to find more solution to protect everyone’s privacy. Syria also urges the United Nation to fund the countries that have weak security to improve its security on internet.
2) Measures to combat racism and aid reconciliation in former African colonies, including South Africa and Zimbabwe.
In the name of Islam all people are equal. That is what our Prophet Mohammed taught us. there is no difference between black or white. We are all human. What does it means if my color is black? does it mean that I am stupid? This thought was before many that American took advantage of to use black people as slaves to make money. That thing now does not exist now and should not exist. But sadly it exists now in these days. Many black people are not treated the same in places such as African colonies including South Africa and Zimbabwe. They are not given land or at least their rights.
All these thought are only in the minds of people. Racists try to prove to the world that they are better not because they are smarter or they are unique powers but they want everything for them. The want the aids, power, land and everything for themselves and friends only. This is like stealing form others. We have to protect these people and give them what the are supposed to get. Syria urges the entire United Nation to stay together and give these people their right and aid that is taken from them. If anyone steals that right he must be taken to court until he gives back peoples properties.
3) Implementation of the declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS as a nightmare of all Nations. It is a Virus that destroys whole societies. It is a serous worldwide problem that should be solved now or it would take over the world. Happily that the virus doesn’t transfer through the air but sadly it transfers through three main ways. It transfers through sexual behavior or needles or blood. If focused together on these three ways we can take over the virus, but we need to stay side by side because it is not only in certain countries but it is every country. That means we all have to solve it before it takes over us.
We have to focus on the three transfers. We have to set a limit for the illegal sexual behavior. It is the main reason for the spreading of the HIV/AIDS in the world. Second, we have to improve our health care in blood transfer. That means we have to set an international blood bank that would offer health free of AIDS virus blood. Third we have to set a limit for drugs, because needle also cares the AIDS virus. We can set a limit to drugs by founding educating programs that are against drugs.
4) Strengthening the coordination of the UN humanitarian assistance in case of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies with particular attention to reaching the vulnerable and the transition from relief to development.
The world is full of natural disasters. Human stands hopeless though the great power of nature. That does not means that we have to just look at each other dieing without doing anything. Thousands of people are dieing every year from natural disasters. Many people are losing their houses, farms, jobs and everything from it. We have to all work together to save these people. Most of them can survive if we came early and save them. These problems quickly happen and need quick aid before people die.
In Syria there is a big problem with droughts that many people would lose their life, home and job. Syria suggest the United Nations to stay together and solve this problem. So The solution is between our hands. The solution has two parts. First part the United Nation have to support the basic things such as water, tents, etc… it also have to help with building safe dams that would not cause any damage to the area near it. second thing is that in cause of emergence there must be quick squads to rescue these people.
Question of: Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations, including the treaty on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems.
Delegation of: The Syrian Arab Republic
Delegate: Khaled Al-Rubie
Defining ballistic missiles as missiles that are guided in first part of flight but fall freely as they approaches target,
Defining anti-ballistic missiles as missiles that destroy and intercept launched ballistic missiles,
Congratulates nations that have signed or ratified the anti-ballistic missile treaty and put pressure on nations that have withdrew their signature,
Strongly Condemns all nations that withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty to satisfy their own selfish and twisted regime of imperialism;
Pointing Out that anti-ballistic missiles cause economic crises since all nations that do not have them are striving to get them thus wasting their economy just to keep up with the nations that do have them which will repeat history by causing a second Cold War,
Concerned about the fact that the United States of America is biased towards who owns and who doesn’t own ballistic missiles for example:
A. It fully ignores the fact that Israel has a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction,
B. It emphasizes on the fact that South Korea has no right to have ballistic and nuclear missiles while it itself has the right.
