Three draft resolutions, but still the same aims in the WHO

Now that the merging process is over in the World Health Organization, all countries find themselves arguing about the strengths and weaknesses of the three draft resolution they have. Even though each country seeks its personal interest, all of them are standing against the same issue, Antimicrobial Resistance. For instance, countries such as Ukraine admitted being in favor of the 1st draft resolution as its “clauses benefit and can help much better the country”. Nevertheless, the delegate affirms that that resolution emphasizes on aspects such as the awareness campaigns and education, which he believes are crucial. Indeed, he claims that “there are few laws regarding the use of antibiotics, and people remain unaware of the situation”. In Ukraine, prescription are not needed to buy those drugs. Although this is illegal, there is still a lot of over-the-counter selling.

Besides, according to the UK, one of the authors of that first draft resolution, the plan that they have set called DAIS, Development of Awareness, Innovation and Surveillance, focuses on a much efficient awareness, which is “key to developing countries as they need to be properly educated on the matter”. Although the UK supports the first draft resolution, the country is still open-minded to combining with the other drafts. “Everyone wants the same things, he says, but it all comes down to the preciseness and effectiveness of each clause”.

Obviously, the same sentiments were expressed by Germany, who invites other delegates to debate and amend the third draft resolution. As an author of that draft, the country thinks one of its advantages are that it includes the developping countries, through the creation of GARAR, Global Association Responding to Antimicrobial Resistance. In fact, that body works on both regional and global level, “providing immediate funds and care, having the objective to build up long term infrastructure”, as told by the German delegate.

To cut a long story short, all countries hope to reach an agreement by the end of the conference, and are convinced that the amendment process could lead to the resolution that suits all countries’ policies.

 

The Times of India.

The UNHRC, a difficult but successful merging process

Yesterday, the United Nations Human Rights Council was just starting to discuss merging six working papers dealing with Child Trafficking. According to working paper 1.1, one promising solution was “the implementation of education, economic infrastructures employing multilateral collaboration of various nations, […] and raising awareness”.

Once all working papers were read and presented, delegates started arguing on how they could merge these papers in order to reach a final draft resolution. For instance, the Russian Federation strongly believed that the first, fourth and fifth working papers had similar strengths and weaknesses, and that combining them would make them more significant and efficient. Those three working papers aimed to both prevent child abuse and reintegrate victims in conflict zones. Furthermore, the fourth working paper explicitly stated the causes of human trafficking, such as “Gender-based discrimination”, and ” Violence against women”.

On the other hand, Australia incited the other countries to read its working paper (1.1), saying that, if combined with the 1.3 working paper, that one would become much more specific.

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“supporters of the 10 Point Plan (left) and of the Unity Pact (right)”

Eventually, after long hours of debate, all countries chose to merge the first, third and sixth working papers into the 10 Point Plan draft resolution, and the second, fourth and fifth working papers, into The Unity Pact. On the one hand, Serbia was in favor of The Unity Pact, as it “provides comprehensive and realistic solutions addressing education”. It emphasizes on improving the pre-existing organizations rather than creating new bodies. On the other hand, countries like Georgian delegate was convinced that The 10 point plan was much more comprehensive, solving the problem at its roots. That is to say education, rehabilitation and awareness”.

This way, the committee finally reached an agreement, taking a step forward in the writing of the draft resolution.

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The Shikoku Islands under the control of the Zaibatsu Forces

As the Supreme Command of Allied Powers met in order to discuss the Zaibatsu forces’ role in both economical and political spheres, delegates disagreed on many issues.

The Zaibatsu forces are comprised of several business companies which have a strong influence on the Japanese Empire. While many supported forces like the Civil Intelligence Section for their strong influence on Japanese culture, others remained skeptical of their domination over the economy. In other words, they said the forces must cede some of the lands they possess to farmers, and share their benefits. On top of that, the Legal Section stated that ” the social perspectives have not been addressed yet”. According to one delegate, even though they play a key role in the Japanese society, they are socially unfair, do not respect civil rights, and exploit workers.

CRISIS BREAK:

Just as the Allied Powers were arguing,  representatives AND CEOs of the main Zaibatsu conglomerates in Shikoku entered into the committee, announcing they have taken the islands under their control. This way, they declared the independency of the smallest Japanese Island and clearly threatened the Allied Powers, saying “they were messing with the wrong people”.

 

 

 

The Shikoku Islands under the control of the Zaibatsu Forces

As the Supreme Command of Allied Powers met in order to discuss the Zaibatsu forces’ role both in the economical and political sphere, delegates did not see eye to eye concerning that issue.

