The Chair was extremely impressed with his committee for coming up with five working papers. Although, according to the UN guidelines, only three are to be submitted. So, the delegates who sponsored the working paper 1.0 were asked to move towards the end of the room in order to further discuss the paper, so then a motion to suspend formal debate for all delegates was passed and the committee moved to an Unmoderated caucus for twenty minutes.
During the Unmoderated caucus, the delegates of working paper 1.0 and 4.0 were once again called for at the back of the room, ‘the sub-committee’, to try and merge the two papers. At the other end of the room, the Delegate of Cuba had started convincing the other delegate who weren’t part of a working paper to join his, so that he would be able to submit his paper first and name it, ‘Working paper 1.0’. A lot of fist- banging was employed to emphasise the delegate’s point.
Meanwhile, the Delegate of Finland was strolling around the room, perfecting her speech for the general speakers list. Simultaneously, the Delegate of Congo was going around to each delegate and trying very hard to convince them to back out of Iceland’s resolution and if Iceland doesn’t agree to cut off their names, then Congo told them to raise a point of order to cancel Iceland’s entire resolution!
In the end, the committee carried on with the general speakers list and then concluded with a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Reporter: Anvita Patwari and Radhika Bansal
Editor: Ishma Dhakal
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