General Assembly: U.S paves way for the future??

Where the countries yesterday were openly opposing the trade of oil in USD today U.S.A went as far as proposing a consortium with countries like Libya, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait etc. Some of these very countries had accepted OPEC’s idea to not trade in USD but exceptionally the U.S also included them. This consortium was initiated not only for the NATO countries to meet their demands on petroleum but to also stabilize upcoming economies like India, which are heavily dependent on petrol and diesel. Terms were agreed on this consortium but before it could take off, the idea of a consortium was scraped. OPEC therefore stated to unanimously sell to everyone.

Non-Alignment Movement: Loopholes in the system??
The NAM was on a roll today as the motion that was

suggested were the loopholes in the peace making organizations and then reforms to correct the same. Unreliable group concentration, inadequate planning and Non-functional logistic gaps were some of the problems highlighted by the delegate of Madagascar who also suggested the motion. There were also time problems which India rightly pointed out for the implementation of various plans and strategies which sometimes get no time at all, but sometimes can stretch towards eternity. Bahrain pointed out quite abnormally that the peace keeping organizations are meant for the agenda of the developed countries but forgot to mention that the U.S has indeed helped out millions with their resources. The delegate for Syria then pointed out that the UN failed to keep the basic right of life in the Middle East, Asian and African countries. This point was supported by other nations as the protection of civilians is very important for long term peace building. The UN should therefore maintain on meeting its success and not fall in the same scene as the defunct League of Nations.

The U.S also led the point that the organization takes a step backwards to the old ways and therefore continues with the US dollar since it has proved time and again that it can survive any crisis and furthermore has been used in all kinds of transactions. The Indian delegates had it all coming their way because even if the consortium was dissolved, the agreements that India had with OPEC countries still managed to be pulled through. The U.S delegate on the consortium not working stated that the reason was that in order to move with the times, one must consider the goodwill of all the countries, an opinion to which everyone agrees on.

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Interpol: Arguments Unbound!!
With the chairperson setting up the ground rules for discussion meant to be strictly adhered to, the session progressed to address the legality of extraordinary rendition. When many countries shared the opinion that human rights should take the center space in the discussion, the chairperson was of the opinion that though human rights play an important role, they are not the only matter of concern. He suggested the discussion to move in a direction where the legality of extraordinary rendition could be discussed so that the committee can formulate guidelines to promote or to not promote the act of extraordinary rendition. The delegate of UAE strongly recommended the undertaking of extraordinary rendition under the strict supervision of the Interpol, or the next option, she said, would be to illegalize it altogether. The delegate of UAE went as far as accusing the US by blatantly taking nonsensical fiction. This and raising her placard got her gagged. Countries including UAE, Mexico, Netherland, Australia, China and Jordan aimed to legalize extraordinary rendition with rights while countries including Iran, Finland, Japan, Belgium and Switzerland agreed to a blanket ban on extraordinary rendition. Amidst all the deliberations the delegate of Israel wished to leave the fight and argument to the leaders and escape for a cup of coffee with the delegate of Iran. Let’s hope Iran has a positive reply in mind.

Disarmament: Curse or Crisis??

The Council on Disarmament dealt with an arms deal crisis. The USA was groundlessly blamed while the KGB got away without scratches despite possessing Intel that only terrorists had access to. The Russian delegate however continued to raise suspicions against the USA, despite the fact that US delegates were killed while in negotiation with China regarding its possession of US military equipment, that was quite clearly sent to Iraq. In fact, Chinese involvement in the crisis was highly suspicious in that it breached the trust of India and the US, and furthermore seized the arms from the Somalia pirates, de facto ‘stealing from the thieves’ (delegate of Spain) and claimed it as their own. When faced with the terrorist attacks on South Korea and China’s proximity to North and South Korea, the Chinese delegation chose to ‘distance *itself+ from the allegations’. This act of China was considered a blatant violation of everything discussed in the past two days. China, in fact, suddenly developed a conscience at one point and claimed to ‘respect the sovereignty’ of India. The fact that everyone is trying to deal over here is the blatant lies by China and how the U.S was blamed for nothing yet are giving away everything.

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General Assembly: Every step does indeed count!
Day two of the MUN conference started off with the GA committee bringing to fore discussions and analysis of Working Papers 1 and 2.This was the prime focus of the proceedings apart from the crisis situation that cropped up during the latter half of the session. Meditations of Parties, deployment of peace keeping forces were some of the factors that were discussed. The more relevant issue that was, raised by the U.S department of political affairs was the assistance of democracy. In fact, “the Dept. of Political Affairs could offer advice, expertise and help in writing the constitution. However some suggested resolutions drew blanks such as imposing economic sanctions, funding of an independent relief agency by the G20 nations, and the type of suggested political structure in these nations. Attention was also to be drawn to terrorist activities and on the need for addressing issues of unemployment, socio-economic inequalities and corruption and to building a strong government. These issues can be eradicated by the advice of the developed nations and if the advice of the U.S can help the developing countries then there should be some steps for advancement.

Interviews: all the things you wanted to know and couldn’t!
Chair of Futuristic Crisis Committee: Siddharth Das

Q. What is it like for you to be a part of the KOCHI MUN 2011? Ans. It is really good and brilliantly organized. I can’t find a fault with it, well the weather perhaps.

Q. What were your expectations of the FCC committee? Ans. I was very surprised how many first-time MUN-ers were involved who turned out to be extremely good learners.

Q. What would be your advice for first time MUNers? Ans. Take back the experience from every MUN and learn from it whether the experience be good or bad. MUN’s are a way for you to socialize with everyone, so start conversing and communicating.

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Entertainment: Bringing out the gossip queen in you!
Interpol  Finally some action! The delegate of Israel (who for the record is a male) asked out the delegate of Iran (male…again!) for a cup of coffee but was sadly denied the chance for his continued excursions into unknown territories Mr. Vice Chair dances to ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ in the voice of the delegate of India. He sure can sing!

Delegate with best tie, General Assembly: DELEGATE OF RUSSIA

Non Alignment movement  This council was sure heating up! The delegate of Vietnam and the delegate of Libya lap danced as a punishment for coming late! Poor old soul! The delegate of Libya dozes off when the situation IN LIBYA is being discussed!

General Assembly  The delegate for Hungary, on failing to keep his phone on silent, stated to the Chair that the call was from the Hungarian foreign minister, urging the delegate to ask for a permanent seat on the Security Council for Hungary. Now that is thinking on your toes! The guest chair when admiring te arguments made by the delegate of India was shot down by the chair, telling the delegate of India to ignore that ‘emotional comment’. Come on, how cold are you chairs??!!!

Press Polls   Most Annoying Delegate, FCC: DELEGATE OF NIGERIA Craziest Delegate, Interpol: DELEGATE OF UAE

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