Country: India



Event: Pearl-MUN 2004

Student: Rashid Al Ghamidhi


 

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The Indian National Anthem

India

jana-gaNa-mana-adhinAyaka, jaya he'
bhArata-bhAgya-vidhAtA
punjAba-sindhu-gujarAta-marAThA-
drAviDa-utkaLa-bangA
vindhya himAchala yamunA gangA
uchchala jaladhi tarangA

tava Subha nAme' jAge'
tava Subha ASisha mAge'
gAhe' tava jaya-gAthA

| jana-gaNa-mangaLadAyaka, jaya he'
bhArata-bhAgya-vidhAtA
jaya he', jaya he', jaya he',
jaya jaya jaya, jaya he'
|


English:

Thou art the rulers of
the minds of all people,
dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of
Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills
of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Yamuna and Ganga
and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.


India






 

Country Profile




Political Structure:

The Republic of India is a Federal Republic. India’s government is made up of three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. Since July 26th 2002, its chief of state is President Abdul Kalam. The president, vice president and prime minister are chosen in elections that take place every five years. An electoral college elects the president and vice president. The president appoints the prime minister. The prime minister – the head of the government - is the person that has the executive power because of his cabinet. India’s current prime minister is, as of March 1998, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The next widespread election will take place in the year 2004.

As for the legislative branch, India has a bicameral parliament that is made up of two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People). The Rajya Sabha is the upper house, and the Lok Sabha is the lower house. The Rajya Sabha consists of a maximum of 250 members, twelve of these members being elected by the president. The members serve six-year terms. The Lok Sabha contains 545 seats, of which two are elected by the president and the rest are elected by popular vote. Members here serve five-year terms.

India’s judicial system is similar to the British system, with the highest court being the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is made up of one chief justice and twenty-five additional justices. The president himself elects the justices, and the president is advised on the selection by his prime minister.

India contains numerous political parties that appeal to people of different regions and social statuses. The main political parties in India include the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress (I) Party, the Janata Dal Party and Communist Party of India/Marxist-Leninist. The BJP party, it is headed by Venkaiah Naidu and has power in many states. It encourages nationalism for Hindus and is mostly preferred by middle-class Hindu voters. Furthermore, there is the Congress (I) Party that is headed by Sonia Gandhi that is a secular party. As for the Janata Dal Party, it is mainly supported by Muslim voters and tribals. Finally, the Communist Party only has power in a few states and is supported by urban and rural laborers. The BJP Party holds the largest number of seats in the Lok Sabha, while the Congress (I) Party holds the second largest number of seats.

India’s political history basically started after its independence in 1947. Its prime minister at that time became Jawaharlal Nehru. On January 26th, 1950, the Indian Constitution was established. The Constitution provided basic rights that included guaranteeing peoples’ freedom, freedom of the press and association. With Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister, India now tried to rapidly increase its industrial sector and agrarian reforms. Hindi became the official language in 1965. India tried to establish peace in Korea during the Korean War and remained neutral throughout its course. In the 1950s, India’s relationship with China received tensions regarding border disputes. Jawaharlal Nehru died in May of 1964, and was replaced by Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastri died in January 1966, but not before the short was between India and Pakistan in 1965. After Shastri, the next Prime Minister was Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter. Indira was the leader of the Congress (I) Party. In the election of 1971, Indira Gandhi was accused of being corrupt. On October 31st, Sikh terrorists assassinated Indira. Yet another inheritance occurred when Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi’s son, became the new Prime Minister. The Congress (I) Party once again failed in the 1989 elections because it was accused of corruption. In May of 1991, Rajiv Ghandi was assassinated and replaced by P.V. Narasimha Rao, who once was Rajiv’s foreign minister. India was, unfortunately, facing an economic crisis. Rao then succeeded in applying economic reform for his country. In the 1996 elections, the BJP Party triumphed, bringing the current Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

There have been certain political conflicts between political parties or ethnic groups inside political parties in India. India’s elected representatives have widely been accused of corruption. The Congress (I) Party has been having problems with parties such as the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party. These new parties that are appearing are reducing the number of votes the Congress Party receives, therefore posing a threat to it. Political tensions have been great between Hindus and Muslims, with the violence that occurred over the Babri Mosque. The Hindu-supported political parties such as the BJP were encouraging Hindus in campaign it launched to regain the Babri Mosque, which was the supposed birthplace of an Indian God, "Ram".

