Historical Council

BY: Hüseyin Mermercioğlu

Saturday 8th of February. The Historical Security Council proceeded on debating with the clause that was submitted by the People’s Republic of China. The next clause is submitted by the delegate of Iraq. This amendment didn’t pass due to an overwhelming votes against. The P5 members approached the board to have a meeting with the chairs. Unfortunately this clause didn’t pass as it was vetoed. The first break started at 11:00 and ended at 11:20. Interestingly enough, the delegates agreed on some clauses which passed with 0 people neither against nor obstaintons. The delegate of China is constantly getting abused by the chaire of HSC and vice versa. The HSC moved into Topic 2: The Question of South Africa which was submitted by the USSR. The delegate of the USSR kept his speech very concise and was open to points of information. The delegate was called out by the delegate of South Africa as he called them out racist regarding the clause. The debate were really tense and in some cases the delegates were getting off the topic. The chairs strongly insisted that their commentary should only refer to the year of 1986. A p5 meeting took place regarding this clause. The amednment from South Africa passed. The last clause passed with 12 for and 7 against votes. 

Article on the Historical Council

BY: Hüseyin Mermercioğlu

The Historical Security Council started the first day with a Karaoke as an ice breaking activity and then moved on to a funny debate just before starting lobbying. The debate was over the topic “Does age matter in a relationship?”.

           Lobbying started at 9:50. It is suggested that each combination of resolution should be consisted of 6-7 people.

As the lobbying session ended, the debate had officially began at 16:00. A reading time of one minute was given. The first clauses were submitted by the delegate of China and co-submitted by Syria and USSR. There weren’t any points of information in the house. The clauses passed by all the delegates. Suddenly, the chair’s timer went off and Baby Shark started ringing in Room 206.

The next response was submitted by Iran and co-submitted by Ukrainian SSR, China and Syrian Arab Republic. The closed debate began, and the delegate of Iran emphasized on the acute health effects. The delegate of Western Germany stated that these points were vague and that they didn’t address any reference to the nuclear disaster. The open debate procedure opened, and the delegate of China gave the first speech. Then, the next debate started.

A hand sanitizer was in demand in our committee after we returned from the break. The council moved on to other perambulatory clauses that were submitted by The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic and co-submitted by China, Cuba, Iraq, Sweden and Ukrainian SSR.

A motion for a P5 was granted by the chairs. China started the conversation by stating that she wanted to vote against the amendment as the clause was very specific and that it’s not related to the amendment. The delegate of USSR insisted that the case was about what needs to be replaced and emphasized on the day of the diagnosis. It was seen as pointless. China responded to the situation by adding up the fact that people will have to relocate. On the other hand, the delegate of USA pointed out that he wanted to have a political strategy and decide his opinion by seeing how everyone votes.

The delegate of the USSR represented the P5 meeting. The delegate believes that this amendment didn’t refer to the clause thus he voted against it. China and USSR agreed on the use of the word “currently” in the clause. Delegate of Sweden was another speaker who was against this amendment. She stated that people will still continue to be affected after they’re moved. The word currently only refers to people in the present and doesn’t refer in the future. 3 votes in favor, 11 votes against and 2 abstentions the clause didn’t pass.

Open debate for the second amendment was submitted by the delegate of USSR. The delegate of South Africa gave her speech, she amended that this clause should’ve been more internationally inclusive. Motion of follow up was granted due to time restrictions. The motion of extension of POI’s were voted against. The amendment had the votes of 8 for, 4 against, 3 abstentions and the order passed.

The chairs were punished for their lateness, which was demanded by the delegate of China.

T he next clause was submitted by the People’s Republic of China and co-submitted by China, Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukrainian SSR. As the reading time elapsed, the closed debate begun with 10 minutes and the remaining would continue the next day. The delegate of China believed that a comprehensive report over what caused the Chernobyl disaster as it is given as only an accident. This publication of the report in many languages to reach out to as many people as possible. The delegate of Sweden stated that as well as the report is translated in many other languages, it should also be published in a simpler form to make it an easier way of communication and understanding. Delegate of China stated that the average person will probably not reach out to read these reports and they will be shared to the public through magazine and newspaper agencies. The delegate yielded the floor to the delegate of the USSR. The delegate of the USSR congratulated the delegate of China for her effort.