You would think that being late is something…bad. However, being late for the start of the session turns out to be rather funny when it comes to United Nations Security Council at the 2017 BISMUN Conference. Just take a look at those single…actually…forget it. Here you have the delegate of Yemen dancing to Beyoncé’s song, Single Ladies.
And now, going to more serious stuff, it was time for debating again. The discussions debunked with the proposal of the delegate of Senegal for a moderated caucus on the topic of confronting terrorism in Yemen. The same Ambassador of Senegal came as the first speaker to take the floor and outlined the need for establishing stability in the region, stability that could be achieved if the states could find a way to battle terrorism.
For sure, all the delegates agreed on this aspect. An interesting view was introduced by the delegate of France who pointed out the need to collaborate with the Government of Yemen for battling the terrorism since the Government represents the actor which stands in the very first line in combating terrorism. The delegate of the United States also mentioned the fact that assisting the Government of Yemen would be very of a great importance in this sense.
Verba volant, scripta manent says a Latin proverb on the need to write down ideas and not only express them verbally. It was, it seems, under the impulse of this idea, that the delegate of Spain proposed an unmoderated caucus with the purpose of drafting the resolution summing up the solutions to the problem of terrorism in Yemen.
After minutes of hard consultations, the draft resolution was finally here. Commonly agreed by all the delegates in the Security Council, it clearly represents an important step ahead for the battle against terrorism in Yemen.
As much as it can be seen, the discussions converged around the need to find practical solutions to the problem of terrorism and, the most important part, is that the delegates managed to reach common ground on the solutions to combating this problem.
Oana Cristea, Press Officer, UNSC