 

Geography:

India’s 2.29 million square kilometers of land is beset by six countries, let alone the aquatic boundaries. India is directly bordered by Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar), China, Nepal and Pakistan. India lies between two bodies of water, with the Arabian Sea lying on its western side and the Bay of Bengal on its eastern side. When we look at India itself, though, we find that various river flow through it. These rivers include the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Indus rivers. These important rivers have been of essence to India, as they flow down from mountains and provide the backbone of the agricultural society in India because of the fertile soil they provide. These three rivers lie in the north of India. In addition to these rivers, many other rivers exist in other areas and regions of India. These rivers include, in the west, the Narmada, Krishna, Godavari and Kaveri. The Narmada empties into the Arabian Sea, while the other three empty into the Bay of Bengal. India contains very few natural lakes, such as the Sambhar, Chilika and Colair lakes.

When we come across the issue of mountainous regions, we cannot overlook the mountain range that contains the highest peak in the world, the Himalayan mountain system. This mountain system lies on the northern and eastern edges of India. This mountain range contains the three highest peaks in the world. The highest peak, being Mount Everest, is 8,850 meters in height. The second and third highest peaks are K2 (Mount Godwin Austen) and Kanchenjunga. Further South is the Gangetic plain, which is an area of flat lowlands. The Gangetic plain incorporates the Indus River and the Thar Desert. Peninsular India lays further south and contains the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The Deccan Plateau is also found in this region.

 

Natural Resources:

India has two types of natural resources: natural resources existing in nature and mineral resources. The most important natural resources that India has are land and water. Approximately fifty-four percent of the land in India is fit to be cultivated, which is very important in providing crops and other agricultural products. The Gangetic plain and peninsular deltas contain generous amounts of ground water, which makes the irrigation of soil possible all year long. The majority of the wheat and rice in India is grown in these areas because of this factor. Furthermore, twenty-two percent of India’s land is occupied by forests, which are another natural resource of India. Government efforts have increased in order to prevent cutting down the trees in forest and have resulted in the gain of a significant amount of land in the past decade.

As for the mineral resources of India, its main resource is coal. India’s coal reserves are the fourth-largest reserves worldwide. India is also known for bauxite and iron ore. Its less abundant minerals are numerous, including manganese, which is mainly found in central India, copper and chromate. The country also contains oil and natural gas reserves. Finally, there are plentiful amounts of phosphate rock, apatite, gypsum, limestone, and mica.

India does not export its oil and natural gas reserves. It practically doesn’t export any of its natural resources.

 

Cultural Factors:

India’s estimated one-billion-person population holds fifteen percent of the world’s population, and it includes more than six religions and three ethnic groups. The religions that are practiced in India include: Hindu (81.3%), Muslim (12%), Christian (2.3%), Sikh (1.9%) and numerous other groups including Buddhists (2.5%). As for the ethnic groups, there are two major ones. There’s the Indo-Aryan group (72%) and the Dravidian group (25%). Other groups compose the remaining 3%. About a third of the population of India is under fifteen years of age. There are approximately eighteen different languages, the most prevalent being the Hindi language. Other languages include English, Bengali and Telegu. The religious conflicts and problematic issues have risen mainly between the Muslims and Hindus in India. Mostly in the northern provinces and regions of India, there are conflicts between the two groups. They have been fighting occasionally since the middle of the 1960s. Fights that break out tend to occur in areas with mutual economic or social interests at hand, such as Muslims working in factories for Hindu employers.

 

Economy:

India’s various export trade partners include its largest partner, the United States, which controls 22.5% of India’s export trade. India’s other partners include the UK (5.1%), UAE (5.1%), Hong Kong (4.5%), Germany (4.3%) and China (4.1%). India’s exports consist of textile goods, gems and jewelry, engineering goods, chemicals and leather manufactures. On the other hand, its imports consist of crude oil, machinery, gems, fertilizer and chemicals. India’s import trade partners include the United States still as its largest partner at 7.1% of its import trade. In addition to the US., we have Belgium (6.7%), China (4.6%), Singapore (4.6%) and the UK (4.6%).