C. It condemns Iraq for having weapons of mass destruction while it itself has them.
1. Declares the establishment of the UNIA (United Nations Inspection Agency) to bring out the truth from oppressive, aggressive nations;
2. Resolves that the UNIA will only be limited to inspecting nations of which have all these qualities:
A. The occupation of more than 5,000 sq km;
B. Not abiding with U.N resolutions;
C. The occupation of a territory for more than 30 years;
3. Further Resolves the UNIA can only have the right to inspect if and only if their was a majority vote in the General Assembly stating that the UNIA has the right to enter an oppressive nation;
4. Resolves that the UNIA’s inspections will function in the following ways:
A. In a period of every six months the UNIA will have one inspection at a random date;
B. The UNIA inspections will include the inspections of:
i. Ballistic Missiles;
ii. Biological Weapons;
iii. Anti-Ballistic Missiles;
C. The UNIA will confiscate any biological weapons and ballistic missiles it finds and will destroy them;
i. If the country has Anti-Ballistic missiles it has one of these choices:
ii. To give it to the UNIA so they can be destroyed;
iii. To provide replica’s of the Anti-ballistic missile to the nations it has occupied;
5. Requests all nations to consider a new Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty which include all nations of the world and would be beneficial in maintaining economic and political stability and world peace;
6. Strongly Urges all U.N members to pressure nations that are not ratifying or that have withdrawn from the old Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty into coming up with a compromise that all of the United Nations will agree upon;
7. Further Declares that nations who reject the UNIA’s inspection will be put in a list of oppressive nations who reject inspections;
8. Proclaims that the issue of the nations on the list of oppressive nations has to be debated every four months on the Security Council agenda.
Question: Water shortage
Defining the shortage of water as less than expected or required amount of water for each nation,
Aware of the fact that the shortage of water is creating a problem since no nation is willing to share with out a price,
Having heard that Syria has agreed to pump drinking water into Jordan,
Keeping in mind Syria is facing a severe water shortage after being hit by drought for the past three years which has caused rationing with cuts of up 20 hours per day,
Deeply concerned that if this water shortage continues so will the problems in the world which will increases as the population increases
Taking into consideration that the Middle East’s water may be more important than either oil or politics and competition for it is going to increase in the years ahead
Asks that the nations take this resolution into consideration for it might decrees the chances of war
1. Resolves the formation of the UNWCO (United Nations water conservation organization) which shall implement the things mentioned in the further clauses by regional representation,
2. Encourages all nations to supply any information which may aid in the research and findings by the UNWCO in finding way to save water
3. Urges all nations to provide a clean and safe place in which they could store the water encase of an emergency
4. Draws the attention to the fact that the water shortage will create problems for the people in the nation( such as dehydration , hygiene)
5. Declares that there are many ways of getting clean water to the people such as:
I) placing neighbourhood plants in each area which will supply it with clean water
II) making sure that the pipes which carry the water are clean and don’t leak so the people get the maximum water and as clean as it could be
6. Calls upon all capable nations to install the Grey Water Treatment as a law which is directing the dirty water from the sink and the shower to a neighbourhood plant which flirters it and sends it back to the houses as water for the flush
7. Requests that any nations that have problems with there water because a another nation is keeping it away form them to approach the UNWCO to try to find a setup which both countries will receive water with no problems
Delegate: Naser Al-Aujan
Forum: Human Rights
Issue: The role of the media in highlighting human and civil rights abuses
Defining human rights as "The rights that are considered by most societies to belong automatically to everyone, for example the rights to freedom, justice, and equality,"
Defining media as "The various means of mass communication thought of as a whole, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers, together with the people involved in their production,"
Aware of that, according to Al-Hiaat newspaper, all Western media are biased and pro-certain occupier country,
Believing that, according to Al-Hiaat newspaper, the Jewish have a big influence in the media and film business in the United States,
Recognizing that, according to Al-Qudas Al-Arabi newspaper, all reporters are biased because every reporter is entitled to his own thoughts,
