In the SOCHUM Committee, the second part of Friday was a busy one. Not only the delegates continued debating in a mostly unmoderated manner with two clear groups forming – each one with its leaders and its draft resolutions, but at the same time with lively debates and for the first time since the 2016 BISMUN has started with clear, addressed, individual, from delegation to delegation questions that prompted an particular exchange of opinions between USA and DPRK and also between Bulgaria and Cuba.
The two initial draft papers were projected and up for discussions. Both of the states signatories were firm on their position upholding their dignity and beliefs, while continuously striving for finding a common ground between the two groups that started to already form, and as we will see in the next articles, the already formed groups will maintain their alliances.
There were continuous calls for amendments and for common grounds, made by the USA’s delegate and by the representative of DPRK in the moderated caucus part of the debate, calls that by Saturday found their way in the final resolutions – materialized in specific forms.
In addition to this, there were countless unmoderated caucuses which contour the personality of this particular committee as one that does not try to exceed in formalism and abide by the customs previously enforced, or by tradition – but, instead they’re forming a modern one that eludes some of the old fashioned rules of the MUNs and finds new ways of expressing and debating.
This committee does not like to only stay at the desk and supervise or just state its opinions, they’re moving forward – by thought and by action.
As there continued to be some reserves on some of the delegates part, especially France’s, the discussion had to fall back upon unmoderated caucus for about 20 minutes in order to clarify any amendments that needed to be discussed, so everybody could abide by them. Until the clarification could have been made, the reserved time for the day elapsed, so the delegates are meeting again on Saturday to finish the resolution.
By Elena Lupu
SOCHUM Press Officer