India is a member of the World Trade Organization, and has had commitments to it and fulfilled them. India is also a member of The World Bank, which has recently approved loans for it. It is also a member of several other financial organizations, such as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It is also a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The massive population that India boasts is one reason that India has an impaired economy. The people of India are approximately one billion and are increasing by an average rate of 1.8% per year. Twenty five percent of India’s population is below the poverty line. India’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to be around 510 billion dollars in the year 2002. Agriculture and industry composes twenty-five percent of the GDP, while services alone compose fifty percent of it. Its external debts, however, have reached 100.6 billion dollars. India has made an impressive improvement economically over the last fifty years thanks to economic reforms. It has developed from a closed economy to a moderately open one, and has increased its exports, which have helped greatly in fixing the economy. India now has the 13th largest gross national product in the world. Currently, approximately sixty-two percent of the people of India depend on agriculture as a main resource and source of income, because of the fertile soil that exists in India. The agricultural sector takes up almost two thirds of the workers in India. India’s inflation rate is 5.4%. It has a labor force of 406 million people, with sixty percent of the work force in the agriculture field, twenty-three percent in the services field and seventeen percent in the industry field.

India’s monetary system is the Indian Rupee (INR). The exchange rate was 41.26 Indian Rupees for one US. Dollar in 1998. In 2002, though, the exchange rate was 48.61 Indian Rupees for one US. Dollar. This is clear evidence of the devaluation of the Indian Rupee.

 

Defense:

India’s armed forces are, impressively, the second largest armed force in the world. The Indian army is estimated to reach 1.1 million recruits that are divided into thirty-four different divisions. The navy is said to be of much smaller size than the army and in need of funding for newer, more advanced equipment. India’s air force alone is the fourth largest air force worldwide, with over 700 combat aircrafts and more than 500 transport vehicles and helicopters. The air force has the extreme capability of functioning in all weather conditions, from hot deserts to cold glaciers. This abundance of power is under the supreme command of the president. On the other hand, the prime minister and his cabinet are the ones actually responsible for national defense.

The entire armed forces of India are made up of volunteers, but competition to enter the army is still high. India’s advanced weaponry such as missiles and nuclear weapons is manufactured in India. It has tested several nuclear devices, the first being in 1974, and recently declared itself a nuclear weapons state. India has benefited from several countries, especially the USSR, in military aid. So weapons have been imported to India. India has modest defense exports, though, and is trying to increase them.

 

Views on World Problems:

India has relations on various levels with quite a few countries. The country with which India shares the most tension and dispute is Pakistan. Pakistan is considered an enemy of India, mainly due to one issue that is the center of all their disputes. It’s the issue of the control of the region of Jammu and Kashmir. The conflicts over this region have resulted in devastating effects to the countries’ relations. There have been three major conflicts over that area, and countless smaller battles between Indian and Pakistani militants. This has raised the caution level between India and Pakistan, because this problem has existed since 1947. Many cease-fires have been proposed but none of them has been actually fulfilled. Another conflict arose when India accused Pakistan of training Sikh terrorists and arming them in Punjab. The various conflicts between India and Pakistan have resulted in them being considered enemies. As for Bangladesh, it is not really considered an ally of India or an enemy. India and Bangladesh have generally steady relations, in spite of the conflicts that have risen between them. First of all, Bangladesh had emphasized on Islam even though India was an essence in establishing Bangladesh. This had annoyed India because it was a Hindu country. Other issues of immigration of Bangladeshi citizens into the Indian state of West Bengal, disputes over shared resources of the Ganges River and other minor disagreements oscillated the Indian-Bangladeshi relations. This is why we cannot classify it as an ally or enemy.

Sri Lanka is generally considered an ally of India, because of the good relations and close ties that they had starting in the 1950s. During the 1980s conflicts between Sri Lankan ethnic groups were shifted to India when it was accused of training and arming one of these groups. The relations deteriorated, but were later patched when agreements between the two sides were successfully made. Indian relations with Nepal are also considered undecided, because they have enjoyed a good relationship overall, but were troubled over a long period of time about the issue of Nepal’s economic freedom and benefits. Nepal was looking for economic independence to the greatest extent that it could receive. Other than the economic issue, India and Nepal have good relations. When we look at relations between India and China we can almost immediately say that they are enemies, but have moderately improved their relations.