Bearing In Mind that, according to Al-Qudas Al-Arabi newspaper, there are many human rights abuse incidents that never got reported and that the public did not hear of,
1. Resolves that the UN will form a news sub-organization called the United Nations News Organization (UNNO);
2. Further Resolves that UNNO’s headquarters would be in Geneva, Switzerland and the members of the UNNO should be any UN member, the meetings should be held every 6 months at the headquarters;
3. Notes that the UNNO will form 5 sub-organizations that would be distributed around the world as:
·In Damascus, Syria to cover the middle eastern and Central Asian region,
·In Moscow, Russia to cover the European region,
·In Beijing, China to cover the South-Eastern Asian region and Oceania,
·In Tripoli, Libya to cover the African region,
·In Havana, Cuba to cover the American region,
Each sub-organization members will be shifted to a different sub-organization each 2 years to reduce the biased of the reporters;
4. Emphasizes that the UNNO will report the human right abuse to the public by:
·Launching a news channel that will report the news to the people; this channel should be on every major satellite service in the world,
·Making and distributing free pamphlets that aware the public about this incident and teach them about it,
·Publishing books about human rights abuse distributing them free to every country,
·Making TV commercials and broadcasting them in every major channel in the world, and advertise in major newspapers about any incident;
5. Confirms that the reporters that are sent by the sub-organization should report on the both sides of the story and report about the sides of the conflict;
6. Declares that the UNNO reporters should be sent by the sub-organization to any country that is abusing human rights during wartimes if:
·The country is at war for over 50 years,
·The occupier country has occupied more than 10,000 km² of land from any other country;
7. Affirms that any country that will not cooperate with the UNNO and does not allow the reporters to report a human rights abuse will:
·Be put on a list as an anti-human rights country and this list would be published in the newspapers, the UNNO books, the UNNO pamphlet, and on the UNNO news channel,
·The UNNO would not cooperate with this country in the future,
·The country, if it is a member of the UNNO, will be fined, the fine will be decided by the UNNO;
8. Notes that awards should be given to the most countries that help the UNNO to report any human rights abuse by either allowing the UNNO reporters enter their country or by sharing their information;
9. Emphasizes that any country that will cooperate with the UNNO will receive a certain amount of money as a way of saying thank you to that country;
10. Confirms that any member country reporters should get special treatment as follows:
·Special fast access to any report or incident,
More advantages should be added later by the UNNO’s assembly.
Event: KFSAC MUN
Group: Security Council
FORUM: Security Council
QUESTION OF: Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba.
DELEGATION: Syrian Arab Republic
DELEGATE: Talal S. Al-Rashoud
Defining the US embargo on Cuba as the devastating economic and financial restrictions placed on Cuba by the United States of America since 1960,
Noting that the US embargo on Cuba has utterly failed in its purpose to overthrow the Castro regime and its continuation forces the Cuban government to continue with somewhat repressive policies,
Realizing that the Cuban government does not pose a threat to the national security of the USA and the safety of its people,
Recalling that the USA was the first country to recognize Fidel Castro's July 26 Movement as the new Cuban regime following the end of the revolution in 1959,
Alarmed by the fact that the US embargo on Cuba is in clear violation of the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), the United Nations Charter, and a number of other international agreements that the US has signed, thereby causing tension regionally and internationally and hindering the unity of the countries of the Americas,
Noting with deep concern that the US embargo on Cuba does not only target the Cuban government, but the Cuban people as well, causing great poverty and suffering among the civillian population,
Noting with deep regret that it is the internal politics of the US that affect its relations with Cuba, in that the Cuban lobby, made up of members of the former Batista dictatorship and the disgruntled Cuban upper class, exert a great deal of influence on decision making in the white house, similar to the influence of the Zionist lobby on US policy in the Middle East,
Further noting that the US embargo on Cuba prevents the majority of US citizens from travelling to Cuba, with the exception of journalists and other narrow categories, preventing those of Cuban descent to return to their homeland and preventing any cultural exchange between the kindred Cuban and American peoples,
Bearing in mind that according to the Cuban Policy Foundation, support for the embargo on Cuba has been in decline among the US population in addition to members of Congress,
