HUMANS OF MEDIMUN

How would you describe your Medimun experience today?

“emmm maybe, (5C2)(222.5478)squared-3.67i – x all cubed

…..I mean  complicated, but intriguing”

~Anastasia Constantinou

HUMANS OF MEDIMUN

Are you planning on breaking any rules today?

“Taking more brownies than allowed.”

~ Tanay Tandon

“If the debate is boring, then why not?”

~Alexandros Andreades

Get to know the Chairs!

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR OUTFITS FOR MEDIMUN, AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DO SO?

‘Okay so, it takes me no time because it’s been three MUN’s that I’ve been wearing the same outfit

~Panayiotis Constantinou GA1

My suits are ready from before so it doesn’t take me that long to choose. But it does take me some time to choose my socks because I really do care about the design and colour of the socks, if it looks good. It just takes some time to find the right tie as well because that’s very important. Depends on the day as well. If I am debating that day then i will be wearing a red tie, because red is the colour of blood.

~Togay Ata Gokalp GA2

Well it takes me quite a while because I have a lot of options at home since my mom is a lawyer. I just open her wardrobe and then open my wardrobe and i try to combine casual and formal clothes so that I don’t come off as too intimidating especially since I am a chair this year and there is a lot of new comers in the Gas but I also need to maintain a strictness to my clothing because it sets an example for the other delegates.

~Hande Aksoy GA2

“ It is indeed hard I must say as I never know what to wear! (every girl’s problem) For the first day of the conference, I chose my final outfit at 4am in the morning. 

~Daniz Alasgarova GA3

“ I just have one suit so it’s not really hard, I just change the shirt and the tie and it looks really different.”

~Michalis Kasoulides GA3

“Everybody likes a good suit so I do spend time to find the right one, anything classy would do.”

~Christos Georgiades GA4

“ I just pick out randomly 5 min before I go to sleep”

~ Emily Wallerstom SCCC

  “My mum picks out my clothes”

~Panagiota Yiallouri SCCC

“Usually it takes me less than 5 minutes. I just go to my dad’s wardrobe and choose of his latest outfit from his last business trip ,”

~Andreas Lordos SC

Report on the Special Committee on Climate Change

BY: Marilia Magnitis

The first day was a very productive as well as fun day for the SCCC.

The explanation and tips on lobbying from the chairs, although helpful and concise, seemed to be almost needless when the delegates got into it, as they were really confident, prepared and excited about it. Of course, the chairs continued going around to each and every delegate passing on tips, which can only arise from their experience, and the delegates took them into consideration and seemed to be respectful and diplomatic amongst themselves.

Everyone’s excitement was obvious when they moved on to the debating of a few clauses. They presented their accurate knowledge and were able to productively explore every viewpoint in a respectful manner. The discussion was heated as innovative and even controversial solutions were suggested, which were explained thoroughly and later on challenged through constructive points that had been raised. Everyone – highly passionate about the topic – sought for detail and considered both short- and long-term solutions and wasn’t afraid to ask for clarifications if needed. Thankfully, no one’s effort had gone unappreciated, and they could skilfully answer every point raised concisely, as well as judge whether an idea will be effective in each country or not, individually. The SCCC also managed to fit in a few jokes in this, none of which had overstepped any boundaries, leading to the chairs’ love confession to the delegates.

Undoubtedly, all of the gifted people in the SCCC are excited to continue working on their resolution, which will be one of the finest qualities. Everyone is preparing for the biggest day of MEDIMUN, Saturday, in which most of the debating took place.

Report on the Security Council 2100

BY: Marios Falekos and Stefanie Mannari

After the chairs took register, the delegates were allowed time to lobby, trying to influence each other and form allies. The delegates then began drafting their clauses. After the break, the delegates went to the conference’s opening ceremony where they listened to a guest speaker making a speech on climate change focusing on biodivsersity. The delegates were then given time to complete the final merging of their clauses and submit them, a task which created chaos in the room as they were all rushing and stressed.

The overall main topic was the climate refugee crisis. The delegates were handed the clauses and given 1 minute reading time. The first clause, submitted by Russia and supported by Venezuela, China, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria sought to provide protection, not only for refugees but also for internally displaced people, who are still not protected despite being in their own country. The clause suggested that countries producing the most CO2 emissions should be held most responsible for these refugees. The clause also supports that climate refugees should be treated similarly to regular refugees. The UK delegate spoke against the clause, disagreeing with the 3rd sub-clause, claiming it does not take into account the cultural implication when sending refugees to countries. The voting procedure led to the clause not passing.

The second clause, submitted by Venezuela and supported by China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Nigeria, proposed that due to climate change and global warming the Antarctic has been de-iced and that 14 million km2 of unused land could provide a safe environment for all refugees. The delegate claimed that temperatures are too low for many natural disasters to happen so the refugees will be safe. The delegate of France however said that the clause does not address the problem that many countries have claim over that land. The delegate of the UK asked how the procedure would be conducted logistically and the delegate of Bangladesh also emphasised on the chance of other natural disasters like blizzards common in areas if very low temperatures like Antarctica. The delegate of the USA then also pointed out that there have been in fact territorial claims over Antarctica in the past few years and then the delegate of Russia questioned who would govern such huge land with billions of people. The clause did not pass.

The third clause submitted by China and supported by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria proposed the creation of a hub in Antarctica for refugees. The USA delegate was not entirely against the clause, but was concerned about the things the clause lacks, such as the fact that only earthquakes are considered amongst the multiple natural disasters. The delegate of Venezuela then opposed that by saying that a hurricane requires temperatures over 26.5 degrees Celsius, something not common in areas like Antarctica. The delegate of China also answered saying how the clause does not dismiss the presence of any other potential environmental disasters, it just gives a solution as to how one of the natural disasters could be dealt with through the building’s architecture. The Bangladesh delegate then recommended an amendment for sub-clause b, to change the term solar energy to renewable energy, so wind energy and other types can be involved too. The amendment passed. Further, the delegate of Russia suggested another amendment, to change the Belt and Road Initiative to All member states that are willing to assist. The amendment passed leading to the entire clause to pass, by almost unanimous voting.