China and India have gotten into a number of arguments and disagreements, mainly because of border disputes. They had a dispute over setting up their borders, and it lasted for a long time. Both sides were unrightfully claiming areas of land as their own. China also backed Pakistan and sided with it in its war against India in 1971. These disputes highly increased tensions between the two countries. Only recently have India and China slightly eased their conflicts with each other. India is securely allied with nations of Southeast Asia, with relations recently greatly improving. India is also considered an ally of Bhutan, the Maldives and the Middle East. It has had some bumpy relations with Middle Eastern countries because of their support of Pakistan in its war against India, but the relations have improved after its support for Kuwait in the Gulf War. Indian relations have been good with Russia from the beginning and are now also improving. Indian-US relations hadn’t really been given much attention until recently, where they have signed partnerships with each other and lifted nuclear sanctions on India. There have been some tensions because of India’s nuclear weapons program, though.

India is currently trying hard to improve relations between it and the countries with which it has relations. These countries include China, Bangladesh, the USA, Japan, the European Union and Iran. India is the leader of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and has even hosted it in 1997. India discusses a number of different issues that range from environmental issues to trade issues.

India is an active member in the United Nations. It has also been a member in several UN committees, such as the Economic and Social Council, the Human Rights Commission and the Disarmament Commission. It has been elected in the interim to serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. India is a member of yet another UN agency, which is the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). India is a member of the UNESCO and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Furthermore, it is a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Universal Postal Union. India is, in addition, a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which gives these countries a basis for economic treaties and social issues.

 

History:

India received its independence from Great Britain on August 15th, 1947. The Prime Minister then was Jawaharlal Nehru. India had agreed to partition its land among different religions, with special areas that have a majority of Hindus given to India, and areas with a majority of Muslims given to Pakistan. The Hindi language became India’s official language in 1965. In 1971, a war with Pakistan broke out because of India’s invasion of Pakistan. The Indian troops defeated the Pakistani troops and created the nation of Bangladesh from the land of East Pakistan. India tested its first atomic device in 1974. After the destruction of the Babri Mosque in India, Hindu-Muslim tensions severely increased and there were many bombing incidents in which thousands of people lost their lives. Recently, the issue of Jammu and Kashmir has surfaced too, causing tensions between India and Pakistan mainly in 2001, the year the violence escalated.

 

 

Policy Statements

 

Issue # 1: Generic Drugs

A generic drug is a drug that is exactly identical in chemical makeup to a brand name drug. It is identical in its strength, safety, dosage, the way it is administered, quality and its use. The only difference is that a generic drug uses the chemical name of the drug itself instead of the copyrighted brand name. Generic drugs are sold at a much cheaper price than the brand name drug, and they save people massive amounts of money each year estimated to be nine billion dollars per year. Brand name drugs are made and then patented by the manufacturer, therefore giving the manufacturer the exclusive right of selling the drug, and no other company can sell the drug while the patent is effective. If the patent, or copyright, expires, then other drug companies can apply to manufacture generic drugs that require certain guidelines to be approved. Generic drugs can be offered to treat a variety of diseases, but the most common diseases are ones like AIDS and malaria for which treatment is usually very expensive.

As India is concerned, the issue of generic drugs is important to it. This is because many drug-manufacturing companies in India have had the success of manufacturing effective generic drugs to be sold at low prices. The generic drugs have been sources of income for these companies and have created revenue in millions of dollars. The argument is that the countries with patented drugs, such as the United States, are fiercely arguing for generic drugs to be banned. These generic drugs are costing the United States and other countries billions of dollars, and are severely affecting the drug market. The generic drugs that cannot be sold out in the open are being sold illegally, which is creating a huge problem. If generic drugs were to be legalized, India would have an amazing cash flow from selling the drugs.

India’s policy towards generic drugs is shown by the point of view of drug-manufacturing companies that make these drugs. These companies are backing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in over seventy countries concerning importing generic drugs from India. India’s generic drug-making companies are currently waging prevalent judicial wars over the rights of making these drugs. One of the companies cam very close to succeeding, until the company with the patented brand decided to take the issue to a higher court, which shows the importance of the drugs to both sides. The countries that will benefit the most from the generic drugs are developing countries, which are mainly countries of the African continent like Kenya and numerous other countries.

