The Historical Security Council bringsto the fore conflicts from the past, with the purpose of better understanding universal history and finding possible better solutions for those conflicts. This year, the Council puts the participants face to face with a momentous event: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, also known as the Second Kashmir War.
The committee session began with the introductions of the chairpersons, delegates and the Secretary-General, who expressed his confidence in a fruitful debate. This was followed by the presentations of the Rules of Procedure and a Mock Session, on the topic of “Legalizing marijuana”, proposed by the delegate of the Netherlands.
At the beginning of the second committee session, the delegates presented their countries’ positions. The discussion was opened by the delegate of the United States, who expressed his concerns about the conflict and his hopes that the two main actors will find a diplomatic way of solving the problem. Another opinion was that the two countries will not be able to solve it without external help and thus the importance of cooperation and tolerance was underlined.
A very interesting position was presented by the delegate of Malaysia, who stated that, ultimately, it is not of great importance who started the conflict, but who will solve it.
After the delegates had received their mandates from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the discussion continued with a Moderated Caucus, where the different opinions made this committee session even more interesting. Even though it seems like some possible alliances are already taking shape, we foresee that it is going to be an exciting debate, considering the fact that each country is looking eager to defend its position.