As a matter of fact, the Zaibatsu forces are several business companies, which influence among the Japanese Empire cannot be neglected. While many believed those forces were too anchored in the Japanese culture to be destroyed, such as the Civil Intelligence Section, some remained skeptical on their huge domination over the economy. In other words, they said the forces must cede some of the lands they possess to farmers, and share their benefits. On top of that, the Legal Section stated that ” the social perspectives have not been addressed yet”. According to the delegate, even though they play a key role in the Japanese society, they are socially unfair, do not respect civil rights, and exploit workers.

CRISIS BREAK:

Just as the Allied Powers were arguing,  representatives AND CEOs of the main Zaibatsu conglomerates in Shikoku entered into the committee, announcing they have taken the islands under their control. This way, they declared the independency of the smallest Japanese Island and clearly threatened the Allied Powers, saying “they were messing with the wrong people”.

The Times of India.

Economy or environment? Both fields are crucial for German ministers!

While the European Union finds itself facing Italy’s exit, ministers of Angela Merkel’s cabinet have been discussing the issue of whether or not Germany should keep on assuming its responsibility as leader of the Union.

Thus, the cabinet disagreed on the position that Germany should hold as an individual in the EU; while some believed that the position of leader cannot be denied, others agreed on the importance of focusing on national issues. Indeed, minister of food and agriculture Helmut Schmidt stated that it was “crucial  that Germany doesn’t waste time on economically failing countries”. Besides, he clearly affirmed he was in favor of a more moderated political system and strongly thinks that his ministry could provide great opportunities in and out of the German soil. Likewise, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank affirmed that Germany should stop giving money to financially weakened countries. Nevertheless, he agrees with the necessity of giving the example. So as to  enhance that position of leader, he proposed to investigate about the industries of vulnerable European countries and try to improve them, rather then raising their dependence towards other nations.

Furthermore, when all ministers were looking for solutions in order to reaffirm Germany’s economy, minister of transport and digital infrastructure (Alexander Dobrindt), and federal minister for the environment, nature Conversation, building and Nuclear safety (Barbara Hendricks), gathered aside, to talk out a new directive both of them were writing. Not only did they want to replace nuclear energy with renewable energy, but also wanted to launch “a program of Green cars”, as affirmed Dobrindt. When she was asked about the accuracy of such directive during a crisis atmosphere, minister Hendricks admitted that the issue was out of context. Having said that, she was convinced that this directive, once it would come into effect, would help the country “gain again its position as a leader giving the right example, fighting climate change and all environmental damages happening around the world”. According to her, another key fact to remember is that renewable energy factories are an opportunity to create employments for the low class and refugees, offering them not only a job, but truly a place in the community.

While the European Union finds itself facing Italy’s exit, ministers of Angela Merkel’s cabinet have been discussing the issue of whether or not Germany should keep on assuming its responsibility as leader of the Union.

Thus, the cabinet disagreed on the position that Germany should hold as an individual in the EU; while some believed that the position of leader cannot be denied, others agreed on the importance of focusing on national issues. Indeed, minister of food and agriculture Helmut Schmidt stated that it was “crucial  that Germany doesn’t waste time on economically failing countries”. Besides, he clearly affirmed he was in favor of a more moderated political system and strongly thinks that his ministry could provide great opportunities in and out of the German soil. Likewise, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank affirmed that Germany should stop giving money to financially weakened countries. Nevertheless, he agrees with the necessity of giving the example. So as to  enhance that position of leader, he proposed to investigate about the industries of vulnerable European countries and try to improve them, rather then raising their dependence towards other nations.

Furthermore, when all ministers were looking for solutions in order to reaffirm Germany’s economy, minister of transport and digital infrastructure (Alexander Dobrindt), and federal minister for the environment, nature Conversation, building and Nuclear safety (Barbara Hendricks), gathered aside, to talk out a new directive both of them were writing. Not only did they want to replace nuclear energy with renewable energy, but also wanted to launch “a program of Green cars”, as affirmed Dobrindt. When she was asked about the accuracy of such directive during a crisis atmosphere, minister Hendricks admitted that the issue was out of context. Having said that, she was convinced that this directive, once it would come into effect, would help the country “gain again its position as a leader giving the right example, fighting climate change and all environmental damages happening around the world”. According to her, another key fact to remember is that renewable energy factories are an opportunity to create employments for the low class and refugees, offering them not only a job, but truly a place in the community.

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German ministers during an unmoderated caucus.

The Times of India.