 

Issue # 2: Displaced People

Displaced people are people that are forced to flee from their own country or homeland. This can be due to war, political or economical reasons, or natural disasters. These people are called displaced people. Global organizations are available for relief and support of displaced people. People who have been displaced and are forced to stay inside their country are called internally displaced people. There are huge numbers of people that have been internally displaced in their own country. For these people, there aren’t any organizations or relief agencies. In the United Nations, there is no fixed unit or committee to deal with displaced people. There is, although, an internal displacement unit established under the Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) in the UN. But this unit is not well structured, and has had several operations in Sri Lanka.

India itself has had more than 500,000 displaced people, around 350,000 of them Kashmiris and 157,000 in the northeastern part of India. As for the northeast, the many internally displaced people have populated the once lightly populated area. The population increase was mainly due to the area receiving Bengali Hindus and Muslims from both Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. The vast series of ethnic conflicts between the people in this region have been a cause of great disruption and tensions. Thousands have been killed in the battles between ethnic minorities and their rivals. This violence caused prevalent displacement. The displaced people live under poor conditions. On the other hand, the displacement of Kashmiris has been due to the conflict and tensions between Indian armed forces and separatist groups. Most of the displaced Kashmiris live near the city of Jammu, with the rest living in other areas, but mostly near New Delhi. Violence in the state of Gujarat has displaced more than 100,000 people in February 2002.

India’s policy towards the Kashmiris is a welcome one, because it provides most of them with food and money, while giving the government workers their salaries or retirement funding. There has been insufficient aid for the internally displaced people of the northeast. The government relief camps in Gujarat have been shut down and the number of people still being displaced is unknown. The conditions under which displaced people live are awful, and India is refusing international agencies and relief parties’ requests to visit the affected people. India refers to internally displaced people as migrants. There have been plans for Kashmiris to inhabit a certain area in which supplies would be available, but that plan has been abandoned because of the escalating violence.

 

Issue 3: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of mass destruction are, basically, weapons that have the potential to completely destroy an area or region and eradicate countless numbers of people. These weapons consist of biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological devices. Their effects can range from the basic threat of a poison gas attack to a devastating nuclear explosion. Weapons of mass destruction have the capability of killing hundreds of thousands of people in a single discharge. The issue of the availability of these weapons within terrorist groups or even with some countries is one that concerns the whole world. People with these weapons have the ability of dominating the world and killing millions. This is why the United Nations and numerous countries of the world are working hard to try to limit the amount of weapons that countries possess by signing treaties and peace agreements. But what is more important is the trade of these weapons, which can create military alliances between countries and jeopardize the lives of many. This is because, presently, there are several countries that are exporting or importing weapons to and from other countries and building up their artilleries.

India has successfully completed several nuclear tests. In May of 1998 alone, India successfully carried out five underground nuclear tests. There is no doubt that India possesses weapons of mass destruction and has completed numerous tests regarding their functionality. The more important issue here is regarding the trade of these dangerous devices. India will clearly be affected by the import of weapons of mass destruction to any of its neighbors, such as Pakistan, which also has a similar nuclear program to that of India. This is why any threats, such as the recent trade of a nuclear scientist between North Korea and Pakistan, will give rise to India’s concern about this issue. The import of weapons of mass destruction to India will, of course, increase its power and influence. Even without imports, India still has an effective nuclear program and admits to possessing weapons of mass destruction. The export of weapons of mass destruction from India to other countries will greatly benefit the receiving country, especially if the weapon is of nuclear nature, because India’s area of expertise is nuclear weaponry.

India maintains a strict, severe policy towards trading weapons of mass destruction with other countries. It has not signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and isn’t a member of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. Even with that in mind, India has openly stated that it maintains a tight export control of weapons of mass destruction and related technologies. It says that it does not want the technology to leak out to other countries or individuals. India presumably wants to utilize the capabilities of its scientists and their potential in these fields. This is all done to gain power and influence in the military field. India has not misused its nuclear facilities or used them to harm people. The reigning fear now is whether it will use these weapons of destruction and, even more importantly, when it will use them.

