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Democracy Key for a Secure Afghanistan  President Barak Obama met with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan in May earlier this year at a tri-lateral summit in Washington. During talks with President Hamid Karzai and the President Asif Ali Zardari, he made it clear that the USA is committed to supporting both countries in their fight against terrorism.
Daniela Kuneva and Strength and Unity Daniela Kuneva from the Bulgarian National Television network is an award-winning journalist who specialises in reporting from the Far East. Mrs Kuneva was the first Bulgarian foreign correspondent in Japan, and the first female reporter in that country.
HRC Evaluation by its delegates; Resolution Adopted  In interviews with SNN, three delegates and one of the honorable chairs gave short evaluations for the qulaity of debates.
DISEC sealed the deal – resolution finally passed. A last minute draft resolution of the DPR of Korea, Iran, Syria and Venezuela prolonged the session to a ridiculous extent. When their Draft Resolution was finally declined the way was free for real compromise.
First draft resolution on the second topic of the UNDP finally presented  Around 11 am yesterday morning, already four working papers were being presented in the UNDP debate on water corruption. In the afternoon the committee divided into two groups, basically developing countries versus developed countries, to write two draft resolutions. One of the resolutions was presented at the end of the day, having both sponsors and opposers.
Venezuela: ‘We will not cooperate with anyone` who accepts this resolution!’ These strong words were a protest from Mr.Sherif Hamdy, just minutes after the new draft resolution was issued to the UNDP.

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SOFIMUN 2009 -The Aftermath

SNN has been informed that the aftermath section of SOFIMUN 2009 is now available online.

The collection of reports, video, photos and wallpapers are all available on the SOFIMUN website.  All interested in SOFIMUN Closing Ceremony at SOFIMUN 2009 (Ivo Napaflin)can gain access to the official reports, as well as an excellent nostalgia collection, of what I am sure we will all agree, was a truly fantastic conference.

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Democracy Key for a Secure Afghanistan

 President Barak Obama met with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan in May earlier this year at a tri-lateral summit in Washington. During talks with President Hamid Karzai and the President Asif Ali Zardari, he made it clear that the USA is committed to supporting...

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North Korea and Iran Storm Out of SC Meeting

The North Korean and the Iranian observers in the UN Security Council stormed out of a session on the incident of a North Korean missile hitting a Chinese fishing vessel in the Sea of Japan and the subsequent attempt by American troops to search an Iranian vessel...

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URGENT BREAKING NEWS - WORLD WAR III ON THE CARDS?

Members of the Security Council, in their most recent discussions, have come close to what seems a full scale declaration of War.  With the tide pulling the Iranian vessel ever closer into the waters’ of the DPRK, both the delegates of France and the USA have...

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Human Rights Council

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HRC Evaluation by its delegates; Resolution Adopted

 In interviews with SNN, three delegates and one of the honorable chairs gave short evaluations for the qulaity of debates.

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A Slow Day for the Adoption of Draft Resolution 2.1

Russia: co-operative or marginalized?

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HRC Struggles to Apply Legal Definition “People”

The Human Rights Council stays divided over the topic of the right to self-determination of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian peoples. After the first day of discussions on the topic, Russia still standе alone in supporting the independence of the two Georgian...

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First draft resolution on the second topic of the UNDP finally presented

 Around 11 am yesterday morning, already four working papers were being presented in the UNDP debate on water corruption. In the afternoon the committee divided into two groups, basically developing countries versus developed countries, to write two draft resolutions....

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Venezuela: ‘We will not cooperate with anyone` who accepts this resolution!’

These strong words were a protest from Mr.Sherif Hamdy, just minutes after the new draft resolution was issued to the UNDP.

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Real Start of the Second Discussion after Lecture by Mrs. Nyagolova

After the resolution for the first topic was signed, the UNDP started discussing the topic on corruption in the water sector in developing countries. In the opening speeches, the delegates stressed their own local difficulties in dealing with water corruption....

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Disarmament and International Security Committee

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Daniela Kuneva and Strength and Unity

Daniela Kuneva from the Bulgarian National Television network is an award-winning journalist who specialises in reporting from the Far East. Mrs Kuneva was the first Bulgarian foreign correspondent in Japan, and the first female reporter in that country.

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DISEC sealed the deal – resolution finally passed.

A last minute draft resolution of the DPR of Korea, Iran, Syria and Venezuela prolonged the session to a ridiculous extent. When their Draft Resolution was finally declined the way was free for real compromise.

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Resolution Passed at DISEC Despite the Disagreements.

Long debates about the amendments of the Draft Resolution took place in the DISEC Committee. There were a lot of opposing views concerning the topic of maritime security. After lively discussion the Resolution was adopted. The last part of the day the Council talked...

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Peacebuilding Commission

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'All I wanna say is that they don't really care about us'

 Today's session in the United Nations Peace Building Commission was a rather hard one to follow. Not only because there were discussions on very many different topics, but also because it is a difficult task to be fully aware of the exact functions of this commission.Nevertheless,...

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Peacebuilding Commission in the Mood for Solutions

  The  PBC, started off enthusiastically the discussion on peace building towards the construction of capable states in Africa and the role of developed countries. The delegates were determined to agree on a solid resolution. But as soon as the discussion...

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Old Rivalries Re-Emerge Amidst Resolution Talks

Temperatures rised on the second day of PBC talks as the 18 countries represented discussed the two draft resolutions brought to the table earlier that day. The drafts were attempts to accurately integrate the PBC into future peacekeeping missions.

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"Simon Says"

  Sofia 12:30, July 17 

Henry Allingham, Britain’s oldest man died at the age of 113 this morning.  The secret to his longevity,  “cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women”. 

That has nothing to do with the rest of my editorial, but I wanted to mention at the start, as a tribute to man who surely knew how to live, and make the most of his life. 

 

  July 6, 2009

So its just turned midnight, tomorrow we launch the first edition of SNN, guess I better get started with some form of editorial

Taking on the position of Editor-in-Chief of SNN is naturally a challenging one, but it is also one where it is necessary to answer many questions.  The positive impact of the media in our world today is highly debatable.  Rupert Murdoch is estimated to own as much as 70% of the world’s media, and for those of you not familiar with Murdoch, he is not the sort of man you wanting telling you how you should think.

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