Noting with appreciation the favourable outcome of the Havana Trade Fair, in which 104 US Congressional Districts and 66 Senate seats were represented, in addition to 240 US companies,
Emphasizing the fact that the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba would be beneficial to the USA, in that, according to the Cuban Policy Foundation, a lifting of the embargo will cause revenues tp rise an annual $1.24 billion for agriculture, an annual $3.6 billion for agriculture related business, an annual $1.7 billion for travel, in addition to the providing of more than 10,000 American jobs in the field of travel alone,
Further Realizing the fact that the US embargo on Cuba has very low support internationally, and that the General Assembly has voted against it on several occasions,
Further Recalling the fact that Roman Catholic pontiff John Paul II stated that the Vatican is in strong opposition of the embargo, as are the majority of American and Cuban religious groups,
Hoping that the US embargo on Cuba will cease, in addition to similar US exploitation and aggression worldwide,
1. Asks that the United States of America cooperate with all aspects of this resolution for its own benefit, the benefit of the Cuban people, and the benefit of the region and international community,
2. Condemns the United States of America for its unjust and unreasonable embargo on Cuba for the following reasons:
a. the causing of instability and tension in the region and internationally,
b. the prevention of cooperation and unity amongst the nations of the Americas,
c. the violation of international agreements,
d. the suffering of the impoverished Cuban people,
e. presenting a barrier between the cultural and economic interaction of the Cuban and American people,
f. allowing its internal politics to affect its international relations,
g. its intolerance of ideologies and points of view that differ from its own,
h. setting the standard for its similar treatment of smaller and less powerful nations worldwide;
3. Resolves the holding of the first Conference on Lifting the US Embargo on Cuba (CLUSEC) to be held in Cairo, Egypt, that will be structured as follows:
a. The USA and Cuba will be in attendance, in addition to any other countries and/or NMDs that wish to serve as supporters, mediators, or spectators.
b. The issues discussed will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
i. The lifting of the US embargo on Cuba in all its forms,
ii. The normalisation of relations between the USA and Cuba,
iii. Trade negotiations between the two nations,
iv. Political and social issues,
v. The provision of international economic aid to Cuba;
4. Further Resolves the holding of the first Symposium on Pan-American Trade, Tourism, and Economic Relations (SPATTER) to be held in Mexico City, Mexico, that will be structured as follows:
a. The conference will be attended by American and Cuban companies, institutions, and organisations, in addition to any other related international companies, institutions, and organisations,
b. The issues discussed will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
i. The problem of the US embargo on Cuba,
ii. Trade and economic activity between the two countries, primarily within the private sector,
iii. Oppurtunities for tourism, travel, and leisure between the two nations,
iv. A display of the products and/or services of each company, institution, or organisation;
5. Resolves that an assesment of damage to Cuban infrastructure and civilian facilities as a result of the embargo be carried out by the UNDP, and that the USA, through the guidance and coordination of the IMF, compensate at least 70% of the cost through aid given to the Cuban state specifically for the purposes of the development and maintenance of infrastructure and civilian facilities;
6. Strongly Urges the United States of America to allow:
a. All US citizens to easily and directly travel to Cuba without at any time without complications for the purposes of visitation,
b.US citizens of Cuban descent to easily and directly return to their homeland at any time without complications, both to visit and/or emigrate;
7. Strongly Requests that the United States of America sell back the complete US controlled Guantanamo Airbase area to Cuba at a moderate, feasible price;
8. Demands the complete and immediate lifting of the embargo on Cuba by the United States of America.
Submitted by: Syria
Delegate: Faisal Al Ibrahim
QUESTION OF: Strengthening the coordination of the UN humanitarian assistance in case of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies with particular attention to reaching the vulnerable and the transition from relief to development.
Defines the natural disaster as then usual status of weather or earthquake that may cause to building destruction or crop destruction.
Noting that each year more that 6,320 tons of grand’s(cash crops) are lost each year
due to the floods and storms according to the natural disaster and environmental problems organization.
Further noting that: each year more that 12,233 tons of grand’s are lost due to the natural disaster in the world according to the natural disaster and environmental problems organization.