 

 

 

Resolution



Submitted by: India
Delegate: Abdulaziz Al-Bahar
Issue: The issue of the rights and availability of generic drugs

Defining generic drugs as drugs that are exactly identical in chemical makeup to brand name drugs, while the generic drugs use the chemical name of the drug instead of the copyrighted brand name and are much cheaper than brand name drugs,

Aware that brand name drugs are protected by copyright laws,

Bearing in mind the benefits of generic drugs to the individuals and countries that cannot afford brand name drugs,

Deeply concerned that high prices of brand name drugs result in countries not being able to buy them, which leads to the deaths of thousands of people each year,

Taking into consideration that every year, generic drugs save poor countries billions of dollars, save the lives of thousands of people and earn profits for the companies that make these drugs,

Welcoming the fact that many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are backing the generic drug-making companies due to the benefits of the generic drug program,

Expressing Its Satisfaction for Secretary General Kofi Annan for not excluding generic drugs from the Global AIDS and Health Trust Fund, and for the UN and the World Bank for providing the funding for these drugs to be distributed,

Supports Indian and South African generic drug companies for their efforts to provide a less expensive way of treating people with life-threatening diseases,

Deeply disappointed that brand name drug companies are continuously increasing pressure on generic drug companies to prohibit the manufacturing and trade of generic drugs,

Alarmed by the legal wars over the manufacturing and trade of generic drugs and the difficulties they are causing to developing countries,

Deeply concerned that companies in the United States are arguing for the prohibition of generic drugs and that generic drugs should be taken off the Global AIDS and Health Trust Fund list,

Proclaims that all developing countries that cannot afford to be supplied with brand name drugs should have the right of purchasing generic drugs instead because of their affordable prices and equal benefit,

1. Declares the creation of the organization United Nations Drug Distribution Organization (UNDDA), which will consist of 1 member for every country in the UN, and this organization’s headquarters will be in Geneva, Switzerland,

2. Confirms that the members of this organization will be selected by the countries themselves according to the following specifications:
A. Being experienced in the fields of medicine and diseases,
B. Being responsible and willing to dedicate time to this organization,
C. If a country doesn’t want to join the (UNDDA) at the time of its establishment, it is free to do so, and can join at a later time,

3. Proclaims that the (UNDDA) will hold monthly meetings, and whenever there is a need to meet, to discuss the latest developments concerning the countries that are in need of help and disease and medication updates,

4. Resolves that the (UNDDA) will decide on the countries that should receive aid in the form of generic drugs based on:
A. The percentage of people affected by fatal diseases, even a slight one,
B. The country’s financial capabilities:
I. If the country is not capable of purchasing brand name drugs, then the (UNDDA) will follow the procedure to provide it with generic drugs,
II. If the country is capable of buying an acceptable amount of brand name drugs that will not greatly affect the country’s economy, then it should proceed with purchasing these drugs and the (UNDDA) will provide the remainder of the drugs in the form of generic drugs,

5. Further Resolves that the procedure for providing the selected countries with treatment will be as follows:
A. Several members of the (UNDDA) will, with the country’s approval, enter the country in question and they will:
I. Request information, usually from the Ministry of Health, about the diseased population,
II. Proceed with diagnosing the diseases and needed treatments,
III. Come up with a list of needed medications,
B. Since the (UNDDA) members will surely include countries that house generic drugs manufacturers, the (UNDDA) will then request the medications needed from these manufacturers via the country’s respected member in the (UNDDA),
C. The (UNDDA) will then transport these medications to the countries in question;

6. Encourages all countries to join the (UNDDA), if not for the treatment then for medical updates and research,

 

 

 

Opening Speech

 

Mubarak ho, pUjanIya kursI, jana pratinidhi. Greetings, honorable chair, fellow delegates.

Stop, close your eyes, and think deeply. Imagine you are in a magical place, filled with paradisiacal scenery and lavish greenery. You are surrounded by rhythmic hymns and mystical dancing, as the aroma of the world’s finest spices delicately pervades your nose. In front of your eyes there is a beautiful white palace, in fact one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ravishing Taj Mahal! This miraculous environment plants the seeds of wonder and awe within you, as you explore the many wonders of India, the land of the brave and home of the worthy and valiant.

Moreover, India is home to the world’s largest generic drug making factories. These factories save the lives of millions of people each year. Unfortunately, brand name drug making companies are opposed to this honorable purpose, and are trying to stop this from taking place. India requests that the hearts of all the delegates present today be with it in its aim to rid the world of worries concerning AIDS, malaria and other harmful diseases that are slowly, painfully, eradicating the world’s population.

India urges the United Nations to take its side in this journey to save the lives of innocent people and resolve this issue once and for all. This message comes from the land of Gandhi’s peaceful words.

Thank you, and may peace be with you.