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INTENSE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS [Archives]

Day 1 Session 2
PWSMUN 2015



The second session in DISEC commenced with the continuation of the General Speakers' List. As the list dragged on, delegates started to become restless. However, the Delegate of DPRK managed to catch their attention when they boldly announced, "We feel that if our existence is threatened by any country, we will retaliate to protect ourselves and maintain integrity, even if we have to resort to more extreme measures such as display of our nuclear weapons."
After a few more speakers, delegates raised several motions to enter moderated caucuses on various topics. Unfortunately, all the motions failed, even motions to discuss relevant topics such as, "Non proliferation of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons". The Chair eventually realized that all delegates weren't voting, and kindly reminded the committee, "everyone must vote in procedural matters". Finally, a motion to enter a moderated caucus on the topic, "Flaws in the Non Proliferation Treaty" was passed.
The Delegate of Japan rightly stated that the treaty "calls for unnecessary tension between countries". He ended his point saying, "It is time to change our beliefs and stand for international peace." Another relevant point was raised by the Delegate of USA: "To ensure that we have a terror-free tomorrow we must join hands and work together." This earned applause from some delegates. It was clearly a highly peace-loving committee.
The Chair then asked for motions again. The Delegate of Canada was slightly confused. "I would like to raise a motion to suspend formal debate- and I don't know- start an unmoderated caucus?" he said, earning laughter from a number of delegates as well as conference staff members. The Chair agreed and asked delegates to vote on the motion of "the Delegate of Canada who is in a very good mood today."
Soon after, the students were graced with the presence of the Chief Guest and founder of the International Global Citizen's Award, Mr. Boyd Roberts, who shared a few motivating words that invigorated the committee right before they entered an active, fruitful unmoderated caucus.

Reporter: Urvi Agrawal
Editor: Sasha Gopalakrishnan


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