Regretting the fact that there are more than 10,730 people died in the first six months of the year 2002 after a natural disaster accrued due to famines that may be rescued according to the world health organization.
Deeply disturbed by the fact that there are millions of people die each year do to the natural disaster according to the natural disaster and environmental problem organization,
Bearing in Mind that according to "EM-DAT", more than 70 million people in Bangladesh were affected by flooding during both 1987 and 1988.
Guiding By the States' National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration ("NOAA"), "the greatest tropical system disaster this century occurred in Bangladesh in November 1970 ... winds coupled with a storm surge killed between 300,000- 500,000 people".
Recognizing: all the efforts that are done by the Natural Disaster and Environmental problems organization and the World Health Organization
1) Requests: the World Health Organization (WHO) to create a sub organization called the Natural Disaster Organization (NDO) that would focus on the natural disaster and take care of the following points.
2) Recommends: the NDO to support the countries to build the dam by:
a) Give the right and safest studies to build dams.
b) Found the construction of dam to:
i) Save money because construction of a dam is far cheaper than recovering the effect of a natural disaster, which happen every year.
ii) Offer everyone fresh water to everyone instead of wasted in the sea.
3) Further recommends: the NDO to give technical advises to misters of farming or other organizations who to have correct farming such as strip farming to avoid natural disaster such as soil erosions.
4) Urges the NPO to classify the countries that always faces natural disaster to emphasize their help to such as Bangladesh and other countries.
5)_Further Requests: the NDO to open base in the countries request and are classified as a country that always faces natural disaster that have a Just In Time Squad (JITS) that would offer:
a) Quick rescues to people who are stuck by a natural disaster.
b) A shelter to victims of natural disaster until they reconstruct their home.
c) A Help to reconstruct destroyed house of farmlands.
6) Calls Upon: the United Nation to provide each base by the following:
a) Tents for victims who lost their homes.
b) Medical staff,
c) Water and Basic type of food,
d) At least four K-19 helicopters to every base depending on its needs that are suitable to rescue victims of natural disaster, and pervious equipment.
7) Asks the NPO to make a plan according to the research that is done to the countries that are facing natural disaster to place these bases to fill the needs of that country and if it refuses it is not to the country benefit
8) Encourages NPO to accept all the cooperation, information, help of other organizations.
9) Urges all countries to show their full cooperation with the NDO to avoid together the nightmare of Natural Disasters.
I’ve used my Amman experience to improve that resolution and asked myself many questions such as national sovereignty. The answer is no because the NPO and country must agree to but bases in such places,. if Syria wants it and the answer is yes because it wants it and do you know that they are embarrassed how they can’t deal with floods but no one can talk there.
Good morning honorable members of the United Nations,
Syria is here today with a plea, a mission…..
For years Syria has wondered, why is there war? Why does war exist? Is it something in human nature?? Or an evil that is invisible
one we cannot see??
It is that Eagle of Liberty! That Eagle of Justice! That Eagle of Freedom! Eagle??! <sarcastic laugh> more like a VULTURE!! A vulture
of enslavement! Torture! and dehumanization! The Vulture is waiting… waiting for its prey, the dove of peace.. WE have to unite
together, then and only then can we overcome, when we shoot down that vulture, and acheive peace.
Members of the United Nations Syria urges you to ask your selves, Who are the real eagles?? And who are the true vultures??
