Today, the DISEC committee has finished the first topic about the “Reaching consensus on nuclear disarmament”. As the sponsor of the resolution, the Syrian Delegation hold a speech to show its support for the outcomes.
The delegates of DISEC had made numerous amendments on the draft resolution, as mentioned in the morning article, the draft resolution is not written in stone.
One of the fundamental problems was on the 21th clause of the amendment because Australia asks for 4% reduction of the weapons stockpile for the next 100 years. But Russian Federation considered 2% more realistic. After a lot of sharp replies the delegate of Israel said that “2% reduction is nothing compared with what a nuclear warhead can do. Do we have to ask ourselves who lives who dies after 100years?”. The amendment passed eventually with the reduction of 2% for the next 100 years.
Another amendments consist on sentences and rephrases at the clause 2 and 3; both of them have passed. The most significant change was upon clause 16 and 21 was stroked out. And a new clause was that “All nations to remain seized this matter”.
However, these fruitful negotiations led to reaching a common ground and the final draft resolution was voted.
On the seriously matter had been dealt, some funny events can be mentioned: when a delegate made more mistakes they receives “horns” and they need to wear it until the next delegate makes mistakes. Another spicy issue was the moment when the chairperson threatened the delegate of Syria to kick him out of the room due to inappropriate language.