SOFIMUN Committees

HRC Reaches Coffee Consensus

  The Human Rights Council, mostly concerned about its own human right to stay awake, almost unanimously voted for coffee this morning at a session taking place in Sofia.

The council went into voting procedures when a jug of coffee finally arrived roughly one hour after the scheduled “coffee” break. Delegates in favour of this new black gold were asked by the chairwomen to raise their placards.

 

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DISEC meeting adjourns Without Voting Procedure of the Only Draft Resolution

The discussions of the DISEC committee, which is dealing with the maritime security, were focused on some specific points. Among the tackled issues were the questions: whether a regional or international framework to keep maritime security; how to make the international jurisdiction system work in a more efficient way; is it necessary to use the organs that already exist, or to create a new one such as International High Sea Patrol; and how to catch and treat the imprisoned pirates.

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Complicated Water Problems in UNDP


 Today access to clean and healthy water supplies is not something that many people can take for granted. This makes control over water very important. A convention by the UNDP in Sofia brought up the water issues we stand in front of today. Both developed and developing countries worked together to find solutions. The discussion focused on the importance of a public-private partnership to decrease the water issues in third world countries.

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Two Resolutions Accepted in the Security Council

With the Security Council having finished the first draft of the first resolution, the day promised to be one where big decisions would be made. But when discussions went on and on about nuclear threats, is seemed like the resolution would be stuck on that point. Nothing else turned out to be less true.

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The Case of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Still a Long Way to Go

 Human Rights Council stepped into the first session on the topic of Abkhazia and South Ossetia yesterday.

 
Disagreement was obvious when opening speeches were made by the delegates. Georgia considered Russia ridiculous, and asked why Georgia  had started the war.  It also showed its “extreme displeasure” for the “extremely direct” military forces interposed by Russia.

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