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Heterogeneity in the Disarmament and International Security Committee Raises Significant Tension

Islamic Republic News Agency

Despite a universal belief that the weaponization of natural resources is an extremely concerning issue, delegates of the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) seem to lack a ubiquitous solution. Over the course of several moderated caucuses, delegates proposed a diverse array of possible solutions to the weaponization of natural resources, but very few coincided. This lead into heated debates fueled by contrasting perspectives that hindered the overall diplomatic process of resolution drafting.

During a ten-minute moderated caucus on the definition of the weaponization of natural resources, the Delegation of the Dominican Republic advanced to the podium and similar to the other speakers, began their speech with a statement on the significance of defining weaponization of natural resources. Differentiating themselves from the other delegates of the caucus, they stated that the best course of action to define the weaponization of natural resources was by “creating a committee of NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations].” However, interest in this proposal appeared dim. In response to the Dominican Republic’s speech, the delegation of Iceland responded that they believed that all responsibility toward the weaponization of natural resources should be “in the hands of the government.” They continued to say that “the role of the government is to moderate its own people, and governments shouldn’t rely on other organizations to deal with the weaponization of natural resources.”

The next momentous proposal came from the Delegation of South Africa. After informing the other delegates on the mortality of inconsistent resource tracking methods, they proposed the “creation of a resource tracking matrix–or an RTM–that could be implemented into nations on their own volition. This can be used on a case-by-case basis based on what resource they want to be tracked. … These resource tracking matrices can be used to help track resources and … [prevent] terrorism.” Following the trend set by the Dominican Republic, their proposal was quickly rebuked in the following un-moderated caucus.

A plethora of other proposals was scattered across the committee. The United States and United Kingdom proposed policy on climate change reduction as a form of resource weaponization diminution. One bloc between Swaziland, Sierra Leona, and Zimbabwe seek to focus on resolving resource weaponization in the African continent by radicalizing international trade legislation. It is conspicuous that as the committee continues tensions will rise between delegates who represent varying proposals.

Delegates appeared to be unambiguous on their relative solutions to the issues of the weaponization of natural resources. This is a concerning insight due to the seriousness of the topic. With thousands of citizens dying a month due to the famine in Yemen and countless resource-dependent economies failing, the lack of consensus in the DISEC presents a challenging perturbation for delegates to overcome. Even so, deep within the impregnable darkness, lies an immense potential for powerful and inclusive resolutions. If the delegates overcome their stubbornness in approach and work together to merge and connect their multifarious proposals, then an all-encompassing resolution can be passed that benefits all countries of concern.