Report on GA3

BY: Lara Tokar

9.15 – After entering the right room and spending too long trying to get everyone in a wonderful picture, a democratic vote is taken to whether sit down and wait until then resolution comes or to have a dancing ice breaker. Most prefer to sit and work on ther resolutions.

9.20 – The first debate begins on the question of improving education for young people in sustainable development.

9.41 – Time for the first resolution elapses and the delegate of Peru takes the floor to deliver her speech against.

9.51- The resolution hasn’t passed. Clapping is not in order. At exactly 10 am – “Resolution Number 6” which is about once more improving education for young people in sustainable development is passed around the room.

At 10.24 am – the resolution passes. Clapping is in order.

10.27 – The chairs say the house is allowed to go for coffee break a little earlier but whoever is not back by 10.49 the latest will have to face a punishment. As two delegates enter at 10.50, they are made to stand at the front and sing for the house. They sing karaoke to Milkshake by Kelis as the house cheers. The third debate begins at 11.10 am exactly

 At 11.50 the voting tames place for an amendment to the resolution presented by the delegate of Bantladesh. The amendment passes and clapping is in order. The resolution as a whole is later voted and it is passed with 39 votes for.

At 11.58 the next debating procedure on the LGBTQ+ rights in military service begins. The house applauds at 12.02 before the first speech as the Approval Committee commends the house for having the most well-structured resolutions.

At 12.24 – The previous voting procedure is repeated as the house is divided due to a significant number of abstentions. With a difference of 1 vote, the resolution doesn’t pass. Following this, a three minute recess is taken where the house dances to YMCA. Following this, the next debate begins with a speech by the delegate of Australia.

1.23pm – The resolution passes. Clapping is in order. After the lunchbreak at 1.30, everyone is back in the GA by 1.55 – except for a few who were late that will receive their punishments following the first debate. The first debate upon returning submitted by the DPRK begins on the question of climate induced migration from Sahel region. Two amendments, one by the delegate of Argentina and the other by the delegate of Russia were submitted. Both pass.

The resolution then passes at 3.07 pm and it is time for the punishment. Following the punishment involving karaoke to Barbie Girl and Superbass, the house moved on to an icebreaker with doing a Q&A with the chairs. Questions included celebrity crushes and favorite….fictional animals?

At 3.48pm reading time for the final resolution is allocated. After a break, at 4.50 the house is back in the GA to complete debating the resolution. An amendment submitted by the delegate of Uruguay is passed and another by the delegate of Norway not passed.

At 4.25 pm with an overwhelming majority of 45 votes for and 7 votes against the final resolution passes and the final punishment for those who were late after the break begins, a dance to Rasputin by Boney M.

 At 5.35 pm the day is wrapped!

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