Khaled Al Rubei, Disarmament Committee and Human Rights In the Disarmament committee there was a high level of debate which helped in the process of voting. Out of five resolutions five passed, unfortunately none of them should have passed. They never deal with the issue at hand, the resolutions did not solve the issues but on the contrary they only made it more complicated. Syria was truly annoyed, and it did express its anger along with Russia, that the resolutions made the issues much more hypocritical where only some countries are trailed for having bio-weapons while others didn’t and one country can withdraw from a treaty while another can’t it was very upsetting. All in all Syria did extremely well in all committee’s especially the Security Council, being praised by the chair, I quote “mind blowing debate skills”. Syria is proud of the fact that three of the four delegates were main submitters. In the general assembly however Syria was much more active than any other committee, nearly all of the delegates spoke on many of the resolutions, in fact Syria’s speech on China’s illicit trading of arms resolution made a lot of people have second thought to the extent that it failed the resolution. And Syria’s speech on the AID’s resolution made a big difference in the voting. Syria got personal notes of appreciation and praise in the General Assembly by br. Talal Al Rashoud, Security Council Vice-Ambassador As the Security Council representative and vice-ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic at the 2002 KFSAC event, I was very satisfied with Syria's performance, both within the Security Council and in general. Syria generally took an anti-imperialist stance, acting as the voice of the socialist, Arab, Muslim, and developing world. Although Syria wrote a resolution addressing the problem of the US embargo on Cuba, it turned out that there was to be no lobbying and merging and that resolutions would generally be proposed clause by clause. The first issue discussed was the International Criminal Court, with Syria taking a strong stance on the issue, voting for the resolution after Syria's requirments and interests had been satisfied. The US embargo on Cuba was the second issue discussed, in which Syria took a strong and vital pro-Cuban stance on the issue, even though there was not enough time to continue debating clauses proposed by Syria because of the tabeling of the issue due to the crisis situation. Syria was carefull to defend its views and those of its sister nations during debate on both issues, forcing concessions from the Western imperialist powers and their allies while maintaining a diplomatic approach. With the advent of the crisis situation, seeing as the issue concerned the security and interest of its Arab sister states, Syria took the initiative of requesting the signatures of all Arab countries present on a document proclaiming Syria the representative of the Arab League in the Security Council. Syria and the Arab League, speaking on behalf of all Arab nations present at the event, went through a great deal of negotiations with NATO and its allies, defending the Arab stance and calling for an end to NATO's aggressions. The outcome satisfied Syria and the Arab League, but only after NATO agreed to compromise as a result of Syria and the Arab League's staunch refusal to be dictated by the whims of the powers of imperialism. In conclusion, I would like to proclaim the 2002 KFSAC event a great success for the Syrian Arab Republic. As the Security Council representative and vice-ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic at the 2002 KFSAC event, I was very satisfied with Syria's performance, both within the Security Council and in general. Syria generally took an anti-imperialist stance, acting as the voice of the socialist, Arab, Muslim, and developing world. Although Syria wrote a resolution addressing the problem of the US embargo on Cuba, it turned out that there was to be no lobbying and merging and that resolutions would generally be proposed clause by clause. The first issue discussed was the International Criminal Court, with Syria taking a strong stance on the issue, voting for the resolution after Syria's requirements. In the emergency situation Syria expressed its anger at France and urged France not to go back to its old treacherous imperial days. Syria condemned the terrorist and asked for peace between the two nations with international intervention but international cooperation.. Nasser Al Aujan Human Rights Commitee Syria played a great role in the Human Rights Committee. It debated the resolutions well, in fact it debated its own resolution too. Syria commented on the sudden incident between France and Algeria. All resolutions were useless in Syria’s point of view. Syria did its best in defending good resolutions, including its own. Nobody could have done better than Syria. Faisal Al Ibrahim, Social Zaineb Hassan, Environmental Syria was one of the most effective countries that were in the whole KIFSAC MUN event that was held at ASK. Being specific in the social commit. From the being, Syria was one of the first countries to pass its resolution as a main submitter about the natural disaster problem and how to solve it. Syria didn’t stop there but maximized its power to take the Syria opinion to the minds of all countries and was always there at the podium speaking about what all Syrians want to say to the whole world. syria even helped her neighbor such as Egypt to pass its resolution that was in the name of all Arabs that we are proudly part of them and will always be with one voice. As a representitive of Syria in the enviromental commissino i was determind to make the best possible resolution which would conserve as much water as possible and help all the nbations which are in need of water such as Syria so Syria merged with 2 other nations, Cameroon and Sri Lanka, but unfortunately our resolution did not pass the judges to be debate.